TFP Nutrition is recalling HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food because of potential Salmonella contamination.
The product was manufactured on Nov. 13, 2022, at TFP Nutrition’s Nacogdoches, Texas facility.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet food products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
This product was distributed in Texas and sold in HEB retail stores.
The affected product will contain “MFG 13 NOV 22” on the second line of the lot code located on the back of the bag.
|H-E-B Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food||16 lb.||MFG 13 NOV 22|
As of the posting of this recall, no cat or human illness has been reported with respect to the recalled cat food.
About Salmonella infections in cats
Cats with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some cats will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy cats can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
About Salmonella infections in human
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 handled any recalled product 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 severe illnesses 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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