Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc advised its customers on Feb. 9, 2018, that they are recalling its 4-ounce bags of dog treats called “Beefy Munchies” because they are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
This recall has been completed, and the FDA has terminated this recall.
What Is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a highly infectious bacteria commonly found in most reported cases of food-related illnesses in the United States and globally. Both humans and animals can carry salmonella in their intestines in addition to feces. Salmonella often spreads in contaminated foods.
Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in humans include:
- Abdominal cramping
- Upset Stomach
In severe cases, Salmonella can cause arterial infections, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and endocarditis. Anyone displaying such symptoms should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in dogs include:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
If your pet has consumed the above recalled product and has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
What’s Being Recalled?
The following products have been affected by this recall:
Product Type: 4-ounce bags
Lot Number: 449294
UPC Code: 78565857957
Best Used By Date: 10/25/19 (identified on the back)
No cases have been reported to date in connection to this recall.
Why Is It Being Recalled?
Routine sampling and testing identified potential contamination by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. These tests revealed traces of Salmonella in two 4-ounce bags of “Beefy Munchies.”
What Do I Do Now?
The company has informed consumers they can return unused portions to the original place of purchase for a full refund. They have advised consumers not to continue to use the above product.
DO NOT CONTINUE TO FEED IT TO YOUR DOG.
Customers with any immediate questions may contact Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc on 877-699-7387. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 3:30 PM PT.
U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.
Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product can report it by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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