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Priorty Dog Treats Recalled on Suspicion of Salmonella Contamination

Posted: Nov. 21, 2012, 4:29 p.m. EST

Dog treat manufacturer Carolina Prime Pet Inc. voluntarily recalled two lots of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in five-count packages because of possible salmonella contamination.

A test performed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture detected salmonella in one lot, the Lenoir, N.C., manufacturer reported Tuesday.

Priority Total Pet Care Bullstrips were recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
Priority Total Pet Care Bullstrips were recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
The recalled products were distributed beginning about Sept. 1. The packages bear UPC 0-21130-42080-3 and lot codes 20082712 S 3195 and 20090312 S3195.

No animal illnesses linked to the bullstrips were reported, the company added.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People who handle contaminated pet products may exhibit similar symptoms.

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips are sold in:

  • Safeway stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Wyoming.

  • Vons, Pavilions and Pak ‘N Save stores in California.

  • Randalls and Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

  • Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

  • Dominick’s stores in Illinois.

Carolina Prime Pet urged customers to throw out the recalled products or return them to the store for a refund.

Pet owners or retailers with questions may call 888-370-2360 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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