FDA Recalls Dog Chew Toy That is Putting Dogs and People at Risk of Salmonella
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of certain dog crews over the potential contamination of Salmonella that can affect pets and their owners. According to CNN Money, the recall is for the "1.69 ounce package of Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, which contain three bone-shaped chews designed for puppies that are teething." The product was produced in NewJersey, and has been distributed across the U.S. and Canada.
Owners of pets who have handled the chew toys, who did not thoroughly wash their hands and any surface that came in contact with the toy are at risk of infection. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Pet symptoms also include diarrhea and being lethargic.
It is not known how may products have been infected, and no health issues have yet to be reported. The recall was issued after the company identified Salmonella during routine testing. The lot number, UPC and expiration date of the recalled products are Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3 and 3/22/18.