Loving Pets Recalls Some Air-Puffed Dog Treats: Possible Salmonella Risk
Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported at this time.
According to the company, the possible Salmonella contamination was due to a single ingredient supplied to them from an American-based supplier. The possible contamination was discovered by Loving Pets’ internal quality assurance team. It was identified through the company’s standard quality control testing procedures and internal food safety program. Per the company, Loving Pets produces its treats in small batches so it can offer the highest quality and safety control.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or surfaces which have been exposed to them.
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, especially for the young, elderly, and for people with a compromised immune system. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having
contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
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 you should contact your veterinarian.
The lot numbers included in the voluntary recall are:
Loving Pets Barksters™
- Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982057005 – Lot # 021619
- Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken UPC 842982057050 – Lot 021419
Loving Pets Puffsters™ Snack Chips
- Item #5100 Apple and Chicken UPC 842982051003 – Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019
- Item #5110 Banana and Chicken UPC 842982051102 – Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119
- Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982051201 – Lot 112818, 020119
- Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken UPC 842982051300 – Lot 020319, 112918, 020219
- Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats UPC 800443220696 – Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519
To ensure the safety of its products, Loving Pets decided to be extra cautious and recall a wider range of lot numbers (noted above) so that no possible contaminated product is available on the market.
Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of these aforementioned lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased. For additional information, please visit www.LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).
Loving Pets previously had a voluntary recall of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats in October 2014 due to the potential for mold growth.