Joey’s Jerky Chicken Jerky Treats Recall


September 10, 2013 — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky Chicken Jerky treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Joey's Jerky Chicken Jerky TreatsA total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness.

However, no deaths have occurred.

Joey’s Jerky is produced in New Hampshire and the manufacturer, Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of the product.

Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores:

  • America’s Pet in Hudson
  • Blue Seal in Bow
  • K9 Kaos in Dover
  • Osborne’s Agway in Concord
  • Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord
  • The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington

Confirmation through laboratory testing of the jerky is pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs.

What to Do?

DHHS is asking people to determine if they have any of these jerky treats at home — and if so, to discard them.

For more information on Salmonella, contact the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496. Or visit the DHHS website at or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

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  • Tahoedirt

    I give my female 2 yr old McNab “Top Chews Chicken Jerky Fillets” from Costco- I’m hoping they’re not related to this recall product ??

  • Nancy Weaver

    Thank you for sharing this information. It is really very important that they have recalled that Joeys Jerky Chicken Treat because it can be so harmful to dogs. Glad that I haven’t bought some of those. I have read about Salmonella and this can cost some disorders like gastroenteritis and much worst septicemia. -

  • InkedMarie

    I live in NH and didn’t even know it was made here! I did a google and just read about it in semi local newspapers.

  • Rufus_Lelevrier

    This stuff is made in New Hampshire. “Made in USA” is no guarantee of food safety — for humans or pets.

  • muchsnow

    Sadly true, but I’ll never get that time back that I used to watch that….

  • Jeanette Taft Upright

    If it’s not all natural, made in the USA, my pups do not get it!

  • Linda Lovelush

    I bought Purina One a couple of months ago because I had a sizable coupon for a bag of the dry. That stuff doesn’t even SMELL like dog food. If you open the bag and stick your nose into it, it reeks of a chemical smell.

  • Linda Lovelush

    Awww, poor pup 🙁

  • Pattyvaughn

    Meat does not blow up more than kibble.

  • Selva Cejic

    KAITLYN KARISTY, I watched that video about dog food & decide to by a book & start cooking food for my dog. I lost my baby last year from the cancer, …:((((…before, he was always perfectly healthy…this video prooved that. Thank you so very much for telling us about this horrible thruth now we will save our babies to live longer healthy & happy life!!!

  • InkedMarie

    Last weekend we got some The Honest Kitchen Beams and Wishes, both are jerky type fish treats. I have no qualms about feeding these, only because of the maker.

  • Cyndi

    Now the Purina one won’t hurt your dogs from “blowing up”, it will just hurt them from all the toxic ingredients in it.

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  • Kikki

    Throw a small chunk of beef liver in the food blender and mix into the dough/batter. Your dog will go nutts for it! 😀

  • Kikki

    I make my own dehydrated organ treats. Just made a new batch the other evening. I cut beef heart and pork kidney into strips as a bigger treat and cut beef liver into small dime sized squares. The dogs love them so, so much! It’s so cheap and easy to make, a batch lasts for quite some time.

  • Selva Cejic

    When I buy treat for my dog It’s Wellnes. But, also, I make a homemade, very easy to make & much cheap. 1 cup oat mil flower, 1/2 cup of chicken broth low sodium, 1 egg & 2 teaspoons parsley(dry or fresh). Mix well, if mixture is to dry just add little water, if to soft add oat flower. Role, cut whatever shape you like, cook on 300F until they done.another delishes for our fury babies for the hot days or any time is; 2 soup spoons peanut butter, add 2 tsp.plain yogurt, 1tsp. Honey mix add chopped banana, or blueberries,strowberries, apple, carot…whatever you like or your dog & of course what is healthy for them. It’s really delicious. Freeze & give them to enjoy that.:) you can have that for your breakfast too.

  • Christina

    My dog does not get any dog treat either. He, too, loves his carrots and fruits.

  • beaglesgonewild

    anything dried is bad for your dogs. I learned this the hard way. One of my beagles was hospitalized for being stopped up due to the dry dog food blowing up in her stomach. Now their Purina one dry dog food is completely saturated in water for an hour before they get it. jerky treats would blow up even larger.

  • Beaglesgonewild

    I quit using any type of packaged treat. I only give my dogs carrots. they love them and their teeth stay clean. plus 10 lbs of organic carrots at sams is cheaper than 10 lbs of milk bones.

  • Linda Lovelush

    I never ever ever buy my dogs jerky chicken (or any other jerky meat) treats because this type of product has been recalled so many times, regardless of the manufacturer. They say “nobody wants to buy from China” yet their product is no better. Jerky ANYTHING just isn’t safe for dogs unless you make it yourself.