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Salmonella in pet treats

mesaana
June 8th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Safety alert - presence of salmonella bacteria in certain pet treats
June 7, 2005
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
www.inspection.gc.ca
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aron Pet
Food are warning consumers not to purchase or use the pet treats listed below. These products may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.
The following products are affected by this alert:
Product Name
Size / UPC / Product of
Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon Treats for Dogs
50 g / 8 33234 00100 6
T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wa
Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon Treats for Cats
50 g / 8 33234 00101 3
T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wa
Shrimp Snackers 100% Shrimp Treats for Cats
28 g / 8 33234 00104 4
T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wa
Shrimp Snackers 100% Shrimp Treats for Dogs
28 g / 8 33234 00103 7
T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wa
Healthy K9 Beef Jerkey 100% Natural Dog Treats
70 g / 7 76626 53898 1
Aron Pet Food Abbotsford, BC
Healthy K9 Beef Heart 100% Natural Dog Treats
70 g / 7 76626 53897 4
Aron Pet Food Abbotsford, BC
Aron Pet Food, Abbotsford, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected products. These products have been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta.
People may risk bacterial infection by handling the treats directly or by contact with pets who have used the treats. Anyone who may have handled the treats should wash their hands with warm water and soap. Consumers should dispose of these treats in the trash.
Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, although more serious consequences are possible, especially in young children, the elderly, and in people with weakened immune systems. There have been three reported illnesses associated with these products.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.