Hartz Mountain Corporation of Secaucus, NJ is recalling 7,056 1-oz. containers of fish food from four specific lots because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

A random sample testing conducted by Hartz as part of its quality control procedures detected Salmonella in lots of 1 oz. Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food.

The company said it has not received any reports of animals or humans becoming ill as a result of coming into contact with this product.

The fish food was shipped nationally from Dec. 20, 2011 through March 15, 2012.

The recalled containers of Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food, UPC number 0-43324-00591-7, are isolated to the lot codes PP34911, PP34912, PP35011 and PP35012, which were manufactured at the company’s Pleasant Plain, OH facility.

Fish owners who purchased this product should check the lot code on their containers, and, if the code is not visible, or if the container has the following lot codes PP34911, PP34912, PP35011 or PP35012 imprinted on it, they should immediately discontinue use of the fish food and discard it in the trash.

Contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414 (24 hours/day 7 days/week) with any questions about the recall and to obtain reimbursement for purchased product.