Peanut butter recall now starting to include dog treats...

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Peanut butter recall now starting to include dog treats...

Postby julie64 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:04 pm

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits
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PetSmart Customer Service
1-888-839-9638

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 www.petsmartfacts.com for more information or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

No other products or flavors are included in this recall.


http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/petsmart01_09.html

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Postby pblove » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:02 pm

thank you for the heads up Julie
My dogs got a bag of Paul Newman's peanut butter dog cookies for a Christmas present and I just opened them yesterday, hope they are alright?

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Postby True_Pits » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:19 am

Are they worried the dogs will get sick or is it to protect the people? I know some people got sick from the salmonella tainted dog food. The amount of hydrochloric acid in the dogs stomach should kill any salmonella. I suppose some dogs might be susceptible though?

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Postby pblove » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:17 am

True_Pits wrote:Are they worried the dogs will get sick or is it to protect the people? I know some people got sick from the salmonella tainted dog food. The amount of hydrochloric acid in the dogs stomach should kill any salmonella. I suppose some dogs might be susceptible though?

I heard it was moslty to protect/warn the people esp children, immune comp and eldery that handle the dog treats and do not wash their hands, (though some dogs can/do scik from it also, again sick , senior dogs moslty)

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Postby dogs4jen » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:24 am

Wouldn't you think that the baking of the biscuits would kill the salmonilla? I've got some peanut butter Old Mother Hubbard biscuits, but we've had them for a while, hope they're okay.
Jen

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Postby julie64 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:49 pm

Jen, that's what I thought. I think they are just being cautiuos now because of the dog food recall that went on in the past.


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