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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kasel Associates Industries Recalling Certain Pet Treats Due to Salmonella Contamination Boots and Barkley, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli among brands affected


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Kasel Associates Industries Recalling Certain Pet Treats Due to Salmonella Contamination

Boots and Barkley, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli among brands affected

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 21, 2013 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured from April 20 through Sept. 19, 2012 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Kasel has issued three previous recall notices for specific products manufactured during this time period.
The move comes after the Colorado Department of Agriculture tested a retail sample of a Kasel pet treat product and found it to be positive for Salmonella. Based on FDA’s follow-up inspection at the firm, FDA found that all of the finished pet treat product samples and 48 out of 87 environmental samples collected during the inspection tested positive for Salmonella. More than ten different species of Salmonella were found in the firm’s products and manufacturing facility, indicating multiple sources of contamination.
While there are no reports of human illness, FDA has received a small number of complaints of illness in dogs who were exposed to the treats. Because of the multiple positive tests for Salmonella, and the production practices and conditions observed at the facility during the inspection, FDA believes that there is a reasonable probability that pet treat products manufactured in the facility from April 20, 2012 through September 19, 2012 are contaminated with Salmonella.
Both people and animals can contract Salmonellosis from handling or eating contaminated products. People handling dry pet treats should thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with the treats as well as any surfaces exposed to these products.
Consumers who have any of these products, or who are unsure of the manufacturing date of their pet treats, should dispose of them in ways that people and animals, including wild animals, cannot access them, such as placing them in a securely lidded garbage can.
The Kasel-manufactured products are sold at various retailers, including Target, Petco, Sam’s Club and Costco. Most of the products have a two-year shelf life.
All of the products were made in the U.S. This action is not related to FDA’s ongoing investigation of jerky pet treats made in China.
Salmonella is a public health risk and is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the products subject to this recall should contact their health care provider immediately.
Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may experience only a 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 any of the affected product or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to become severely ill from Salmonella infection. The bacterium can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in these vulnerable populations. Most healthy individuals recover from Salmonella infections within four to seven days without treatment.
As with humans, dogs who are elderly, very young or have impaired immune systems are more vulnerable to Salmonella infection.

Product NameDistributorsLot/Best By DateUPC
12 PK Natural Pig EarsPetco04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN800443092910
12 PK Smoked Pig EarsPetco04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN800443092927
16 oz Chicken ChipsPetco, Kasel04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263800291
16 oz Chicken JerkyPetco, Kasel, Menards04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263800291
16 oz Pork JerkyPetco, Kasel, Menards04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263700157
16 oz Salmon JerkyPetco, Kasel04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263900151
25 PK Natural Pig EarsPetco04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN800443092903
4 oz Beef JerkyPetco, Kasel04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263801175
4 oz Chicken JerkyPetco, Kasel04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263800178
4 oz Lamb JerkyPetco, Kasel04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263510176
4 oz Salmon JerkyPetco, Kasel04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN647263900175
7 PK Natural Pig EarsPetco04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN800443092934
7 PK Smoked Pig EarsPetco04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN800443092941
BIXBI Hip And Joint Beef Liver Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018106
BIXBI Hip And Joint Chicken Breast Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018083
BIXBI Hip And Joint Lamb Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018120
BIXBI Hip And Joint Pork Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018144
BIXBI Skin & Coat Beef Liver Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018021
BIXBI Skin & Coat Chicken Breast Jerky Treats 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018007
BIXBI Skin & Coat Lamb Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018045
BIXBI Skin & Coat Pork Jerky 5ozBIXBI04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN091037018069
Boots & Barkley Assorted Natural Parts 32ozTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN490830400086
Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Stick 12"Target20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239043165
Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks 6ctTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN647263899189
Boots & Barkley Beef KnuckleTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN647263899172
Boots & Barkley Beef Ribs 2ctTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN647263899196
Boots & Barkley Braided Bully Stick 5"Target20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239043110
Boots & Barkley Chicken Jerky 16ozTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239043325
Boots & Barkley Chicken Jerky 8ozTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239043400
Boots & Barkley Chicken Stuffed Beef Femur Bone 6"Target20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239043202
Boots & Barkley Flossie 6-8"Target20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239043103
Boots & Barkley Pig Ear Strips 8ozTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239403440
Boots & Barkley Pig Ears 12ctTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN647263899158
Boots & Barkley Pork FemurTarget20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN647263899165
Boots & Barkley Smoked Beef Femur Bone 3"Target20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN085239403495
K9 Chicken Breath Fresh Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507117
K9 Chicken Breath Fresh Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507100
K9 Chicken Calming Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507094
K9 Chicken Calming Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507087
K9 Chicken Coat Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507070
K9 Chicken Coat Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507063
K9 Chicken Digestive Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507155
K9 Chicken Digestive Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507148
K9 Chicken Healthy Weight Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507179
K9 Chicken Healthy Weight Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507162
K9 Chicken Jerky 16ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507032
K9 Chicken Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507018
K9 Chicken Jerky 8ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507025
K9 Chicken Joint Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507056
K9 Chicken Joint Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507049
K9 Chicken Senior Jerky 15ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507131
K9 Chicken Senior Jerky 5ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507124
K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Strips 8ozNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125990445
Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky 2.5lbsSam’s Club04202013 DEN-10032013 DEN647263800208
Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky 3lbsCostco04202013 DEN-10032013 DEN647263800215
Nutri-Pet 16oz Natural Filet StripsNutri-Vet04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN76-0081
Roasted Pig Ear Dog Treats 28ozSam's Club04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN681131857246
TDBBS, Inc Beef Lobster Tails 1ctTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENBulk
TDBBS, Inc Buffalo Hearts Sliced 3 lbsTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENBulk
TDBBS, Inc Chicken Jerky 16ozTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENUnknown
TDBBS, Inc Hearts of Lamb 4ozTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENUnknown
TDBBS, Inc Knee Caps 25 CtTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENBulk
TDBBS, Inc Lamb Jerky 4ozTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENUnknown
TDBBS, Inc Pig Snouts 25ctTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENBulk
TDBBS, Inc Pork Jerky Strips 16ozTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENUnknown
TDBBS, Inc Turkey Cubes 4.5ozTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENUnknown
TDBBS, Inc Turkey Jerkey Sticks 6ctTDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks04202014 DEN-10032014 DENUnknown

For More Information: Kasel Press Release
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