Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC of Waleska, Georgia, has announced it is recalling certain packages of dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
According to the company’s website:
“Bailey's Choice is issuing a voluntary recall of our chicken jerky treats that have two lot dates: June 5, 2013 and August 28, 2013 (Lot #132881). These two lots tested positive for salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept. of Agriculture closely to recall the affected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.”
If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.
Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com
The Bailey’s Choice Treats recall comes just one week after the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding the mysterious death of 600 dogs and cats after consuming one brand of various jerky treats. The FDA said the cause of deaths and illnesses, which have been occurring since 2007, are unknown. The jerky treats were reportedly manufactured in China, where pet food and treats are “not required by U.S. law to state the country of origin for each ingredient in their products.”
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area. Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Sources: Dog Food Advisor and International Business Times