Midwestern Pet Foods Recalls Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella

Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana recalled certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to people with weakened immune systems, while Salmonella is a bacterial disease that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals consuming the products and humans that are handling the contaminated items.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), common signs and symptoms of a pet being infected with Salmonella and Listeria infection are fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recall includes the following:

  • Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage 
  • Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch
  • Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast
  • Earthborn Holistic Large Breed
  • Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast
  • Earthborn Holistic Ocean Fusion
  • Earthborn Holistic Primitive Feline
  • Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural
  • Earthborn Holistic Small Breed
  • Earthborn Holistic Weight Control
  • Earthborn Holistic Western Feast
  • Earthborn Holistic Wild Sea Catch
  • Meridian Daybreak
  • Meridian Riverbend
  • Meridian Twilight
  • Pro Pac Adult Chunk
  • Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk
  • Pro Pac Performance Puppy
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Bayside Select
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken & Rice
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Heartland Choice
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Lamb & Rice
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Large Breed Adult
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Large Breed Puppy
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Meadow Prime
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Overland Red
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Puppy
  • Pro Pac Ultimates Savannah Pride
  • Sportmix 24/20 Energy Plus
  • Sportmix Bite Size
  • Sportmix Canine X Chicken
  • Sportmix Gourmet Cat
  • Sportmix High Energy 26/18
  • Sportmix Maintenance 21/12
  • Sportmix Original Cat
  • Sportmix Wholeomes Large Breed
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Beef & Rice
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Cat
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Chicken & Rice
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Fish & Rice
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Grain Free Chicken Meal & Potato
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Lamb & Rice
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Performance Puppy
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Lamb
  • Sportmix Wholesomes Sensitive Salmon
  • Sportstrail
  • Unrefined Lamb
  • Unrefined Rabbit
  • Venture Alaska Pollock Meal & Pumpkin
  • Venture Duck Meal & Pumpkin
  • Wholesomes Chicken &Rice
  • Wholesomes Fish & Rice

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The recall was initiated after Midwestern Pet Foods discovered the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in their sample testing through certified laboratory.

In response to this, the company has ceased further production and distribution of the product immediately.

Midwestern Pet Foods advises consumers who bought the potentially contaminated products to not let their pet consume it and to throw it away or to return it to the place of sale for a full refund.

There have been no reported illnesses thus far from consuming the products.


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