Smokehouse Pet Products expanded a previous, limited recall of its Beefy Munchies dog treats on salmonella contamination concerns to include all varieties, sizes, package types and best-by dates of Beefy Munchies sold in the United States.
This includes the plastic tubs of Beefy Bites.
Pets with salmonella can suffer from throwing up, bloody diarrhea, fever, lack of appetite and/or abdominal pain.
They can also pass salmonella along to pets and other humans. Two children caught salmonella, according to the FDA, from the Raws for Paws Ground Turkey recalled the same day last week as the earlier Beefy Munchies recall.
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That covered only 4-ounce bags of Beefy Munchies with a best-by date of Oct. 25, 2019, and lot No. 449294. They were distributed in North Carolina, Washington, Colorado and Michigan. Colorado’s Department of Agriculture found salmonella in two 4-ounce bags.
Any unused Beefy Munchies or Beefy Bites can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions can call Smokehouse at 1-877-699-7387, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Eastern time.
Colorado’s Department of Agriculture also recently found salmonella in a bag of Redbarn’s Bully Stick dog chews, sparking a nationwide recall of the 7-inch Bully Stick three packs.
On Redbarn’s website, company president Jeff Sutherland wrote, “This lot code, expiry date 112120ABC, was tested both at our Redbarn lab and by a third-party testing facility. Those tests were negative for salmonella or pathogens. Despite not being able to replicate these test results or receiving any negative reports from customers regarding these chews, we feel the best course of action is to recall this lot code of the product and keep our customers safe.”
Redbarn tells customers to return the chews to the store for a refund. Anyone with questions can email the company at email@example.com or call 1-800-775-3849, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time.