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Animal Attraction: More Chicken Jerky Treats Recalled

by Stacy Fox

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for Salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. 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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

Nutri-Vet is recalling the lot numbers below because the manufacturer of an ingredient used in the products below informed us of the possibility of Salmonella presence at the manufacturing facility, although no positive test results have been found on Nutri-Vet or NutriPet products to date.

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 as described below:

Item #- Description-Size-UPC
76-0081-NutriPet Natural Chicken Fillet Strips-16oz-76-0081 (No bar code)
50704-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Joint Health-5oz-669125507049
50705-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Joint Health-15oz-669125507056
50706-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Glossy Coat-5oz-669125507063
50707-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Glossy Coat-15oz-669125507070
50708-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Stress and Anxiety-5oz-669125507087
50709-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Stress and Anxiety-15oz-669125507094
50710-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Fresh Breath-5oz-669125507100
50711-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Fresh Breath-15oz-669125507117
50712-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for SENIOR Dogs-5oz-669125507124
50714-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Healthy Digestion-5oz-669125507148
50716-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Healthy Weight-5oz-669125507162
50701-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats-5oz-669125507018
50702-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats-8oz-669125507025
50703-Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats-16oz-669125507032
99044-Nutri-Vet K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Breast Strips-8oz-669125990445

The United States based supplier has ceased the production and distribution of the ingredient supplied to Nutri-Vet while FDA and the manufacturer continue investigating as to the source of the potential contamination. No other products made by Nutri-Vet, LLC are included in the recall.

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 7am to 5pm MDT.

View product labels here.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration