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Monkfield Nutrition recalls frozen Feeder Mice products for feeding reptiles because of the presence of Salmonella

Monkfield Nutrition is recalling certain types 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 21/10
Mouse Pinkies Large
Pack size 25 pack (2-3g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10
Mouse Fluff
Pack size 25 pack (4-6g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10
Mouse Crawlers Small
Pack size 25 pack (7-9g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10
Small Mice
Pack size 10 pack (10-15g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10
Medium Mice
Pack size 10 pack (16-20g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10
Large Mice
Pack size 10 pack (21-30g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10
Jumbo Mice
Pack size 10 pack (>31g per mouse)
Batch code 21/10

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.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-55-2021