Charlee Bear Dog Treats Recall


November 1, 2012 – Charlee Bear Products is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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 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.

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  • Petey Wah!

    Green beans and sweet potato make great “treats”. I pay more for good food but then I have the world’s best doag. He deserves it.

  • Larry

    My beagle, Lenny loves them. I never had issues with that product. I use it as a reward when he does his thing outside.

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  • Donna Donaldson

    I boil hamburger and rice every Sunday for Bella, my Bullie, and feed Blue Buffalo dry.  Only treat I feed now is Pupperoni and sweet potato.  Just waiting for a recall on these.  I quit feeding chicken jerky treats last year.  Hopefully, no permanent damage was done.

  • wheezer02

     omg I’m am so so sorry and sadened after reading ur post. my heart and prayers go out to ur fsmily and all families that lost their beloved pets. I lost my Chloe 2 yrs ago, she was 9, they said cancer cells on her spline and may be all through her… I never thought it would be because of food… know I’ve have to admit it seems to me that it all stems towards what we feed our baby’s. horrible that we trust these company and when in fact its all a lie…I now pay big money for a 5 star dog food, but how can we trust  that they them…I am nor yet to the place where I want to cook  my dog food…something has to be done to protect us… I am not usually a person to say sue the pants off these company, but if we did and won.. maybe they would clean up their act… forever sadened  <3

  • CharleeBear

    Please note this recall applies ONLY to Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bar products.  All
    other Charlee Bear Dog Treat products are made at a different facility by a
    different manufacturer and are safe for your pets.  Please visit or email [email protected] with any other
    questions.  Thank you.

  • CharleeBear

    Please note this recall applies ONLY to Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bar products.  All
    other Charlee Bear Dog Treat products are made at a different facility by a
    different manufacturer and are safe for your pets.  Please visit or email [email protected] with any other
    questions.  Thank you.

  • Shelley Ledoux


  • If you’re asking, you must be concerned. Trust your instincts and be safe, rather than sorry.

  • Bea Grayson

     Also quit out sourcing to China or anywhere in the orient!  I won’t eat it from there any my dog won’t either .The sooner food companies both pet and human see we won’t buy perhaps they will bring companies and jobs back to the good ol’ U.S.A.!!!!

  • I have the Charlie Bear Dog Treats ( 16oz )  with Liver.

    Should I stop giving them to my dogs?

  • Bea Grayson

    Thank you for the  voluntary recall.  My now 15 year old Lhasa has been eating Charlee Bear Liver Treats for years.  Glad they are not involved.  He was ‘potty’ trained with Charlee Bears and still thinks a Charlee Bear is to be given every time he goes out and does his business!  

  • I have the Charlie Bear Dog Treats (16oz) with cheese & egg.
    Also the Charlie Bear Dog Treats (16oz) with liver.
    Are they safe???

  • Blujeepin76

    I make my own dog treats and biscuits.  Bark Magazine has some pretty good, healthy recipes.   recipes.  I found a great biscuit recipe that has whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, chicken or beef broth, garlic, Brewer’s yeast and my German Shepherds love them.  

  • Maxmabi777

    Debiv13, I lost my 9 year old Max one month ago, due to food and/or treats. I am now cooking everything for Mabi, who is 8.

  • Maxmabi777

    Susan, I am so sorry for the illness of your dog. I lost my Max in October who had been sick since January. And I also had fed him chicken jerky from China, but was never able to make a direct connect to the cause.

  • Toxed2loss

    This site has no affiliation with any of the manufacturers. It is an independent review site run by Dr. Mike, who also lost a beloved pet. Hence his passion for this site.

  • Debiv13

    I was just talking with some people at the pet store today (food). It’s getting to the point you don’t know what to buy, from anywhere. I lost 2 beautiful Shelties in 4 years to renal failure. They were just 9 and 7 years old. Having a 5 year old and now a 3 month old pup, I stopped buying all treats. The pup will eat only trusted dry food and I pray it’s not to late for my Rusty that ate basically the same as beloved Abby that died almost 9 months ago. We thought when Tobie died it was just a very heartbreaking disease that got him. Never dreaming in less then 4 years Abby would be taken from the same disease. IT HAS TO BE THE FOOD. This particular store still sells all items I’ve seen on these alerts. These companies DO have to do something to stop this!! I thought all along I was giving my babes the world, when in truth I was prematurely killing them. How many of us have to go through the heartbreak???

  • Susan

    My dog has been sick since February because of the Chinese dog treats (Waggin Train and Milo).  Damaged his liver and kidneys.  We make our own treats in a dehydrator.  Not hard to do, but my house always smells like meat!

  • Betty Stackhouse

    I am to the point of boiling hamburg and rice and chicken this is getting disgusting at least once or twice a week a recall of something you people charge big prices and are killing our dogs.  Pissed off with this recall stuff clean your places