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Recall: Target Dog Treats
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Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks May Carry Salmonella
By Richard Kearns
Reviewed by Audrey Cook, BVM&S
Sept. 24, 2012 - Kasel Associated Industries is recalling its Boots & Barkley 6-Count 5-Inch American Beef Bully Sticks dog treats because of a possible salmonella contamination.
The product comes in a clear plastic bag, containing six bully sticks, marked with bar code number 647263899189.It has been distributed nationwide through Target retail stores from April through September 2012.
Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products. It can also sicken people, especially if they have not washed their hands after touching the products or after touching any surfaces exposed to the products.
The recall came after tests by the Colorado Agriculture Department detected salmonella bacteria in product samples.
No illnesses have been reported in animals or people.
Pets with salmonella infections may be sleepy or slow moving. They may have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets only have fever, abdominal pain, and less appetite.
Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals, or people. If your pet has eaten the recalled product and has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Consumers who have purchased the product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at 1-800-218-4417.
SOURCES: FDA web site.