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No Illnesses Prompt Salmonella-tainted Pet Food Recalls, but No Recalls of Salmonella-tainted Chicken when Hundreds Sickened?

Over the last year the CDC reported a total of 481 persons infected with seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in 25 states and Puerto Rico and an earlier total of 134 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg in 13 states.  Although FSIS issued a Public Health Alert following the second outbreak announcement, no recall was issued despite the chicken products being linked to Foster Farms.

However, during 2013, the following recalls were announced by the FDA on pet food tainted with Salmonella with no reported illnesses of pets or humans:

Bailey’s Choice Recalls Chicken Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Nestle Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk

Goldenfeast® Inc. Recalls Bird Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley

P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to a Possible Health Risk

Hartz Mountain Corporation is Voluntarily Recalling One Specific Lot of 1.2 oz. Size of Wardley Betta Fish Food Due to Possible Health Risk

Rural King Recalls Deer Corn Because of Possible Health Risk

Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Merit Bird Company, LLS Recalls Vitae Because of Possible Health Risk

Bravo! Issues a Voluntary Recall for Three Raw Frozen Food Diet for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Bravo! Recalls 2 lb Tubes of Chicken Blend-Raw Frozen Food Diet for Dogs and Cats (One Lot Code) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Diggin’ Your Dog Recalls Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats Distributed in Colorado and Nevada Due to Possible Salmonella Hazard

Steve’s Real Food Recalls Turducken Canine Recipe Patties Because of Possible Health Risk

Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Woofers Dog Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws “Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets,” “eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets,” “eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches,” and “eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels” Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Kasel Associates Industries Recalling Certain Pet Treats Due to Salmonella Contamination

The Honest Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lots Of Verve®, Zeal®And Thrive® Products Due To Possible Health Risk

Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Products Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

Kasel Associated Industries Recalls All Products Manufactured at its Denver, Colorado Facility from April 20, 2012 thru September 19, 2012 Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Hmm, the dog is much cuter than the kid above anyway.