On February 16, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) advises consumers who have any Dog Gone Dog Treats to dispose of them.
Three people have been experienced Salmonella after handling the dog treats. No dogs have been reported ill or injured.
Dog Gone Treats are made in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The treats are dehydrated and not fully cooked.
Dog Gone Treats are sold at Essex County Co-Op in Topsfield, New England Dog Biscuit Company in Salem, Gimme Chews & Moore in Haverhill, and Animal Krackers in Gloucester.
All stores have been ordered to remove any existing product from their shelves, and no additional product is currently being made.
The company has released no statements at this time.
Dog Gone Dog Treats Recalled
All Dog Gone Dog Treats to include:
- Chicken Chips
- Beef Liver Chips
- Sweet Potato Chips
About Salmonella per the Massachusetts Department of Health
“People get Salmonella if they eat or handle food that has been contaminated with the bacteria and the food has not been properly handled, prepared, or cooked. Salmonella is common in uncooked food products from animals, such as eggs, poultry, and unpasteurized milk. People who get the germs on their hands can infect themselves by eating, smoking, or touching their mouths. They can also spread the germs to anyone or anything they touch, including food.
Most people with an infection will have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps that can last up to a week; severe disease is possible but uncommon. Although treatment is not always necessary, people who have weakened immune systems, very young children, adults over 65, and those experiencing severe symptoms should talk to their healthcare providers about treatment. Individuals should consult with their healthcare provider if they have symptoms after contact with the dog treats or an animal that has eaten the dog treats.
Dogs that become ill from Salmonella infection may experience diarrhea that can contain blood or mucus, may seem more tired than usual, and may have a fever or vomit. It is also possible for dogs to have Salmonella infection and not appear sick. Those concerned that their dogs may have become ill after eating the treats should consult their veterinarians.”
Recommended Steps for Consumers
Dispose of any Dog Gone Dog Treats immediately.
There is no refund information at this time.
US citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to using this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Form.