The recall is being issued following the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s collection of a retail sample which tested positive for Salmonella.
The following affected Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight products were distributed in throughout the country and through online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery.
The affected product can be identified by comparing the lot number # 20190514 13753.
THE PROBLEM WITH SALMONELLA
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
The most common type of salmonellosis infection is the carrier state, in which infected animals carry the pathogen for a variable period of time without showing any clinical signs. Clinical disease is characterized by two major syndromes: a systemic septicemia (also termed as typhoid) and an enteritis. Other less common clinical presentations include abortion, arthritis, respiratory disease, necrosis of extremities, and meningitis.
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 these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
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 signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
WHAT CONSUMERS SHOULD DO
Consumers who have purchased Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight are urged to return the effected product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 800-476-8808 or contact them online for additional information
Consumers with problems with the food should report the matter to the FDA.