Recall on Pig ears and dog treats

Dear Dog Owner,

At your request, I’m sending you this special alert.

On October 17, Kasel Associated Industries announced a voluntary recall of
some of its pig ears and dog treats due to possible contamination with
Salmonella bacteria.

To learn which products are affected, please go to …

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Boots and Barkley Pig Ears and Dog Treats Recall
by Mike Sagman

October 17, 2012 – Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily
recalling its Boots and Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and American
Variety
Pack Dog Treats product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Caution Sign

The event was reported by the FDA in a
news release dated October 17, 2012.

According to the FDA bulletin:

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Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk
for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially
if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the
pet 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 symptoms 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 any of
these
signs, please contact your veterinarian.

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According to the bulletin, the affected Roasted Pig Ears and Variety Pack
Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through Target Stores in August 2012.

What Products Are Being Recalled?

The recalled Roasted Pig Ears product comes in a clear plastic bag
containing 12 pig ears marked with UPC bar code 647263899158.

The Variety Pack Dog Treats product also comes in a clear plastic bag
weighing 32oz and marked with UPC bar code 490830400086.

Kasel Industries is recalling lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN for both
products because this lot code tested positive for the Salmonella bacteria
through
analysis by the Colorado Department Of Agriculture.

No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection
with this problem.

What to Do?

Consumers are urged to return the recalled product to the place of purchase
for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Kasel Associated
Industries
at 1-800-218-4417 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.

You 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.

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