DOG TREAT RECALL
On June 2, 2010 Merrick issued a RECALL due to possible Salmonella contamination on 86 cases of their Beef Filet Squares 10-oz packages, that have been shipped nationwide. This recall pertains to specific LOT #10084TL7 with the expiration date of March 24, 2012.
Pets showing signs of Salmonella poisoning may exhibit lethargy and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Dog owners are urged to contact their veterinarian if their pet has consumed the recalled product and is exhibiting these symptoms.
And according to Veterinary Practice News (which I was completely not aware of)…
Merrick recalled 10-ounce packages of its Beef Filet Squares with a different lot number for the same reason in January. In this new case, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had collected a sample of the Beef Filet Squares, lot number 10084TL7, from a retail store. The sample tested positive for salmonella, the company reported.
I’d stay away from these treats until they get this sorted out.
For contact info, and to read the released statement from the company, go HERE.
We’ll keep you updated on this one.