Nutri-Vet, LLC is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky products because of the risk of salmonella contamination. The company, based in Boise, Idaho, sells veterinary formulated animal supplements and complementary external products for dogs, cats and horses.
Nutri-Vet initiated the recall after a manufacturer of an ingredient used in the products alerted the company of the possibility that salmonella could be present in the manufacturer’s facility. Nutri-Vet has not found any positive results for salmonella done in tests on its products as of now.
Food contaminated with salmonella can sicken the pets consuming the food as well as humans handling the pet food. Pets infected by salmonella may have the following symptoms: being lethargic, suffering from diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and / or vomiting, having fever, having abdominal pain or having merely a decreased appetite. They can also be carriers of salmonella and infect other animals or people.
Nutri-Vet distributed the recalled chicken jerky treats, which come in clear plastic bags, nationwide through online sales and in retail stores from April 2012 through February 2013 with “Best By Dates” ranging from April 20, 2014, through Oct. 3, 2014. For a list of the recalled products, click here.
The company urges consumers who bought the affected chicken jerky treats to stop giving them to their pets. Consumers can return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund and contact Nutri-Vet at 1-877-729-8668 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST for further advice.
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