Friday, 22 February 2013

RECALL ALERT: Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Dog Treats


The manufacturers of the USA-made chicken jerky dog treats labeled under the brands Nutri-Vet and NutriPet have been recalled due to a possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled treats were sold between April 2012 and February 2013 with Best By Dates ranging from April 20, 2014, through October 3, 2014.
 While your dogs may not show symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning, humans that handle the products can become ill. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and abdominal pain. If left untreated, more serious sickness can occur.

If you have purchased any chicken jerky dog treats under the brand names Nutri-Vet or NutriPet, discontinue use immediately and return any unused portion to the place of purchase. Consumers with any questions or concerns are urged to contact Nutri-Vet at (877) 729-8668 Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm MDT.

The FDA announced the following product recall alert:

“ Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for Salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet 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 symptoms 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 any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

Nutri-Vet is recalling the lot numbers below because the manufacturer of an ingredient used in the products below informed us of the possibility of Salmonella presence at the manufacturing facility, although no positive test results have been found on Nutri-Vet or NutriPet products to date.
The recalled Chicken Jerky Treats were distributed nationwide through online sales and in retail stores from April 2012 through February 2013 with Best By Dates ranging from April 20, 2014, through October 3, 2014.

The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing Chicken Jerky Treats as described below:
Item #
Description
Size
UPC
76-0081
NutriPet Natural Chicken Fillet Strips
16oz
76-0081 (No bar code)
50704
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Joint Health
5oz
669125507049
50705
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Joint Health
15oz
669125507056
50706
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Glossy Coat
5oz
669125507063
50707
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Glossy Coat
15oz
669125507070
50708
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Stress and Anxiety
5oz
669125507087
50709
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Stress and Anxiety
15oz
669125507094
50710
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Fresh Breath
5oz
669125507100
50711
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Fresh Breath
15oz
669125507117
50712
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for SENIOR Dogs
5oz
669125507124
50714
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Healthy Digestion
5oz
669125507148
50716
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Healthy Weight
5oz
669125507162
50701
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats
5oz
669125507018
50702
Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats
8oz
669125507025
50703
NNutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats
16oz
669125507032
99044
Nutri-Vet K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Breast Strips
8oz
669125990445

The United States based supplier has ceased the production and distribution of the ingredient supplied to Nutri-Vet while FDA and the manufacturer continue investigating as to the source of the potential contamination. No other products made by Nutri-Vet, LLC are included in the recall.
Consumers who have purchased Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products are urged to stop feeding them to pets and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nutri-Vet at 1-877-729-8668 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT. "

Remember to check your labels and bar-codes before feeding any Chicken Jerky treats to your dog.

Keep your tails wagging
Bear's P4ws 

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