The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky due to possible Salmonella risk. So far 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have contacted the illness. Joey’s Jerky is pet treat produced in New Hampshire. Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations LLC has voluntarily recalled their entire line of the jerky treats. Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores: America’s Pet in Hudson, Blue Seal in Bow, K9 Kaos in Dover, Osborne’s Agway in Concord, Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord, and The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington. DHHS is asking people to check if they have any of these jerky treats at home and to discard them.
“While uncommon, pet food and treats can sometimes be contaminated with Salmonella, which is why it is so important for pet owners to wash their hands after handling pet food and treats,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS.”