Kasel Recalls Multiple Brands of Dog Treats Due to Salmonella


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.
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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:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • 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
  • Bixbi
  • Nature’s Deli
  • Colorado Naturals
  • Petco
  • 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 Dog Treats Recall Product Information

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.

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  • The Dachshund Gang’s Mama

    The way I got over that problem was I bought a food dehydrator..

    I bought nothing but chicken breasts and I made my own. I make enough for the week . duck and lamb are too fatty…. I occasionally make them beef slacks but it has to be at least 85 percent fat free.
    So if you know what you’re doing just do your own.

  • fbcx

    So many sad stories with Chinese sourced products in US produced pet foods, but even with those that are US sourced and US produced by lax, careless manufacturers cause problems. The amount of research you have to do to get a really high quality, responsibly produced pet food is almost ridiculous. First rule has to be to avoid the highly advertised, best known brands. They are all junk. Even some of the best US independent brands have been bought out and/or are manufactured by some big packager. We researched and tried Merrick, until they had a recall, then TOTW until we found thy were manufactured by Diamond, which had a massive recall and killed many dogs and,even though TOTW was not involved in the recall, we were concerned about the plant itself and finally decided to bite the bullet and only buy Orijen, a locally sourced Canadian brand. They seem to be the top of the line and they are expensive. They have a step down brand called Acana. Both are exceptional no-grain, hi-protein multi-named meat and meat meal formulas listed before the fat or oil item and blow all the US brands away. We understand not everyone is willing to afford a product as high-end as Orijen and Acana but, then again, can you afford not to?

  • SC

    When greenies first came out I had heard of several dogs dying from them. It splintered their insides etc. I refused to use their free coupons after I heard about this.

  • SC

    The baby organic carrots sold in sealed bags are dipped in chlorine to help prevent getting sued if something happens. However loose bundles of organic carrots are not dipped in chlorine.

  • Suzanne Reep

    Kasel Industries, the distributor of Colorado Naturals chicken jerky does not seem to care about pets. After talking to them four times and sending back the rest of the product, they did an about face, and refused to issue a refund. I paid to return the product via Priority Mail. All four of my greyhounds had salmonella from the chicken jerky. I wrote them one final time, but they do not respond. I have never ask for a refund before with any company. I use Fromm Family Foods and a holistic canned food. Very disappointed in Kasel Industries. Avoid doing business with them.

  • telephoneperson

    I have a food processor and do raw carrots very fine in those, chop raw broccoli, use raw peas, lightly steamed turnips, cooked kale, etc. The silly dogs love it. Just put a little in their food. Sometimes I add a drop or 2 of extra virgin olive oil also. Good stuff. They love it.

  • I like to support the local dog treat makers at the Farmer’s Market – example, Happy Tails Barkery. My dog goes nuts over the Bacon Cheezy Bites. You get to know the people who make the treats and trust the quality for your pets!

  • Puzzled?

    Most if not all jerky treats come from China, why do we keep buying from them puzzles me!

  • That’s awesome! I would like to make my own dog food. Plus these big companies, some of them anyway, are using ingredients from China (of all places!) I worry alot about what;s in the dog and cat food and how it is prepared….

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Kathleen –

    Solid Gold is not made in California and it’s not human quality. 4 of Solid Golds formulas (Wolfcub, Wolfking, Just a Wee Bit and Hund-n-Flocken) are manufactured in Meta, Missouri by Diamond Pet Foods. The rest of Solid Gold’s dry dog food formulas are manufactured in Sabetha, Kansas by Crosswind Industries. Only two pet foods can legally state that they are human-grade – The Honest Kitchen and Weruva. When you see ingredients such as meat meals and pomaces (such as in Solid Gold) you know the food can’t be human-grade, these aren’t human quality ingredients.

  • Orlando’s mom

    I contacted Trader Joe’s and they said that their chicken breast jerky is made in the US entirely. That is the only dog treat I use and so far I have not had any problems.

  • DW Shih Tzus

    easiest homemade treats out there:
    2 cups flour (any flour works, yes even white flour as that is all I use)
    1 cup quaker oatmeal (quick oats)
    1/3 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky is ok)
    1 1/4 cups warm water
    mix warm water and peanut butter in mixing bowl. beat till combined, add oatmeal and mix, add flour till a dough forms (like bread dough).
    Roll out to about 1/4″ thick (I have small dogs so I go thinner then that) and use a dog bone shaped cutter or I use a pizza cutter to cut small squares. You can also tear small chunks off and roll them then press lightly with fork (like peanut butter cookies).
    Bake at 350 deg for 40 min, shut off oven and leave set overnight. Store in airtight container on counter up to three days or in fridge upto three weeks. I store mine in zip-lock gallon bags. (when I do small cookie size for my dogs who weigh 10 lbs and under I can get around 7 dozen or so).

