Merrick® Pet Care, based out of Amarillo, Texas, has expanded its recall of its “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” product to include additional cases of its “Texas Hold’ems” product. Issued on August 3, 2010, the recall was issued due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The expanded recall includes 83 additional cases of the “Texas Hold’ems” with an item number of 60016, lot number of 10127, and a “best by” date of 5/6/12. Furthermore, the treats in question were sold in 10-oz plastic bags that had the lot number and “best by” date printed on the top and bottom of the bag. Shipped to retailers and distributors across the United States, consumers who think they purchased a contaminated product should stop using it immediately.

Symptoms of Salmonella contamination include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. If consumers or their pets show any of these signs, seek the advice of a health professional or veterinarian. Dispose of any contaminated product by placing it in a covered trash container.

Consumers can also return unused product to their point of purchase for a full refund.

To contact Merrick® Pet Care, call 1-800-664-7387.

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