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Nationwide recall for Abady cat food for Salmonella contamination

The Robert Abady Dog (and Cat) Food Co. today announced the recall of Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats because of possible health risk due to Salmonella contamination.

The following is the company press release issued on the FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts webpage:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2014 – The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recalled “Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb, corrugated boxes with plastic liners marked with lot # 14029/21 stamped on the right side top of the box.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Cat Maintenance & Stress Formula for Cats.”

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-845-473-1900, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, ET.

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

A check of Abady’s website revealed that no information has been posted regarding the recall, aside from one dating back to June, 2013. In fact, there is no such cat food listed on the website at all.  In addition to the phone number listed (above) in the recall notice, a toll-free number is available for questions regarding the recall at 877-99ABADY.

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