Pet treats, horse feed recalled

Pet treats, horse feed recalled

Feb 01, 2011
By staff
National Report -- Taffy pet treats have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, while some horse feed products have been recalled because it may contain a medication that can be fatal at high doses.

Merrick Pet Care of Amarillo, Texas, issued the voluntary recall of Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats (UPC 02280827077, all lots up to and including No. 10364) because the could be contaminated with Salmonella. The company says it is using "an abundance of caution" in recalling the treats and that no animals have been reported sick.

The treats were shipped to distributors and retailers across the country. Consumers who have purchased the affected products can return the unused portions to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Questions can be directed to Merrick at 1-800-664-7387.

Additionally, FDA has announced that Manna Pro Products is recalling a single lot of Family Farm Complete Horse 10 feed (UPC 0 95668 90151 6), packaged in 40-pound bags. The feed may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin), which is a medication approved for use in some livestock and poultry, but can be fatal to horses if fed at high levels, FDA says.

Lot number 1006 is the only lot affected by the recall, which affects feed distributed from Jan. 11-21, 2011 to retailers in California, Nevada and Oregon. Testing by the company uncovered the problem with the feed, and retailers are pulling the affected product from their shelves. No illnesses have been reported, according to FDA.