Mid America Pet Food of  Mount Pleasant, TX, is recalling one lot of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Hi-Pro Plus because of potential Salmonella contamination.

This voluntary recall is being issued because a sample of Victor Super Premium Dog Food tested positive for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

The recalled dog food was produced at its Mount Pleasant, TX production facility.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans, notably children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or surfaces exposed to these products.

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Recalled product:

  • The affected product was only sold in 5-pound bags.
  • Products were distributed to various distributors and retailers in the United States. 
  • The affected product consists of 644 cases sold in 5-pound bags with lot code 1000016385 with Best By Date 4/30/2024. 
  • Lot code information is found on the back of the bag.

As of the posting of this recall, no human or pet illnesses have been reported.

Retailers and distributors should immediately pull the recalled lot from their inventory and shelves. Recalled products should not be sold or donated.

The recalled product should not be fed to pets or any other animals. It should be destroyed in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access. Pet food bowls, cups and storage containers should be washed and sanitized. Pet owners should always ensure they wash and sanitize their hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that come in contact with recalled food.

About Salmonella infections

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has used any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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