Merrick Expands Dog Treat Recall to All Lots

All lots of Beef Filet Squares for Dogs and Texas Hold’ems dog treats included in recall.

Posted: August 17, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Recalled Beef Filet Squares for DogsDue to salmonella concerns, Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, has expanded its Beef Filet Squares and Texas Hold’ems dog treats recall to include all lots of the two products.

The recalled Beef Filet Squares for Dogs and Texas Hold’ems treats come in 10-ounce packages and were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the United States, according to Merrick. No illnesses related to the recalled dog product have been reported.

Merrick issued limited recalls of its Beef Filet Squares and Texas Hold’ems treats earlier this month and in July after samples turned up positive for salmonella.

Recalled Texas Hold'ems Dog TreatsPets 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 these symptoms.

Humans can also become infected, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or surfaces exposed to the recalled product, according to the company. Symptoms in humans may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. Children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible to infection, according to the company.

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.


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nicki   anaheim, CA

8/21/2010 10:24:32 AM

if you research what's in the dog food and treats you'ed never feed it to a dog you love. I mean rendered animals, styrafoam, maggots, medications given to the sick animals before there euthanized... I feed my dogs raw, organic hormone free meats and organic veggie blends

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Doxie Lover   Douglasville, GA

8/20/2010 1:42:31 PM

I cook our dogs their food. They either get turkey, lamb, chicken or Beef and Rice with green beans, and carrots. I make enough to do a week or two. If I have a lot then we freeze some. If we do feed our dogs dry it will be Kirkland dog food they love it and it's never been recalled. I also make up our own doggie treats. They eat fruits and veggies. I love my babies and don't want to kill them with nasty poision food.

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Donna   Edmonton, AB

8/20/2010 7:45:18 AM

I only feed my dog human grade dog food and organic treats. Being a lab and a rather big one I am buying a big bag of food every 4-6 weeks, and sometimes worry about the cost, but with all these recalls I am glad that I don't give my Oliver anything that I wouldn't eat myself

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Sandi   Schenectady, NY

8/20/2010 5:18:48 AM

I've always kept my dogs on Purina products since they were puppies, never had a recall. Purina has many good varieties for both dogs and cats. But they do love Milk Bone dog biscuits. You should always check the packaging before purchasing, make sure the bags are not torn/open.

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