The affected products were distributed from October, 2012, to January, 2013, in stores in the following states:
Connecticut New York
New Hampshire Tennessee
This product comes in 5 lb, green and cream, biodegradable film bags with lot number #209 – 10 – 27 – 13. It carries an expiration date of October 27, 2013.
If you have purchased this product, you are urged to return it to your place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information or questions, contact the company at 801-540-8481, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A routine inspection by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found that the potential for Salmonella was present in the 5 lb. bag sampled. According to the company’s press release, production of the product has been suspended, pending the investigation by Steve’s Real Food and the FDA. The company is based in Murray, Utah.
Salmonella can sicken animals that have eaten the affected product and humans who have handled it. Always wash your hands after handling any commercial pet treat. Be sure to thoroughly clean any surface that may have come in contact with the affected products.
If people are infected with Salmonella bacteria, symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, cramping and fever could occur. Those with weakened immune systems should seek medical advice if they believe they have been infected with Salmonella.