- Company Announcement Date: 12/16/2022
- FDA Publish Date: 12/16/2022
- Product Type: Food & Beverage
- Reason for Announcement: Potential Salmonella contamination
- Company Name: TFP Nutrition
- Brand Name: HEB TEXAS PETS
- Product Description: HEB TEXAS PETS Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food
TFP Nutrition has announced a voluntary recall of a batch of HEB TEXAS PETS dry cat food due to concerns about potential Salmonella contamination. The recall applies only to the HEB TEXAS PETS Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food manufactured at the company’s Nacogdoches, Texas facility on November 13, 2022.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product. There is also a risk to humans, notably children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the cat food or surfaces exposed to potential contaminants.
Cats with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some cats will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy cats can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.
No cat or human illness has been reported with respect to the recalled cat food to date.
This product was only distributed in Texas and sold in HEB retail stores. All recalled product has been removed from store shelves and no other HEB products are affected by the voluntary recall.
The affected product will contain “MFG 13 NOV 22” on the second line of the lot code located on the back of the bag.
|H-E-B Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food||16 lb||MFG 13 NOV 22|
Cat owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or would like a replacement product or refund, may contact TFP Nutrition via a toll-free call at 1-800-560-9197, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 5pm CST. Consumers may also go to tfpnutrition.com/recall for more information.