Pet Food for Mice, Hamsters, and Rats Recalled Due to Salmonella Health Risk

EMSL Analytical offers a wide variety of turnaround times for food testing services, including Salmonella testing
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May 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat, and Hamster is being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. A random testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uncovered a positive result for the pathogen in one manufacturing batch.

So far no human or animal illnesses have been reported in association with this recall.

In pets, symptoms of Salmonella poisoning can include lethargy, diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, and possibly death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people infected with Salmonella will experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after contracting the infection. Symptoms usually last for 4 to 7 days, and many people recover without treatment. However, small children, the elderly, and immocompromised individuals are more likely to develop a severe illness. In those cases, patients require hospitalization and treatment with antibiotics. The CDC estimates that approximately 400 people die of acute salmonellosis each year.

“In testing for foodborne pathogens like Salmonella, EMSL Analytical provides the pet food industry with scientifically and legally defensible data,” states EMSL’s National Food Microbiology Supervisor, Joy Dell’Aringa, M.S., R.M. (N.R.M.), C.F.S.P. “We also offer a wide variety of turnaround times to give our clients flexibility in the process.”

For more information on EMSL’s food testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675,,, or

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, food, and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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