Navigation Links
Salmonella Fears Spur Major Recall of Pet Treats

THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Boots & Barkley, Colorado Naturals and Nature's Deli are among the many pet treat brands being recalled by an American company due to possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured between April 20 and Sept. 19, 2012. The company has issued three previous recall notices for specific products produced during this time period.

The action comes after the Colorado Department of Agriculture tested a sample of a Kasel pet treat product from a store and found it to be positive for salmonella. A follow-up FDA inspection at the company found that all of the finished pet treat product samples and 48 out of 87 environmental samples from the manufacturing facility tested positive for salmonella.

More than 10 different types of salmonella were found in the company's treats and the production plant, indicating multiple sources of contamination, the FDA said in an agency news release.

The pet treats made by Kasel are sold at various retailers, including Target, Petco, Sam's Club and Costco. Most of the products have a two-year shelf life.

There have not been any reports of human illness associated with the pet treats, but there have been complaints of illnesses in dogs who ate the treats, according to the agency.

Both people and animals can contract salmonella from handling or eating contaminated products. After handling dry pet treats, people should thoroughly wash their hands as well as any surfaces touched by the products, the FDA said.

Consumers who have the recalled products, or who are unsure of the manufacturing date of their pet treats, should dispose of them safely by placing them in a securely lidded garbage can.

The recall is not related to the FDA's ongoing investigation of jerky pet treats made in China.

Symptoms of salmonella infection in pets include lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite and abdominal pain. Pets who have eaten the recalled treats and are experiencing any of these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian, the FDA advised.

The agency also noted that infected, but otherwise healthy pets, can be carriers and infect other animals or people.

Symptoms of salmonella infection in people can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. People who develop these symptoms after handling the recalled pet treats should see their doctor, the FDA said.

More information

Here's where you can find a complete list of the recalled pet treats.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, Feb. 21, 2013

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States
2. Salmonella Cause of Most Foodborne-Illness Outbreaks: CDC
3. Vaccination responsible for dramatic fall in Salmonella infections
4. Salmonella spreads by targeting cells in our gut, study shows
5. Health Officials Tracking Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles
6. FDA Cites Possible Source of Cantaloupe-Salmonella Outbreak
7. 33 Sickened by Salmonella Linked to Ground Beef: CDC
8. Ohio Mail-Order Hatchery Now Linked to Salmonella in 23 States
9. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Fears 85% of US Victims of Mesothelioma get Shortchanged so They Urge Victims to Call them for the Names of the Best Mesothelioma Lawyers
10. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Fears Most US Nany Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Get Shortchanged So They Provide The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Law Firms
11. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Fears Many Victims Of Mesothelioma Never Receive Financial Compensation-Victims Are Urged To Call Them For The Names Of The Best Lawyers
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Salmonella Fears Spur Major Recall of Pet Treats
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... IBM software products, introduced a new company, RightSensor™ LLC, an Internet of Things ... capability. RightSensor™ provides a fully-managed approach for customers requiring sensor hardware for ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Dr. Poneh Ghasri, dentist in ... September 18, 2015. The research, which was conducted at the Dental Institute at King's ... show connections between stress during pregnancy and future dental health in the child. For ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... ... A child without a healthy mouth is much more likely to have an ... has joined with Global Dental Relief (GDR) to help bring dental care ... SmileCareClub will donate one clinic visit to a child in Kenya. , “When SmileCareClub ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... solutions, announced today their Title Sponsorship of Synergy 2015. The annual WennSoft KEY2ACT ... at Green Valley Ranch and will unite customers, partners, WennSoft team members and ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... McHenry County, Illinois with more than 59,000 emergency department visits per year, today ... (EDIS) from T-System, to help improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... 13, 2015 TriGuard™ Cerebral Protection ... findings from the multicenter Neuro-TAVR study with the clinical ... San Francisco this week. --> ... will be sharing additional findings from the multicenter Neuro-TAVR ... (TCT) meeting in San Francisco ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... According to the 2015 National ... Cardinal Health , achieving both higher patient ... revenue streams are vital to the future success ... Digest affirms that independent community pharmacies are ... inner city and rural areas," said NCPA CEO ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... WASHINGTON , Oct. 13, 2015  Measurement ... quality improvement and balancing financial incentives, but gaps ... improve patient care and health systems. A new, ... Journal of Managed Care explores measurement ... improve measure sets. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: