Friday, 2 January 2015

Pet food recall: December 2014 *UPDATED*

Pet food recall:December 2014 *UPDATED*

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Jump Your Bones’ Inc. recalls Kangaroo meat pet treats due to possible Salmonella


Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida announced a voluntarily recall of their product Roo Bites (Cubes) Dec. 31 due to a potential contamination with Salmonella. Roo Bites are dog treats made out of Kangaroo meat. The Jump Your Bones products affected were distributed to retail pet food stores nationwide and were also featured in Boutique Bags and online stores.

Salmonella is not only a risk to pets but to pet owners handling the infected product. Symptoms of Salmonella include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea. If left untreated Salmonella may cause more serious health issues like arthritis, arterial infections and urinary tract infections.

The affected Jump Your Bones Roo Bites (Cubes) have the following UPC and information:

63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz. including samples of .32 oz.

Any pets who consumed this product showing symptoms of Salmonella should visit their veterinarian right away. According to a FDA press release no pet or consumer illnesses from this Jump Your Bones Roo Bites recalled product have been reported to date.

Consumers who purchased the affected Roo Bites can call (888) 249-6755 from Monday – Friday 9am – 5PM EST. Consumers are to return affected product for a full refund or dispose of it immediately. Jump Your Bones treats are 100 percent Australian made.


Jump Your Bones, Inc. Recalls Roo Bites (Cubes) Pet Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
Contact:
Consumer:
(888) 249-6755

PRESS RELEASE – December 31, 2014 – Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, 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 should monitor themselves for 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.

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. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The affected lots of Jump Your Bones Pet Treats were distributed to retail pet food stores nationwide and through pet food retailers/distributors.
The affected products are sold in Boutique Bags and online stores. The products affected by this recall are only identified with the following UPC codes:

63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz. including samples of .32 oz.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased the above product of Jump Your Bones, Inc. pet treats are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall please call (888) 249-6755 from Monday – Friday 9am – 5PM EST.

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Barkworthies® Issues Nationwide Recall of Chicken Vittles Dog Chews

Consumer Contact: (877) 993-4257



PRESS RELEASE – December 24th, 2014 - (Richmond, VA) Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, 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 should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. 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.

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. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or
humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on May 6th, 2014. The product can be identified by the Lot Code printed on the side of the plastic pouch. This product is being recalled as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture
revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single lot of the product. This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers. No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products to date. The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. For a full refund, pet owners should return all unused product to their place of purchase along with a completed Product Recall Claim Form available on the Barkworthies website www.barkworthies.com/recall.

More information on the recall can also be found at www.barkworthies.com/recall, or call
toll free (877) 993-4257 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

IMPORTANT! READ THIS FIRST!

• To claim your refund, you must complete all sections and sign this form.
• Return form and unused product in a sealed bag to place of purchase for a full refund.
• Retailers: Please refund consumer the full amount of their purchase and contact
customer service at (877) 993-4257 for information on how to return the product and
receive a credit for the full amount refunded on this form.

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