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Published On: Sun, Nov 3rd, 2013

Georgia-based, Bailey’s Choice, recalls chicken jerky treats due to salmonella risk

Waleska, Georgia dog treat company, Bailey’s Choice, issued a voluntary recall of two lots of chicken jerky treats due to potential salmonella contamination, according to a Georgia Department of Agriculture press release.

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The announcement says the affected products include chicken treats in various sizes marked with lot number #132881 and expiration date Feb. 2014, along with five-ounce bags of chicken jerky with a lot number of “Jun 5 2013.”

The company says on their Facebook page that they have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick.

In an email to Bailey’s Choice distributors, company owner Roger Thomas said, “We are working hard to find the problem and will correct it immediately to ensure safe products for both human and our four legged friends.”

Salmonella is a pathogen to both humans and animals. There is a risk for humans handling the contaminated dog food if poor hand washing techniques are not performed or surfaces in contact with the dog food are not properly cleaned.

In humans, Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Pets, including dogs, with Salmonella can become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. The clinical features of canine salmonellosis vary on strain, amount ingested and dog host factors.

Many dogs however are asymptomatic carriers of the bacteria and may shed Salmonella for up to 100 days after being infected. This can become a risk for family members and anyone with confirmed salmonellosis without a known risk of exposure, the family pet should be tested regardless of symptoms.

Consumers who purchased these products for their pets should immediately discard the product. Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund and can be reached at 770-881-0526, [email protected] or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com .

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