A dog treats recall is always concerning but if you have purchased one of three products made by Stormberg Foods, it's important you don't serve them to your pooch.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (opens in new tab), the affected dog treats have potentially been contaminated with salmonella.
A sample tested positive for harmful bacteria, leading to the pulling of Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat products.
Although no related illnesses have been reported, the recall is being taken as a precaution. The products were sold online and in retail stores between June 8 and June 22.
Stormberg Foods was notified of the problem by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) on July 6 and both the company and the agency are investigating the cause.
If your pet has consumed any of the batches listed in the table at the end of this article, you should look out for these symptoms:
Some pets may be infected with the bacteria and not show any symptoms at all, but they can still pass it on to other animals and humans.
The human symptoms of salmonella include:
- Abdominal cramping
If you have purchased an affected product, you should contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return or disposal. You should also email the company and contact your veterinarian if your pet has become ill after eating one of the affected products.
For more information, contact the Stormberg customer service department at 919-947-6011, Monday through Saturday, between 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST.
You can find batch information on the back of the packets.
|Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips||1 oz||8 50025 54628 7||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips||4 oz||8 50025 54611 9||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips||10 oz||8 50025 54610 2||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps||4 oz||8 60001 92832 7||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps||8 oz||8 60001 92833 4||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips||4 oz||8 50025 54682 9||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
David Crookes has been a journalist for more than 20 years and he has written for a host of magazines, newspapers, websites and books including World of Animals, BBC Earth, Dogs and Canines, Gadget and The Independent. Born in England, he lives in a household with two cats but he’s also keenly interested in the differences between the huge number of dog breeds — in fact, you can read many of his breed guides here on PetsRadar. With a lifelong passion for technology, too, he’s always on the lookout for useful devices that will allow people to spend more time with their pets.