Dog Treats Recalled : Salmonella Link

Dog Treats Recalled : Salmonella Link – The newest recall to hit the news for American consumers isn’t actually endangering humans this time. Hartz Mountain Corporation recently issued a recall of 75,000 bags of dog treats, for fear that they may be tainted with salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

After the FDA did a series of random sample tests, one of these showed that there were salmonella organisms present in one or more of the 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs. The company is based in Secaucus, New Jersey. So far, there have not been any reports of people or animals becoming ill after being in contact with the treats, however the company is still encouraging consumers to throw them away if their treats match the recalled manufacturing information.

All of the potentially affected bags are stamped with the following lot code: BZ0969101E. The FDA, along with Hartz, is urging owners to get rid of the treats immediately.

The FDA is also advising anyone with an animal that exhibits symptoms like fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea to immediately seek the attention of a trained veterinarian. If consumers have questions, they can call Hartz at 1-800-275-1414.

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