A single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, is being voluntarily recalled by the company.
The recalled product comes in 2.4-ounce green plastic bag as shown in the above picture and is distributed in pet specialty retail stores. It has the expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side and the product UPC code is #7 85184 25105 8.
No illnesses have been reported due to this voluntary recall. There also has been no negative reviews from consumers regarding this recalled product.
Colorado Department of Agriculture notified the company about salmonella contamination after a test was done from a sample taken from a retail location.
Redbarn claims to test every product before they leave the manufacturing plant. Tests were done on this ‘recalled product’, in company’s lab as well as a third-party lab, and the results came out to be negative. However, the company decided not to take chances and recall the products in question.
“At Redbarn, we do the right thing for our customers. That means that we hold ourselves to the highest safety and quality assurance standards and take all precautions to prevent situations like a recall from happening.” says company President, Jeff Sutherland.
What to do?
If you have purchased the recalled product, check the lot code to see if the lot code matches. If it does, stop feeding it to your pets.
If your purchase matches the one with the affected lot code, you can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-775-3849, M-F, 8am-5pm PST.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.
There is a 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 this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
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 immediately.
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