Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recall

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November 1, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC of Waleska, Georgia, has announced it is recalling certain packages of dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Georgia Department of Agriculture LogoThe recall includes packages of chicken treats in various sizes and with the following lot dates:

  • June 5, 2013
  • October 8, 2013

According to the announcement on the company’s Facebook page:

“These two lots tested positive for Salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. These treats will not harm your dog, dogs digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept of Agriculture closely to recall the effected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.”

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors are checking retail stores and warehouses to be certain the recalled products have been removed from sale.

What to Do?

If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at [email protected] or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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  • Diana Berreth Moos

    I buy human grade jerky for my corgis for treats
    However even that can be made out of the USA so watch that too.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Vomitting , diarrhea, kidney and liver failure.

  • no1bailey

    Would someone please explain to me what the dog goes through once he has consumed one of these tainted treats. My sweet boy passed last month and we are suspicious that he was fed one of these treats though no one will admit to it. I wonder what the dog goes through with a demise caused by these treats. Thank you

  • Thanks for the information!

  • Tracey South

    thanks for info. also for warning. I have no tolerance for seeing badly treated animals. ; cannot watch those commercials about animal neglect/abuse. anyway, thank u.

  • InkedMarie

    Oh, gotcha. I am in nh but didn’t see that til you posted it

  • WandaSteeves

    Here is just one on FB, affiliated with its main page.. I hope I don’t get in trouble for this lol! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Notodogmeat-USA/148241555372243

  • WandaSteeves

    No Calgary, Alberta, Canada.. That came up on the main feed of Petbragsdotcom, I’m admin there!

  • InkedMarie

    Hey Wanda, being nosey: are you in nh?

  • WandaSteeves
  • WandaSteeves

    http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20131102/NEWS01/131109831/-1/newhampshire03
    AWESOME NEWS!!! . I hope I don’t get kicked off the site for posting a link!

  • WandaSteeves

    Notodogmeat is on FB, I. Don’t think I can post the full link.. Google that on FB, the petitions come from that page, as well u can google on Causes, key words noto dog meat ect.. They have a festival in June, that is horrendous, please BEWARY very hard on the heart to see these poor animals.

  • Tracey South

    How do we find out about manufacter process, the whole thing…the source of ingredients, to the putting together , import/export and sales ? we need some kind of law and some kind of easy to find access of this info.

  • Tracey South

    I honestly feel strange beating up on China, verbally or whatever because I am willing to bet the real blame for allowing it is in our USA. For example, illegal to make consumer products here that contain lead, but not illegal to sell the ones made elsewhere, here. I never will buy another candle that comes from an unknown source or China, etc…….as they put lead in the wicks and when you light the candle you are breathing in the lead. And that is legal in this country of USA. Why?

  • Tracey South

    well, do you have a FB name to share so we can ?

  • Tracey South

    thank you ! you are the only one besides my sister , who taught me I can do what you said, as a treat that I’ve heard saying that. sorry for confusing sentence. hope u know what I mean. when I suggest to people they can offer the dog kibble (a piece or 2) as a reward they look at me like I am from Mars. I also give him a raw pea, and he is thrilled ! Sis taught me that one, too.

  • Anon

    You do realize these treats are made in the US though?

  • doglover

    Make your own treats! I buy inexpensive cuts of meat (strips or thin pieces) for human consumption and put them on a rack on a cookie sheet and slow bake them in the oven. They make excellent jerky style treats and they are totally safe!

  • WandaSteeves

    Sorry I pressed the dang arrow down, instead of reply… Look for notodogmeat. Yeah they do the same to cats. We have made huge strides in sun bears, they will be retired, farms will be closed!! Little battles!

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    My stomach is turning…I never heard about beating… I feel sick. Lord only knows what they do to cats. What do I look for in Facebook?

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    🙂 Thank you for replying.

  • WandaSteeves

    Yeah, Sadley it’s still happening, they also believe it makes the meat more tender to beat these animals while they are alive.. I will fight them by being a voice until the day I die! My BFF lives there and is beyond stressed, she’s constantly trying to tell them that these animals have souls. There is a huge movement there fighting this, u can join on FB

  • Betsy Greer

    But, it affected you so much, that to this day you’re still disturbed and angered enough by it to share what you saw with us. Maybe Life’s purpose was served. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    Just one more comment, and I need to get off of this computer!
    Chinese don’t see dogs as pets and part of the family like we do….far from it. Dogs are EATEN in China! Years back I saw a picture on the cover of Life magazine that made me literally nauseated. It had dogs, ALIVE, in a large net, being carried down the street by a Chinese man. It affected me so much that I wrote to Life magazine, telling them they should not put such sensitive material on their cover. The Chinese are laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    Just one more comment, and I need to get off of this computer!
    Chinese don’t see dogs as pets and part of the family like we do….far from it. Dogs are EATEN in China! Years back I saw a picture on the cover of Life magazine that made me literally nauseated. It had dogs, ALIVE, in a large net, being carried down the street by a Chinese man. It affected me so much that I wrote to Life magazine, telling them they should not put such sensitive material on their cover. The Chinese are laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    The fact is that we borrow money from them, and then buy their goods, since they have our manufacturing jobs…. It’s not going to be easy forcing them out of business – but I am all for doing it!

