Date: 04-04-2007, 02:25 PM (1 of 1)
Got this just now from a friend/neighbor who got it from her company's veterinarian.
EIGHT IN ONE ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE RECALL OF ALL LOTS OF DINGOŽ CHICKšN
JERKY TREATS FOR DOGS, CATS AND FERRETS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * Cincinnati, Ohio -- March 30, 2007 -- Eight In
One, Inc., a division of United Pet Group, Inc., is voluntarily
recalling nationally all lots of DingoŽ CHICKšN JERKY treats due to Company
concerns that the jerky treats have the potential to be contaminated with
Salmonella, which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and,
if there is cross contamination, in people, especially children, the
aged, and people with compromised immune systems. The Food and Drug
Administration is aware of this recall.
The products affected were sold at Target, PetSmart and other
products subject to this voluntary recall are Dingo CHICKšN JERKY 3.5
8 oz. for dogs and Dingo Kitty CHICKEN JERKY 1.5 oz. for cats and Dingo
Ferret CHICKEN JERKY 1.5 oz for ferrets.
Laboratory testing has shown that some samples of these chicken jerky
treats were contaminated with Salmonella. The company is recalling all
these products out of an abundance of caution.
Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling these pet
treats, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after
having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these
products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella can have some or all of
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.
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. Apparently well animals can be a
carrier and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed
the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your
The company has received one report of Salmonellosis in a dog. There
are no reports of human illness.
These products are being removed from retail stores. Consumers should
immediately stop feeding these treats to their pets.
Consumers who purchased any of the above-identified CHICKšN JERKY
TREATS should discontinue use of the products and should discard the unused
Consumer can obtain information on receiving refunds by contacting the
Eight In One consumer affairs department at 1-888-232-9889.
Retailer and other inquiries into this recall should also be directed
to the Eight In One consumer affairs department at 1-800-645-5154 x 3.
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