A recall has been announced by the manufacturers of Jr. Texas Taffy, a pet treat.
Reportedly, the same pet treated was massively distributed across the nation and it has now been speculated that those are highly contaminated with salmonella.
Although, the makers of Jr. Texas Taffy, Merrick Pet Care Inc. from Amarillo, Texas, have confirmed that no cases of contamination have been registered so far, but they have publically appealed everyone to bring back the treats from where they got them.
The treats were sold in the plastic bags, which have “Lot # 10084TL7” printed over them. The marked “best before” date is of March 4, 2012.
The company has assured the full refund of money to all the consumers, who have brought the packages.
Salmonella is a poisonous substance and can affect both human beings and animals, showing different symptoms in both.
If infected by Salmonella humans can suffer from abdominal cramping, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and nausea.
Those pets, which are infected with Salmonella, are characterized by lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever vomiting, decreased appetite and even abdominal pain.
It is strongly recommended by the company to contact veterinarian as soon as possible, if the pet has consumed the recalled product and showing the above mentioned symptoms.
The company has also asked people to take care of themselves and to keep an eye on the symptoms.
For further queries, call 800-664-7387 on Monday to Friday between 9 a. m. and 6 p. m.
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