July 20, 2015 -– The Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado, is recalling its 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled product includes:
- 12″ Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews
- 12 ounce bag without a lot number or expiration date
- UPC number: 851265004957
Products with new packaging — which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC — are not affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated 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 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.
Where Were the Products Distributed?
The recalled 12″ Tremenda Sticks were distributed to retail stores in
- North Carolina
What Caused This Recall?
The potential for contamination was noted after a Colorado Department of Agriculture inspection of the product revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12oz package of 12″ Tremenda Sticks.
Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased 12oz packages of 12″ Tremenda Sticks should discontinue use of the product.
Customers may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Those with questions may contact the company at 888-424-4602, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm MT.
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.