Recall: Redbarn Bully Stick Dog Chews

February 12, 2018

On Feb. 9, 2018, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC, of California voluntarily recalled their Redbarn Naturals 7 inch Bully Stick Dog Chews (3 pack). This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled products were sold in specialty pet stores.

Specifics on the Recall

The recalled Bully Sticks are sold in a 2.4 oz. green plastic bag and shows an expiration date of 112120ABC marked on the side. The UPC Code is #7 85184 25105 8.

Bully Sticks Dog Chews Recalled

What to Do if You Purchased this Product

Obviously, if you purchased the affected Bully Stick Dog Chews, do not give them to your pet. Instead, return them to your place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions, contact the company at 800-775-3849, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You may email the company at info@redbarninc.com, as well.

Should your pet experience any health or safety problems with this product, contact the Food & Drug Administration at www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella bacteria affects both pets and humans. The risk to humans occurs when they handle an infected animal or it’s toys, dishes or other belongings and fail to wash their hands. Surfaces touched by the pet or its belongings should also be thoroughly washed.

In healthy humans, Salmonella may display as symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping.

Those with compromised immune systems may suffer more serious symptoms, including, arthritis, muscle pain, urinary tract infections, or endocarditis.

Potential Symptoms in Pets

Pets may be lethargic and show similar symptoms as above. Some pets may not show signs of illness but may be carriers of the bacteria. If your pet consumed any of the recalled product with the affected lot numbers, please contact your veterinarian at once for advice.

According to the Company

In a news release on the FDA website, the company stated that no illnesses or complaints have been reported. However, they recalled the product out of “an extreme abundance of caution.”

Company president, Jeff Sutherland said, “On 2/5/2018, we were notified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture that a single sample collected from a retail location detected Salmonella. At Redbarn, we test every product lot before it leaves our manufacturing plant. This lot code, expiry date 112120ABC, was tested both at our Redbarn lab and by a third-party testing facility. Those tests were negative for salmonella or pathogens. Despite not being able to replicate these test results or receiving any negative reports from customers regarding these chews, we feel the best course of action is to recall this lot code of the product and keep our customers safe”.

 

 

 

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