October 01, 2015 – Salix Animal Health, LLC today announced that it has voluntary recalled one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” due to the potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterwards.
- Salix Animal Health, LLC of Deerfield, FL.
- “Good ‘N’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” Dog Treats.
- The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with lot # AO15010 and with an expiration date of 03/2018. The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1.
Why recalled? possible Salmonella Contamination.
- This is a voluntary recall and no other Salix products are affected by this recall.
- The recalled product was distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health to Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores.
- As of today, no illness have been reported. If you have the recalled products, you should dispose it in a trash with a lid, where no animals can get to it.
- A routine testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 2.8 ounce package of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” labeled with the above mentioned code.
What to do?
- Customers are advised to look at the lot code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to this recall.
- If you have this product you are urged to dispose of the product or return it for full refund.
- If you have these products and are looking for a refund or if you just have any questions regarding this recall, contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
- For press inquiries, please contact Connie Caldwell at 314-683-2460, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
About Salmonella Bacteria:
- Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.
- There is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, including raw food, 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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