PLEASE NOTE: Some news outlets reported this recall Sept. 22, 2015, because the FDA sent an email linking to a July 2015 press release. However, there have been no additional recalls of I and Love and You products since July. Click the link below for the most up-to-date information about the expanded recall of I and Love and You Cow-Boom Strips.
JULY 15, 2015 UPDATE: This recall has been expanded.
Nearly 3,000 cases of I and Love and You Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog chews are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the I and Love and You website, the company, which is based in Boulder, Colo., was notified July 10 by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture that a routine sampling of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet treats tested positive for Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals as well as people who handle the contaminated food. The symptoms for both people and animals include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. If you or your pet experiences these symptoms after handling or eating the recalled product, see a doctor or veterinarian.
The recalled I and Love and You Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet treats were sold throughout the U.S. by wholesale distributors, online retailers, and retail stores including grocery chains. They were supplied by a U.S. supplier. According to the package label, the treats are manufactured in Brazil.
Only 2-ounce packages with the following information are included in the recall:
- Lot numbers: C20130-1994T1 and C20130-2024T1
- Best-by-date: 07/2016
- UPC code: 8 18336 0113 4
The lot number and UPC code are printed next to the proof-of-purchase bar code on the back of the package.
The company has not received any reports of illness from the recalled products.
“The health and safety of our customers and their beloved four-legged family members is paramount to us,” said CEO Steve Ball on the I and Love and You website.
If you purchased the recalled product, do not give it to your dog. Contact the company, or either dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information about the recall, call I and Love and You at 855-459-5683 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.