Frozen reptile feed recall: Salmonella could sicken humans

reptile food recall by mice direct
reptile food recall by mice direct

Mice Direct is recalling frozen reptile feed due to possible salmonella contamination, which could sicken the humans handling it, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced.

The frozen reptile feed was distributed in all states, except Hawaii, through pet stores and by mail order and direct delivery. Illnesses that may be related to the recalled reptile feed have been reported in 17 states.

The recalled product -- which includes mice, rats and chicks -- should not be fed to animals, even after heating in a microwave oven, since the heating may not be adequate to kill salmonella. The FDA ordered the recall after testing a sample of frozen mice. The company is conducting an investigation.

The frozen reptile feed was shipped in plastic bags with the following product codes: M-SP100, M-P100, M-PF100, M-F100, M-H100, M-W50, M-A50, M-JA25, R-P100, R-F50, R-PUP50, R-W50, R-S50, R-M20, R-L10,R-J5, R-C5, R-M3 followed by E9, F9, G9, H9, I9, J9, K9, L9 or A10, B10, C10, D10, E10, F10, G10 and whole frozen chicks in 25 count bags.