Recall: Your True Companion jerky treats for Salmonella contamination

An announcement released today on Canada’s government food safety website Healthy Canadians gave details regarding a recall of Your True Companion Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats pet treats for Salmonella contamination.

Canada reports that The bulk dehydrated True Raw Choice Pet Products were found to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and that the company has confirmed that no remaining stock of the affected lots of chicken breast and lamb trachea were found at retail and the chicken feet, duck feet and duck wings have all been removed from the market place as of November 8, 2013.

In total, 280 cases of the affected pet treats were sold in bulk at various pet food stores across Canada, between August 2013 to November 7, 2013. The pet treat company is located in Canada and apparently it is also the original manufacturer of the treats according to Health Canada.

Health Canada is aware of one case in Canada of illness related to these products.

The affected product description are listed in the table below:

This recall involves True Raw Choice dehydrated bulk:
Product Name Lot Number
Chicken Feet 214733
Duck Feet 228870
Duck Wings 213825
Chicken Breast 154339
Lamb Trachea 225215

Consumers should contact Your True Companion Pet Products at 1-855-260-5024 if unsure if the product you have is affected or not. Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada. Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada’s fact sheet.

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