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FDA PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Feb. 21, 2013
Media Inquiries: Jalil Isa 240-402-3157, jalil.isa@fda.hhs.gov or Siobhan DeLancey, 240-276-9356, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

Kasel Associates Industries recalling certain pet treats due to Salmonella contamination
Boots & Barkley, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli among brands affected

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, under FDA authority, 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 Name

Distributors

Lot/Best By Date

UPC

12 PK Natural Pig Ears

Petco

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

800443092910

12 PK Smoked Pig Ears

Petco

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

800443092927

16 oz Chicken Chips

Petco, Kasel

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263800291

16 oz Chicken Jerky

Petco, Kasel, Menards

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263800291

16 oz Pork Jerky

Petco, Kasel, Menards

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263700157

16 oz Salmon Jerky

Petco, Kasel

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263900151

25 PK Natural Pig Ears

Petco

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

800443092903

4 oz Beef Jerky

Petco, Kasel

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263801175

4 oz Chicken Jerky

Petco, Kasel

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263800178

4 oz Lamb Jerky

Petco, Kasel

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263510176

4 oz Salmon Jerky

Petco, Kasel

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

647263900175

7 PK Natural Pig Ears

Petco

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

800443092934

7 PK Smoked Pig Ears

Petco

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

800443092941

BIXBI Hip And Joint Beef Liver Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018106

BIXBI Hip And Joint Chicken Breast Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018083

BIXBI Hip And Joint Lamb Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018120

BIXBI Hip And Joint Pork Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018144

BIXBI Skin & Coat Beef Liver Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018021

BIXBI Skin & Coat Chicken Breast Jerky Treats 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018007

BIXBI Skin & Coat Lamb Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018045

BIXBI Skin & Coat Pork Jerky 5oz

BIXBI

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

091037018069

Boots & Barkley Assorted Natural Parts 32oz

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

490830400086

Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Stick 12"

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239043165

Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks 6ct

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

647263899189

Boots & Barkley Beef Knuckle

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

647263899172

Boots & Barkley Beef Ribs 2ct

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

647263899196

Boots & Barkley Braided Bully Stick 5"

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239043110

Boots & Barkley Chicken Jerky 16oz

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239043325

Boots & Barkley Chicken Jerky 8oz

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239043400

Boots & Barkley Chicken Stuffed Beef Femur Bone 6"

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239043202

Boots & Barkley Flossie 6-8"

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239043103

Boots & Barkley Pig Ear Strips 8oz

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239403440

Boots & Barkley Pig Ears 12ct

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

647263899158

Boots & Barkley Pork Femur

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

647263899165

Boots & Barkley Smoked Beef Femur Bone 3"

Target

20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN

085239403495

K9 Chicken Breath Fresh Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507117

K9 Chicken Breath Fresh Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507100

K9 Chicken Calming Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507094

K9 Chicken Calming Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507087

K9 Chicken Coat Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507070

K9 Chicken Coat Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507063

K9 Chicken Digestive Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507155

K9 Chicken Digestive Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507148

K9 Chicken Healthy Weight Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507179

K9 Chicken Healthy Weight Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507162

K9 Chicken Jerky 16oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507032

K9 Chicken Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507018

K9 Chicken Jerky 8oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507025

K9 Chicken Joint Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507056

K9 Chicken Joint Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507049

K9 Chicken Senior Jerky 15oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507131

K9 Chicken Senior Jerky 5oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125507124

K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Strips 8oz

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

669125990445

Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky 2.5lbs

Sam’s Club

04202013 DEN-10032013 DEN

647263800208

Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky 3lbs

Costco

04202013 DEN-10032013 DEN

647263800215

Nutri-Pet 16oz Natural Filet Strips

Nutri-Vet

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

76-0081

Roasted Pig Ear Dog Treats 28oz

Sam's Club

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

681131857246

TDBBS, Inc Beef Lobster Tails 1ct

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Bulk

TDBBS, Inc Buffalo Hearts Sliced 3 lbs

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Bulk

TDBBS, Inc Chicken Jerky 16oz

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Unknown

TDBBS, Inc Hearts of Lamb 4oz

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Unknown

TDBBS, Inc Knee Caps 25 Ct

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Bulk

TDBBS, Inc Lamb Jerky 4oz

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Unknown

TDBBS, Inc Pig Snouts 25ct

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Bulk

TDBBS, Inc Pork Jerky Strips 16oz

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Unknown

TDBBS, Inc Turkey Cubes 4.5oz

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Unknown

TDBBS, Inc Turkey Jerkey Sticks 6ct

TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks

04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN

Unknown


 

For More Information:

Kasel Press Release

Nutri-Vet Press Release

Inspectional Observations of FDA inspection on Sept. 19-28, 2013

Notification of Opportunity to Initiate a Voluntary recall

How to report a pet food complaint

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