There are two recalls of note, issued by FDA today; Merrick Petcare Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treats, and Manno Pro’s Family Farm 10 Horse Feed.
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. is recalling Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats item #27077, UPC #02280827077 (for lots up through #10364). The product may be contaminated with Salmonella, which can infect both pets and humans.
For pets: Salmonella infection can cause lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. For some, only some of these symptoms may occur, or they may have a decreased appetite or refusal to eat. If any possibility of infection, contact veterinarian.
For humans: Infection can cause nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although usually self-limiting infection, Salmonella can lead to more serious complications; if any possibility of infection, contact your physician.
It is important that you use care when handling any pet food or treats, as there is a risk of exposure. Please note also that Salmonella is an infection which can be transmitted, those who have been exposed to it may be carriers. Should you have any of these products currently, discontinue use immediately, and dispose of them safely.
If you have purchased the affected treats, you may return whatever product you have left to your place of purchase for a full refund.
Should you have any questions, you may contact Merrick Pet Care at 1-800-664-7387.
For those with horses, please be advised Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling Lot #1006 of their Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed. UPC#0 95668 90151 6, (“Made 010611W”) in a 40lb package, is being recalled because it may contain monensin sodium, also known as Rumensin. Monensin sodium is a medication approved for some livestock and poultry uses, but can be deadly to horses should they receive a substantial amount.
No illnesses or deaths have been reported; however, due to the presence of a significant amount found in testing of this lot, the recall has been issued and it is recommended that you immediately stop using this product.