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Dog Treats Recalled After Salmonella Detected

September 7, 2010

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats have been recalled because of salmonella concerns.

Hartz Mountain Corp. voluntarily recalled the treats after random sample testing by the FDA indicated the presence of salmonella organisms in one or more 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs.

The company is investigating the source of the potential contamination and has not received any reports of animals or people becoming ill because of contact with treats.

According to the FDA, the potentially affected treats are stamped with the lot code BZ0969101E.

Hartz is asking dog owners who have purchased the recalled product to immediately throw them away.

The FDA has advised dog owners to be on the look out for symptoms like fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea.

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