Pet treats recalled due to salmonella concern

August 4, 2010 3:08:50 PM PDT
Merrick Pet Care Inc. has expanded its recall of dog treats that may be contaminated with salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported in people or pets, according to the Amarillo, Texas, company.

The newly recalled Beef Filet Squares, also sold as Texas Hold 'Ems, were sold in 10-ounce plastic bags marked with the best by date of May 6, 2012, and the lot number 10127.

For more information, consumers can call 800-664-7387.

RELATED: More information from the company website

Salmonella can affect animals, and people who handle contaminated pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they haven't thoroughly washed their hands.

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.

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.


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