Merrick Pet Care Inc. has recalled its Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats due to a possible Salmonella contamination, according to the company.
No illnesses have been reported in conjunction with the recall, according to Merrick. 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. Any pet that consumed the recalled product and exhibits these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.
By Lindsay Beaton
Pet food safety is top-of-mind all along the production line, and everything from the ingredients to the equipment must offer solutions.
By Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Many hours, efforts, dollars and brainpower go into pet food companies’ and regulatory bodies’ efforts to ensure that products on the market are safe and healthy for pets.