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Recall of Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Products: Salmonella Risk

 

Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Recall:
On February 20, 2013, Nutri-Vet LLC began voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and Nutripet chicken jerky products because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is a potentially harmful bacterium that can thrive when food products are not cooked to a high enough temperature or handled properly. Salmonella can sicken both humans and pets. Anyone who handles a potentially contaminated product is at risk of salmonella poisoning. Salmonella can also be transferred from pet to owner with regular contact. Pets may not always exhibit noticeable symptoms if they have been infected with Salmonella, so owners who have may have purchased a contaminated product must be especially careful.

 


Salmonella poisoning can cause the following symptoms:
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Blood in the stool
Abdominal cramping
Fever

Sometimes Salmonella poisoning can result in more serious health problems such as:
Arterial infections
Endocarditis
Severe arthritis
Prolonged muscle pain
Eye irritation
Urinary tract complications

If you have bought a Nutri-Vet or Nutripet chicken jerky product and are experiencing any of the above symptoms contact a doctor right away. Getting medical treatment early will help you avoid any other potentially severe injuries.

Protect your Pets:
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomit frequently. 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 around them. If your pet has consumed the recalled product you should contact your veterinarian right away. Older and younger pets may be more susceptible to these symptoms, and can even die as the result of not receiving treatment.

Product Description:
The recalled Chicken Jerky Treats were distributed nationwide through online sales and in retail stores from April 2012 through February 2013 with “Best By” dates ranging from April 20, 2014, through October 3, 2014.

The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing Chicken Jerky Treats with the item numbers below:

76-0081, 50704, 50705, 50706, 50707, 50708,
50709, 50710, 50711, 50712, 50714, 50716,
50701, 50702, 50703, 99044

The FDA is still investigating the source of the potential contamination.

Consumers who have purchased Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products are urged to stop feeding them to pets and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nutri-Vet at 1-877-729-8668 Monday thru Friday from 7 am to 5 pm MDT.

 

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