The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning not to feed pets with Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The Colorado Department of Agriculture reported that 34 out of 72 samples were tested positive for Salmonella.
These dog treats were sold at Costco stores in Denver, Colorado, United States. Costco has removed all of these treats from their shelves. These are the treats with lot code BESTBY061913DEN.
The FDA reported that these treats are manufactured in the United States and they are not associated with the reports of illnesses and deaths of dogs associated with consumption of chicken jerky treats for China.
To dogs, salmonella can cause lethargy, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Humans can also be affected by Salmonella causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Salmonella can also cause arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. If your pet has consumed an affected product, contact your veterinarian and doctor immediately.