Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots and Barkley Pet Treats

PetMD Editorial
Published: October 19, 2012
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Kasel Associated Industries has voluntarily recalled two of their Boots and Barkley pet products: Roasted American Pig Ears and American Variety Pack Dog Treats due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The products were distributed nationally to Target stores in August of 2012 and include: 

Roasted American Pig Ears in a clear plastic bag
Lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN
UPC code 647263899158
Size 12-piece

American Variety Pack Dog Treats in a clear plastic bag
Lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN
UPC code 490830400086

Kasel Industries ordered the recall after the Colorado Department of Agriculture conducted a routine sampling of finished products and found some of the products to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recall, however, is not based on reports of illness in either pets or humans.

Salmonella has the potential to cause serious illness in animals that consume it, and for the humans who handle products that have been contaminated with it, especially if they do not engage in thorough hand washing after contact.

Salmonella infection is particularly concerning for those who are very young, very old, or are otherwise immune compromised. Symptoms to be observant of are diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, and fever. Infected animals exhibit the same symptoms, as well as lethargy and loss of appetite. If your pet has consumed one of the recalled products, or you or a family member have handled the recalled products, you are advised to speak to your respective care giver. If you or your pet are exhibiting symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately.

Kasel Associated Industries recommends returning the recalled products to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement. You may also contact the company with questions at (800) 218-4417, Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM MDT.

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