The US Division of the Mars Petcare has announced a voluntary recall of all dry pet food products produced at its plant in Everson, Pa. between Feb. 18 and July 29, citing potential contamination with salmonella.
In aÂ news release, Mars did not say how much pet food is involved, but said the recall reaches 31 states and various brands and said the action was taken as a precaution.
Mars Petcare announced it stopped production at the plant on July 29 when it was alerted of a possible link between dry pet food produced in Everson and two isolated cases of people infected with salmonella.
Mars Petcare said salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in humans also.
Did you end up buying this dog food supply for your pet? If yes, make sure you get your dogs checked by the vet. If not, ask around to check if your friends and families are safe as well. Communication is the key here.