Hartz Mountain Corp. recently announced that it is recalling one lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs because of potential Salmonella contamination.  

The dog treats were imported by Hartz, which purchased the dog treats from Bertin S.A., a Brazilian supplier.  According to a company press release, “While regular testing conducted by Bertin (prior to shipment to the US) did not detect the presence of Salmonella in any packages of this product, random sample testing conducted by FDA did indicate the presence of Salmonella. Hartz is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.”

Hartz is recalling 74,700 8-oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats

for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519.  Anyone who has

purchased these products should check the lot code on the bag to

determine if it is part of the recall.

Salmonella contamination can result in serious gastrointestinal illness in animals and humans.  Anyone suffering symptoms of Salmonella infection, including bloody diarrhea, should contact a healthcare provider.  

Do not feed dog treats involved in the recall to pets.  Discard them.

Consumers can contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414 at any time with any questions and for information on how to obtain reimbursement for purchased product.

  • Ann Quinn, consumer

    Why is the presence of so much Salmonella in pet food
    products (food and pet treats) important to consumers?
    It can especially affect old and young pets and cause illness, and is easily transferable from pets to people. See Worms&Germs blog
    Salmonella/salmonellosis….infection/carriage…..what does it all mean?
    Posted on September 8, 2010 by Scott Weese
    Consumers have every right to expect pet food manufacturers to
    stop Salmonella from entering their homes, infecting their pets, and harming their families.