The FDA is warning people not to feed their pets Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats with lot code BESTBY 061913DEN due to salmonella contamination. In September 2012, a sample of the product tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture was found positive for salmonella.
The treats are made, packaged and distributed by Kasel Associates Industries, Inc. and were sold at Costco stores in the Denver, Colorado area.
Kasel has declined a voluntary recall. But Costco is working with the FDA and has removed all the affected products from their shelves.
The product is sold in 3 lb. packages labeled Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Treats. The package is made of flexible plastic which is yellow, blue, green and red with black and white printing. There is a digital photo of a dog on the front panel and transparent sections to view the product inside. The lot code BESTBY 061913DEN can be found on the reverse side in the transparent section following the term All American Dog.
The product should be disposed of carefully and securely so that no people or animals including wild animals can access it.