RECALL ALERT: Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks Recall Expanded

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Good 'n' Fun Chicken Sticks recall package

Salix Animal Health, which voluntarily recalled one lot of Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks in late September because it had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, has expanded the recall.

According to a news release, the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in an additional lot of Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks. “In an abundance of caution, Salix Animal Health is expanding its original recall to include the tested lot and others made around the same time frame,” the company stated.

The recalled treats, packaged in 2.8-ounce bags, were distributed nationwide to Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar retail stores.

The Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks products in the expanded recall have the following information stamped on the back of the package:

  • Item No. 82247
  • Expiration date: 02/2018, 03/2018, 04/2018, 05/2018, 06/2018 or 07/2018
  • UPC code: 0 91093 82247 1

The products in the original recall, also packaged in 2.8-ounce bags, have the following information stamped on the back:

  • Lot # AO15010
  • Expiration date: 03/2018
  • UPC code: 0 91093 82247 1

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.

“We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and are taking steps to prevent it from occurring in the future,” Salix Animal Health, which is based in Deerfield, Fla., said in the news release.

If you purchased the recalled products, call Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT for a refund.

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