One formula of Purina One pet food recalled due to salmonella risk
Lorrie Shaw | Contributor
The potential health risk centers around salmonella — the most common catalyst behind pet food recalls.
Purina One Beyond Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food produced in a single production run was shipped to retailers in the United States.
Only 3.5-pound bags are affected.
The product bears a "Best By" date of OCT 2014, a production code of 31071083 and a UPC Code of 17800 12679.
No other pet food formulas were reported to be affected.
There are more than 2,000 strains of salmonella. Very young and very old pets are most susceptible to the bacteria and suffer the effects most profoundly. The most common symptoms associated with salmonella are vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Companion animals presenting with symptoms are treated with IV fluids and antibiotics.
Click here to view the FDA press release.
For more information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-473-8546, or visit www.purina.com.