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RECALL ALERT: Treats May Be Contaminated With Salmonella

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ issued a voluntary recall yesterday on a limited number of their dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Exposure to Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever and vomiting in pets who ingest the affected products. Humans may also be affected after handling contaminated treats. So far there have been no reported cases of illness in people or pets.

Image Credit: Loving Pets


What Caused the Recall?

According to the company:

“The possible Salmonella contamination was due to a single finished ingredient that was supplied to Loving Pets from a USA-based supplier. This possible contamination was discovered by Loving Pets’ internal quality assurance team and was identified through the company’s standard quality control testing procedures and internal food safety program. Loving Pets produces its treats in small batches, in order to offer the highest quality and control in safety. To ensure the safety of its products, Loving Pets decided to be extra cautious and recall a wider range of lot numbers (noted below) so that no possible contaminated product is available on the market.”

Image Credit: Loving Pets

What’s Recalled?

The recalled products and lot numbers include:

Loving Pets Barksters
Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
UPC 842982057005
Lot # 021619

Loving Pets Barksters
Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
UPC 842982057050
Lot 021419

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
UPC 842982051003
Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
UPC 842982051102
Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
UPC 842982051201
Lot 112818, 020119

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
UPC 842982051300
Lot 020319, 112918, 020219

Whole Hearted
Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
UPC 800443220696
Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519


What to Do?

Discontinue feeding any treats with the lot numbers above and monitor your pets and family members for signs of illness. Contact your veterinarian or physician as needed should symptoms arrise.

Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of the relevant lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased. Visit the company website or call 866-599-PETS (7387) with additional questions.



H/T to Dog Food Advisor

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Written by Dina Fantegrossi
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