Possible Salmonella Contamination in Beef Munchies
Last week the FDA announced that Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The company initially recalled 4-oz bags of “Beefy Munchies” on February 8.
Pets with Salmonella infections may 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 shows these symptoms after eating the recalled product contact your veterinarian immediately.
The company distributed “Beefy Munchies” nationwide through distributors selling to various retailers.
The product comes in individual bags, resealable bags and plastic tubs. The plastic tub are labeled “Beefy Bites.”
All sizes and packaging types include a UPC code, lot number, and a best used by date of stamped on the back.
So far no one has reported illnesses in connection with this problem.
Any consumers who purchased “Beefy Munchies” should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. at 1-877-699-7387, Monday through Friday 7am-3:30pm PST.