Smokehouse Pet Products recalls all sizes, types of dog treats labeled ‘Beefy Munchies’
Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. is recalling all sizes ad package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” because they may be contaminated with salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Feb. 16.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, a lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The recall affects all lots and sizes of “Beefy Munchies” distributed nationwide through distributors selling to various retailers. The product comes in individual bags, resealable bags and plastic tubs. The plastic tub will be labeled “Beefy Bites.”
The potential for contamination was discovered after routine sampling and testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of salmonella in two 4-oz. packages of “Beefy Munchies.”
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.
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.
There have been no reported illnesses.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. at (877) 699-7387, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., PST.