September 30, 2015 — Salix Animal Health, LLC, of Deerfield, FL, has announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products.
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.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with:
- Lot # AO15010
- Expiration date of 03/2018
- UPC code 0 91093 82247 1
No other product is affected at this time.
Where Was It Sold?
The recalled “Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” was distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health at the following retail stores:
- Dollar General Stores
- Dollar Tree Stores
What Caused the Recall?
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 2.8 ounce package of the recalled product.
No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.
What to Do?
Customers should look at the lot code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall.
Customers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it for full refund.
The company is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected product is no longer sold and removed from inventory.
If you have these products, you are invited to contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs at 800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM ET for a refund.
Customers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.
For press inquiries, please contact Connie Caldwell at 314-683-2460, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
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.