Another dog treat is being recalled voluntarily. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The dog treats were sold at 57 Sam’s Club locations in Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The recall was announced after the FDA tested a sample and found Salmonella present. There have been no reports of animals or humans becoming ill from the treats yet fortunately.
Both humans and dogs are at risk of contracting Salmonella. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection in dogs can be difficult to detect. Dogs may become lethargic, or have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. If your dog has any of these symptoms and have consumed these treats you should contact your veterinarian for help. In addition the dog may not have any symptoms, but can act as a carrier leading to infections in humans or other animals that that dog has contact with. In addition humans who handle the treats are at risk for contracting Salmonella.
The specific treats that are being recalled came in a 2.5-pound package. They will have a display UPC bar code of 657263800208 with a “BEST BY 091913 DEN” lot date. If you have purchased these treats you should take the package back to the store you bought it from to get a full refund.