News last update:6 Aug 2012

Salmonella found in US pet threats

A US pet food company announced today a nationwide recall of dog, cat and ferret treats that could be contaminated with Salmonella. The bacteria could infect both animals and people handling the food.

The announcement is unrelated to the more extensive recall of melamine-tainted dog and cat food that led to kidney failure in pets in North America.

Eight in One Inc., a division of United Pet Group Inc., is recalling all packages of Dingo Chick'N Jerky, Dingo Kitty Chicken Jerky and Dingo Ferret Chicken Jerky. The company has received a report of a dog infected by Salmonella, which lead to further testing of this product. Some, but not all, of the samples tested were contaminated. The treats were sold around the country at Target, PetSmart and other stores.

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