Pet International Recalls Beef Trachea Treats Over Salmonella Threat

After a sample tests positive, 1,500 bags of the dog treats are being recalled in Colorado.

Michael Leaverton  |  Feb 17th 2015


Pet International of Miami, Florida, is recalling batches of its Beef Trachea Pet Treats, sold under the brand Buster’s Natural Pet Supply, because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The recall affects 1,500 units of the six-inch treats.

Fortunately, the products did not receive widespread distribution. Only retail stores in two cities in Colorado — Conifer and Lakewood — were sent the treats.

Products affected by the recall include the following:

Brand: Buster’s Natural Pet Supply
Lot Code: 8501450
Size: 6” Beef Trachea / 12-Pack Plastic Pouch
UPC Code: 8501450

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, which obtained the product from Buster’s Natural Pet Supply in Conifer. The sample was analyzed by FDA and tested positive for salmonella. Pet International is still investigating as to what caused the problem. At this time, no illnesses — human or animal — have been reported.

According to its website, Pet International is “a leading manufacturer of natural dog treats in South America,” with its headquarters in Miami, Florida.

According to the company, “dogs 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 dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

For more information, call the company at 305-591-3338.

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