  • Ali

    I used to give my little guy Greenies until they ruined his teeth & gums (some teeth became loose) and he also started having stomach problems with the Greenies…I give him one seniors milk bone every morning, after being outside, and it seems to tie him over until suppertime. After supper he gets a stem of broccoli or piece of carrot, this cleans his teeth.

  • Tammterry

    Our two Chihuahuas love sweet potatoes. I slice them into thin strips and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen through I put them in baggies and leave them in the freezer. They get so excited when I give them a frozen potato strip. Good for their teeth and their bodies.

  • It always makes me cringe when I go through the drive through at the bank, restaurants, dry cleaner, etc., and they see that I have the dogs so they give me a Milk Bone for them. I just smile nicely and say thank you.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Milk Bones are full of sugar, I wouldn’t give them to my dogs, ever. Get a dehydrator and make your dog some treats with meat in them.

  • Pattyvaughn

    It’s not a rumor.

  • lucy..

    Pet Curean pet food..checked it out before I purchased…made in Canada…amazing product,gluten free…pets love it and ALL ingredients are North American..

  • beaglemom

    Yes, please read the ingredient list. They’re truly not good.

  • InkedMarie

    Might be made in the USA but they’re crappy quality

  • make sure the applesauce is unsweetened/sugar free.

  • I hope they are sugar free. Dogs can not process SUGAR. That is why we see so many pets with Diabetes, Blindness and other illnesses.

  • Just go with MILK-BONE Brand Treats and Biscuits. 100% MADE IN USA. 🙂 They are The only thing i give my JRT’S.

  • Alexandra

    While that is a great safety record, the quality of the food isn’t there.

  • I started my own company because I was amazed when I started reading labels!!! Pawesomek9treats.com

  • I also want to mention that I feed my dog Solid Gold dog food. It’s one of the best & it’s made in California. For those of you who don’t know, California made dog food only has human quality ingredients in it. And it’s holistic. My last dog, Sandy, was on it all of his life (from 12 weeks on) & he lived a long, healthy life. He died at 15 yrs., 3 months & 2 weeks. My current dog, Jada, is also on Solid Gold.

  • As long as it doesn’t come from China.

  • The warning is a bit late, isn’t it? I don’t buy any of those treats anyway, but it would be nice if we were told earlier, wouldn’t it?

  • carey

    I heard baby carrots are dunked in bleach? Maybe just a rumour but I know of a lot of people who have stopped eating them.

  • brendawolf1

    Mine are grain free raw and freeze dried and I add lightly cooked eggs and raw veggies/fruit. I use turmeric every other day-just sprinkle it on with a probiotic/digestive enzyme and krill oil.
    Sent from my iPad

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  • Penny

    All grains are hard for dogs (and us) to digest. My girls get freeze dried meats or cooked veggies. They love lightly cooked broccoli with curry or tumeric. Too funny!

  • Dominic D

    To Linda C

    Could you please describe the ingredients you use to make homemade food. Thank You

  • Yup, I got a hold of some TOTW last year that had been recalled. Had been to a herding camp and couldn’t get anything different because I was in the middle of nowhere. Threw both dogs off enough that the week was wasted for training purposes.

  • Cathy

    I dehydrate chicken breast for home made jerky strips.

  • brendawolf1

    Mine only get rmb and elk antlers when I’m with them. Not risking a choking hazard. Heard too many horror stories. The rmb’s are better for them than the hooves just make sure they are certified for human consumption.

  • brendawolf1

    For any digestive issues, I give 2tsp of cooked pumpkin per 10lbs of body weight. The love it and it is a natural mucous membrane soother so works all through the digestive tract.

  • brendawolf1

    You can substitute carob -available at many Costco stores or health food stores-for chocolate

  • brendawolf1

    Oats is another grain and hard for dogs to digest. That is where the allergies come from. I freeze pumpkin, kefir, honey and a little peanut butter in small cups and my two love it

  • brendawolf1

    The Costco duck and chicken jerky treats are made in CHINA. My guy ate a few and loved them but after a few days, he refused to eat anymore. I think he knew something was wrong. I will NOT purchase any food, treats, toys, bowls or anything else that goes in his mouth that is made or sourced in China.

