Merrick Pet Care is recalling 248 cases of its Doggie Wishbone pet treats because of potential Salmonella contamination.
The affected treats are marked as follows: ITEM # 29050, UPC code 2280829050, Lot 11031 and a "Best By" date of January 30, 2012.
The pet treats were shipped to distributors in 10 states, according to Merrick. The company says the possible Salmonella contamination was identified through routine sampling by the US Food and Drug Administration, but that no illnesses have been reported.
Consumers who purchased the recalled Doggie Wishbone treats 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, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
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