Salix Animal Health, LLC of Deerfield, FL is voluntarily expanding its recall of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because this 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 to include the tested lot and others made around the same timeframe. This affects Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks only; no other product is affected by this announcement.
The recalled Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks were distributed nationwide to:
- Dollar General
- Dollar Tree
- Family Dollar retail stores
Product can be identified by:
- packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag
- item code number of 82247
- expiration date ranging from 02/2018- 07/2018
The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1 as shown in the table below.
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 contact with 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:
- Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping
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:
- Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
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
Customers should look at the lot code 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.
If you have these products, please contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund. Customers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.