Bailey's Choice issued a voluntary recall of their chicken jerky treats. MyFoxAtlanta reported the news on October 31, 2013 from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
According to the Food Poisoning Bulletin, two lots tested positive for salmonella. The chicken treats are in various sizes and with these lot dates: June 5, 2013 and October 8, 2013. Those two lots tested positive for the bacteria. They say they had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick.
As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, the company recommends washing your hands thoroughly. Bailey’s Choice is working closely with the Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors who are in the process of checking retail stores and warehouses to ensure the recalled products have been removed from sale.
Anyone who bought the treats should immediately discard them. Bailey's Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund and can be reached at 770-881-0526, firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com.
How salmonella poisoning affects pets and humans:
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.
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.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately for further advice.
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