Loving Pets Issues Limited Recall of Dog Treats Due to Possible Salmon
Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential Salmonella contamination. This includes Loving Pets Barksters, Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips, and Whole Hearted dog treats.
The lot numbers included are:
Loving Pets Barksters
Item Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982057005 – Lot # 021619
Item Brown Rice and Chicken UPC 842982057050 – Lot 021419
Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item Apple and Chicken UPC 842982051003 – Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019
Item Banana and Chicken UPC 842982051102 – Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119
Item Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982051201 – Lot 112818, 020119
Item Cranberry and Chicken UPC 842982051300 – Lot 020319, 112918, 020219
Item Chicken and Apple Puff Treats UPC 800443220696 – Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519
No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.
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.
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.
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.
Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of these aforementioned lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased. For additional information, please visit LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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