Salix Animal Health LLC of Deerfield, FL, announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, that it is recalling one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” were distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health to Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores. The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8-ounce bag stamped on the back side with lot # AO15010 and with an expiration date of 03/2018. The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 2.8-ounce package of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” labeled with the recalled code. Customers should look at the lot code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall. Customers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it for full refund. The company is working with retailers to ensure that the affected product is no longer sold and is removed from inventory. If you have questions or have these products, please contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET for a refund. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated 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.
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