Flock Party Quack Snacks recalled over Salmonella concerns
Manna Pro Products LLC of St. Louis, Missouri, is recalling Flock Party Quack Snacks poultry treats because of a potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there a risk to human health from handling contaminated products, especially if the consumer has not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the recalled products or any surfaces exposed to the products.
The company was informed by the state of West Virginia of a positive Salmonella spp. result in a routine surveillance sample of Flock Party Quack Snacks.
This product was distributed beginning Feb. 2 at retail stores throughout the United States.
Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have the recalled product in their homes:
- Flock Party Quack Snacks with a Best By date of 12/2023, which is printed on the bottom of the bag.
- The product is packaged in 1.68 pound bags
- The bags are magenta and light blue in color and made of plastic.
Customers who purchased the recalled products should stop feeding the product to their pets immediately, throw the product away, and contact Manna Pro at 800-690-9908 Ext. 2 for a refund.
About Salmonella infections in humans
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has handled any of the recalled pet food and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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