On May 26, 2021, Midwestern Pet Foods announced a voluntary product recall for several brands of dog and cat food due to risk of Salmonella contamination. The risk was identified through a routine sampling program.
Salmonella is dangerous to both animals and humans. So, check your pets and all other members of your household for symptoms of Salmonella poisoning. If you do notice any, contact your healthcare provider.
The recall affects specific batches of foods produced in Midwestern’s Monmouth, IL production facility, which were distributed to nationwide retailers, sold online, and exported.
Ten brands are impacted, including Earthborn Holistic, which we wrote about in our previous Best Dry Dog Food Brands guide. Several products are being recalled under each brand.
We’ve listed all the brands and the number of the foods at risk.
- Earthborn Holistic: 12
- Sportmix: 9
- Sportmix Wholesomes: 12
- Pro Pac: 4
- Pro Pac Ultimates: 10
- Meridian: 3
- Venture: 3
- Unrefined: 3
- Wholesomes: 2
- Sportsrail: 2
You can find all of the specific product names, lot numbers, expiration dates, and bag sizes in the FDA’s official announcement.
If you own any of the affected products:
- Immediately stop feeding them to your pet and notify your veterinarian.
- Destroy the foods in a way that children, animals, and wildlife cannot come in contact with them.
- Sanitize your hands and all utensils or surfaces that came in any contact with the food.
For more information, contact the company’s Pet Foods Consumer Affairs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 800–474–4163, ext 455 Mon–Fri 8am–5pm Central Time.