Boots & Barkley 6 Count 5 Inch American Beef Bully Sticks have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled American Beef Bully Sticks were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores from April through September 2012.
The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 6 bully sticks marked with bar code number 647263899189. Kasel Industries is recalling all lot numbers because the following lot codes tested positive through analysis by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture: BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN, BESTBY23JUN2014DEN, and BESTBY23SEP2014DEN.
The FDA says no illnesses have been reported.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, contact your veterinarian.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms after having contact with this product you should contact your doctor.
If you have purchased the 6 count 5 inch packages of Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks you are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions you can contact Kasel Associated Industries at 1-800-218-4417 Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.