HEB cat food recalled by FDA due to possible salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on a HEB brand of dry food that cat owners may have purchased after Nov. 13 due to a possible salmonella risk. The recall notice was issued Friday, December 16 for HEB Texas Pets Complete Dry Indoor Cat Food which was manufactured at a Nacogdoches facility in East Texas on November 13.

The FDA indicates that possible contamination is isolated from 16-pound bags with the production code “MFG 13 NOV 22” on the back of the bag in the lower left.

Salmonella can affect cats and other pets that eat the food, but the FDA advisory says there have been no reported cases of cats getting sick. However, cats with salmonella can infect other healthy cats, animals or humans. Cats may become lethargic, have diarrhea (including bloody diarrhea), fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain.

MySA has contacted HEB for comment. The FDA advises people to take their cats to the vet if they show any of these symptoms. Infected humans may experience similar symptoms, but also muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. People should contact their doctor or go to a clinic if they experience any of these symptoms.