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Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Products Because Of Possible
Salmonella Health Risk
 

 

Contact
Consumer:
1-877-729-8668

Media:
201-854-6157 Ext. 162

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 20, 2013 - Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for Salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

Nutri-Vet is recalling the lot numbers below because the manufacturer of an ingredient used in the products below informed us of the possibility of Salmonella presence at the manufacturing facility, although 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 as described below:

Item #DescriptionSizeUPC
76-0081NutriPet Natural Chicken Fillet Strips16oz76-0081 (No bar code)
50704Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Joint Health5oz669125507049
50705Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Joint Health15oz669125507056
50706Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Glossy Coat5oz669125507063
50707Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Glossy Coat15oz669125507070
50708Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Stress and Anxiety5oz669125507087
50709Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Stress and Anxiety15oz669125507094
50710Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Fresh Breath5oz669125507100
50711Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Fresh Breath15oz669125507117
50712Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for SENIOR Dogs5oz669125507124
50714Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Healthy Digestion5oz669125507148
50716Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats for Healthy Weight5oz669125507162
50701Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats5oz669125507018
50702Nutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats8oz669125507025
50703NNutri-Vet K9 Natural Chicken Breast Treats16oz669125507032
99044Nutri-Vet K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Breast Strips8oz669125990445

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.

 

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