August 9, 2022

Target, Petco, Sam’s Club, Costco Recall Dog Treats For Salmonella

Target, Petco, Sam’s Club and Costco are all recalling dog treats made by Kasel Associates Industries Inc. of Denver for possible Salmonella contamination. Some dogs have become ill after eating these treats.

Dog Food SafetyThis is the third time in 10 months that a problem has been detected at Kasel. In December, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer warning after company refused to issue a recall for dog treats tainted with Salmonella.

The current recall covers all products manufactured by Kasel between April 20, 2012 and September 19, 2012. These products were sold under a variety of brand names including Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Colorado Naturals, K9, Nature’s Deli, Petco, and TDBBS/Best Bully Sticks. Some of these products have shelf lives of up to two years so consumers should  check recall information, listed below, before serving treats to their dogs.

This recall was issued after a problem was discovered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and all tests performed by the FDA on finished products and more than half of environmental swabs taken at the Kasel facility were 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,” according to the FDA.

Contact with tainted pet food can cause illness in humans. In 2007 and 2012, contaminated dog food caused multi-state Salmonella outbreaks of human illness. At this time, no human illnesses have been reported in conjunction with these dog treats. (Pecto customers should note that the initial recall information on the Petco Scoop incorrectly states no illnesses have been reported. Although human illness has not been reported in association with the recall, illnesses in dogs have been reported, according to the FDA.) Hand washing after feeding your dog or giving him or her a treat is the best way consumers can avoid illness.

Although some of the recalled products are chicken jerky treats, none of the products under recall was made in China and are not related to the FDA’s investigation of tainted jerky treats from that country. All of the products in this recall were made in the United States.

A dog who has a Salmonella infection may become lethargic, have a fever, vomit, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea.  Or, he or she may have a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected pets can be a source of illness to humans. Consumers who have purchased these products should watch human and canine family members for signs of illness.

The recall information, listed by product, lot code, UPC number is as follows.

At Petco:  2 PK Natural Pig Ears/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/800443092910; 12 PK Smoked Pig Ears/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/800443092927; 16 oz Chicken Chips/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263800291; 16 oz Chicken Jerky/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263800291; 16 oz Pork Jerky/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263700157; 16 oz Salmon Jerky/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263900151; 25 PK Natural Pig Ears/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/800443092903; 4 oz Beef Jerky/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263801175; 4 oz Chicken Jerky/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263800178; 4 oz Lamb Jerky/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/647263510176; 4 oz Salmon Jerky/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/ 647263900175; 7 PK Natural Pig Ears/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/ 800443092934 and  7 PK Smoked Pig Ears/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN.

At Target: Boots & Barkley Assorted Natural Parts 32oz/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/490830400086; Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Stick 12″/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/085239043165; Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks 6ct/ 20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/ 647263899189; Boots & Barkley Beef Knuckle/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/647263899172; Boots & Barkley Beef Ribs 2ct/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/ 647263899196; Boots & Barkley Braided Bully Stick 5″/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/ 085239043110; Boots & Barkley Chicken Jerky 16oz/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/085239043325; Boots & Barkley Chicken Jerky 8oz/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/085239043400; Boots & Barkley Chicken Stuffed Beef Femur Bone 6″/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/085239043202; Boots & Barkley Flossie 6-8″/ 20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/085239043103; Boots & Barkley Pig Ear Strips 8oz/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/085239403440; Boots & Barkley Pig Ears 12ct/ 20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/ 647263899158; Boots & Barkley Pork Femur/ 20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/647263899165; and Boots & Barkley Smoked Beef Femur Bone 3″/20APR2014 DEN-03OCT2014 DEN/ 085239403495.

Nutri-Vet products are sold at a variety of retailers including Petco, Petsmart, and online retailers including,,, and many others.  However, some of these retailers may not have sold the recalled products which include: K9 Chicken Breath Fresh Jerky 15oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507117; K9 Chicken Breath Fresh Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507100; K9 Chicken Calming Jerky 15oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507094; K9 Chicken Calming Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507087; K9 Chicken Coat Jerky 15oz/Nutri-Vet/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507070; K9 Chicken Coat Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/669125507063; K9 Chicken Digestive Jerky 15oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507155; K9 Chicken Digestive Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507148; K9 Chicken Healthy Weight Jerky 15oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN669125507179; K9 Chicken Healthy Weight Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/669125507162; K9 Chicken Jerky 16oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/669125507032; K9 Chicken Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/669125507018; K9 Chicken Jerky 8oz; 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507025; K9 Chicken Joint Jerky 15oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN/669125507056; K9 Chicken Joint Jerky 5oz/ 4202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507049; K9 Chicken Senior Jerky 15oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507131; K9 Chicken Senior Jerky 5oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125507124; and K9 Hip & Joint Chicken Strips 8oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 669125990445. Also, Nutri-Pet 16oz Natural Filet Strips/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 76-0081.

At Sam’s Club: Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky 2.5lbs/04202013 DEN-10032013 DEN/647263800208.  And Roasted Pig Ear Dog Treats 28oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 681131857246.

At Costco: Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky 3lbs/04202013 DEN-10032013 DEN/647263800215That is the only product specifically listed for Costco

The following BIXBI products are being recalled:BIXBI Hip And Joint Beef Liver Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018106; BIXBI Hip And Joint Chicken Breast Jerky 5oz/ 4202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018083; BIXBI Hip And Joint Lamb Jerky 5oz; 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018120; BIXBI Hip And Joint Pork Jerky 5oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018144; BIXBI Skin & Coat Beef Liver Jerky 5oz/ 04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018021; BIXBI Skin & Coat Chicken Breast Jerky Treats 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018007;BIXBI Skin & Coat Lamb Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018045 and BIXBI Skin & Coat Pork Jerky 5oz/04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN 091037018069.  BIXBI products are sold online.

The following TDBBS Best Bully products, many of which were sold in bulk,  with lot codes and best by dates of  04202014 DEN-10032014 DEN are being recalled: Buffalo Hearts Sliced 3 lbs; Chicken Jerky 16oz;  Hearts of Lamb 4oz; Knee Caps 25 Ct; Lamb Jerky 4oz; Pig Snouts 25ct; Pork Jerky Strips 16oz; Turkey Cubes 4.5oz; Turkey Jerkey Sticks 6ct. These products are sold online.



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