treat recall expanded

Recall Alert for Loving Pets Treats has been issued.   

Loving Pets treats, manufactured in the United States has issued a voluntary recall for potential salmonella contamination.  As of yet, no illnesses or injuries have been reported.  This appears to be the first recall alert for Loving Pets Treats in recent years.

Please note, people can become ill with salmonella from handling contaminated products.  To prevent the spread of salmonella, you should wash your hands every time you handle pet food and treats.

What to Watch For In People And Pets

  • nasuea
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • bloody stool
  • cramping
  • abdominal pain in general
  • loss of appetite  
  • lethargy

If you or your pet are experiencing these symptoms seek an appropriate doctor.

Which Products are Affected?

This recall alert for Loving Pets includes products from their Barksters, Puffsters and Whole Hearted lines.  

Loving Pets Barksters™

  • Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982057005 – Lot # 021619
  • Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken UPC 842982057050 – Lot 021419

Loving Pets Puffsters™ Snack Chips

  • Item #5100 Apple and Chicken UPC 842982051003 – Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019
  • Item #5110 Banana and Chicken UPC 842982051102 – Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119
  • Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982051201 – Lot 112818, 020119
  • 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

A Statement from Loving Pets

“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.”

More Information

If you have any of these products in your home or would like to know more, visit the FDA recall alert here.

For information on the recall of rawhide treats last week, click here.