Recall: 12″ Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews

July 22, 2015

In a press release today, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that The Natural Dog Company, Inc, of Windsor, Colorado, is recalling some 12 ounce bags of 12” Tremenda Sticks pet chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The treats are distributed to retail stores in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, and Washington.

The affected product comes in 12 ounce bags but does NOT have a lot number or expiration date.  The UPC code is 851265004957.

The product also comes in newer packaging that includes BOTH lot numbers and expiration dates.  Those packages are NOT affected by the recall, though the newer packages do carry the same UPC code as the recalled packages.

So, if this sounds confusing, just remember that the recalled packages will NOT show the lot number or expiration date.

No illnesses have been reported due to the product.

Symptoms of Salmonella include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and lethargy in both humans and animals.  The difference is that our pets can be carriers of the Salmonella bacteria without ever showing symptoms themselves.

The presence of Salmonella in the Tremenda Sticks were revealed during an inspection by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture.  Production of the products has been suspended while the company and the FDA continue their investigation to find the source of the problem.

If you have purchased the recalled product, discontinue use and return the unused portion to your retailer for a full refund.

You may call The Natural Dog Company at 888-424-4602, Monday – Friday, between 9-5 MST.

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