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Salmonella fear spurs firm to recall dog treats

By Bruce Shipkowski

Associated Press


TRENTON, N.J. >> A pet food company is voluntarily recalling dog treats that could be contaminated with salmonella.

Nature's Recipe announced Saturday the recall of a limited supply of its "Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken," which were manufactured at its plant in Topeka, Kan., and distributed nationally — primarily through pet specialty retailers.

The company says the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, which can affect animals eating the products and pose a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

Nature's Recipe officials say no pet or human illnesses have been reported, but suggest that pet owners monitor themselves and their dogs for signs of salmonella and seek medical care if symptoms worsen.

The company says the recall is precautionary, and advises consumers who bought the recalled treats to discard them immediately.

The recalled treats were sold in 19-ounce stand-up resealable pouches. The products included in the recall are marked with the Lot Codes 2199TP or 2200TP and a UPC Code of 30521 51549. The pouches also have a "Best If Used By Date" stamp of "10 11 13" and "10 12 13."

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psimmons wrote:
I thought food had to be raw or undercooked to be salmonella susceptible. You'd think the biscuits would've been cooked thoroughly at over 200 degrees in large batch ovens. I'm not familiar with those biscuits but they look crunchy not soft.
on October 13,2012 | 06:20PM
awahana wrote:
Dogs and cats are not supposed to have any grains in their diet anyway. I never buy these kinds of 'baked' goods.
on October 13,2012 | 07:35PM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
you're so right awahana - and they're not supposed to have veggies either - so many recalls on so much these days - what is going on in the plants that manufacture foods.
on October 13,2012 | 09:24PM
bender wrote:
According the package it is made with "real chicken".
on October 14,2012 | 05:45AM
likewise wrote:
I'm currently feeding grain free kibble to my dogs but I'll buy treats made with brown rice, oats, or barley. Since it's in such small quantities and not the first ingredient on the package I'm okay with that. When I make dog food (a crockpot project) I'll also use carrots, some leafy greens and beets (tops and all.). Very nutritious, Just saying that not all grains and veggies are created equal when it comes to dog food and the proportion of your meats to your grains, veg, is important. BTW, adding beets to your dogs diet will result in interesting colored stool, don't freak out. =0)
on October 14,2012 | 09:30AM
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