The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand chicken jerky for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the release, a total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness. However, no deaths have occurred.
Joey’s Jerky, which is produced in New Hampshire, was sold at the following stores:
- America’s Pet in Hudson
- Blue Seal in Bow
- K9 Kaos in Dover
- Osborne’s Agway in Concord
- Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord
- The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington
Laboratory test confirmation of the jerky is still pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs. In the meantime, DHHS advises New Hampshire residents to check if they have any of these jerky treats at home and to discard them.
Common symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. If you, your pet, or a family member is experiencing these symptoms, you are urged to contact a medical professional.
For more information on Salmonella, contact the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 or visit the DHHS website at www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/salmonella.