According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Beef Bully Sticks were sold at Target retail stores nationwide between April and September. The recall was the result of a routine sampling by Colorado’s Department of Agriculture, which discovered that the product tested positive for salmonella. Kasel Associated Industries has since stopped manufacturing and distribution of the product.
The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing six (6) five-inch bully sticks marked with the bar code number 647263899189. The company is also recalling all lot numbers with the following lot codes:
Although no illnesses have been reported in animals or humans, Central Veterinary Associates urges pet owners to look after their pets for any of the following symptoms of salmonella: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. In rare occurrences, salmonella can result in arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.
Pets with salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pets that are infected but otherwise healthy can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Pet owners who have bought the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
“If your pet has already shown symptoms as the result of ingesting this product, you should bring him or her to a veterinarian immediately,”
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