WASHINGTON (AP) - Certain pet treats distributed nationwide under the name Jr. Texas Taffy are being recalled because they are potentially contaminated with salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported, according to the manufacturer, Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas.
Salmonella can affect animals, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet 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.
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.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, you are advised to contact a veterinarian immediately.
Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-664-7387 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
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