July 12, 2022 — Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of its dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
What’s Being Recalled?
Affected dog treats include:
See product images for verification of products being recalled. Coding information may be found on the back of each package to the left or right of the UPC code.
What Caused the Recall?
On July 6, 2022, the firm was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) that a sample they collected tested positive for Salmonella spp.
Stormberg Foods and NCDA & CS are continuing their investigation into the cause of the problem.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Salmonella can affect pets 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.
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 these products should contact their healthcare providers.
Salmonella in Pets
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 products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
How Were the Affected Products Sold?
The products were distributed between June 8, 2022 and June 22, 2022. They were packaged in branded plastic bags in carboard master cases and shipped primarily to warehouses located in CA, MN, NC and RI.
Products were then shipped nationwide to retail facilities and consumers via the internet.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased these products and/or have pets who have become ill are urged to notify [email protected] immediately with all product information for return or proper disposal information.
Consumers with questions may contact the customer services department via (919) 947-6011, Monday – Saturday 3:00am – 9:00 pm EST or email 24h/day.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Reporting Pet Food Problems
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
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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