CDC: Salmonella Linked to Dry Dog Food


People in this outbreak got sick from touching recalled dog food, touching things like dog bowls that contained the dog food, or touching the poop or saliva of dogs that were fed the dog food. Most of the sick people in this outbreak are infants. Take steps to handle dog food safely every day.

Recalled Pet Food

Mid America Pet Food

  • All dog and cat food
  • Best by dates before 10/31/2024
  • Brands include: Victor Super Premium Dog Foods, Wayne Feeds Dog Food, Eagle Mountain Pet food, Member’s Mark
  • Multiple bag sizes including: 5 pound, 15 pound, 16 pound, 30 pound, 40 pound, and 50 pound

Victor brand Hi-Pro Plus dog food

  • 5-pound bags with lot code 1000016385
  • Best-by date 4/30/2024

Victor brand Super Premium Dog Food, Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Formula

  • 5 pound, 15 pound, and 40 pound bags
  • Best-by date 6/12/2024
  • Lot numbers 1000016890, 1000016891, 1000016892

Investigators are working to identify any additional products that might be contaminated.

What Pet Owners Should Do

  • Throw away recalled pet food in a sealed trash bag and place it in a sealed trash can so that wildlife cannot get to it.
    • Don’t let children touch the recalled pet food.
    • Don’t feed recalled pet food to pets or other animals.
    • Don’t donate recalled pet food.
  • Clean surfaces and items, including pet items like bowls, that might have touched the recalled pet food.
    • See ways to clean and disinfect pet items.
  • Contact the pet food company if you have any questions about the recall.
    • Call 1-888-428-7544 from 8 AM to 11 PM Central Time, any day of the week.

If you, your child, or your pet, got sick from the recalled pet food:

  • Contact a healthcare provider if you or your child have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
    • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
    • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • So much vomiting that you or your child cannot keep liquids down
    • Signs of dehydration, such as:
      • Not peeing much
      • Dry mouth and throat
      • Feeling dizzy when standing up
  • Contact a veterinary care provider if your pet has any of these symptoms after eating the recalled pet food:
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea (may be bloody)
    • Fever
    • Loss of appetite
    • Decreased activity level
  • If you think your pet got sick from the recalled pet food or any other pet food products, you can report complaints online through the Safety Reporting Portal or call your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

What Businesses Should Do

  • Do not sell, use, or donate recalled pet food.
  • Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled pet food.

Symptoms of Salmonella in People

  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
    • Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
    • Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
  • Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.

Symptoms in Pets

  • Most pets don’t get sick from Salmonella and show no symptoms. However, they can spread the germ through their poop and saliva.
  • Pets with health problems and puppies or kittens are more likely to get sick from Salmonella. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea (may be bloody), fever, loss of appetite, and decreased activity level.
  • For more information, see FDA’s Salmonellosis in Dogs and Cats page.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/kiambu-11-23/index.html