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Saturday, January 3, 2015

PET TREAT RECALL - Jump Your Bones Pet Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella: Food and Drug Recalls

Picture of bag of dog treats
Cleveland, Ohio - Jump Your Bones Roo Bites, a dog treat made from kangaroo meat, may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a news release from the Florida-based manufacturer.

No pets or people have yet become ill from contact with the recalled treats, which were distributed nationwide to retail pet stores and online. The product, sold in "boutique bags," have the UPC code 63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz., including samples of .32 oz.

The food poses a potential risk to the animals that may consume it, but also to people who do not thoroughly wash their hands after handling it, according to the release.

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most people usually recover without treatment, some need to be hospitalized. Contact your doctor if you have symptoms after handling the food.

Symptoms in animals may include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abnormally fast heart rate. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Contact a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms after consuming the recalled food.

If you've bought the recalled product, dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, you can call  1-888- 249-6755  Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time.

For more information, the FDA posts press releases for the food and drug recalls it deems particularly dangerous. The agency also operates a Twitter feed and sends out tweets about once a day. You can find that feed @FDArecalls or

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