Dog Chew Recall Expanded, Single Raw Food Supplier Identified

March 8, 2018
American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

Redbarn Pet Products has expanded its February 9 recall of 7-inch Bully Sticks.

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."