CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Loving Pets is voluntarily recalling their dog treats because of possible Salmonella contamination.
According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration no illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.
FDA offiicals said the possible contamination was due to a "single finished ingredient that was supplied to Loving Pets from a USA based supplier." It was found by the company's quality assurance team.
The lot numbers included are:
Loving Pets Barksters
•Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982057005 - Lot # 021619
•Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken UPC 842982057050 - Lot 021419
Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
•Item #5100 Apple and Chicken UPC 842982051003 - Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019
•Item #5110 Banana and Chicken UPC 842982051102 - Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119
•Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982051201 - Lot 112818, 020119
•Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken UPC 842982051300 - Lot 020319, 112918, 020219
•Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats UPC 800443220696 - Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Symptoms of Salmonella include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Pets with Salmonella 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.
Anyone who has purchased these treats may return them to the retailer where the product was originally purchased. For additional information, please visit www.LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).