August 16, 2018

Redbarn Pet Products Recalls Bully Sticks for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Redbarn Pet Products of California is voluntarily recalling Bully Sticks because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue to date.

The recalled products is Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick in three pack. The product was sold in pet specialty retail stores. The recalled item is in a 2.4 ounce, green plastic bag┬ámarked with an expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side. The product UPC number is #7 85184 25105 8.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture found that a single sample collected from a retail location tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria. The lot code was tested at the company’s lab and by a third-party testing facility. Those tests were negative. Nevertheless, the company is recalling the product out of an abundance of caution.

If you bought Redbarn 7 inch Bully Sticks, do not give it to your pet. Throw it away in a double bagged or sealed package in a secure garbage can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling this product.

Pets who have contracted Salmonella infections can be lethargy or have bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may only have a decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. And others can harbor the bacteria and show no symptoms, but can pass it along to other animals and people. If your dog shows symptoms after eating this product, see your vet.

People can contract infections through contact with an infected pet, or by not thoroughly washing their hands after handling a contaminated product. Symptoms of salmonellosis in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea that may be bloody, abdominal cramps, and fever. If you have had this product in your home and anyone has been experiencing these symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Redbarn Bully Sticks Salmonella Recall

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