UK – Monkfield Nutrition extends recall to all batches of frozen Feeder Mice products for feeding reptiles because of the presence of Salmonella

FSA

Monkfield Nutrition is extending the recall to all batches of frozen feeder mice products for feeding reptiles because Salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Mouse Pinkies Small
Pack size 25 pack (1g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Mouse Pinkies Large
Pack size 25 pack (2-3g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Fluff
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (3-5g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Small Mice
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (10-15g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Medium Mice
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (16-20g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Large Mice
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (21-30g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ X Large Mouse
Pack size Individual and 15 pack (>31g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Mouse Fluff
Pack size 25 pack (4-6g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Mouse Crawlers Small
Pack size 25 pack (7-9g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Small Mice
Pack size 10 pack (10-15g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Medium Mice
Pack size 10 pack (16-20g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Large Mice
Pack size 10 pack (21-30g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Jumbo Mice
Pack size 10 pack (>31g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Pinkies Small
Pack size Individual, 20 pack and 100 pack (1g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Pinkies Large
Pack size Individual, 20 pack and 100 pack (2-3g per mouse)
Batch code All batches

Risk statement

The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of Salmonella, either through direct handling of the products, or indirectly, for example from handling infected reptiles, their vivarium, utensils or contact with the faeces of these animals.

In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea.

Action taken by the company

Monkfield Nutrition Ltd is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Our advice to consumers

(pet owners): If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.
When handling and serving pet feed it is always advised to clean utensils after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling reptiles, pet feed, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. Raw pet feed should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.
Carefully and thoroughly clean and disinfect any surfaces it has been in contact with, including your hands.

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