FDA Links Salmonella to Wild Kitty Cat FoodFeb 16, 2007 | NewsInferno.com
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers about a salmonella outbreak related to Wild Kitty Cat Food, but the product’s manufacturer has refused to issue a recall. Still, the agency is asking consumers to dispose of the product immediately should they be in possession of it.
“During routine monitoring activities, FDA collected and analyzed a sample of frozen raw Wild Kitty Cat Food and detected Salmonella in the product,” says the alert. “Cats and other pets consuming this food may become infected with Salmonella. People can also become infected with Salmonella if they handle or ingest this cat food, touch pets that consumed the food, or touch any surfaces that came into contact with the food or pets.”
The announcement includes Wild Kitty Raw All Natural, Frozen Cat Food Chicken with Clam Recipe, Net Wt. 3.5 oz (100g) and 1 lb in plastic containers. The agency also noted, “People may risk bacterial infection not only by handling their cat, but by contact with the pet food, food bowl, cat box, and surfaces exposed to these items, so it is important that they thoroughly wash their hands with hot water and soap. Since young children, elderly people, and people and animals with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk from exposure, they should avoid handling all the items listed above and surfaces exposed to these items.”