Recall: Dingo Chick’n Jerky for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

UPDATE 4/2 12pm Pacific: This recall has been expanded to Canada as well.

ORIGINAL POST:
Dingo Chick'N JerkyThis is NOT related to Menu Foods, but a treat sold at Target and PetSmart is being recalled for contamination with salmonella. Full press release below.

March 31, 2007 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Eight In One Announces Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Dingo® CHICK’N JERKY Treats for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eight In One, Inc., a division of United Pet Group, Inc., is voluntarily recalling nationally all lots of Dingo® CHICK’N JERKY treats due to Company concerns that the jerky treats have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination, in people, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

The products affected were sold at Target, PetSmart and other retailers. The products subject to this voluntary recall are Dingo CHICK’N JERKY 3.5 oz. and 8 oz. for dogs and Dingo Kitty CHICKEN JERKY 1.5 oz. for cats and Dingo Ferret CHICKEN JERKY 1.5 oz for ferrets.
Laboratory testing has shown that some samples of these chicken jerky treats were contaminated with Salmonella. The company is recalling all these products out of an abundance of caution.

Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling these pet treats, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella can have some or all of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers..

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Apparently well animals can be a carrier and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The company has received one report of Salmonellosis in a dog. There are no reports of human illness.

These products are being removed from retail stores. Consumers should immediately stop feeding these treats to their pets.

Consumers who purchased any of the above-identified CHICK’N JERKY TREATS should discontinue use of the products and should discard the unused portion. Consumer can obtain information on receiving refunds by contacting the Eight In One consumer affairs department at 1-888-232-9889.

Retailer and other inquiries into this recall should also be directed to the Eight In One consumer affairs department at 1-800-645-5154 x 3.

16 Responses to “Recall: Dingo Chick’n Jerky for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets”

  1. garyn says:

    As an FYI, last week I examined the package of a dingo bone (this is the rawhide with chicken jerky inside) that I bought for my dog as a treat and guess where they are made…CHINA. I will never buy from this company again.

  2. Charley Lhasa says:

    These treats are sold at many other stores besides Target and PetSmart, as well as online.
    Thanks for posting this.

  3. lMargaret Whitlock says:

    Are the Dingo bones wrapped in chicken jerky safe? Please advise as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

    Margaret Whitlock

  4. TERRY THOMAS says:

    DINGO DENTA - TREATS HAVE WHEAT GLUTEN IN IT. IS IT O K TO USE ?

  5. Alan says:

    All products containing chicken have been recalled… this includes the bones with rawhide wrapped chicken, Chicken Jerky and rawhide balls with Chicken

    According to the article I just read.

  6. Calvin says:

    I just spoke to a representative at the Consumer Affairs phone # listed in the websites, 800-645-5154 x4 and was told the bones are completely safe. The processing for the bones is completely different than the chicken n jerky strips.

  7. sharon fox49 says:

    my westie loves the dingo balls-she plays and eats one a day-i’ in a panic- are they in the recall-help anyone

  8. sharon fox49 says:

    I just called they said the jerkey only not balls or bones-should i trust them-katie loves the balls she chews on them forever-what do you think?

  9. Sandra says:

    FYI - My dog was ill about a month ago and had ingested the dingo treats. She was ill with bloody stool and vomitiing. I contacted the company today to advise and was told that a vet report must be submitted that shows the animal was tested for salmonella in order to be compensated for any expenses. Be sure to have your pet’s stool tested if they get ill.

  10. Ashley says:

    I was giving my dog a dingo bone every morning! I am not going to buy them anymore. with all the pet food and treat recalls i am scared to feed him anything.

  11. MaryJ says:

    When feeding you pet any food or treat ALWAYS know where the source is manufactured. Key things to make sure is Made in the USA and is it made from human quality ingredients. This may or may not cost more but there is no price on the health of the pets we love!

  12. Greg & Debra B says:

    Our mini dachshund ate a dingo bone with the rawhide outside and the chicken inside 6 days ago. He vommited his guts out for 2 days and has had diarhea for the last 4 days with extreme dehydration. Kidney blood levels were elevated. The vet bill has been over $1200 so far. Retailer (PETCO) says they will not pull the product off the shelf unless the vet can 100% verify that the dingo bone (eaten 6 days ago) was the cause.

  13. Jacqueline says:

    H

    ello All Pets and their Wonderful Parents!

    I am sick to my sromach worrying about the 8 in 1 products and Dingo Treats!!! I give them to my baby Bichon Frise and he has been to the vets a few times now due to huge imbalances in his blood work-ups!!!

  14. Laura says:

    I just came fom Petsmart and it is incredible how many treats are made in China! My 3 babies love chicken jerky, but apparently it is ALL made in China. That gives me an idea for a business that I can start in the USA where things are regulated. Be safe everyone….and smart…check your packages to find out where things are coming from.

  15. Deb says:

    Nov 7,07
    I bought my 2 dogs a pack of Dingo Chip Twist and gave each 1 strip,after they got done chewing them up I have never seen two sick vomiting dogs like I did,I called United Pet Group and they said they had NO recalls,I took my dogs to the vet with stool specs.and urged him to help me report it to the FDA which he did ,the United Pet Group asked me to mail them their product and if my dogs did get sick from their product they would have to take it up the ladder to pay back vet bills(which she said she wasnt sure if they would) after hearing her out I wouldnt send her a damn thing what for so they can cover up!? After this I will inform everyone I know NOT TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS how can they sell and kill dogs!!I also called Pet Smart and asked if any other dogs were sick and they should pull that product and they refuse also Im now never a comsumer there again!What is wrong with these sick people???????

  16. Gayle Hassinger says:

    WE JUST GOT BACK FROM VACATION AND GAVE OUR MINATURE DACHSHUND THE SMALL DINGO BONES (SMOKED BEEF) AND A FEW DAYS LATER HE GOT VIOLENTLY ILL. NAUSEA, VOMING, DIARRHEA AND IT WENT ON TILL HE HAD BLOODY STOOLS. WE HAD TO RUN HIM TO THE AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY ROOM AND THEY KEPT HIM OVERNIGHT. THE NEXT AM MY HUSBAND BROUGHT HIM HOME WITH AN IV IN HIS PAW. I AM AN LPN SO I HOOKED THE IV BACK UP AND GOT 2OO CC MORE IN HIM. tHEN WE TOOK HIM TO OUR VET THAT DAY AND HE GAVE HIM EVEN MORE MEDICINE. HE HAD HIM JUST EAT CAT FOOD AND A SCRAMBLED EGG WITH NO MILK FOR 2 DAYS AND SODIUM FREE CHICKEN BROTH. FOR 2 -3 DAYS HE WAS JUST LISTLESS AND FINALLY ON THE 3RD DAY HE STARTED FEELING BETTER. NO DOG SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS!!! WHEN I CALLED THE AB COMPANY THEY DENIED THEY HAD ANY RECALLS AND THEN THE FIRE WORKS STARTED. i TOLD HER SHE WAS A LIAR AND TOLD HER TO GO TO THIS WEBSITE!~! I WILL NEVER GIVE MY DOG A DING BONE EVER AGAIN. I PLAN TO PURSUE THIS FURTHER, EITHER KEEP THE BAG AND CALL THE VET TO CHECK THE STOOL SPECIMEN, HOPING THEY STILL HAVE THE REPORT.ALSO THERE WAS NO DATE EXPIRATION ON THE BAG!!!!


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