Friday, March 14, 2008

SAFETY ALERT! SALMONELLA BACTERIA IN DOG TREAT

SAFETY ALERT - PRESENCE OF SALMONELLA BACTERIA IN ROLL OVER PORK TENDERS PREMIUM DOG TREAT

OTTAWA, March 13, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) andRollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or usethe Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This productmay be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis inhumans.

The affected Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was sold in 50 gpackages bearing UPC 0 60766 88138 1.

All lots up to and including 07 MAR 10 are affected bythis alert.

Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was distributed nationally.

There has been one illness reported associated with this product. People may risk bacterial infection by handling the treats directly or by contact with pets who have used the treats.
Anyone who may have handled the treats should wash their hands with warm water and soap.

Consumers should dispose of these treats in the trash.

Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, although more serious consequences are possible, especially inyoung children, the elderly, and in people with weakened immune systems.

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd., High River, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoringthe effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd.
(403) 652-4300 or 1-800-616-9267
info@rolloverpetfood.com
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Easterntime, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other foodsafety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Media enquiries:
Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd.
(403) 652-4300 or 1-800-616-9267 info@rolloverpetfood.com

Media enquiries:
Shashi Kulkarni (English) Canadian Food Inspection AgencyFood Recall and Emergency Response613-368-1622
Linda LeBlanc (French) Canadian Food Inspection AgencyFood Recall and Emergency Response613-760-4112