Merrick Pet Care Recalls All Lots of Filet Squares & Texas Hold’ems Treats (10 oz bag): Salmonella Risk

Customer Service: (800) 664-7387

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is expanding its previous recall of Filet Squares and Texas Hold'ems treats to include all lots of the 10 oz "Beef Filet Squares" for Dogs and "Texas Hold'ems" pet treats.

They have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

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 immediately.

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 immediately.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.

Published: August 9, 2010;    Updated: August 17, 2010

Filed Under: Recalls Warnings

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

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