September 10, 2013 — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky Chicken Jerky treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
A total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness.
However, no deaths have occurred.
Joey’s Jerky is produced in New Hampshire and the manufacturer, Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of the product.
Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores:
America’s Pet in Hudson
Blue Seal in Bow
K9 Kaos in Dover
Osborne’s Agway in Concord
Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord
The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington
Confirmation through laboratory testing of the jerky is pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs.
What to Do?
DHHS is asking people to determine if they have any of these jerky treats at home — and if so, to discard them.
For more information on Salmonella, contact the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496. Or visit the DHHS website at www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/salmonella.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.