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Minnesota-based PMI Nutrition has recalled its 20-pound bags of Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food for possible salmonella contamination.

The problem was discovered during routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration’s Detroit District office. The company says there have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

PMI says the food was manufactured by a third-party manufacturer. Dealers distributed the food in Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The lot number is printed on the lower back side of the bag in a white box on the right-hand side. The lot number will be preceded by a time stamp that will be unique to each bag. (Example 14:32) The lot number and best-by date impacted by this recall are as follows:

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Best by 05 06 14

096 13 SM L2 1A (lot number)

The UPC code for the recalled product is: 7 42869 00058 5.

PMI says no other products or lot numbers were affected.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

PMI says customers should immediately discontinue use of and return product to their dealer for a full refund or replacement. For more information on the recall, call the customer service line for PMI products at 1-800-332-4738.

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