Nestle Purina Recalls Cat Food Over Salmonella Fears

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Nestle Purina PetCare Co. recalled 870 bags of dry cat food sold in three states because it may be contaminated with salmonella, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

So far, no one has reported getting sick from handling the food, and there have been no reports of cats being sickened, the agency said. Consumers can contract salmonella through handling contaminated food or their infected pets. Salmonella can cause a potentially life-threatening infection in young children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

Even normally healthy people can suffer from diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting. Pets get many of the same symptoms and also appear lethargic.