  • brendawolf1

    Or tapioca flour or ground garbanzo beans. These are grain free so no gluten

  • Figures this happened in DENVER, Co. So unfriendly to dogs. I wouldn’t take MY dog there and now know to avoid th food Denver produce’s for them also.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Bryan, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but for some parents it is definitely too much work to parent.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    lol some people are so lazy. I only give my dogs chew and rmb’s when I’m in the room.

  • btmom

    Some Costco dog treats are from China. Be sure to check.

  • It annoys the hell out of me when I tell people that they should monitor their dogs when they give them a chew such as an elk antler, and the person says “oh, then I’m not going to bother”.

    Really!?!? Is it a silly thing to ask parents to actually… I don’t know… PARENT?

  • Pattyvaughn

    Make sure of where they come from. Some have been treated with chemicals, so make sure you get the plain natural ones.

  • Try Life’s Abundance…Tell them Cathy Chavez from Stuart Florida sent you…It’s all natural..never been recalleid.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    I give my dogs hooves. They’re safe as long as you watch them and make sure they don’t swallow any pieces – but that goes for any chew.

  • Melissa

    Same here

  • I do the same for my boys… they love their pumpkin peanut butter treats and we make them so we know what goes into them. Their meals are all prepared by us also. I am not risking my furbabies lives with food I don’t trust.

  • Alex

    Not to mention the fact that this isn’t something that directly affects humans (in the goverments opinion) so why get in a hurry? Unbelievable.

  • Alex

    My dogs love cow hooves. Are those safe??

  • Alex

    Don’t say that too loud, my dogs/cats might here you!! LOL!!

  • Alex

    I buy all my dog treats at Costco. If you’re a member, perfect. I’ve not had any problems with their products as of yet. The only drawback is the selection is limited.

  • Laura Schoch

    I give my girls carrots . I get the big bag of baby carrots . Also I buy marrow bones and freeze them. They love to chew them.

  • margaret balsamo

    Thank you for this website.

  • Paul

    real simple, try Biljac food, family owned and they make their own food from product sourced in the US. 1 small recall in 65 yrs. Enviable safety record!!

  • Since when does anything having to do with the government in this country get done quickly?

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Sara Stiles –

    TOTW appears to be a good quality food, however it’s made by Diamond – a very questionable pet food manufacturer with a long list of recalls. You may want to check out Earthborn – it’s about the same price and Taste of the Wild, the formulas are similar in terms of ingredients but it’s made by a reputable company that hasn’t had a recall. If you can’t get it locally many site sell it online and offer free shipping.

  • Teri

    Oh for goodness sake! I hunt and find products made in the good ole USA because I will not use products made from China and other Country’s and I find out this! I am beyond pissed!

  • Jenny Via

    Omg! Now I know why my babies & I have been sick for weeks now! This is disheartening, how come it took almost 6 months to pull the products?

  • crqvindee

    Tried it and returned the bag minus 1/2 cup since dog would not eat it.

  • crqvindee

    My Eskie, 14 yrs old, stopped eating, laid around, had the runs and vomited when she did eat anything. Vet did rectal and had blood show. $80 for meds I could not get into her no how, no way. Got tough and stopped treats since she wouldn’t eat and lo and behold, after 2 weeks of a few table scraps she went back to eating and normal elimination. Lost one pet to Menu Foods crap food from China and would not buy anything made in that country. Now we have to worry about ALL food and treats. She wouldn’t even eat homemade chicken and rice so I know she was ill.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Our greyhounds never had sensitive stomachs, so you really can’t generalize that way.

  • Pattyvaughn

    TOTW is not by any means “the best” And Diamond certainly won’t tell the truth.

  • India Hope

    Great for allergy pups too – use organic.

    1 cup Peanut Butter
    1 cup Milk
    2 cups Rice Flour

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick and cut with your cookie cutter of choice.
    Bake for 10 to 15 minutes on a cookie sheet until brown at the edges and crackled.
    Cool before serving and refrigerate.
    Makes 60 to 70 rounds.

  • thanks for this, I think I will try it

  • InkedMarie

    Taste of the Wild is made by Diamond, who has had many recalls. Just an FYI

  • Kathy

    Purchased Natures Deli Chicken Jerky because it was made in the USA with a little American flag on the bag. Live and learn.

  • Sara Stiles

    You know things happen. Atleast they came forward with it. If your that worried about what your dog is eating then make it yourself. I have a Great Dane and I also have a German Shepard/Akita mix and they are my babies. I took the time out to research a grain free food due to a allergy . And if you want the best or the truth – get your dogs or even cats “Taste of the Wild”. It may cost more but worth the piece of mind you will have feeding it to ur best friend !

