SEPT. 22, 2015 NOTE: Some news outlets are reporting this recall today, because the FDA sent an email linking to the July 14, 2015 press release. However, there have been no additional recalls of I and Love and You products since July. The information below is from that July 14 announcement.
NatPets LLC, which earlier this week voluntarily recalled nearly 3,000 cases of I and love and you Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog chews due to Salmonella contamination concerns, has expanded the recall.
According to a July 14 press release, as a precautionary measure, 2-ounce packages of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog chews with the following information are also being voluntarily recalled:
- Lot numbers ending in 4T1 and 5T1
- Best by: 2016 and 2017
- UPC code: 8 18336 01134 4
The original recall included 2-ounce packages of the product with the following information:
- Lot numbers: C20130-1994T1 and C20130-2024T1
- Best by: 07/2016
- UPC code: 8 18336 0113 4
The best by date and lot number are printed next to the proof-of-purchase bar code on the back of the package.
NatPets LLC, which is based in Boulder, Colo., was notified July 10 by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture that a routine sampling of I and love and you 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 dog 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.
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.