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    I definitely want to know, too, what is wrong with this country. This has happened before with treats from China. I don’t believe it is a mistake anymore. Also, our government should not be willing to import goods from China and other countries that are taking our manufacturing jobs from us. We borrow money from China, then they make goods for us with our money, and we buy the goods….they are taking all of our money! Obviously, there are too many people willing to look the other way.

  • InkedMarie

    You’re ON the Dog Food Advisor

  • I don’t remember. It was several months ago but it was a well-known brand, not a generic. Might have been Raisin Brand:

    http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/kelloggs-raisin-bran-crunch-cereal.html

    I’ve been eating occasionally Cascadian Farms organic cereal.

  • Sue Weigel Swartz

    That is true, but I found a brand that is 100% USA sourced AND 100% USA made called Buckley. They make 100% real chicken jerky dog treats and I think I rememeber seeing other flavors. Unfortunately, it took my chihuahua so long to go through the bag, that now that I’ve run out, I don’t remember where I bought it. I think it was Meijer and it was about $8.99 for a 5 oz bag. In the mean time, I’m giving him CloudStar Buddy Biscuits wich are also sourced and made in the USA and to boot, the packaging is made from recycled material AND they donate to non-profit organizatons benefiting animals, children, women and the environment. I got them from Target for about $5.00 for a 16oz box. Can’t beat that!

  • Mary Bzdel Kliner

    I agree with you stay also away from dog Food processed in China & sent to the USA. FDA has no control of what is put in there doggy Treats & dog Toys . What Cereal Made in USA had BHA/Bht in there ingredient. I read BHA/Bht band from being part of USA made product we eat as a preservative. I am going to read my Cereal Labels to see if Rice Checks has BHA/BHT as a ingredient listed.There are Cereals made in other Countries and sold in USA like Tea & Coffee & Pasta. The FDA has no Control of Processed Good in their Plants .I am going to reread the BHA/BHT FDA rules in USA used as preservatives in our foods. I am going to check it out with Snoops .

  • I just saw BHA in my last box of cereal from the regular grocery store! BHA is not banned in the USA. Now I just get cereal from Sprouts.

  • Mary Bzdel Kliner

    BHA found in Beef Jerky Treats made in U.S.A. Was prohibited by FDA to be used as Preservative in Human Foods & Meats.In there research found to cause Cancer & you can check on Snoops. It is allowed in dog food in small dosage suppose to be safe as Preservatives .It made my dog Brandy get Gastric Bacteria Infection in the Stomach.We also had to stop feeding Savory Pro-Life Dog Food which contained By Products of Chicken another food ingredient not good for dogs.It also had on there ingredient list not to by listed on Dog Food products Meat by Product both Contain road Kill animals & whole parts of Chicken & Cow Parts not feed to Humans . You can check my information out on Snoop Void List Ingredient in Dog food to walk away from that Product cause stomach & liver Cancer.

  • butchroy

    I know what you mean, it amazes me how people insist they need to give treats when told they are not safe. The dog does NOT have to have a treat!! You can give it a piece of its dog food as a treat, they do not know! They just know they are being loved and treated! What is the matter with people. I think it must be a self-comforting thing since they choose to ignore what is known to be true. But what do I know!

  • Pattyvaughn

    If they state that they are sourced in the USA, then they have to be OR they are breaking the law, truth in advertising, no penalty to speak of, I imagine. But salmonella is an American problem.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Children should not handle pet foods at all if they are not old enough to understand the importance of handwashing or under the direct supervision of someone who does. Allowing them to is the exact same thing as allowing them to handle raw meat without proper precautions, unthinkable. Any food or treat could potentially be contaminated with salmonella at any time. Parents need to realize this and act on it.

  • Tracey South

    read my above post/reply….and here is a link for the dog food advisor which rates all the brands. I’m giving the link to the section on jerky treats however. Under the part that says NOT JUST CHICKEN, if you read the end of paragraph it is saying what I said about the ingredients being from wherever…..http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/fda-jerky-pet-treat-update/

  • Tracey South

    I have a friend who now insists on still giving jerky treats to dog ; because now she buys the ones that have MADE IN USA on label…but the vet and I both told her to stop doing that. I read on a pet food safety site that it can say Made in USA and still have ingredients from other countries which are not listed. In other words, it may have been put together in America, but parts of it could still be from China and elsewhere.

