Monkfield Nutrition is recalling certain types of frozen feeder mice products for feeding reptiles because Salmonella has been found in the products.
|Mouse Pinkies Small|
|Pack size||25 pack (1g per mouse)|
|Mouse Pinkies Large|
|Pack size||25 pack (2-3g per mouse)|
|Pack size||25 pack (4-6g per mouse)|
|Mouse Crawlers Small|
|Pack size||25 pack (7-9g per mouse)|
|Pack size||10 pack (10-15g per mouse)|
|Pack size||10 pack (16-20g per mouse)|
|Pack size||10 pack (21-30g per mouse)|
|Pack size||10 pack (>31g per mouse)|
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.
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