Blue Buffalo Company has recalled a known brand of animal treats. The FDA has found out that the enticing dog treats were contaminated with salmonella.
The company, known for its premium products had decided to voluntarily recall a batch of dog treats called Cub Size chew bones, after the Food and Drug administration discovered that the whole batch might be infected with salmonella.
During a routine check at their manufacturing plant, one of the worker discovered that one batch might be contaminated. The company called in the FDA and then decided to recall all products originating from that batch.
Fortunately, no one reported any illness, but the authorities are doing everything they can in order to withdraw all allegedly contaminated dog food from the market. According to the FDA, the dog treats could pose a serious threat to both animal and human. Dog owners who failed to wash their hands properly are at risk to become infected with the notorious disease.
The same representatives from the Food and Drug Administration, backed up by the Blue Buffalo Company, urges customers who have brought the product to return it as soon as possible. Moreover, the FDA also asks the public to wash their hands properly after handling said packages of dog food.
Those of you who went ahead and bought dog treats for you furry companion be on the lookout for the packages originating from that lot. The products can be easily recognized from their labels. Blue Buffalo said that the allegedly infected products bear an UPC label on the front of the package. If you see the inscription UPC 840243110087 printed on the sticker, the best thing to do is to either dispose of the package or return it from the supermarket or pet store you bought it from.
Routine checks at the manufacturing plant discovered that dog treats were contaminated with salmonella, prompting the company to withdraw all products from the market. According to the representatives from the Blue Buffalo, the allegedly contaminated product was shipped and commercialized starting from the 19th of December. The batch was shipped to PetSmart stores from Michigan, California, Kansas, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Minnesota and several other counties.
Blue Buffalo said that the batch is easier to identify if we look at the UPC code and the expiration date. Beneath the UPC code there is also a label with the expiration date. The label should read out as exp 110417.
For more inquiries, you can directly contact the Blue Buffalo Company, by phone or by email.