Salix Animal Health LLC of Deerfield, FL, has expanded its recall of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. Sampling conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in an additional lot of this product. In an abundance of caution, Salix Animal Health is expanding its original recall from Sept. 30 to include the tested lot and others made around the same time. This expanded recall affects Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks only. No other Salix product is affected by this announcement. The recalled Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks were distributed nationwide to Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar retail stores. The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8-ounce bag stamped on the back side with an item code number of 82247 and with an expiration date ranging from 02/2018- 07/2018. The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1 as shown in the table below.
|Brand||Size||Description||UPC Code||Item No.||Expiration|
|Good ‘n’ Fun||2.8 oz||Beefhide Chicken Sticks||091093822471||82247||02/2018 03/2018 04/2018 05/2018 06/2018 07/2018|
The company stated that it is taking steps to prevent the problem from happening again and is working with retailers to ensure that the recalled product is removed from inventory and no longer sold. Customers should look at the item number 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. Anyone who has these products may contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) for a refund. Customers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above. Salmonella can affect animals who eat contaminated products and there is a potential risk to humans if they come in contact with Salmonella 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 of Salmonella 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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