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Smokehouse Dog Treat Recall Expands To Include Every Product For Salmonella Contamination

The FDA has announced that Smokehouse Pet Products is expanding its original recall to include all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” because they might be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide. The product comes in individual bags, resealable bags, and plastic tubs. The plastic tub will be labeled “Beefy Bites.” All sizes and packaging types will include a UPC code, lot number, and a best used by date of stamped on the back. The current recall is expanded to include all “Beefy Munchies.”

The potential for contamination was noted after routine sampling and testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in two 4-oz packages of “Beefy Munchies.”

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can 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 this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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 recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO DO + WHO TO CONTACT

Any consumers who have purchased “Beefy Munchies” should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. at 1-877-699-7387, Monday through Friday 7am-3: 30 pm PST.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area or find out how to file a pet food problem report to the FDA.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Link to Original Recall.

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Mollie Morrissette

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