What’s Being Recalled?
The I and Love and You dog treats recall originally announced by the company on July 10, 2015, has been significantly expanded.
As of July 14, 2015, affected products now include the following identifying information:
Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet Dog Treats
2.0 ounce bags
Lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1
Best-By years of 2016 or 2017
UPC number 8 18336 01134 4
The Company has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure.
No other products of the company are affected by this recall.
There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall.
What Caused the Recall?
Routine sampling by an inspector for the Colorado Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella, which prompted this voluntary recall.
The product is sourced from a U.S. supplier.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product. And there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.
Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
- diarrhea or bloody diarrhea,
- abdominal cramping,
Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including:
- arterial infections
- muscle pain
- eye irritation
- urinary tract symptoms
Pets with Salmonella infections may be:
- diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- decreased appetite
- abdominal pain
Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
What to Do?
Consumers should look at the lot numbers and best-by-dates printed on the bag to determine if it is subject to this recall.
People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-459-5683 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM MT. Or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the media are invited to contact 817-329-3257 24 hours a day.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.