State health officials have linked a New Hampshire-made jerky product for dogs to the spread of Salmonella to nearly two dozen people.
Health officials say 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough counties came down with the same strain of the illness after handling Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky.
Kritter’s Kitchen Kreation in Loudon produces the jerky and has voluntarily recalled the product.
Laboratory testing confirming the presence of Salmonella is pending.
The jerky was sold at America’s Pet in Hudson, Blue Seal in Bow, K9 Kaos in Dover, Osborne’s Agway, Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord, and the Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington.
The state health department is asking people to discard any of the jerky treats they may have at home.