Oklahoma isn’t one of the 15 states affected by the Mars Petcare food recall because of concerns about salmonella.
The company is recalling Special Kitty Gourmet Blend dry bagged cat food sold at Walmart. Affect states are Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia, according to a company press release.
Here is a statement from the company:
“Even though there is no link between the SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend dry cat food manufactured at the Allentown, Pennsylvania factory and any human or pet illness, we are taking precautionary action to protect pets and their owners by announcing a voluntary recall of all sizes of SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend produced at the facility on August 11, 2008. This action is being taken as a result of potential Salmonella contamination.”
Owners are asked to dispose of the food in a safe place such as a covered trash can and return the bag to any participating retailer for a full refund.
This image, provided by Petcare, shows how to identify the tainted food. Affected food has a best if used by date of AUG 11 09. The number underneath that, the product lot code, starts with a 50.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll