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Dog Treat Recall – Barkworthies Dog Treats

Please read on about this recall due to salmonella:

December 24, 2014 — Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Treats Recall

What’s Recalled?

The product was distributed nationwide beginning May 6, 2014 and can be identified by its Lot Code found on the side of the plastic pouch.

Barkworthies Chicken Vittles
Lot Code: 1254T1
Size: 16 oz. Plastic Pouch
Best Used by Date: May 2016
UPC: 816807011510

What Caused This Recall?

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella
in a single lot of the product.

This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.

No additional products are affected by this recall.

The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products to date.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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
  • Fever

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.

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, be sure to contact your veterinarian.

What to Do?

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.

For a full refund, pet owners should return all unused product to their place of purchase along with a completed Product Recall Claim Form available on the Barkworthies website.

Additional information regarding the recall can also be found on the company’s website — or call toll free 877-993-4257 Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Dog Treat Recall – PetSmart Recalls Simply Nourish treats by Loving Pets Corp

Please read the following voluntary recall:

October 7, 2014 — PetSmart has announced that Loving Pets Corp is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth.
PetSmart Logo

The affected products have the expiration date of February 2016. No product images were provided.

No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected.

What’s Being Recalled?

Simply Nourish Dog Treats Batch Info Table

What to Do?

The company recommends that consumers immediately stop using the specified product and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

You are also advised to bring your receipt with you to the store when requesting a refund.

Questions regarding any personal or pet health concerns should be directed to your health care provider or veterinarian.

For any additional questions related to this recall, you may call the Loving Pets Corporation at 866-599-7387.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Dog Treat Recall – Kong Aussie Sticks Treats

Please read the following information about the recall of these treats due to mold contamination:

September 25, 2014 – Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats have been quietly recalled by the product manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific of Walnut, California due to possible contamination with mold.

Kong Aussie Sticks Dog TreatsAs of the time of this writing, neither Kong or JAKKS Pacific has posted any public information webpage giving specific details about this event.

The products being recalled have the following item numbers:

  • Item 75559
  • Item 75560

And these “Best Before” dates:

  • 1/30/16
  • 1/31/16

Where Was the Product Sold?

According to a letter obtained from JAKKS Pacific and forwarded by Kong to The Dog Food Advisor, the recalled product was sold only at PetSmart.

No further store location, online sales or other distribution details have been provided by either company.

Silent Recall?

We are troubled by the covert nature and lack of transparency exhibited by both companies associated with this particular event.

Obtaining confirmation and collecting details about this recall were especially challenging. Apparently, the companies only notified PetSmart and relevant distribution centers.1

And evidently they made no effort to post a public notice.

According to a company spokesperson:

The products were not dried properly so a small percentage of finished goods have gone moldy.

Majority of the product is fine, and the mold was caught at our DC, but some product may have made it to PetSmart so we are recalling all the product at PetSmart and destroying all the product we have at our DC.

What to Do?

According to JAKKS Pacific in that same email, the “product can be returned to PetSmart for a full refund.”

Just the same, here are the customer service contact numbers for the two companies:

You may contact JAKKS Pacific at 877-875-2557, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm PT. Kong can be reached at 303-216-2626.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Footnotes

  1. We are assuming that the abbreviation “DC” in a forwarded email denotes “distribution center”

 

Dog Treat Recall – Pet Center Dog Treats

Here is a recall on Pet Center Dog Treats due to salmonella, please read on:

May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, California has issued a voluntary recall for its Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Pet Center Dog TreatsThe affected product includes the 3 ounce bags of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats with…

  • UPC number 727348200038
  • Date code 122015

Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The FDA has confirmed this event in a recent news release.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The product was distributed by Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply and Independent Pet in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and 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 surface 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.

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.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday through Friday between 7:30am through 4:00 pm PST.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Dog Treat Recall Expanded – Bailey’s Choice

This recall has been expanded to other treats.  Please read on to see if any Bailey’s Choice product you purchased has been recalled due to salmonella:

November 6, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Georgia is expanding its voluntary recall to include additional five-ounce packages of its chicken dog treats.

According to an FDA news bulletin, the recall was announced by officials of the Georgia Department of Agriculture because of possible contamination of the treats with Salmonella bacteria.

Baileys Choice Dog Treats

  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 2 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 3 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Breast Treat
    Lot “Jun 4 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 15 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jul 8 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jul 11 2013″
  • 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats
    Lot 132881

This recall announcement is a follow-up to our original story posted here on Friday, November 1, 2013.

What to Do?

If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Treat Recall – Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats

Here is another dog treat recall due to salmonella, please read on:

November 1, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC of Waleska, Georgia, has announced it is recalling certain packages of dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Georgia Department of Agriculture LogoThe recall includes packages of chicken treats in various sizes and with the following lot dates:

  • June 5, 2013
  • October 8, 2013

According to the announcement on the company’s Facebook page:

“These two lots tested positive for Salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. These treats will not harm your dog, dogs digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept of Agriculture closely to recall the effected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.”

