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FDA Voluntary Recall of Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips because of Potential Salmonella Contamination

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FDA recently released a recall by the Hartz Mountain Corporation in Secaucus, NJ. The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips because there is a possibility the chips have been contaminated with Salmonella.

The product recalled is found in 2 pound plastic bags of Hartz Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips. The UPC number is 3270096463 and the lot code is JC23282. This product was distributed nationwide.

Salmonella poisoning is serious and can cause infections in people and dogs. Salmonella is a gram-negative bacteria that is composed of one-celled organisms.

Symptoms if you are infected with Salmonella include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Cramping
  • Fever

A serious case of Salmonella infection can include symptoms such arterial infections, encocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

If your pet has been infected with Salmonella, symptoms include:

  • Lethargic
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain

If you have any questions, please contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414. If you have any of the above symptoms and have eaten Hartz Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips, please seek medical attention immediately.

Food injury is not to be taken lightly in circumstances when injuries do result. In some cases, these injuries can have lasting effects.

For those who have sustained serious food injuries and/or sickness you may want to contact the attorneys at Childers, Buck, and Schlueter to see how they can help protect your legal rights.