Friday, September 17, 2010
Beef Dog Treats Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination
Hartz Mountain Corporation has issued a recall for one lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, after random samples tested positive for Salmonella. The voluntary recall includes 74,700 8-oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519. No reports of illness have surfaced, but the ASPCA and the FDA recommend all pet parents immediately discontinue use of and properly discard the recalled product.
Although pets are fairly resistant to Salmonella-related disease, affected pets may show decreased appetite, fever, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Humans should avoid contact with suspect food and follow strict hand washing procedures. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
For more information about this recall and the affected brand, please visit the FDA’s website.