Barkworthies® recalled select lots of the company’s Barkworthies® Chicken Vittles dog chews on December 24, 2014. The reason behind the recall was cited as possible contamination by Salmonella bacteria. Distributed across the United States starting on May 6, 2014, the specific product includes:
  • 16-oz pouches of Barkworthies® Chicken Vittles with lot code 1254T1, UPC 816807011510, and a “best by” date of May 2016.
Issued after routine tests of the product by the Colorado Department of Agriculture came back positive for Salmonella contamination, the recall affected no additional Barkworthies® products. Salmonella infection in pets is evidenced by lack of appetite, lethargy, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Humans can likewise become infected with Salmonella by coming into contact with infected pets or contaminated products. If pet owners think they or their pets have become infected with Salmonella, they should seek immediate medical attention. Pet owners seeking a refund for any of the affected product purchased can return any unused portions to their place of purchase. They also should turn in a Product Recall Claim Form, available at , when returning the product. Additional information on the recall can be found at the above Website link or by calling 1-877-993-4257.