March 08, 2018

Dog Chew Recall Expanded, Single Raw Food Supplier Identified

Redbarn Pet Products has expanded its February 9 recall of 7-inch Bully Sticks.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff
UPDATE (March 8)—Redbarn Pet Products has expanded its February 9 recall of 7-inch Bully Sticks. Now the recall—issued due to potential Salmonella contamination—includes all lots of the company’s pet products manufactured with raw material from a single supplier.
 
This single supplier’s raw material was used to produce various brand products, such as Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley’s, and Good Lovin’. All affected products were distributed nationwide to pet specialty and grocery retail stores.
 
No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date.
 
The expanded recall includes the following products, which also used this single supplier’s raw materials:
 
Item # Redbarn Products Best By Code Ending UPC Code
205001 Redbarn 5" Bully Stick BC                                  785184205006
207001 Redbarn 7" Bully Stick BC 785184207000
207016 Redbarn 7" Bully Stick 6pk BC 785184207161
209001 Redbarn 9" Bully Stick BC 785184209004
230001 Redbarn 30" Bully Stick BC 785184230015
236001 Redbarn 36" Bully Stick BC 785184236017
245002 Redbarn Steer Stick 6pk BC 785184245026
245010 Redbarn 5" Steer Stick 10pk BC 785184245101
247000 Redbarn 7" Steer Stick BC 785184247006
251005 Redbarn 7" Bully Stick 3pk BC 785184251058
290091 Redbarn 9" Bully 1lb Bag BC 785184290095
C207001 Redbarn 7" Bully BC 785184207017
C207016 Redbarn 7" Bully Stick 6pk BC 785184207062
C236001 Redbarn 36" Bully Stick BC 785184236116
 
Item # Chewy Louie Product Best By Code Ending UPC Code
807101 Chewy Louie 7" Bully Stick BC 785184807019
 
Item # Good Lovin' Products Best By Code Ending UPC Code
2729250 Good Lovin' 10pk Steer BC                                      800443272732
2729381 Good Lovin' 6pk Bully Stick BC 800443272862
2729410 Good Lovin' 7" Bully Stick BC 800443272893
2729461 Good Lovin' 5" Bully Stick BC 800443272947
2729532 Good Lovin' XL Bully BC 800443273012
207004 Prime Cuts 7" Bully Stick BC 800443104798
207005 Time for Joy Holiday 7" Bully BC 800443287781
207013 Prime Cuts 7" Bully 3pk BC 800443120446
 
Item # Dentley’s Product Best By Code Ending UPC Code
920068 Dentley’s 7” Bully Stick BC 737257479852
 
(February 13)—Redbarn Pet Products of California has issued a voluntary recall of its Bully Sticks due to possible Salmonella contamination, following the pattern of 2 other pet food products that were recalled last week for the same reason.

The recall pertains only to a single product—Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick 3-pack—which was distributed to pet specialty retail stores. Recalled products have the following attributes:
  • 2.4 ounce, green plastic bag
  • Expiration Date: 112120ABC
  • UPC Code: #7 85184 25105 8

Pet owners who have handled the affected products are considered to be at risk for Salmonella infection and should seek medical help if they develop symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, or headache. Similarly, veterinary care should be sought for pets that show any of these signs. All contaminated materials should be washed thoroughly.

To date, no illnesses, injuries, or complaints have been reported due to the recalled product.

Redbarn President Jeff Sutherland released a statement regarding the voluntary recall: “On 2/5/2018, we were notified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture that a single sample collected from a retail location detected Salmonella. At Redbarn, we test every product lot before it leaves our manufacturing plant. This lot code, expiry date 112120ABC, was tested both at our Redbarn lab and by a third-party testing facility. Those tests were negative for Salmonella or pathogens.

Despite not being able to replicate these test results or receiving any negative reports from customers regarding these chews, we feel the best course of action is to recall this lot code of the product and keep our customers safe.”

Pet owners who have purchased the recalled 7-inch Bully Stick multipacks should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more questions, pet owners may contact Redbarn at info@redbarninc.com or at 800-775-3849.

“In issuing this voluntary recall, in conjunction with the FDA, we are standing by our core values of quality and integrity,” Sutherland continued. “At Redbarn, we do the right thing for our customers. That means that we hold ourselves to the highest safety and quality assurance standards and take all precautions to prevent situations like a recall from happening."

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