Pet International of Miami, FL, is recalling 1,500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (e.g., dogs) eating the products, and there is 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. The 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat was distributed to retail stores in the following cities: Conifer and Lakewood, CO. If you have this product, use gloves and put in a double bag and throw it away as soon as possible. Do not touch the product in any way, and if you do, it’s recommended you wash your hands immediately with an antibacterial soap. The potentially affected product will pertain to a particular lot number and are specific to a particular size of pouch in which it is sold. Anyone having these products should verify the following: Brand: Buster’s Natural Pet Supply, Lot Code: 8501450, Size: 6” Beef Trachea/12 Pack Plastic Pouch UPC Code: 8501450 No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers are warned that if any of the above information is on the package you have, do not feed it to any animals. It may be hazardous and should be disposed of immediately. The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, obtained from Buster’s Natural Pet Supply in Conifer, CO, analyzed by FDA, and found to be positive for Salmonella. The product sampled had a Buster’s Label on it, but was manufactured by Pet International. Buster’s Natural Pet Supply recalled the entire product from the two stores where the distributor sells it. Pet International is continuing its investigation into what caused the problem. Consumers who purchased 6” Beef Trachea with the Buster’s Natural Pet Supply Label on it and wish to be refunded because of the recall can take the product with receipt back to where they bought it from. A special form will be provided to be filled out, and both the form and the receipt are needed for the refund. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the company by phone at (305) 591-3338, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or via email at 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. Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets (e.g., dogs) 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 dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.