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Posted: April 27, 2015

Popular dog treat maker issues recall over Salmonella risk


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk


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Popular dog treat and toy maker Nylabone has issued a recall for its puppy chews over a possible Salmonella risk.

According to a news release, the recall covers one lot of the 1.69-ounce Puppy Starter Kit marked with "Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3" and an expiration date of March 22, 2018. Routine testing "revealed the presence of Salmonella" in that lot, which was distributed nationwide and in Canada. Both pets and humans handling the product are at risk, the company said.

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Salmonella can cause fatigue, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain and decreased appetite. Less commonly, "arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms" can result from contamination, the news release said. No illnesses have been reported.

Anyone who bought the affected product can receive a full refund by returning it to the place of purchase. For more information, call 1-877-273-7527 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT.

Read the full news release here.

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