  • Tracey South

    yes, I know in past dog food alerts it was , if I recall correctly–more of a possible risk to the owners, handling the dog food and not washing their hands, than the dogs /cats actually eating it. I am thinking of a big recall in the past couple years of pet food (not treats) but I think it was a salmonella threat.

  • Andrea

    Also,please understand how many of usOur kids wash their hands Before an After the treats? In other words what kills animals Can an Will Kill Humans. So U ,May want to take this Recall Very Seriously. (This is just my idea about the Dire situation of getting this fixed)…

  • Dr J

    Well, I think we need to start differentiating between the different types of contamination. The troubling issue with Chinese supplies is that the FDA has not yet identified what the cause is. If it were bacterial I am pretty sure we would know it by now. This leads me to believe that it is most likely a chemical impurity and unfortunately China does not have a great track record. salmonella is pretty much omnipresent and hence a constant thread to the food chain.
    Human Salmonella infections alone cost the US-economy nearly 3 billion $, just this number shows the scale of the problem…….

  • Jackie B

    Their website says they have a permit to manufacture treats in Georgia. Salmonella is a fairly common bacteria, especially in chicken. That’s why it is always causing recalls– it is everywhere!

  • JJ Jones

    Bailey’s is (according to their website) “made and sourced in the USA”. So, if I understand that correctly, that means that all ingredients originated in the USA and were assembled in the USA, right? So this time it is not an issue of foreign ingredients or foreign methods. Or is it?? I am really wondering if we can even believe the labels anymore. :/

  • Joanne Styslinger

    here is a really scary thing. China buys it first from USA then it sent to China and processed then sent back to USA to be canned. Well that is for human consumption, no longer true for pet consumption.

  • Joanne Styslinger

    Not true, Most are made in USA. The ingredients is what you need to know where it comes from. Lamb comes from New Zealand and Australia. Beef, chicken, pork and some of the seafood comes from USA and bison, venison come from either USA, Canada. Check the label of pet supplies to see if it has the USA flag if it does then it is made in USA.

  • Grammar, who needs it

    Yes sir, my point exactly! Thank you

  • I hope you realize this quote which contains both grammatical and punctuational errors was copied verbatim from the company’s Facebook page announcement.

  • Grammar, who needs it

    “…closely to recall the effected lots.”

    I didn’t wents to college but shouldn’t this read “infected or affected”?

  • WandaSteeves

    Hell yeah they Posioned their own children with Malmean, it’s what tour counter tops are made.. DIDN’T CARE! ALL FOR PROFIT

  • WandaSteeves

    Because FDA could not get access to the plants! The Chinese blocked them, no recall can go out from FDA if not confirmed.. Despite 5 years of liver failure, pancreatities, kidneys..

  • WandaSteeves

    Made in USA , doesn’t mean PRODUCTS, like chicken, glycol are NOT Bought in the USA, THEY ARE BOUGHT IN CHINA.. The 4 huge company’s have product from china.. Made means nothing if the ingredients are toxic!

  • WandaSteeves

    Dell Monti fruit packs, frozen green peas,, Walmart buys ingredients from china and the imports home to “then be made in USA”

  • Jayne Adler

    I make my own dog treats too, been doing that now for a while, my Chihuahua got pancreatitis from store bought treats and cheap dog food. Make sure you read dog food packages too before you buy. Some of the name brand dog foods are made in China too. What is wrong with this country that we can’t even manufacture our own dog food? Beware also of human food, like candy and chocolate and canned goods, they are manufactured in China too. We’re all gonna die from ingesting their crap or glow in the dark!

  • Bond

    It’s not where it’s made it’s how it’s made USA or china is hard like rubber

  • Bond

    Why most recalls are from USA.

  • Bond

    I guess fresh oats that pass through a horse with an American flag on it is ok But safe safe tested treats from china is bad …..don’t get. It

  • Bond

    So China’s. Not the only one

  • Deb McCaffrey

    Only made in the good old USA for my dogs

  • Melody C.

    This is why I make my own.

  • Paris Stiles

    I have been, thanks for that

  • Paris Stiles

    I have been making my own thanks.

  • Cheryl R. Davisson

    Do not buy anything from China. We have to force them out of business!!!

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    I heard the other day that jerky treats made in China have killed 600 dogs as of that day…. I heard a while back that jerky treats from China were contaminated…..I think they may be doing this on purpose….I would stay away from China-made treats.

  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    I don’t know if these are made in China – but I heard on the news just the other day that 600 dogs have died from eating jerky treats made in China. I would not buy anything for dogs that is made in China anymore!

  • spellie

    make your own

  • Senior8

    It’s all about money…..:-(

  • Paris Stiles

    Omg can these companies make dog treats without killing our babies I’m getting so pissed it’s like everyday