Proctor & Gamble with their resources were easily able to prove that their product wasn't to blame and that the food feed at Pet Spot was not on the recall list. And in fact was not even produced at the same facility that had the equipment malfunction that lead to the recall.
Pet Spot having fewer resources was unable to marshal a defense against the allegations, until Communications Director for P&G Pet Care, Jayson Taylor along with veterinarians in P&G's employee showed up. They went over Pet Spot with a fine tooth comb, ran test at P&G's expense and all of the veterinarian infectious disease tests have come back clean, as well as tests done on the facility's food and water.
According to the latest news report
The mysterious illness has pet owners puzzled. Veterinarians now say a new virus seems to be the most likely cause, and it does not appear to be an ongoing epidemic. - Fox 19No dog or cat deaths have been linked to the voluntary pet food recall issued by Proctor & Gamble.
In fact Salmonella isn't likely to cause problems in healthy pets. The FDA's chief concern is with young children handling pet food and contacting Salmonella from it. When you bring any pet food into the house it should be handled the same as you would handle your own food. Do not allow young children to handle pet food (would you let them handle raw chicken?), wash hands thoroughly with hot soapy water after handling, wash pet bowls after use.
If you suspect a problem with the pet food, cease feeding the food immediately and call the manufacturers customer care line if they have one. Procter & Gamble closely monitors their customer care line and gathers data from it (more about that in another post), other companies may or may not, also contact the FDA directly if you feel it necessary.
Alasandra, Reporting for Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs