Nylabone Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella Risk
TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products has issued a recall for one lot of their 1.69 oz. package of Puppy Starter Kit dog chews because of possible Salmonella contamination, with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based company said there have not been any illnesses associated with the dog chew recall.
According to the recall notice, “Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.”
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of 1.69-oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit.
The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.
The product comes in a 1.69 oz. package marked with Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, located on the back of the package, and with an expiration date of 3/22/18 also stamped on the back of the package.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet food, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the food. 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. In rare cases, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms 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 only have 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.
Consumers who have purchased 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit from affected Lot 21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, Expiration date of 3/22/18, should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-273-7527, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central time (after hours/weekends covered by third-party poison control center).