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More Pet Food
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  • Subject: More Pet Food
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:26:06 -0400

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Beef Filet Squares 10oz Bag (Item #60016 Lot #
10084TL7 Best By March 24, 2012) Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
Company Contact:
Customer Inquiries: (800) 664-7387
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 2, 2010 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo,
Texas is recalling 86 cases of its 10oz "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs" pet
treats (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) because they have
the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect
animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if
they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the
chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of
these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash
receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or
all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea,
abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious
ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain,
eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs
after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare
providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody
diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite,
fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers
and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled
product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

The Beef Filet Squares were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout
the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall
procedures.

The treats are sold in 10oz plastic bags marked with "Lot # 10084TL7 Best By
Mar 24, 2012" on the top of the bag and on a sticker applied to the bottom.

No illnesses have been reported to date. FDA collected a surveillance sample
of "Merrick Beef Filet Squares for Dogs" (lot #10084TL7) which were purchased
from a retail store. The sample tested positive for Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of "Beef Filet Squares for
Dogs" are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a
full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at
1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 - 5:00 CDT.

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