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Dog treats recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

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A dog treat sold nationwide is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

Barkworthies issued the recall Wednesday for select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews, sold in the U.S. starting May 6 of this year.

Routine testing by the Colordao Department of Agriculture found a presence of salmonella in a single batch of the product, which prompted the decision. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued an advisory regarding the recall.

The affected product can be identified by its lot code, printed on the back of the plastic or bottom of the pouch. The details:

Barkworthies Chicken Vittles

  • Lot Code: 1254T1
  • Size: 16 oz. Plastic Pouch
  • Best Used by Date: May 2016
  • UPC: 816807011510

Anyone with the recalled product should not feed it to pets. Pet owners can receive a full refund by filling out this form and bringing it back to the place of purchase. More information can be gotten via the phone at (877) 993-4257.

According to the Pet Food Institute, 2013 sales of dog and cat food reached $20.5 billion in the U.S.

Symptoms of salmonella infection

In dogs, salmonellosis symptoms can include fever, lethargy, weight loss, vomiting, an abnormally fast heart rate and more, says. The site has a full list of signs, plus more information about the infection.

The recall release says infected pets can pass it on to other animals.

There is a risk to the pet owners as well, since handling the food and not properly washing hands afterward can cause it to spread. The CDC says people usually have symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and cramps for four days to a week and recover fine. But in some cases, the infection can spread and cause serious problems.

There have been no reports of pets or people getting sick because of the recalled product.

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