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Purina recalls some dog food for salmonella risk

Aug. 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM ET

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Nestle Purina PetCare Co. said Friday that it is recalling some of its dog food because of a possible salmonella risk.

The recall is limited to 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with the sell by date of "Oct. 2014" and unit UPC code of "2014 31071083 17800 12679."

One bag of the product was found to be contaminated with salmonella and no illnesses have been reported, Nestle Purina PetCare said.

Pets with salmonella may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

The company advised customers to throw the food out and contact a veterinarian. Human contamination is also possible and can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and more serious problems such as muscle pain and eye irritation, the company said.

Customers can call Nestle Purina PetCare, at 800-473-8546, if they have any questions or want a refund.

Nestle Purina PetCare is a unit of Nestle, the Swiss-based food and drinks company.  

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