Potential Salmonella Contamination
Six pet deaths or illnesses have been reported in February, four pet food companies have recalled a variety of products because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
Please follow the following link to see the list of the recalled products:
https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm. Click here for additional information: http://www.promedmail.org/post/5630733 The UGA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton can help with testing animal specimens and pet foods for possible Salmonella contamination at no expense to clients after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determines that pet food contamination is possible based on individual case history and clinical signs. Both veterinarians and pet owners can report any suspect pet food contamination problems to the FDA to receive permission for testing and advice on case management.
After the FDA makes the determination of possible pet food contamination, they will assign a case number and suggest what specimens you can submit free to our laboratory for testing.
Article extracted from the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories at the University of Georgia and the FDA.