On February 20th, 2013, the FDA issued a media release concerning Nutri-Vet, LLC of Boise, ID. According to the news release, Nutri-Vet is voluntarily recalling a number of their chicken treats due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.
Salmonella can make pets very ill and it can also be transferred to humans who touch the contaminated food. Pets with Salmonella infection may become lethargic, have diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever and vomiting. Even pets that appear healthy and show no symptoms can transfer the salmonella infection to humans.
According to the FDA recall report, none of the products tested have been positive for Salmonella, but the manufacturer of one of the ingredients in the Nutri-Vet or NutriPets snacks did report Salmonella present at one of the manufacturing sites.
The recalled treats Chicken Jerky Treats were distributed nationwide in both retail stores and online. If you have purchased any of these from April 2012 to date, check the Best by Date. They will range from April20, 2014 to October 3, 2014.
The FDA recall list for Nutri-Vet, LLC in Boise ID contains 16 different pet treat products. To view the list click on this link: FDA Recall Notice of Nutri-Vet and NutiPet Chicken Jerky The supplier, who is US based, has stopped production of the ingredient and is investigating to discover the source of the salmonella.
If you believe you have purchased any of these products, stop feeding them to your pet and return unopened portions to the store. If you have fed these to your pet and he shows any signs of illness contact your vet immediately. For questions about the products or the recall you can call NutriVet at 1-877-729-8668 Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.
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