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Nature's Recipe Dog Treats Recalled Over Salmonella

Nature's Recipe announced the recall of its "Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken."

The recall is a voluntary recall due to a potential risk that the dog treats are contaminated with salmonella, reports CBS.

The pet food company says that no pet or human illnesses have been reported so far, but the company suggests that pet owners monitor themselves and their dogs for signs of salmonella, writes CBS.

This recall shows that even products with the most healthy-sounding names have the potential to carry harmful bacteria. After all, who wouldn't want to get their dogs oven baked chicken treats made from nature's recipe? Sounds healthy, right?

It wasn't reported how the products were exposed to salmonella, but the company, a brand of Del Monte Foods, says that the dog treats were manufactured at its plant in Topeka, Kansas and were distributed nationally.

The company says that animals eating the product have the potential of becoming infected as do humans from handling contaminated pet products, reports CBS.

Customers who bought the dog treats are urged to throw it out. And if pet owners see symptoms of salmonella infections in their dogs, they are urged to call their vets.

Some signs that your dog has been infected by salmonella can include lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs will have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain, reports CBS.

The oven baked biscuits that are subject to the recall were sold in pouches with the Lot Codes 2199TP or 2200TP and a UPC Code of 30521 51549. The pouches also have a "Best If Used By Date" stamp of "10 11 13" and "10 12 13."

To learn more about the recall, you can contact the company at its web site or call its consumer hotline at 800-237-3856. If you believe your dog (or anyone else) may have suffered injury from the product, you may also consider talking to a product liability attorney to learn your rights to collect damages.

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