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PetSmart dog biscuit recall

Here’s another press release you should know about.  If you have been following the news recently you know that many peanut butter products have been taken off store shelves due to concerns about salmonella.  Those are human peanut butter products.  Now PetSmart is also conducting a voluntary recall of some of its dog biscuits that contain peanut butter.  Here’s part of the press release:

 

Effective January 20, 2009, PetSmart® is conducting a voluntary recall of seven of our Grreat Choice dog biscuits (peanut butter and assorted flavors). We initiated the recall after determining these products sold between August 21, 2008 and January 19, 2009 contain peanut butter product linked to the salmonella recall announced by the FDA.

While some of these products have been tested and no traces of salmonella were found, we have recalled these products as a precautionary measure.

Because of the potential risk, we’re immediately removing these products from our shelves and website.

What Has Been Recalled?

  • Here’s the complete list of products included in the recall with their UPC code, also known as a bar code.

    Check the description and UPC of any food you may have against this list. The UPC can be found on the product label under a series of bars. If you need help, ask any PetSmart store associate.

    Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits
    UPC Description

    Sample of a UPC Code
    73725702900 Small Assorted 32 oz.
    73725700601 Small/Medium Assorted 4 lb..
    73725700605 Small/Medium Assorted 8 lb..
    73725702755 Small/Medium Assorted 10 lb..
    73725700638 Large Assorted 8 lb..
    73725700779 Extra Large Assorted 8 lb..
    73725700766 Peanut Butter 4 lb..
     
  • At this time, only these UPCs are affected.

    Salmonella
    Salmonellosis is an infection with bacteria called salmonella. Most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

     

    What Should You Do?

    • If you purchased any recalled treat products, you should discontinue use immediately and return the pet food to any PetSmart for a complete refund or exchange.
    • If you have any concerns that your or your pet’s health has been affected by any of these recalled treat products, we recommend you contact your medical professional.
    • Keep informed. At PetSmart, we’re committed to keeping you informed of any developments regarding the recall. We’ll continue to post any updated information on this website, as well as in our stores.You can also follow our updates via Twitter at @PetSmartTLC.

      If you have any additional questions about this recall, please call our Customer Service line at 1-888-839-9638.

     

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    January 21, 2009 - Posted by | dogs, Pets | , ,

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