Puppy Chews Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

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April 27, 2015 -- One lot of Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit dog chews are being recalled by the company due to fears of contamination with the salmonella germ that could harm dogs, or the dog's owner if he or she touches the chew.

In a corporate news release from TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, N.J., the company says the chews were distributed across the United States and Canada, and through a domestic mail order facility. The recall includes 1.69 oz. packages marked Lot 21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, located on the back of the package, and with an expiration date of 3/22/18 also stamped on the back of the package.

While no illnesses have yet been reported, the "potential for contamination" with salmonella in the puppy starter kits was found after routine testing, the company said.

Consumers are advised not to use the chews under recall, and they can return the item to wherever it was purchased for a full refund.