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BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT – Blue Buffalo Recalls Wilderness Wild Chews Bones Due to Salmonella

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Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones.  This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Routine testing at the manufacturing site revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Blue Buffalo products are affected.

Affected Product

Bluebuffalocubbone

The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states:

  • California
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington

The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic. Details are:

Product Name UPC Code Expiration Date
Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bone 840243110087 November 4, 2017

UPC number: 840243110087

Expiration date: November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417”

Consumers should look at the UPC Code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall.

The Risk

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Individuals handling raw pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or to surfaces exposed to the product.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the 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
  • 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 show the following symptoms:

  • Lethargic
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

If You Have Product

Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-641-9736 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday and the weekend of November 28, 2015, or by email at Bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com for more information.

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