Barkworthies Dog Treat Recall

Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Chews Dog Treats Recalled

Barkworthies® Issues Nationwide Recall of Chicken Vittles Dog Chews

Consumer Contact: (877) 993-4257

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 24th, 2014 – (Richmond, VA) Barkworthies of

Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because

they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals

eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products,

especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the

products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the

following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping

and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections,

endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers

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


Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea,

fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal

pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or

humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please

contact your veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on May 6th, 2014. The product

can be identified by the Lot Code printed on the side of the plastic pouch. This product is

being recalled as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.


Lot Code: 1254T1

Size: 16 oz. Plastic Pouch

Best Used by Date: May 2016

UPC: 816807011510

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture

revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single lot of the product. This batch tested

negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to

consumers. No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received

no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products to date.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. For a full refund, pet owners should

return all unused product to their place of purchase along with a completed Product Recall

Claim Form available on the Barkworthies website

More information on the recall can also be found at, or call

toll free (877) 993-4257 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).





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