Nutri-Vet is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Nutri-Vet is recalling these lot numbers because the manufacturer of an ingredient used in the products informed it of the possibility of Salmonella presence at the ingredient manufacturing facility. 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.
Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans that handle 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.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for any of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Consumers exhibiting these symptoms should contact their healthcare providers.
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
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.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, contact your veterinarian.Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
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.