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Posted on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

FDA issues warning about specific lot of Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky treats for dogs

By Lorrie Shaw


flickr photo by Jon Rawlinson

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to buy Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats because of possible Salmonella health risk.

Kasel Associated Industries , the manufacturer of the treats, has decided to not issue a voluntary recall at this time.

The product was distributed in Denver, Colo. area Costco stores.

Despite Kasel's decision, Costco is working with the FDA and has removed all of the affected products from its shelves.

The product was packaged in flexible plastic that is yellow, blue, green and red, with black and white print writing with transparent sections. Three-pound bags are affected, and those marked by a lot number BESTBY061913DEN are included in the recall.

This is one of several recalls related to Kasel. They began in late September when bully sticks produced by the company and sold by Target were recalled after testing positive for the pathogen.

Salmonella, also referred to as salmonellosis, causes digestive problems, and dogs will typically present with fever, diarrhea, vomiting and weakness. Other symptoms can occur.

Salmonella can affect other animals —  not just the dogs who consume the treats. There is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to any contaminated product.

Consumers who purchased the product may be contacted by Costco with information on what to do.

Click here to read the statement by the FDA.

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Lorrie Shaw leads the pets section for and owner of Professional Pet Sitting. Shoot her an email, contact her at 734-904-7279 or follow her adventures on Twitter.