A dog food and treat company is voluntarily recalling select beef treats after testing positive for salmonella contamination. According to a recent recall notice, the Michigan Department of Agriculture collected a single batch of TruDog’s “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” dog treats. Results came back positive for salmonella bacteria.
While no illnesses have been reported to date, TruDog is being cautious and urging consumers to return their potentially contaminated treats for a refund.
What To Watch For
TruDog is recalling their 2.5-ounce packages of “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight”. The treats in question are marked with the lot # 20190514 13753.
While TruDog is an Ohio-based company, these treats were distributed to retailers across the United States and online via TruDog.com and Chewy.com.
According to the FDA, it’s uncommon for healthy dogs to become sick from Salmonella. However, dogs with weakened immune systems (such as puppies or older dogs) have a higher risk of becoming sick. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic, experience decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
There is also a risk to humans handling contaminated foods. The FDA says:
“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.”
Feed These Treats?
If you have a package of the recalled treats then you are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you have any questions or concerns, call TruDog at 800-476-8808.