Another product is being recalled by manufacturers for fear of salmonella contamination.
Hartz Mountain Corporation, a leading pet product manufacturer has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats due to salmonella concerns.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the move by Hartz Mountain came after random sample testing by the FDA indicated the presence of salmonella organisms in one or more of the 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs.
Although Hartz mountain, which is based in Secaucus, New Jersey, has not received any reports of animals or people becoming ill as a result of contact with the treats, it has decided to recall the said products while an investigation is underway and has, likewise, urged dog owners who have purchased the recalled treats to immediately throw them away.
The U.S. FDA added that the potentially affected treats are stamped with the lot code BZ0969101E. They also advise dog owners whose pets are exhibiting such symptoms as fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea to immediately seek veterinary assistance.
For added information or inquiry about the recall, consumers may contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414.