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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 17, 2012 –
Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling
its BOOTS & BARKLEY ROASTED AMERICAN PIG EARS AND BOOTS &
BARKLEY AMERICAN VARIETY PACK DOG TREATS 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
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 Roasted Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats were
distributed nationwide through Target retail stores in August
The Roasted Pig Ears product comes in a clear plastic bag
containing 12 pig ears marked with UPC bar code 647263899158. The
Variety Pack product also comes in a clear plastic bag weighing
32oz and marked with UPC bar code 490830400086.
Kasel Industries is recalling lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN for
both products because this lot code tested positive for the
Salmonella bacteria through analysis by the Colorado Department Of
No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in
connection with this product.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the Colorado
Department Of Agriculture that revealed finished products contained
the Salmonella bacteria. The company has ceased
distribution of any lots that have possible contamination of the
bacteria. No other products made by Kasel Associated Industries are
included in the recall of the 12 count packages of Roasted Pig Ears
and the 32oz Variety Pack Dog Treats.
Consumers who have purchased the 12 count packages of Roasted Pig
Ears and the 32oz Variety Pack Dog Treats are urged to return them
to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with
questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at (800) 218-4417
Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.