Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peanut butter recalls extend to dog treats...

Recently there has been much in the news about recalls of various products using peanut butter contaminated with salmonella. There are now some dog treats involved in the recall sold by Petsmart. Until the source of the contamination is found, it might be best to avoid feeding treats with peanut butter as an ingredient; also remember if you use peanut butter to give pills, make sure that you check the recall list to see if your brand is involved.

Here is the direct link to FDA's website; you can sign up there to receive updates. The recall information is included below the link.

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits
Contact:PetSmart Customer Service1-888-839-9638
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- PHOENIX, AZ, January 20, 2009 -- PetSmart is voluntarily recalling seven of its Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuit products that contain peanut paste made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter and paste made at its Blakely, Georgia facility.
Although PetSmart is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, it has removed these products from its store shelves and website and is conducting the recall as a precautionary measure.
The recalled products include only the following types of Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits sold between Aug. 21, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2009:
Small Assorted 32 oz., UPC 73725702900
Small/Medium Assorted 4 lb., UPC 73725700601
Small/Medium Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700605
Small/Medium Assorted 10 lb., UPC 73725702755
Large Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700638
Extra Large Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700779
Peanut Butter 4 lb., UPC 73725700766
Customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products should discontinue use immediately and can return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers can visit for more information or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.
No other products or flavors are included in this recall.

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