Recall of Dog Food Treats: Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears

October 17, 2012

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Kasel Associated Industries of Denver is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears, as well as the Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella can cause illness in the dog that eats the contaminated product, and humans can become infected from handling it if they don’t take proper hand-washing precautions afterward.

Should your dog become ill, look for such symptoms as diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.  Some pets don’t show signs of illness, yet can still be carrying the bacteria.  Others may show only a decreased appetite and/or fever.  An infected animal can infect other animals, as well as humans.  If you dog becomes ill, contact your veterinarian and be sure to wash your hands with soap and harm water.

The recalled Roasted Pig Ears come in clear plastic containers with 12 to the package.  They were distributed nationwide at Target stores in August, 2012.  Look for the bar code:  647263899158.

The Variety Pack treats are sold in plastic, 32 oz. packages with bar code:  4908304000086.

Both products contain lot number:  BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN.  They were recalled because this lot code tested positive for Salmonella through analysis by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture.

No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection with these products.

If you purchased either of these products with the corresponding lot codes, return them to your retailer for a refund or call 800/218-4417, Monday – Friday, 7-5 MDT.

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