16, 2008: Mars Petcare Recalls Pet Food For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Mars Petcare has announced a recall for various brands of pet food manufactured at its Everson, PA plant, because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Salmonella Schwarzengrund. ...

Continued Below...

If you or a family member has suffered from food poisoning,
and you have a question about your legal rights,you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on Free Case Evaluation.

The recall affects pet foods manufactured at Everson from February 18 through July 29, 2008.


While cats and dogs can become infected after consuming contaminated food, humans also run the risk of Salmonella infection after handling the food, or while caring for and cleaning up after a sick pet. Surfaces, objects, and utensils in the home, that come into contact with the pet food, can become cross contaminated, acting as yet another potential source for human infection. would like to remind our readers to always wash their hands (with both soap and water) after handling pet food or their pet’s eating and drinking bowls.  Please see Pet Food Handling Tips for more suggestions.


Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning in humans may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food.  The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness. Please see Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms for more information.


Mars Petcare provides the following information regarding Salmonella infection in pets:

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.  Animals can be carriers with no visible symptoms and can potentially infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

For a complete listing of pet foods affected by the Mars Petcare Recall, please see FDA Recalls.


Located in New Brunswick, NJ, The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg currently represents individuals who have been sickened in Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you have a question concerning your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or see Free Legal Case Evaluation.

To learn more about recent food recalls, outbreaks, and legal news, please see Illinois E. coli Lettuce, Michigan E. coli Lettuce, and Salmonella IHOP.


In the news

April 11, 2013: 24 Individuals Sickened With E.coli From Frozen Food Products
Over the past two weeks, Rich Products from Buffalo, NY has issued two recalls.  The First was precautionary, but the second came after there were 24 individuals sickened from 15 states. 

March 21, 2013: High Protein Chocolate Bars May Be Contaminated with Salmonella
On March 18th, Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada issued a recall of their ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars due to a threat of salmonella contamination.

February 7, 2013: GoldCoast Recalls Blue Crab Spread Due To Listeria Contamination
On February 6th GoldCoast Salads, based in Naples, Florida placed a recall of their Blue Crab Spread because of testing positive for the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. 

January 31, 2013: Back To Back Recalls From Whole Foods Infected Salmon
On January 29th, Whole Foods Market placed their second recall in less than a week on Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon due to a contamination from Listeria monocytogenes.   

View News Archives