Two pet-treat products and a brand of frozen, raw dog food have been recalled in the past week.
Two pet-treat products and a brand of frozen, raw dog food have been recalled in the past week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks, sold in Dollar General Stores and Dollar Tree Stores nationwide, was recalled because it could be contaminated with salmonella, the USDA says.
Dingo Chip Twists Chicken in the Middle dog treats, distributed in Washington and 11 other states, was recalled because it could be contaminated with amantadine, an antiviral human drug that’s not approved for use in animal food.
And OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., recalled 640 pounds of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation that was sold to customers through independent pet-specialty retailers in Colorado, Vermont and Pennsylvania, because it could be contaminated with salmonella, the agency says. The food was packaged into 6.5-pound Doggie Dozen Patties, 4-pound Doggie Sliders and 3-pound Meaty Rox with the lot number 1819, and use by date of 05/05/16. The codes are on the bottom left corner of the back of the package.
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Routine testing for contamination found salmonella in a 2.8-ounce package of Salix Animal Health’s Good ‘n’ Fun — Beefhide Chicken Sticks, of Deerfield, Fla. No illnesses have been reported, the company says. The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8-ounce bag stamped on the back side with Lot # AO15010; expiration date of 03/2018; UPC code 0 91093 82247 1.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, according to the USDA. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
The recalled Dingo chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” Dog Chew Treats include two package sizes: six-pack Best by Date 5/16/2017, and 16-pack: Best by Date 12/27/2015 and 5/16/2017. The name on the label is United Pet Group, of Cincinnati, Ohio, but the product was made in China and distributed in Washington, California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.