Petsmart expanded its voluntary recall on beef hoof products on Nov. 10 to include a dozen more products manufactured by Pet Carousel Inc. of Sanger, Calif., due to concerns of potential salmonella contamination.
The newly recalled products include additional beef hoof chews and certain rope toys with hoof or bone components. The pet specialty retailer has also expanded the purchasing date range to include products bought between Sept. 1 and Nov. 6.
The complete list of recalled products is as follows (description, SKU, UPC):
Dentley’s Bulk Cattle Hoof: 1611247, 73725703323
Dentley’s Choobles 10-Pack Beef Hooves: 5019015, 73725736055
Choo-Hooves Stuffed with Cheese-Bacon: 1611993, 3465190058
Choo-Hooves Stuffed with Peanut Butter: 611994, 3465190056
Flossy Chews Choo-Hoove Roper Two-Hooves: 1813131, 3465117005
Flossy Chews Roper Bone Buddy: 1815505, 3465190002
Flossy Chews Beef Bones with Rope Toy: 5080721, 3465117055
Flossy Chews White Bone Rope: 5147942, 3465117065
Knucle Steaks 2-Pack: 5084141, 3465190046
Choo-Hooves Dog Chews 3-Pack: 1611410, 3465184103
3-Pack Smoked Hooves: 5042279; 3465114003, 4651140037
5-lb. Cow Hooves: 5042275; 34651150609, 3465115060
5-lb. Smokies-Hooves: 5042277; 34651140556, 3465114055
60-Piece Smoked Hooves: 5042278, 3465112122
Petsmart originally recalled its Dentley’s brand of Bulk Cattle Hooves and Choobles 10-Pack Beef Hooves on Nov. 4 after learning from Pet Carousel that the products may be contaminated with salmonella.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning shortly thereafter against using all beef hoof and pig ear pet treats manufactured by Pet Carousel. The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel. The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel.
The FDA said it conducted a routine testing of Pet Carousel’s pigs ears in September that turned up a positive reading for salmonella. After conducting an investigation, the FDA reported finding salmonella present in the company’s pig ears, beef hooves and manufacturing environment.
According to the FDA, consumers who handle dry pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they fail to wash their hands after handling the treats or touching surfaces, that have been exposed to them.
Pets with salmonella can become lethargic, lose their appetites, run a fever, suffer abdominal pain, and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.
Petsmart customers who purchased any of the recalled products should discontinue use immediately and return the product to any Petsmart store for a complete refund or exchange.