Kasel Associated Industries, a Denver-based company, has voluntarily recalled its Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The dog treats, which were distributed to 57 Sam's Club locations in CO, IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, NE, OK, SD, UT, and WY, come in a clear plastic bag with the Nature's Deli logo. Each bag affected by the recall contain 2.5 lbs of chicken jerky marked with UPC bar code 647263800208.
Although no reported illnesses have been associated with the Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats, Kasel Industries initiated the recall after lot number BEST BY 091913 DEN tested positive for Salmonella through analysis by the FDA.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both humans and animals include abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy and fever. More severe symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, eye pain, arthritis and arterial infection. Human infection acquired from animal food products is typically the result of not washing the hands appropriately after handling the food (i.e., after feeding the pet).
In addition, the infection can be spread to other humans and animals through contact with the infected individual. If you or your pet have been in contact with the recalled product and are exhibiting any of the above symptoms, you should contact your human and/or veterinary health provider immediately.
Pet owners who have purchased the 2.5 lbs packages of Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. You may also contact Kasel Associated Industries with questions at (800) 218-4417 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT.