Some Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
According to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the product’s manufacturer, Grill-Phoria LLC, of Loveland, Colo., is recalling about 200 3.5-ounce stand-up pouches. The bags do not have lot codes.
The recalled jerky treats were manufactured and distributed between Sept. 20, 2014 and Jan. 2, 2015 to independent pet stores in Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.
The recall was initiated after a routine sampling test by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture revealed that the finished product tested positive for Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals who eat the contaminated products, and there is also a risk to humans who handle the products, especially if they do not thoroughly wash their hands (and any surfaces the product touched) afterward.
The symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in both pets and people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Pets may also become lethargic. If you or your dog experience any of these symptoms after eating or handling this product, see a doctor or veterinarian.
If you purchased this product, return it to the store for a full refund.
For more information about the recall, call Grill-Phoria at 970-663-4561 Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.