Some lots of Jump Your Bones brand Roo Bites (Cubes) dog treats are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Jump Your Bones, Inc., which is based in Boca Raton, Fla., announced it is recalling the following products that were distributed nationwide to retail pet food stores and through pet food distributors:
Jump Your Bones brand Roo Bites (Cubes)
80 g./2.82 oz. Boutique Bags, including samples of .32 oz.
UPC Code: 63633010041
According to the packaging, the treats are manufactured in Australia from “100% uniquely dehydrated kangaroo meat.”
Salmonella can affect animals who eat the contaminated products, and there is also a risk to humans who handle the products, especially if they do not thoroughly wash their hands (and any surfaces the product touched) afterward.
The symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in both pets and people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Pets may also become lethargic. If you or your dog experience any of these symptoms after eating or handling the product, see a doctor or veterinarian.
To date, no illnesses have been reported from this recalled product.
If you purchased the affected Jump Your Bones Roo Bites (Cubes) treats, stop feeding them to your dog. Dispose of them in a covered trash receptacle or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further information about the recall, call Jump Your Bones at 888-249-6755 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
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