Loving Pets Dog Treat Recall


June 14, 2017 — Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.


About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What’s Recalled?

The recalled products and lot numbers include:

Loving Pets Barksters
Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
UPC 842982057005
Lot # 021619

Loving Pets Barksters
Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
UPC 842982057050

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
UPC 842982051003
Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
UPC 842982051102
Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
UPC 842982051201
Lot 112818, 020119

Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
UPC 842982051300
Lot 020319, 112918, 020219

Whole Hearted
Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
UPC 800443220696
Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

What Caused the Recall?

According to the company:

The possible Salmonella contamination was due to a single finished ingredient that was supplied to Loving Pets from a USA based supplier.

This possible contamination was discovered by Loving Pets’ internal quality assurance team and was identified through the company’s standard quality control testing procedures and internal food safety program.

Loving Pets produces its treats in small batches, in order to offer the highest quality and control in safety.

To ensure the safety of its products, Loving Pets decided to be extra cautious and recall a wider range of lot numbers (noted above) so that no possible contaminated product is available on the market.

What to Do?

Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of the relevant lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased.

For additional information, please visit www.LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).

U.S. citizens 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.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.