Loving Pets, a Cranbury, New Jersey-based manufacturer of pet treats, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats due to potential salmonella contamination.
The recall affects the following lot numbers:
Loving Pets Barksters
- Item 5700, Sweet Potato and Chicken, UPC 842982057005, Lot 021619
- Item 5705, Brown Rice and Chicken, UPC 842982057050, Lot 021419
Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
- Item 5100, Apple and Chicken, UPC 842982051003, Lot numbers 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, and 013019
- Item 5110, Banana and Chicken, UPC 842982051102, Lot numbers 112218, 112818, 112918, and 013119
- Item 5120, Sweet Potato and Chicken, UPC 842982051201, Lot numbers 112818 and 020119
- Item 5130, Cranberry and Chicken, UPC 842982051300, Lot numbers 020319, 112918, and 020219
- Item 2570314, Chicken and Apple Puff Treats, UPC 800443220696, Lot numbers 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, and 010519
According to a press release from Loving Pets, the possible salmonella contamination was due to a single finished ingredient that was supplied to the company from a U.S.-based supplier. Out of an abundance of caution, Loving Pets recalled a wider range of lot numbers (noted above).
No illnesses, injuries, or complaints have been reported.
Salmonella can affect animals who eat the recalled products and poses a risk to humans who handle contaminated pet products.
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 display these symptoms after consuming the recalled product, contact your veterinarian.
Symptoms of salmonella in humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider.
Consumers may return any bags of treats with the above lot numbers to their place of purchase. For additional information, call 866-599-7387 or visit lovingpetsproducts.com.