Bailey’s Choice Expands Product Recall of Dog Treats in Georgia

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2013 – Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the expanded recall of particular packages of Bailey’s Choice dog treats sold in Georgia. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and should be discarded.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding the recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats, including:

  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 2 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 3 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # “Jun 4 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 15 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 8 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 11 2013”
  • 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # 132881

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will continue checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale.

Dogs that have become infected by consuming treats contaminated with Salmonella may experience fever, lethargy, diarrhea or mucus in stool, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss or rapid heart rate. Pets experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. This bacterial disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted to humans.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. The very young, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illnesses. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who purchased these products for their pets should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, for additional information at 770-881-0526 or thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com.

To see the previous recall announcement issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, please visit: www.agr.georgia.gov/georgia-pet-treats-recalled-for-potential-health-risk.aspx. To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information.

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7 Comments

  1. Jeff White

    Can’t blame China for this one. These are made & sourced in the good ol’ US of A!

  2. Peter

    This company posted the wrong dates on its website, and hasn’t taken effort to correct that error or post an update. The company states that “all products are independently tested,” but if that was reliable, why wasn’t the issue discovered before the products were marketed?

    The company’s website admonishes: “these treats will not harm your dog,” which is plainly false. Many people use treats daily, and chronic exposure can lead to infection, (Salmonellosis, which is regarded as a disease), that can lead to pronounced fever, weight loss, blood loss, non-intestinal infections, and repeated unpredictable/ spontaneous diarrhea that can go on for weeks. The diarrhea alone can be dangerous. Left untreated, the infection can progress to septicemia (bacterial infection of the blood), which can be fatal. It’s disgraceful to mislead consumers about the potential impact and frankly, a posting on a Facebook page doesn’t constitute “press release” by my standards.

    So much for buying treats oh-so-proudly made in the US.

    • Peter

      I wonder why this was just published in the FDA Enforcement Report for June 18, 2014?

  3. Linda

    Hi,

    I know this is not the subject above, but has anyone had problems with Halo grain free cat kibbles? I brought one bag back and still with the new bag they do not want to eat it…..

    Thanks for any info

  4. leigh anne harper

    I pray for the people who would do such to pet foods. And I pray they get caught. And they will and they will b punished. God put animals on this earth for a reason and that is not it.

    • Jeff White

      I doubt there is any conspiracy afoot here to poison animals. It appears to be a case of negligence. Rather than focus on punishment, the top priority must be to take steps to try to prevent this from happening again. Such as more testing, tougher regulations, and more money and people devoted to enforcing them.

      Remind me again what the “reason” was for “God” to put animals on this earth? Them remind me why she put people on earth who would cause suffering to animals and generally act in a destructive manner towards the entire planet?

  5. lynn

    I have heard people say that their halo dog food is making their pups loss fur and weight… stay away from any food that shows signs of stress . I would rather make my fur babies food than worry. I have not heard of any cat food from halo just the dog food, but they do use sodium=m selenite in all their pet foods.. it is not a good thing for pets as it can cause many illness and fur loss. if it can do any of those two not worth the chance of other things sodium selenite might cause to a fur member of any family.

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