Cat food sold by Walmart in 8 states recalled due to salmonella risk

Meow Mix-brand cat food sold by Walmart in eight states is being recalled because it might be contaminated with salmonella, manufacturer J.M. Smucker announced in a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

Two lots of 30-pound bags of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food are involved in the recall and were shipped to more than 1,100 Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  

The lot numbers are 1081804 with an expiration date of September 14, 2022, and 1082804 with an expiration date of September 15, 2022. Consumers with questions can call

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Bird feeders being blamed for salmonella spread

A house finch eats a seed from a table in Genoa last summer.

Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Bird feeders have offered residents stuck at home due to the coronavirus an opportunity to commune with nature.

However, those feeders have also prompted warning from health and wildlife officials after finches have been found sick or dead from salmonellosis.

“Since December, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation centers have been inundated with calls from residents who are finding sick or dead finches at bird feeders,” according to a notice issued last week by Alpine County Health Officer

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Cat Food Recall 2021: Meow Mix Recalls Cat Food Over Salmonella

Some 2021 trends have been fun. Others? Not so much. After a seemingly endless string of salmonella-induced recalls this year that’s already taken hummus, sesame oil, ground turkey, and—most notably—pet food off the shelves, we’re facing another that once again potentially puts cats and humans at risk.

The J. M. Smucker Company recently issued a voluntary recall for two lots of its Meow Mix cat food over concern that it may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, the company announced in a press release. The affected products were sold at Walmart in at least eight states: Illinois,

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Meow Mix dry cat food recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

The J. M. Smucker Company announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of the 30 pound bags of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential salmonella contamination. The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.

If pet parents have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it

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Meow Mix recalls some cat food over potential salmonella contamination

The parent company of Meow Mix cat food announced a limited recall Friday after finding potential salmonella contamination in 30-pound bags of Original Choice Dry Cat Food.

The impacted products were sold at some Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, the J. M. Smucker Co. said in a statement. 

Anyone who bought the product from those locations is urged to not feed it to their cats and throw it out immediately.

The parent company of Meow Mix cat food announced a limited

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Salmonella outbreak in Washington and 7 other states is linked to bird feeders, CDC says

A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders has sickened 19 people across eight states, eight of whom have been hospitalized, federal health authorities said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating salmonella infections in California, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington state in people ranging in age from 2 months to 89 years old.

Six cases were reported in Washington and five in Oregon. No deaths have been reported.

Public health officials across the country interviewed 13 who were infected and asked them about animals they had come

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