Stormberg Foods is recalling different sizes and batches of Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat after testing found potential Salmonella contamination, Food Safety News reported.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services informed the company on July 6, 2022, that a sample they took had Salmonella in it.
Salmonella can make pets sick if they eat the products, and people can get sick from touching contaminated pet products, especially if they haven’t washed their hands well after touching the products or surfaces that have been in contact with the products.
When a pet has Salmonella, it might be tired and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, a fever, and throw up. Some pets will only have a loss of appetite, fever, and pain in the stomach. Infected pets that are otherwise healthy can spread the disease to other animals or people. If your pet ate the products that were recalled and has these symptoms, please call your vet.
The goods were sent out between June 8 and June 22, 2022. These products were shipped mostly to warehouses in California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. They came in branded plastic bags that were put in cardboard master cases. The products are then sent all over the country to stores and consumers through the internet.
|Product||Size||UPC||Batch No.||Exp Dates|
|Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips||1 oz||8 50025 54628 7||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips||4 oz||8 50025 54611 9||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips||10 oz||8 50025 54610 2||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips||4 oz||8 50025 54682 9||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps||4 oz||8 60001 92832 7||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
|Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps||8 oz||8 60001 92833 4||All batch numbers||06/06/23 to 06/23/23|
Most of the time, food that has Salmonella bacteria in it doesn’t look, smell, or taste bad. Salmonella is a germ that can make anyone sick. The CDC says that babies, kids, seniors, and people with weak immune systems are more likely to get sick because their immune systems are not as strong.
Anyone who has used one of the recalled products and is showing signs of Salmonella infection should go to the doctor. Salmonellosis can only be found with special tests, so sick people should let their doctors know if they might have been exposed to Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella symptoms can look like those of other illnesses, which often leads to a wrong diagnosis.
Within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food, a Salmonella infection can cause diarrhea, cramps in the stomach, and fever. A healthy adult is usually sick for four to seven days if nothing else is wrong. But sometimes diarrhea can be so bad that a person needs to go to the hospital.
People who are older, have children, are pregnant, or have a weakened immune system, such as cancer patients, are more likely to get very sick and sometimes die from it.
Some people get sick or infected but don’t show any signs of it. But they could still give the disease to other people.