‘I and love and you’ recall Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog treats for Salmonella

NatPets “I and love and you” was notified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture that a routine sampling revealed a presumptive positive result of Salmonella in their Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog treats which prompted the recall. In response, and in an “overabundance of caution,” the company is recalling 1,299 cases of the product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recall is limited to Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet that were packaged into 2.0 oz bags, with the lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1, a best-by-year of 2016 or 2017 and UPC number 8 18336 01134 4.

Consumers should look at the lot numbers and best-by-dates printed on the bag to determine if it is subject to this recall. People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.

Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

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 product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855.ILY.LOVE Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (M.T.) or via email at service@ilypet.com or visit their website for further details and questions and answers regarding the recall here.

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