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July 26, 2000

Pet Treats Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Sioux City, IA (SafetyAlerts) - According to a wire story carried on Yahoo News an Iowa company is recalling certain pet treats sold in several Midwestern states because of possible salmonella contamination.

According to the story Reliable Pet Products of Sioux City, Iowa is recalling lot number 000246 of its Petnicks Porknicks Smoked Pork Hide Chips.  The treats were distributed to stores in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota.

Persons who handle a contaminated product can become infected if they then touch their mouths or their own food before thoroughly washing their hands.

Salmonella symptoms can include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, generally occur one to three days after eating contaminated food and last two to five days. While most ill individuals recover without the need for medical attention, the infection can be life threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Questions can be directed to the manufacturer at 1-712-258-1055.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 25, 2000.

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