By VLADIMIR NEGRON
April 14, 2010
Response Products, a Nebraska-based joint health and nutrition products company, has recently issued a voluntary product recall from two lots of its Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The affected products include 120-count and 360-count bottles distributed between January 8, 2010 and April 2, 2010, with lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010, which can be found directly above the bar code on the label.
In a statement, Response Products said it issued the recall because a product ingredient (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) was provided by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, whose facility recently tested positive for Salmonella. However, multiple tests in different stages of Response Products' manufacturing process have come up negative for Salmonella, according to the company. In addition, Response Products has received no reports of illness, neither human nor animal.
Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, while others just experience a decreased appetite. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Customers are also advised to contact Response Products for instructions on returning the affected product. Response Products may be reached at 1-877-266-9457, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.