OCT. 26, 2015 UPDATE: This recall has been expanded.
Salix Animal Health is voluntarily recalling one lot of Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled treats were distributed nationwide to Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores.
According to a news release, the potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella. No other products were affected.
The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8-ounce bag with the following information stamped on the back:
- Lot # AO15010
- Expiration date: 03/2018
The UPC code is 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.
If you bought the recalled product, dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
“We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and as a result we are investigating the cause of this problem so that we can prevent it from occurring in the future,” Salix Animal Health, which is based in Deerfield, Fla., said in the news release.
For more information about the recall, 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.