Stormberg Foods Recalls Multiple Dog Treat Brands | DogFoodAdvisor

Mike Sagman

Billos Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat Recall

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July 12, 2022 — Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of its dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

What’s Being Recalled?

Affected dog treats include:

Stormberg Dog Treats Recall Batch Information

See product images for verification of products being recalled. Coding information may be found on the back of each package to the left or right of the UPC code.

Billos Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat Recall
Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat Recall
Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat Recall

What Caused the Recall?

On July 6, 2022, the firm was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) that a sample they collected tested positive for Salmonella spp.

Stormberg Foods and NCDA & CS are continuing their investigation into the cause of the problem.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect pets 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.

Rarely, 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 these products should contact their healthcare providers.

Salmonella in Pets

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 products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

How Were the Affected Products Sold?

The products were distributed between June 8, 2022 and June 22, 2022. They were packaged in branded plastic bags in carboard master cases and shipped primarily to warehouses located in CA, MN, NC and RI.

Products were then shipped nationwide to retail facilities and consumers via the internet.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased these products and/or have pets who have become ill are urged to notify immediately with all product information for return or proper disposal information.

Consumers with questions may contact the customer services department via (919) 947-6011, Monday – Saturday 3:00am – 9:00 pm EST or email 24h/day.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Reporting Pet Food Problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Don’t tell Trump what we’re up to

Several dog treats recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Daniella Genovese

A North Carolina-based company is recalling certain dog treats after samples of the product tested positive for potentially harmful bacteria.

Various sizes and batches of Stormberg Foods’ dog treats, including Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treats are included in the recall “due to a potential contamination of Salmonella,” according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The affected products were distributed between June 8 and June 22 to warehouses located in California, Minnesota, North Carolina and Rhode Island before being shipped nationwide to retail facilities and consumers online, according to Stormberg Foods’ recall. 


The treats were packaged in branded plastic bags. 

The recall was initiated after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) notified the company on July 6 that a sample had tested positive for Salmonella, which can pose a risk to people and animals

Dogs eat food bowls

Dogs in a row eating their food at the school. (iStock / iStock)

“Salmonella can affect pets eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products” especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after touching the product or an exposed surface, according to the recall notice.


Pets that are infected may be lethargic, have decreased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and may even vomit. In some cases, infected pets that are not showing any symptoms can pass it on to other pets or people. 

Salmonella symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. However, in rare cases it can also can “result in more serious ailments,” the notice said. 

To date, no illnesses have been reported. However, the company along with the NCDA & CS are still investigating what caused the problem.

“This Hurricane Season Is About To Be Massive”

Stay shark smart: What to know when you head into the water

Heather Brinkmann

CAPE COD, Mass. – The summer beach season is here and officials warn of the possibility of encounters with sharks along the New York Coast.

On Friday, Nassau County officials reported a possible shark bite near Jones Beach.

Extra crews that include boats, helicopters and even drones are out in what police are calling an “all hands on deck” weekend.

FOX Weather’s Nicole Valdez visited Cape Cod, a popular tourist destination and the home to the infamous movie “Jaws”, to talk to researchers about shark interactions.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says they know of less than ten shark attacks around Cape Cod since 1937, and it’s because humans are not on the menu, despite what the popular movie might suggest.

But even though the numbers are low, the massive apex predators frequent the Northeast this time of year.

“We see them kind of following their own food source, the gray seal off of the coast of Cape Cod,” Maddie Porier with the Atlantic Shark Conservancy said. “So as our water heats up here off of Cape Cod, we do see those white sharks being a little bit more active close to shore.”


Porier and her team have tagged and tracked just over 200 sharks across the Atlantic Ocean.

The nature conservancy says that there are a couple of things swimmers can do to try and avoid getting too close and personal with one of these sharks:

  • Stay close to shore where you can hear any warnings if they go out
  • Swim in groups. Don’t go out alone
  • Avoid marine life. Seals and fish that can be food for sharks
  • Avoid dark, murky water you can’t see through
  • Always pay attention to flags or signs
  • A purple flag means sharks frequent that area
  • Don’t splash around

And most importantly, listen to the lifeguards if they warn you to get out of the water. Lifeguards get these alerts firsthand from researchers and are in charge of deciding if and what action to take, if there could be a shark nearby.


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