Good n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks Recall

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October 25, 2015 — Salix Animal Health of Deerfield, Florida, isvoluntarily expanding its recall of “Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

What’s Being Recalled?

The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with an item code number of 82247 and with an expiration date ranging from 02/2018- 07/2018.

The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1 as shown below.

Good ‘n’ Fun 2.8 ounces Beefhide Chicken Sticks UPC Code 091093822471
Item # 82247 Expiration Dates 02/2018; 03/2018; 04/2018; 05/2018; 06/2018; 07/2018

No other product is affected at this time. Customers should look at the item number, and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall.

What Caused the Recall?

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 time frame.

The recall affects Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks only. No other product is affected by this announcement.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals that eat contaminated products and there is a potential risk to humans if they come in contact with Salmonella from handling contaminated 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 signs 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 of Salmonella and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Where Were the Products Sold?

The recalled Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks were distributed nationwide to the following retail stores:

Dollar General
Dollar Tree
Family Dollar

What to Do?

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

Salix Animal Health claims they are taking steps to prevent it from occurring in the future.

The company is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected product is removed from inventory and is no longer sold.

If you have these products, please contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM ET for a refund.

Customers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.
Press inquiries are asked to contact Connie Caldwell at 314-683-2460, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM ET.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

September 30, 2015 — Salix Animal Health, LLC, of Deerfield, FL,has announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated 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 signs 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 these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What’s Being Recalled?

The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with:
Lot # AO15010
Expiration date of 03/2018
UPC code 0 91093 82247 1

No other product is affected at this time.

Where Was It Sold?

The recalled “Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” was distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health at the following retail stores:

Dollar General Stores
Dollar Tree Stores

What Caused the Recall?

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 2.8 ounce package of the recalled product.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

What to Do?

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.

The company is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected product is no longer sold and removed from inventory.

If you have these products, you are invited to contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs at 800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM ET for a refund.

Customers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.

For press inquiries, please contact Connie Caldwell at 314-683-2460, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form