- Company Announcement Date: September 3, 2023
- FDA Publish Date: September 4, 2023
- Product Type: Animal & Veterinary, Pet Food
- Reason for Announcement: Potential Salmonella contamination
- Company Name: Mid America Pet Food
- Brand Name: Victor
- Product Description: Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Hi-Pro Plus
Mid America Pet Food has announced a voluntary recall of a batch of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Hi-Pro Plus due to concerns about potential Salmonella contamination. The company issued the recall after a single sample of the dog food tested positive for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. The recall applies only to one lot of the dry dog food, sold in 5-pound bags and manufactured at the company’s Mount Pleasant, Texas, production facility.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products. There is also a risk to humans who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet food or any surfaces exposed to contaminated products.
Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs may only suffer from decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your dog 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. Rarely, 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 providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
No human or pet illnesses have been reported to date.
The recalled bags of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Hi-Pro Plus were distributed to various retailers and distributors in the United States. The affected product consists of 644 cases sold in 5-pound bags with lot code 1000016385 with Best By Date 4/30/2024. Lot code information is found on the back of the bag. Images of product are below.
If you purchased a bag of the recalled dog food, do not feed the recalled product to your dog or any other animals. Destroy the food and dispose of it so that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access it. Be sure to wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers that may have come in contact with the food. Always ensure you wash and sanitize your hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that come in contact with recalled food.
For more information, contact Mid America Pet Food Consumer Affairs at [email protected] or 1-888-428-7544 from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday.