Before refilling your pet's food dish, it's crucial to double-check whether your pet food brand has been recently linked to a recall involving several cases of salmonella.

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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, last month Mid America Pet Food voluntarily recalled all the pet food brands it manufactured with a best-by date before 10/31/2024, which include Victor, Eagle Mountain, Wayne Feeds, and two varieties of Member’s Mark pet foods.

These pet food brands, designed for both dogs and cats, are available for purchase in Michigan, including Member's Mark, a product available at Sam's Club.

How Many States Have Been Linked to the Salmonella Outbreak?

According to American Veterinary Medical, seven people infected with the strain of Salmonella have been identified in California, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Hawaii.

Six cases were children 1 year old or younger. Five of these cases reported exposure to dogs and three reported feeding Victor pet food to their pets.

As of writing this article, no cases have been reported in Michigan.

What to do If You Have Any of the Recalled Pet Food Brands

If you possess any of the pet food brands recalled by Mid America Pet Food (including Victor, Eagle Mountain, Wayne Feeds, and specific Member’s Mark varieties) with a best-by date before 10/31/2024, the FDA recommends disposing of it immediately.

The Best By Date is found on the middle top of the back of each bag.

You'll find specific information and photos of the products that were recalled, here.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

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