A North Carolina-based company is recalling certain dog treats after samples of the product tested positive for potentially harmful bacteria.
Various sizes and lots of Stormberg Foods dog treats, including Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treats are included in the recall “due to a potential contamination of Salmonella,”[ads1]; according to a message posted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The affected products were distributed between June 8 and June 22 to department stores in California, Minnesota, North Carolina and Rhode Island before being shipped nationwide to retailers and consumers online, according to Stormberg Foods’ recall.
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The goodies were packed in marked plastic bags.
The recall was initiated after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) notified the company on July 6 that a sample had tested positive for Salmonella, which may pose a risk to humans and animals.
“Salmonella can affect pets eating the products, and there is a risk to humans by handling contaminated pet products,” especially if they have not washed their hands thoroughly after touching the product or a exposed surface, according to the recall notice.
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Infected animals may be lethargic, have decreased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and may even vomit. In some cases, infected pets that do not show any symptoms can transmit it to other pets or humans.
Salmonella symptoms may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. But in rare cases, it can also “result in more serious ailments,” the warning said.
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To date, no diseases have been reported. However, the company, along with the NCDA and CS, is still investigating what caused the problem.