A nationwide recall has been issued for select Charlee Bear products for potential Salmonella contamination. Yesterday, the company made the announcement that following a positive test result for Salmonella bacteria in one of their products they are recalling two of their Protein Crunch Bars. The following products are being recalled:
Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Carrots
5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890000
Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015
Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes
5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890001
Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015
Lot codes can be found on the back panel below the UPC Code. These recalled products were distributed around the U.S. in September and October.
What are the symptoms of Salmonella?
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
Individuals handling contaminated product can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. If you have handled the recalled products and have symptoms of Salmonella, it is recommended you contact your physician immediately.
What do I do if I have the recalled Protein Crunch Bars?
Consumers who have purchased these specific recalled lots of Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-396-8893.
How do I report a problem?
If you suspect a problem with a pet food, please report the information to the FDA using the links below.
- How to Report a Pet Food Complaint
- Report a Pet Food Complaint to the FDA
- Contact your state FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator
- Veterinary Adverse Event Reporting
- Animal & Veterinary Recalls & Alerts
- Sign Up to Receive Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts from the FDA
- Learn about the FDA’s role in pet food regulation
- Visit the National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPCC) website
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