Dog treats and horse feed have been recalled by their manufacturers due to substances that could cause problems for pets and their owners.
Texas Taffy Dog Treats
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling the Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall all Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats in the abundance of caution. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.
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. 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 immediately.
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 immediately.
The Jr. Texas Taffy was shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased the Jr. Texas Taffy are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm CST.
Horse Feed Recalled For Medication Inclusion
Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling a single lot (1006) of Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed, UPC 0 95668 90151 6, packaged in 40 lb. bags because it may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin). Monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some livestock and poultry species, but can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels.
The lot number (1006) can be found on the tag, below the bar code. Additionally, the code “MADE 010611W” will be printed on the white strip sewn across the bottom of the bag.
This feed was distributed January 11, 2011 through January 21, 2011 to retailers in California, Nevada, and Oregon. Retailers receiving product from the lot in question have removed it from their stores.
Initial testing has indicated the presence of a potentially harmful level of monensin sodium (Rumensin) in this single lot. Further follow up testing is underway.
While no illnesses or deaths have been reported, out of an abundance of caution, customers who purchased Family Farm Complete Horse 10 from lot 1006 should stop feeding the product immediately.
At this time, the limited voluntary recall only applies to Family Farm Complete Horse 10, lot 1006. No other Manna Pro or Family Farm products and no other lots of Complete Horse 10 are involved.