February 20, 2013 – According to an updated FDA news bulletin, Kasel Associated Industries is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at its Denver, CO facility from April 20, 2012 through September 20, 2012 due to contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products.
Humans are at risk for Salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, too.
This is especially true if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products — or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled Products of Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through various retailers from April 20th to September 19th.
Kasel Industries is recalling the following brands…
- Boots & Barkley
- Nature’s Deli
- Colorado Naturals
- Best Bully Stick items
Lot numbers as shown in 1 Year Best By Date Table and 2 Year Best By Date Table, which are attached.
Kasel Industries has not received any reports of illnesses to date in connection with these products.
No other products made by Kasel Associated Industries are included in the recall. Specifically no products with best by dates after the specified ranges are included in the recall.
What to Do
Consumers who have purchased any listed products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at (800) 218-4417 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.
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.