May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, California has issued a voluntary recall for its Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product includes the 3 ounce bags of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats with…
- UPC number 727348200038
- Date code 122015
Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The FDA has confirmed this event in a recent news release.
Where Was the Product Sold?
The product was distributed by Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply and Independent Pet in the following states:
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 surface 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 to Do?
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday through Friday between 7:30am through 4:00 pm PST.
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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