Cat Food Recall Due to Possible Salmonella

Robert Abady company is recalling some cat food potentially harboring the virus.

By Cat Fancy Editors | Posted: April 10, 2014, 9 a.m. EDT

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Some Robert Abady cat food has been recalled.
The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC, is recalling some cat food because it could be contaminated with Salmonella.

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The Poughkeepsie, N.Y., company has voluntarily recalled its 2-pound, 5-pound and 15-pound boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats." Affected boxes of the cat food bear the stamp lot # 14029/21 on the right side top of the box.

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The cat food was distributed to retailers nationwide and direct to consumers through mail orders. According to the company, no illnesses from the contamination have been reported.

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Potential contamination was detected during the company’s routine testing, which showed Salmonella in some 2-pound, 5-pound and 15-pound boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Cat Maintenance & Stress Formula for Cats." The company has suspended production during the FDA’s investigation.

Anyone who purchased "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" should bring them back to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can direct questions to the company at 845-473-1900.

The organism Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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