Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks Recall September 2015


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.

Good N Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks Recall Back View with Lot Details

Good N Fun Beefhide Sticks Recall Front View

Good N Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks Recall Back View

About 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.

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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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  • Pat C.

    Make your own treats. Slice some sweet potato and bake them until hard like chips. Probably ends up cheaper and you know it’s safe.

  • Faith Stevens

    I purchase this brand at Harris teeter.

  • Faith Stevens

    I purchase the brand with chicken wrapped around it. I noticed a jelly like bloody stool – but I didn’t put the 2together until now. Thank you!

  • Pitlove

    Unforuntely not even the label can tell you if the ingredients are sourced somewhere other than the USA. You have to do your own research on the company to find that out.

  • Christine Daley

    If not sure then do not purchase this crap!! Many of these products with ingredients from China!! Stay away!! LOL!!

  • Deirdre Barr

    I buy my 3 dogs a product called “Better than Ears” and all 3 LOVE them. They are made in the states, and I hope there is NO outside products filtered in to them, but not 100% sure…….

  • Laurie

    Everyone, PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to read labels. Where does the product or ingredients come from? So very many companies source their ingredients from China and other countries that DO NOT follow USA regulations. And when they enter the USA, they aren’t inspected for weeks, plenty of time for animals and people to become sick or injured. Think about it. Do you know where your chicken in your sandwich came from? Was it manufactured in a clean up to date facility or someone’s mud hut? This applies to everything we use, food, toys, drugs.

  • ed rosa

    Trying to make them cheap. I’m reluctantly becoming an expert at reading the ingredient labels on dog treats.
    …I’m more careful with the dog treats I buy my pups than I am with my own food.

  • Tracey South

    do you realize , even when made in USA, a lot of the times, pet products may have ingredients still from China and other places, but they can be assembled or processed in the U.S. and carry the claim of Made in the USA ?

  • aquariangt

    Because people still buy them, unfortunately.

  • Leslie

    Is this treat made in China? I will only buy treats made in USA. I almost lost my JRT with the Waggin Train raw hide chews.

  • Deirdre Barr

    because they are made in China, where there are obviously NO restrictions, and I don’t understand why the US insists on bringing these dangerous products into the country………..:(

  • Marie Hoffman

    Why are so many dog foods and treats bad?