  • Sandeleh Francis

    Careful – rice has become one of the most prevalent allergens out there for dogs. Better to use a very rare flour like arrowroot or quinoa – your dog has more than likely not been exposed to either of these.

  • That looks like a good treat for my boy. I don’t allow anything with sugar to protect his teeth. He’s almost 7 yrs. old Malty x Shih Tsu.

  • mrmax

    You can also dehydrate sweet potatoes. Our local fancy dog stores sell these for like $8 for a little pack, but you can dehydrate one sweet potato and get twice the snacks.

  • My baby gets Greenies & dental stix, I make other treats. Sometimes give milk bones or cheese hearts.

  • MrMax

    If you ever buy Frosty Paws, you can make that yourself too – for a fraction of the cost. It’s just yogurt, peanut butter, banana and I think some honey. You freeze it for later use. We got some cute little containers at the dollar store. You can google the recipe and though most recipes say to use a blender or food processor, we use a stick blender.
    Also – whatever dog recipes you find online – never use chocolate!

  • I buy people jerky – solves the problem



  • clyde

    Till one of the ingredients is recalled

  • Greyhoundrescuegal

    Greys should not get jerky treats ever! Their tummies are way too sensitive!

  • slidrrule

    Sure there will, it is called table food

  • Barb

    To Lana. That’s why I cook for my dogs. One needed to lose weight and one needed to gain. Both are doing great on the Whole Pet Diet. You can find free recipes on Andi Brown’s web site.

  • Suzanne

    I purchased a three-pound bag of the Colorado Naturals Chicken Jerky. They are made in the USA and are quite expensive. All four of my greyhounds have had intestinal issues for over four weeks. Vet can’t find anything. I thought they picked up something at the dog park, but now I am pretty sure it is the treats. My senior girl who is 12 is the most affected. Calling the company tomorrow.

  • Not just shelter dogs, but all kinds of animals!

  • We make our own jerky – can’t trust anyone anymore!!

  • Nora Hetrick

    4 cups (24oz=1lb8oz) of brown rice flour
    1 cup (12oz) of ‘pure’ applesauce
    1 cup (8oz) of water
    (optional: 3 to 4 teaspoons of ground anise seed)
    oven to 350-F degrees. Lightly spray cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
    Mix all ingredients well in a large mixing bowl. Roll dough out on the cookie sheet.
    Cut into small squares with a pizza cutter. Place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before serving.
    Can be kept in refrigerator for a few days until used up or kept in freezer and un-thawed as needed. It only takes about 15 minutes to un-thaw them for use. Makes approximately 175 (more or less) little semi-hard biscuit like treats.

  • Nora Hetrick

    1- 16 ounce canister of oatmeal
    1- 15 ounce can of ‘pure’ pumpkin (not pumpkin pie kind)
    1 to 1 1/2 – cup of water
    (optional: 3 to 4 tablespoons of ‘pure’ peanut butter may be added if your dog is not allergic to it)
    oven to 350-F degrees. Lightly spray cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
    Mix all three ingredients well in a large mixing bowl. Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet (or drop by 1/2
    teaspoonful). Slightly press down on the dough balls to flatten them some. Place in oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before serving. Can be kept in refrigerator for a few days until used up or kept in
    freezer and un-thawed as needed. It only takes about 15 minutes to un-thaw them for use.
    Makes approximately 175 (more or less) little semi-soft biscuit like treats.

  • Rick

    Luckily, my pet food comes from the fresh meat case.

  • Jack and Lacie’s Mom

    Anyone with a dog should subscribe to the email recall alert. If you buy from “bulk” containers, take the time to write down the codes on the cartons. Even at that you can’t be sure they are correct. When in doubt, throw it out…or at least don’t give it to your loved ones!

  • JellyCat

    It is very easy to just throw some sliced meat and organs in 60$ dehydrator! No recipe required! All dogs I shared such treats with love them.

  • Just look up homemade dog treats…I make my own cookies for my girl – I know what’s in them and she loves them. Take a Saturday afternoon and make some. There are tons of recipes out there!!

  • At this rate there won’t be anything safe to feed our dogs!

  • god omg how many the ugly secret in dog food industry is shelter dogs are rendered with the poison used to kill them collars, etx are used in dog foods, and not disclosed another reason to make your own

  • This is going to far something should be done

  • Pattyvaughn

    Good Grief!! This is getting ridiculous!!