RECALL: Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews

The Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado, is recalling its 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.

Recalled Product:  Is Your Dog In Danger?

The recalled product includes:

  • 12″ Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews
  • 12-ounce bag without a lot number or expiration date
  • UPC number: 851265004957

Products with new packaging — which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC — are not affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

Salmonella Strikes Again

Salmonella can affect animals eating the recalled product and a potential risk for humans who handle the contaminated products, especially without thoroughly washing hands after having contact with the packaged product.

Salmonella Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, and being lethargic.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and showing these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

In Which States?

The recalled 12″ Tremenda Sticks were distributed to retail stores in:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Utah
  • Washington

What Caused This Recall?

Agarplate_redbloodcells_editThe potential for contamination was noted after a Colorado Department of Agriculture inspection of the product revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12oz package of 12″ Tremenda Sticks.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

What Should You Do?ucm455548

Consumers who have purchased 12oz packages of 12″ Tremenda Sticks should discard the product.

Customers may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Those with questions may contact the company at 888-424-4602, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm MT.

Reader – What are your thoughts on this recall? Have you checked to see if you have Tremenda Sticks?


(H/T) Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews Recall of 2015