Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and puts humans at risk from handling contaminated pet products. If they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products, pet owners risk contracting a Salmonella infection from contaminated animal food.
Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea that is watery or bloody, fever and headache in humans; according to the FDA “Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting,” however “Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain,” and “Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.”
Smokehouse dog treats are distributed in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina and Colorado
The recalled Smokehouse Pet Product comes in 4-ounce bags marked with the UPC number 78565857957, lot code number 449294 and a best-by date of “10/25/19” stamped on the back of the packages.
Consumers who have purchased 4-ounce packages of “Beefy Munchies” should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. at 877-699-7387.