Wal-Mart In New Pet Food Scare

A new pet food recall, unrelated to the recent scare involving melamine, is underway at Wal-Mart stores because of concerns about possible salmonella contamination.

Wal-Mart is the only store affected by the recall, which includes only bags of "Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition" dry dog food and "Special Kitty" dry cat food. The dog food was produced at a plant in Manassas and distributed to 69 Wal-Mart stores in several states including Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio. Forty of the stores are in Virginia.

The company states that dog food consumers should check for code number 04 0735 1 and an April 13th, 2008 freshness date. According to published reports, the manufacturer has said that no illnesses have been reported and so far there’s no connection to the recent national pet food recall.

Pet owners are advised to check their bags and discontinue feeding their dogs the food immediately. According to an Associated press report, the company recalled the dog food after the Food and Drug Administration detected the presence of salmonella. People handling the food could potentially be exposed to the bacteria, along with pets that eat the food.

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