Loving Pets Dog Treats Recall | June 2017

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June 14, 2017 — Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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.

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.

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.

What’s Recalled?

The recalled products and lot numbers include:

  • Loving Pets Barksters
    Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
    UPC 842982057005
    Lot # 021619
  • Loving Pets Barksters
    Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
    UPC 842982057050
    Lot 021419
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
    UPC 842982051003
    Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
    UPC 842982051102
    Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
    UPC 842982051201
    Lot 112818, 020119
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
    UPC 842982051300
    Lot 020319, 112918, 020219
  • Whole Hearted
    Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
    UPC 800443220696
    Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

What Caused the Recall?

According to the company:

The possible Salmonella contamination was due to a single finished ingredient that was supplied to Loving Pets from a USA based supplier.

This possible contamination was discovered by Loving Pets’ internal quality assurance team and was identified through the company’s standard quality control testing procedures and internal food safety program.

Loving Pets produces its treats in small batches, in order to offer the highest quality and control in safety.

To ensure the safety of its products, Loving Pets decided to be extra cautious and recall a wider range of lot numbers (noted above) so that no possible contaminated product is available on the market.

What to Do?

Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of the relevant lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased.

For additional information, please visit www.LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).

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

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • Bob Frei

    so if QA..had inspected the ingredients prior to producing all these treats …there wouldn`t be a recall …correct…and what exactly was the ingredient that was in question….seems to me that QA dropped the ball and many treats were consumed before the recalls went into affect

  • Debbie Cunningham

    The recalled products and lot numbers include:

    Loving Pets Barksters
    Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
    UPC 842982057005
    Lot # 021619

    Loving Pets Barksters
    Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
    UPC 842982057050
    Lot 021419

    Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
    UPC 842982051003
    Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019

    Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
    UPC 842982051102
    Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119

    Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
    UPC 842982051201
    Lot 112818, 020119

    Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
    UPC 842982051300
    Lot 020319, 112918, 020219

    Whole Hearted
    Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
    UPC 800443220696
    Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519 CHECK THESE NUMBERS ON YOUR TREAT BAGS IF YOUR NUMBERS MATCH TREATS
    BAD SENT BACK TO COMPANY

  • nancy

    My dog loves frozen,cooked brocalli,greenbeans,asparagus,and brussel sprouts,Talipia fish and Petkind salmon & tripe kibble without carbs. He has thrived on this diet with prostate cancer along with super probiotic yogurt ( culture from Switzerland ).

  • nancy

    from China?

  • nancy

    Be cautious and conservative. Cancer thrives on high sugar diets!

  • Lorraine Carroll

    fresh broccoli stems make good chews, buy the whole broccoli on the large stem, my dogs love the large stems.

  • Chuc Rogers

    Thank you for these alerts, you are saving lives!

  • Jennifer Nelson

    The original Dog Food Advisor email included a link to the list of affected products. If you copy and paste the following into your browser, you’ll find it:

    United Pet Group Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews

    Kabobs are not on the list, so I’m still feeding them to my dogs.

  • jus me

    It is an inexpensive source of good protein.

  • jus me

    Well, although I agree with your thoughts about the dogs surviving rotten food-some people like me, I have Lupus and R/A-cannot risk touching the contaminated food, in fear of getting the sickness due to reduced immune system. Just sayin.

  • marya

    What states are these foods sold in?

  • Suzette Yost VonKamp

    Why does all pet food have chicken in it????

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  • Joe Morgan

    To be clear, Evangers wouldnt knowing buy euthanized horse or beef. It was their beef supplier that lied or further down the supply chain.

  • chacha711

    Why cant Dog Food Advisor n/or the Product RECALL COMPANIES/MFG/SUPPLIERS/DISTRIBUTORS list the Majority of the MAJOR/LARGE RECALL REATAILERS-NAMES in addition to the branded and non-branded/private label products/names, here in this report to make it easie for the consumer to trackdown and locate these bad recalled products???

  • EQ4ALL

    Thank you for sharing some Common sense!!

  • Katherine Gunther

    Is the ‘ Good n Fun : Triple Flavor KABORS Still Bring recalled ?? Some of the stores stated: NO.
    Please reply. Thank you

  • Deborah Chapman

    Buttercup loves these treats I just purchase two more bags earlier this month I believe from Petco

  • Deborah Chapman

    My dog have these treats this is scary gonna start making Buttercup treats you think you are buying the best products but then stuff happen even with our food. Food is just not safe anymore, better safety handling practices needs to be done period.

  • Teresa Hernandez

    Thank you for testing your products and keeping our animals as safe as possible. Maybe its time to start testing any ingredients before making the treats to prevent this from happening again.

  • Nancy Reed

    You can get low sodium canned green beans also, just look for them.

  • Shirley Blaschke

    Yes, human grade food is safer and often cheaper than dog food/treats made out of disgusting leftover food processing scraps.

  • Angel Summer

    We buy the no salt canned green beans

  • Kim Smolinski Raye

    Canned green beans are high in sodium. You should use frozen. Jmho

  • Debbie Phillips-Csuy

    Not everything made in China is bad. We should not group any one country or race of people in one hand basket and say their bad. There is a lot of greedy people in the USA that do horrible things with pet food. For instance putting euthanized cats and dogs in their pet food. The drug used to euthanize the animal is still in the food. Like the Evangers canned dog food which had euthanized horse meat in it. Threw that company and all foods they make out of my store I do not trust them at all.

  • Debbie Phillips-Csuy

    FYI dogs and cats rarely are affected by salmonella it is us humans that are affected. Their digestive tract is shorter and stomach acids are so high it kills it off. Unless the animal is very young, old or immune compromised their not going to be affected. If they do it would be diahreah. Left uncorrected if it got excessive by the owner then it would be a problem. Dogs can eat something half rotten and survive not necessarily thrive. They evolved as scavengers we have just tamed them not changed their internal works.

  • judithkay41

    Baby carrots, bell peppers and canned green beans are favorites at my house!

  • I’ve actually realized it’s cheaper to buy my dog human grade food versus ready made treats. He adores organic carrot chips, bananas and in the summer watermelon and strawberries. Even organic stuff is cheaper per pound than most high end dog treats.

  • Donna Roessler

    I am glad they found an issue before any reported illnesses or deaths occured.
    I have noticed that when it comes to salmonella contamination it doesnt matter where the ingredients come from…it only matters what the company will do about it.
    This company is a very responsible company. They do the testing and recall on their own…unlike other companies who will wait until there are reported issues before recalling.

  • Diggatha Smith

    I agree with u. Awful.

  • Marcy Blankenship

    You just can’t win. You now make sure everything is not made in China and chose made in USA and there is still a risk of contamination and poisoning your beloved pet. It makes me mad and sad.