18 August 2010

{17aug2010: recall}

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Another Merrick product added to the recall list!  

"Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, has expanded its dog treats recall to include all lots of the two products – Beef Filet Squares for Dogs and Texas Hold’ems treats.
The treats come in 10-ounce packages and were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the United States, according to Merrick.
While the expanded recall is based on salmonella concerns, no illnesses related to the product have been reported.
Merrick issued limited recalls of its Beef Filet Squares and Texas Hold’ems treats in July and August after samples turned up positive for salmonella.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans, according to the company.
Dog owners are urged to contact their veterinarian if their pet has consumed the recalled product and is exhibiting symptoms.
Consumers who have purchased 10-ounce packages of Beef Filet Squares for Dogs and Texas Hold’ems are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-664-7387, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT."

Dang!  neither are the ones we buy for Dar, but it's quite worrying that they are adding to their recall!


  1. Scary. We don't get these, but it's good to get a heads up.

  2. That is scary! I'll have to keep my eye on this because we are trying the lamb treats! Thanks for the info!


  3. Remi was on a special food when he had his ghiardia, which was recently recalled. It was scary to think the food we got to help his diarrhea could actually cause it. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to be having any symptoms from it.

  4. We get that brand too. Thank you for spreading the news. We had NO idea.