Dog treats recalled over salmonella concerns

Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of dog treats Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat products due to potential contamination of salmonella.

On July 6, 2022, the firm was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services that a sample they collected tested positive for salmonella.

Salmonella can affect pets eating the products and there is a 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.

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.

No illnesses have been reported to date.