Pets: Frozen yogurt dog treats linked to contaminated peanut butter are being recalled
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One flavor of their Yoghund frozen yogurt dog treats, Organic Banana & Peanut Butter, are the focus of the recall, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The recall was initiated as a precaution — as these products contain organic peanut butter linked to recent recalls of products that use the ingredient sourced by Sunland Inc.of Portales, N.M. — for possible Salmonella contamination.
Sunland Inc., the manufacturer of the peanut butter, produced the peanut butter that was recalled in September and reported here on AnnArbor.com.
This also falls on the heels of a linked recall of peanut butter that is formulated for dogs, under scrutiny for the same reason.
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 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be passed to humans as well, so care needs to be taken. Hand washing is a must — when handling any pet consummables that may be contaminated with the bacteria.
Because there are more than 2,000 strains of salmonella, it's the most common cause behind pet product recalls. Very young and very old pets are most susceptible to the bacteria and suffer the effects most profoundly. The most common symptoms associated with salmonella are vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Companion animals presenting with symptoms are treated with IV fluids and antibiotics.
No reported incidents of illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.
All case product of Lot Code 268 12 and earlier, cup and four pack "Best By" of 9.24.14 or earlier is included in the recall.
The product can be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Click here to read more.
Pet owners who are unsure if the product that they have purchased is included in the recall, or that have questions may call the company at 603-775-7772 extension 1007 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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