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Reference Desk February 2013

Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls Chicken Jerky Products Because Of Possible Salmonella Risk

    February 20, 2013 — 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.

    Source: FDA

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