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors are checking retail stores and warehouses to be certain the recalled products have been removed from sale.

What to Do?

If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Treat Recall – Joey’s Chicken Jerky Treats

Here is another dog treat recall, please read on it is especially important for those in New Hampshire:

September 10, 2013 — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky Chicken Jerky treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Joey's Jerky Chicken Jerky TreatsA total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness.

However, no deaths have occurred.

Joey’s Jerky is produced in New Hampshire and the manufacturer, Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of the product.

Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores:

  • America’s Pet in Hudson
  • Blue Seal in Bow
  • K9 Kaos in Dover
  • Osborne’s Agway in Concord
  • Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord
  • The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington

Confirmation through laboratory testing of the jerky is pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs.

What to Do?

DHHS is asking people to determine if they have any of these jerky treats at home — and if so, to discard them.

For more information on Salmonella, contact the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496. Or visit the DHHS website at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Treat Recall – Breeder’s Choice Recalls Active Care Healthy Joints Treats

Another recall, please read:

April 17. 2013 – Breeder’s Choice Pet Food of Irwindale, California has has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to the presence of mold.

Breeder's Choice Active Care Healthy Joints Biscuits Dog TreatsThe recalled product includes the following information:

  • Breeder’s Choice Active Care Healthy Joint Treats
  • Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080
  • UPC Code: 0130104895
  • Size: 24 ounces
  • Best Before Code: 19-Dec-2013

Products and product lots that do not appear in the above lists have not been affected.

According to a release from the manufacturer, the mold seems to have occurred due to varying dryer temperature settings for drying biscuits. This exposed the recalled product to excess moisture and has since been remedied.

Pet owners who fed their pets the recalled biscuits should watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool.

At the time of this release, there have been no reports of human or pet illnesses associated with this recall.

What to Do?

For information, consumers are asked to call Central Customer Care line at 866-500-6286 or visit http://www.goactivedog.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Treat Recall – Iams Withdraws Shakeable Brand Dog Treats

Just received news of another recall.  A bulletin on the PetSmart website has said that there is a withdrawal of the Iams Shakeable turkey and lamb dog treats for mold growth.  Here is the information:

March 2013 – According to a news bulletin just discovered by our staff and published by PetSmart on its website some time earlier this month…
Iams Shakeables Turkey Dog Treats

“Proctor and Gamble has issued a voluntary market withdrawal of Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats with certain ‘Impacted Lot Numbers’ listed below. These treats are being voluntarily withdrawn due to potential for mold growth.”

According to the retailer, no other products are affected. Proctor and Gamble claims it has not received any reports of human or pet illnesses.

What Products Are Being Withdrawn?

Iams Shakeables Dog Treats Recall Lot Codes

To identify the affected lots, consumers should refer to the first 4 numbers of the second line on the bottom of the can.

Iams Shakeables Can Bottom

What to Do?

The bulletin warns users to stop feeding the affected products and to return any remaining Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats affected by the voluntary withdrawal to their closest PetSmart store for a full refund.

Readers with questions about this event are invited to call Proctor and Gamble (Iams) at 877-894-4458.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Food/Treat Recall – Steve’s Real Food/Diggin’ Your Dog

Two more recalls for your perusal.   One for food and one for a dog treat.  Read on:

March 7, 2013 – Steve’s Real Food of Murray, Utah has announced it is recalling its 5 pound bags of Turducken Canine Diet 8 ounce patties due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

The recalled products were distributed from October 2012 through January 2013 in retail stores in…
Steve's Real Food Turducken

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Tennessee

The product is sold in 5 pound green and cream colored bags with lot number 209-10-27-13 and an expiration date of October 27, 2013.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this event.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.

In addition, there’s 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
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • 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.

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 have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What Caused the Recall?

The potential for contamination was noted after a routine sampling of one 5 pound bag by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Production of the product has been suspended while the company and the FDA continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased 5 lb. bags of Steve’s Real Food Turducken Canine Recipe are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact the company at 801-540-8481 or gary@stevesrealfood.com Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm MST.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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March 7, 2013 – Diggin’ Your Dog announced today the brand is voluntarily withdrawing one lot of its Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats produced on August 30, 2012 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product sample was obtained in Colorado and the company has accounted for its distribution.

What’s Being Recalled?

The product being withdrawn is Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats in the 5 ounce bag. The Lot Code is 250322 and its “Use By” date is February 23, 2014.

No other Diggin’ Your Dog products, lots or production dates are affected.

About Salmonella

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms…

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • 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.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If an animal is known to have consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, pet owners are asked to contact their veterinarians.

What to Do?

Customers who have purchased this lot code are urged to stop feeding the product to their pet, remove the lot code from the packaging, and discard the contents.

A full refund plus $1.00 to cover postage will be received by mailing the UPC and lot code to Diggin Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511.

All refunds will be processed within ten business days (plus postage time).

For more information, consumers are invited to contact Diggin’ Your Dog by phone at 775-742-7295 Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PT — or by email at info@dydusa.com.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.