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Bailey's Choice Recalls Chicken Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 4, 2013 - Bailey's Choice LLC. in Waleska, GA is recalling its 5 oz. packages of chicken treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The Bailey's Choice Dog Treats included in this expanded recall are the following five-ounce packages of dog treats:
- 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jun 2 2013" sold in Georgia only
- 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jun 3 2013" sold in Georgia only
- 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # "Jun 4 2013" sold in Georgia only
- 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jun 15 2013" sold in Georgia only
- 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jul 8 2013" sold in Georgia only
- 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jul 11 2013" sold in Georgia only
- 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treat, lot # 132881 sold in Georgia and North Carolina
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 5 oz. packages of chicken treats.
Production of the product has been suspended while GDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. The FDA is monitoring the situation.
Consumers who have purchased 5 oz. packages of Bailey's Choice chicken treats are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 770-881-0526 between 9:00AM and 6:00PM EST.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.