The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of dog jerky treats on Feb. 20. Nutri-Vet Company has voluntarily recalled Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken jerky products due to possible salmonella contamination.
The Boise, Idaho – based company recalled numerous lot numbers after learning the manufacturing facility that supplies an ingredient used in making the dog treats may be contaminated with the pathogen.
The canine jerky treats were distributed nationwide from April 2012-February 2013 to retailers across the country and via e-commerce; the Best-By dates range from April 20, 2014-October 3, 2014.
Consumers are urged to wash their hands thoroughly after handling the affected canine treat; people can spread the pet treats contaminated with salmonella if the hands and surfaces are not cleaned properly.
Pets infected with salmonella may be lethargic with diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Also, some may have decreased appetite. Pets can also be carriers and infect other animals and humans with the pathogen.
View the slideshow photos to see the affected products in this recall or go to the FDA website for more details.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected Nutri-Vet or NutriPet Chicken Jerky products are urged to cease feeding them to pets and return them back to the place where they were purchased for a full refund.
Investigation by the FDA and the manufacturer is still ongoing at this time in trying to narrow the source of contamination. Any questions concerning this recall may be directed to Nutri-Vet at 1-877-729-8668.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
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