Safe Handling Tips for Pet Foods and Treats

Yesterday, the FDA issued a press release alerting the public that Mars Petcare US had announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of bags of SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend dry cat food sold at Wal-Mart locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled following a positive test result indicating a potential contamination with Salmonella.

The FDA offers consumers a list of tips for safe handling of pet foods. In light of the recent press release noted above, consumers should review the list and follow the suggestions.