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The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is really on top of the dog treats going into Target stores. Last month, Kasel Associated Industries voluntarily pulled its Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks off Target shelves after an inspection by CDA revealed salmonella bacteria present in samples examined. Yesterday, Kasel pulled two more of its dog treat products off the shelves....
The two recalled products are the Boots & Barkley Roasted Pig Ears,12 count packages, and the Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats. 32 ounce packages. They are both packaged in clear plastic bags with top-stapled paper headers.
These products are sold solely at Target stores. The recalls involve specific lots. The Roasted Pig Ears were sold during the month of August 2012; the UPC code is 647263899158, and the package has the mark BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN.
The Variety Pack was also sold during August 2012 with the UPC code 647263899158. It also has the mark BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN.
The FDA reports that, as of October 17, 2012, no cases of salmonella have been reported in humans or animals in connection with these products.
Symptoms of salmonella infections in humans include nausea, vomiting, cramping, and high fever. Severe cases can affect one's organs and extremities, and muscle pain and weakness may be indicative.
Pets can experience the same symptoms as humans, but healthy pets are less likely to show symptoms of the salmonella infection. Nevertheless, they can pass the bacteria along to other pets through drinking water and feces. At any sign of infection in your pet, he should be seen by a veterinarian.
If you have these products in your home, you may return them to Target for a full refund If you have questions, you may call Kasel Associated Industries at (800) 218-4417 Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.