Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:05 p.m. EDT
The Hartz Mountain Corp. of Secaucus, N.J., is recalling four lots of Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Flake Fish Food (1-ounce size) due to concerns that some containers may have been contaminated with salmonella. The presence of salmonella could post a health risk to people handling the fish food and animals eating it.
Although Hartz has not received any reports of animals or people becoming ill as a result of contacting the product, it is removing the potentially contaminated products from retail stores and distributors.
The affected products were manufacturered at Hartz’s Pleasant Plain, Ohio, facility and shipped from December 20, 2011, through March 15, 2012. The recall covers 7,056 1-ounce containers of the fish food (UPC number 0-43324-00591-7) from the four production lots (lot codes PP34911, PP34912, PP35011 and PP35012).
The company encourages consumers that have purchased the product to check the lot code on their containers and discard the fish food if it has one of the specified lot numbers or if the code is not visible. Consumers can contact Hartz at 800-275-1414 with questions and to obtain reimbursement for purchased product, the company reported.
A random sample testing conducted by Hartz as part of its quality control procedures detected salmonella, in each of the specified lots, Hartz reported, noting it is continuing to investigate the source of the salmonella.<HOME>
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