CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERT: Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntary Recall

Recall issued due to Salmonella Risk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Feed & Seed Program issued a consumer alert following a voluntary pet food recall published by Midwestern Pet Foods. No pet or human illness has been reported at this time.

According to the company’s announcement, the voluntary recall applies to specific expiration dates and pet food brands, including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Ill., production facility. These products may have been contaminated with Salmonella. To view the full list of products identified in the recall and instructions for how to identify expiration dates on the packaging, please click here.

Salmonella can affect animals that have consumed contaminated products. Healthy animals can also be carriers of the bacteria. There is a risk to humans who have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with exposed products or surfaces.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic, and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pet owners coming into contact with the recalled products should monitor those in their household for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever, and contact their healthcare provider if these symptoms are observed.  

If you identify a recalled product in your household or at your business, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Department’s Animal Health division recommends:  

  • Feeding: Do not feed recalled products to pets or any other animals.
  • Disposal: Destroy the food in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them.
  • Cleaning: Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups and storage containers.
  • Hand washing: Ensure you wash and sanitize hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that came into contact with recalled food.
  • Veterinary care: Contact your veterinarian if your pet has consumed these products and shows symptoms.

The Department is working through recall audits to ensure distributed product is removed from store shelves as quickly as possible. Additional recall details can be found at FDA.gov.  

Consumers can contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at info@midwesternpetfoods.com or (800) 474-4163.

The Department’s Feed & Seed Program regulates the manufacturing and sale of commercial feed and pet food in addition to agricultural and vegetable seed. Samples of commercial feed and seed are analyzed at the state laboratory for truth in labeling, the presence of adulteration and quality. The inspection team ensures animal feed and the human food supply are safe for livestock, pets and consumers.

To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture, please visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

1st Annual Thunder on the Street Motorcycle Rally and Blood Drive

1st Annual Thunder on the Street Motorcycle Rally and Blood Drive, June 12th, Pleasanton, Kansas.  Ride starts at 10 am in Paola, KS and festivities begin at 11 am in Pleasanton.  Live music, biker rodeo, stunt bikes, raffles, and more.  It’s a full day of biker and family fun.  For more information or to register for the ride or blood drive, go to sfjkc.com, that’s sfjkc.com.  1st Annual Thunder on the Street, Saturday June 12th, Pleasanton, KS.

Adrian Man Shot During Arrest Attempt

A man wanted by Missouri law enforcement officers was shot and wounded by a Mountain Home police officer late yesterday (Tuesday, March 30th) after the suspect is said to have pointed a gun and fired at a bail bondsman. The incident occurred outside two Mountain Home businesses in the 800 block of U.S. Highway 62.

Kevin Lee Donovan, 41, of Adrian, Missouri remains hospitalized in Springfield, Missouri and is reported to be in critical condition. Neither the Mountain Home police officer nor the bail bondsman were injured. Mountain Home police authorities have requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate the incident.

Donovan was wanted in Missouri on charges of possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful use of a weapon. A bail bondsman had located Donovan in Mountain Home and called local police to assist him in taking Donovan into custody.

When the bondsman and police officer confronted Donovan about 7:30 PM outside a convenience store, Donovan brandished a gun and began to back away. As the standoff moved off the store parking lot, Donovan raised the gun and fired at the bondsman. The Mountain Home officer then fired, wounding Donovan.

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division will continue their work today questioning witnesses and submitting evidence to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. An investigative case file will be prepared by state police special agents and turned-over to the Baxter County prosecuting attorney who will consider the findings to determine whether the officer’s use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas laws.

Questions relating to the identity of the Mountain Home police officer or the administrative status of the officer should be directed to the Mountain Home Police Department.