Recall: Loving Pets Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lot Numbers of Air-Puffed Dog Treats

Original Publish Date: June 15, 2017

Loving Pets of Cranbury, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its air-puffed dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

The possible salmonella contamination was due to a single finished ingredient that was supplied to Loving Pets from a USA-based supplier.

This possible contamination was discovered by Loving Pets’ internal quality assurance team and was identified through the company’s standard quality control testing procedures and internal food safety program.  Loving Pets produces its treats in small batches in order to offer the highest quality and control in safety.

To ensure the safety of its products, Loving Pets decided to be extra cautious and recall a wider range of lot numbers (noted below) so that no possible contaminated product is available on the market.

The lot numbers included are:loving pets

Loving Pets Barksters

Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982057005 – Lot # 021619

Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken UPC 842982057050  –  Lot 021419


Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips

Item #5100 Apple and Chicken UPC 842982051003  – Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019

Item #5110 Banana and Chicken UPC 842982051102 – Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119

Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken UPC 842982051201 – Lot 112818, 020119

Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken UPC 842982051300 – Lot 020319, 112918, 020219


Whole Hearted

Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats UPC 800443220696 – Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519


Although we are greatly disappointed that there may have been a potential compromise of one single ingredient that came from one of our suppliers, we are very encouraged that Loving Pets’ internal quality control testing, small batch approach to manufacturing, and comprehensive processes proved to be greatly effective,” Loving Pets President and founder Eric Abbey said in a statement through the company’s PR agency. “Our entire internal team acted expeditiously, and, in an abundance of caution, went above and beyond to identify an expanded range of product lot numbers to ensure that there was no risks in the marketplace.  There has been no report of illness or any pet affected. Pet health and safety remains our number one priority, and we are grateful to be a company associated with both integrity and quality. This transparency in identification and communication shows that our quality control processes in-place are extremely effective.”

Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of these aforementioned lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased. For additional information, visit www.LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).

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