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Pet treats recalled over possible salmonella contamination

September 25, 2012

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks product because it might be contaminated with salmonella.

Salmonella can sicken animals that eat the products. Humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet 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 symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their health care providers.

Pets with salmonella infections might 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 any of these signs, contact your veterinarian.

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The recalled American Beef Bully Sticks were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores from April through September.

The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing six bully sticks marked with bar code 647263899189.

Kasel Industries is recalling all lot numbers: BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN, BESTBY23JUN2014DEN and BESTBY23SEP2014DEN.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled item should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For details, call 800-218-4417.

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