The event was reported by the company in a news release dated November 1, 2012.
According to the company, there have been no reported animal or human illnesses related to these products.
The Protein Crunch Bar dog treats were distributed nationally in September and October 2012.
The recall has been confirmed in an official FDA news bulletin.
What Products Are Being Recalled?
Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Carrots sold in 5.5 oz packages with UPC Code 8710890000
- Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
- Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
- Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
- Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015
Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes sold in 5.5 oz packages with UPC Code 8710890001
- Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015
This event applies only to the above-listed lots of Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars.
According to the company’s news release…
The potential for contamination was noted after a finished product sample of Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Carrots (Lot no. 19812) tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.
Charlee Bear is recalling that lot number and, out of an abundance of caution, the additional lot numbers identified above, all of which are manufactured by a contract manufacturer that is not otherwise involved in the production of any other products in the Charlee Bear line.
What to Do?
Consumers are urged to return the recalled product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Those with questions may visit www.charleebear.com or contact the company by email [email protected] or call 800-396-8893.
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.