The specific items being recalled are packages of
product containing beef trachea and are identified as the following:
Uncle Sams Steer-N-Chew Treat Pack
Uncle Sams Steer-N-Hog Treat Pack
Uncle Sams Steer-N-Chew, Christmas
Uncle Sams Chew-N-Moo
Uncle Sams Steer-N-Hog Christmas Treat Pack
Old West Beef Trachea
This recall only affects the specialty dog chew items listed above, and
does not include any other dog treats or chews sold under the Uncle Sams brand.
There have been no positive tests for Salmonella in any of these Uncle
Sams dog treats in the United States and there have been no known illnesses related
to Salmonella in these Uncle Sams dog treats.
This recall was initiated at the recommendation of the FDA following a recall of
similar products in Canada in November. These beef trachea treats were processed for the
Uncle Sams product line by a third party manufacturer, and were not produced in the
same manufacturing plant as other Uncle Sams pet treats.
Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in small children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune
Healthy people may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe
headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications can
As a precaution, these Uncle Sams treats are being removed from store
shelves and from distribution. Distribution of these particular Uncle Sams pet
treats has been nationwide as well as in Canada and in Puerto Rico, but primarily in
grocery and hardware stores in the upper Midwest, and in limited grocery distribution in
the Northeast and in northern California.
Consumers who have purchased these products can return them to their retailer or
simply discard them in the trash at home.
In the meantime, pet owners should exercise care when handling these particular
dog chew products. The FDA suggests that anyone who comes in contact with these items
should wash their hands with hot water and soap.
Consumers with questions can contact Uncle Sams pet treats at
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