Merrick Pet Care recalls Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat for possible Salmonella contamination

By on Jan 31, 2011 in Animals, Health, United States Comments

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, with the knowledge of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), voluntarily recalls all lots of Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat up to lot # 10364.

Texas Taffy pet treat recall
Photo credit: MerrickPetCare.com

According to FDA official website on Friday, the company is recalling the Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077) after learning that the said product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella virus.

With that, consumers who have bought this product are strongly being advised by the FDA to dispose all of their stock in a safe manner by securing them in covered trash containers, since pet owners can also be infected once their pets become ill due to Salmonella virus.

In addition, FDA also suggests that customers handling this Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat should wash their hands properly especially after handling such products to reduce the risk of getting infected.

Nevertheless, the company is advising pet owners whose pets have consumed this product to contact their veterinarian immediately once they see some symptoms of health problems on their pets.

These Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat products were shipped to US distributors and retailers, who have been notified by the company and were said to have activated their recall procedures.

As of this writing, there were reported illnesses related to this Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat recall.

Meanwhile, Merrick Pet Care also urged consumers who have bought this pet treat to return the unused product and ask for a full refund.

For more information, the public is being invited to contact Merrick Pet Care at 1-800-664-7387, from Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm (CST), or to visit the company’s official website at MerrickPetCare.com.



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