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Recall: Merrick pet care recalls jr texas taffy pet treat (item # 27077)

dbg10
January 31st, 2011, 10:49 AM
MERRICK PET CARE RECALLS JR TEXAS TAFFY PET TREAT (ITEM # 27077, ALL LOTS UP TO AND INCLUDING 10364) BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm241476.htm)

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MERRICK PET CARE RECALLS JR TEXAS TAFFY PET TREAT (ITEM # 27077, ALL LOTS UP TO AND INCLUDING 10364) BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK


Contact:
Customer Inquiries
(800) 664-7387

James Witcher, COO
(806) 322-2806


FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE - January 28, 2010 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling the Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All Lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall all Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats in the abundance of caution. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

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 has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

TheJr. Texas Taffy was shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the Jr. Texas Taffy are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00am 5:00pm CST.



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Here we go again :wall: :( :yuck: :mad:

I'm not sure if any were sold in Canada but to be safe, please check your stocks of treats

Choochi
January 31st, 2011, 08:12 PM
Distributed in US only, so unless you buy your dog's treats in the US, we're ok in Canada for this one.

dbg10
January 31st, 2011, 08:45 PM
Hopefully your right :fingerscr but I have seen several initial recalls that started in the US and then spread to include Canadian stores. We also have a number of Americans here in this forum and they may not have heard about the recall from other sources.

Rgeurts
February 1st, 2011, 02:15 PM
Hopefully your right :fingerscr but I have seen several initial recalls that started in the US and then spread to include Canadian stores. We also have a number of Americans here in this forum and they may not have heard about the recall from other sources.

Or people like myself who recently visited the US and purchased several treats! Fortunately, these were not any that I purchased :)

rainbow
February 1st, 2011, 02:27 PM
Yes, since there are a lot of members from the US here and others that visit there frequently, it was good to post about this recall. :thumbs up