Dogs are beloved members of many families, and as such, we want to make sure they’re healthy and happy. That’s why when it was announced that some dog treats had been recalled after testing found salmonella, many pet-owners were concerned. In this article, we’ll tell you what dog treats were recalled, how to tell if your dog’s treats are affected, what to do if you have a bag of recalled treats, how to prevent your dog from getting sick, and some alternatives to store-bought dog treats.
Stormberg dog treats recalled
Company Announcement Date: July 12, 2022
FDA Publish Date: July 12, 2022
Product Type: Animal & Veterinary
Reason for Announcement: Salmonella
Company Name: Stormberg Foods
Brand Name: Beg & Barker, Billo’s Best Friend, and Green Coast Pets
Product Description: Chicken dog treats
Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat, and other varieties and batches of Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats are being recalled due to concerns about Salmonella.
The company was informed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services on July 6, 2022, that a sample they had collected tested positive for Salmonella. Read more on the recall announcement.
Because of the risks associated with Salmonella infection in pets, there is a danger that consumers will become ill from consuming manufactured pet products. Pets can be infected with Salmonella, and their products may be contaminated, which poses a significant risk to humans who handle these items or any surfaces exposed to them.
Symptoms of Salmonella infections in pets
Pets that have Salmonella infections may be listless, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and Fever. Some pets will just have an aversion to food, while others will experience only fever and discomfort in the abdomen. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can become carriers and infect other animals or people.
If your pet has ingested the recalled items and displays any of these symptoms, please visit your veterinarian immediately.
The affected treats were delivered to stores from June 8 to June 22, 2022. These goods were packed in branded plastic bags and cardboard master cases for shipment primarily to warehouses in California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. The items then get distributed across the country via the internet to retail outlets and customers.
The recalled items and their identifying information are listed below by Stormberg
|Product||Size||UPC||Batch No.||Exp Dates|
|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|
|Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips||4 oz||8 50025 54682 9||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|
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Common challenges for people with pets are how to prevent dogs from getting sick
Many people might not know how to prevent their dog from getting sick because of the recent dog treat recall. It’s important to be aware of the dangers of salmonella and take the necessary precautions to keep your beloved pet safe. Some common challenges people face are:
- not knowing which brands are safe to buy
- not knowing what ingredients to look for
- not knowing how to properly store treats
What are some tips for how to prevent your dog from getting sick?
There are a few tips you can follow to help prevent your dog from getting sick:
- Make sure to only buy treats that are made in the United States and avoid any that are made in China.
- Look for brands that have a good reputation and avoid any that have been recalled in the past.
- Avoid giving your dog table scraps or food that is not meant for them.
- Talk to your veterinarian about what treats are best for your dog and make sure to follow their recommendations.
Know more about Salmonella infections in humans
Salmonella contamination does not always produce symptoms that are apparent, unpleasant, or unusual. Anyone may become infected with Salmonella bacteria. Because their immune systems are underdeveloped, infants, children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immunity are at greater risk of serious illness from a Salmonella infection, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has come into contact with any of the recalled items and developed Salmonella infection symptoms should visit a doctor. People who are sick should inform their doctors about any potential contact with Salmonella bacteria because specialized testing is required to identify salmonellosis. Because salmonellosis symptoms might mimic those of other illnesses.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea beginning 12 to 72 hours after consuming tainted food. Otherwise, healthy adults generally experience sickness for four to seven days. Diarrhea can, however, get so bad that patients must be hospitalized in some situations.
Individuals over 65, babies, expectant moms and those with weak immune systems (such as cancer patients) are more prone to serious sickness and potentially fatal diseases.