Quality Feed Inc., of Dousman, Wis., is recalling milk replacer that was shipped between Jan. 31, and March 31, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Quality Feed Inc. was just notified late last week by one of its suppliers, that six 40-pound bags out of 1026 bags purchased back in January 2012 were suspect for Salmonella contamination. As a precaution, Quality Feed has immediately put on recall notice all feed that had any of this load of raw material in its formulation. To date there have been no known illnesses associated with any of the milk replacer in question.

The milk replacer was distributed throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York under the name Quality Feed, Inc., Dairy Princess, Peachey’s or Yo-momma. The recalled feed can be identified by the last four digits in the lot number on the bag ending in 0131 through 0323.

Customers who have purchased any of this milk replacer are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Quality Feed Inc. at 262-965-5400 between 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday central time.