As of July 10, 2015, I and Love and You Dog Food Company is recalling 1,299 cases of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet as the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture tested the product and found Salmonella in the particular batch that is in question. This prompted the I and Love and You Company to issue a voluntary recall of all of this particular kind of treat within the batch in question. Here are the details of the recall, so that you know specifically which product to look for.
Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet Dog Treats in 2 ounce bags
Lot numbers C20130-1994T1 and C20130-2024T1
Best by Date: 7/2016
UPC# 8 18336 01134 4
If you find that you have product from this batch of treats, return your product to the retailer for a full refund or simply throw it out.
The Dangers of Salmonella
Both the dog and the handler are at risk for Salmonella poisoning if you have touched the treats without washing your hands after touching the product, or any surface that the product has touched.
In humans, Salmonella contamination will cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and a fever. In more serious cases, it can cause arterial infections, endocartis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.
In your dog, look for symptoms of diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Other milder symptoms may include being lethargic, a decreased appetite, a fever and abdominal pain. Infected pets can carry Salmonella and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has eaten these treats and is showing any of these symptoms, take them to see their veterinarian right away.
If you have any questions concerning this recall, contact the company at 855-459-5683 Monday-Friday between 8 AM and 5PM mountain time, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.