July 26, 2000Pet Treats Recalled for Possible
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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