Last Friday, Nov. 1, we reported a recall of certain lots of Bailey’s Choice brand chicken jerky dog treats due to possible Salmonella contamination. Today, that recall has been expanded to include additional LOT codes and flavors of the treats.
WDEF CBS News reported:
Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding the recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats, including:
• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 2 2013”
• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 3 2013”
• 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # “Jun 4 2013”
• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 15 2013”
• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 8 2013”
• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 11 2013”
• 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # 132881
Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will continue checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale.
Dogs that have become infected by consuming treats contaminated with Salmonella may experience fever, lethargy, diarrhea or mucus in stool, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss or rapid heart rate. Pets experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. This bacterial disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted to humans.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. The very young, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illnesses. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.
To date, no illnesses have been reported.
Consumers are advised to discontinue feeding immediately and return product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, for additional information at 770-881-0526 or email [email protected] or visit them online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com .