6-count 5-inch American Beef Bully Sticks by Target pet brand Boots & Barkley have been recalled due to salmonella contamination. The product was distributed throughout Target stores in the U.S. from April through September 2012 and comes in a clear plastic bag marked with bar code number 647263899189.
A routine sampling by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered the salmonella contamination in many batches of the bully sticks, so all 6-count bully stick packages are being recalled and production has been halted until the source is determined. No other products by Kasel Associated Industries are affected by this recall.
Both humans and pets are at risk of illness when coming in contact with salmonella. Pets may experience diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and lethargy. Humans may experience symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramping.
No humans or pet illnesses have been reported yet.
Consumers who have purchased affected products are urged to return them for a full refund. For more information, contact Kasel Industries at 1-800-218-4417 Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.