A pet treat manufacturer is recalling packages of bullstrips after a lot tested positive for salmonella, but no illnesses have yet been reported.
Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, announced it is voluntarily recalling the following product:
Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package UPC: 0-21130-42080-3 Lot Code: 20082712 S 3195 and Lot Code: 20090312 S3195
The UPC can be located on the back label of each package. The lot Code is located on a sticker on the back of each bag of the 5 count product.
The product is carried in Genuardi's stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey among others and was sold between September and today.
Bull strips, for the unitiated, are made from the penises of bulls.
This lot of product has yielded a positive test for salmonella when tested by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Customers who purchased the recalled dog treats should discontinue use immediately, and return items to the purchase location for replacement, refund, or discard.
No other products are included in this recall. You won't find information about the recall on the Carolina Prime Pet website. Why we wonder? We've seem this before. Nor will you even find a description of the product, perhaps because its made under another label name. See an image here. Read the FDA release here.
For further information, please call Carolina Prime Pet Inc. at 1-888-370-2360. (Mon-Fri. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST)