Posted February 21, 2013

Pet Supplement Company Issues Recall Due To Potential Bacterial Contamination

On February 20, 2013, animal supplement company Nutri-Vet, LLC issued a recall of Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalled Chicken Jerky Treats were distributed nationwide through online sales and in retail stores from April 2012 through February 2013, with Best By dates from April 20, 2014 through October 3, 2014.

Salmonella infection in pets can cause lethargy, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Consult your veterinarian if your pet has consumed Nutri-Vet or NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products and has any of these symptoms.

Humans may also become infected with Salmonella, especially if they do not wash their hands after handling these products. Salmonella infection in humans can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Less common effects of Salmonella infection can include arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers who have had contact with Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products and experience any of these symptoms should consult with their healthcare provider.

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