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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September
21, 2012 – Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily
recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY 6 COUNT 5 INCH AMERICAN BEEF
BULLY STICKS product because it may be contaminated with
Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that
eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning
from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have
not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet
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 symptoms 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
any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.
The recalled American Beef Bully Sticks were distributed nationwide
through Target retail stores from April through September
The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 6 bully sticks
marked with bar code number 647263899189. Kasel Industries is
recalling all lot numbers because the following lot codes tested
positive through analysis by the State of Colorado Department of
Agriculture: BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN,
BESTBY23JUN2014DEN, and BESTBY23SEP2014DEN.
No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in
connection with this problem.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the State of
Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished
products contained the Salmonella bacteria. The company has ceased
the production and distribution of the product while FDA and the
company continue investigating as to the source of the
contamination. No other products made by Kasel Associated
Industries are included in the recall.
Consumers who have purchased the 6 count 5 inch packages of Boots
& Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks are urged to return it to
the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions
may contact Kasel Associated Industries at 1-800-218-4417 Monday
thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.