Recalled: Beefy Munchies Dog Treats by Smokehouse Pet Products

Routine testing by a state agriculture department found the presence of salmonella in packages of these dog treats.

Maker: Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 8, 2018 (archived here), and an expanded recall report dated Feb. 15, 2018 (archived here)
What was recalled: All sizes, package types, lot numbers and UPC codes of Beefy Munchies dog treats

The dog treats were 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.”

“No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem,” the FDA reported, adding, “The potential for contamination was noted after routine sampling and testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of salmonella in two 4-oz packages of Beefy Munchies.”


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