January 30, 2015 — Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, CO is recalling its Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recall includes approximately 200, 3.5 ounce bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs.
The affected product was manufactured and distributed between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015. The packages do not have lot codes.
The recalled item is sold in a 3.5 ounce standup pouch that includes the following label:
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Most people recover from salmonellosis in four to seven days without treatment. But some groups are at higher risk of developing more severe symptoms.
These high-risk groups are: children under 5 years of age, the elderly, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these signs 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 these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Where Was the Product Sold?
Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs was distributed by Nor-Sky Pet Supply LLC through independent pet stores in the following states:
No illnesses have been reported to date.
What Caused This Recall?
The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished product tested positive for Salmonella.
Grill-Phoria has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs (3.5 oz Bag) are urged to return the bag to the store that you purchased it from and get a full refund.
Consumers may contact Grill-Phoria between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MT Monday through Friday at 970-663-4561.
U.S. citizens 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.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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