Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peanut Butter Recall Extended to Pet Food

Much as with the pet food incident of 2007, when tainted products from China were killing our beloved companions, the peanut butter recall of 2009 has reached pet food.

The peanut butter recall in the U.S. started with peanut butter and peanut paste produced by produced at a Blakely, Ga., facility owned by Peanut Corp. of America. These products are used by manufacturers to produce cookies, crackers, and apparently dog biscuits.

Plain old peanut butter, not included in other items such as the above, appears to be safe.

The pet food recall centers around peanut butter-flavored dog biscuits sold by PetSmart. These biscuits are store brands, and they contain peanut paste from the aforementioned Peanut Corp. of America.

The pet food recall includes the following Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits, sold between August 21, 2008 and January 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
PetSmart said isn't aware of any cases of pets becoming ill from the products but has removed them from its store shelves and website and is conducting the recall as a precaution.

While no other firm has seen fit to perform a pet food recall, it might be a good idea to consult with your pet store or veterinarian if you have any other peanut butter-flavored dog biscuits.

2 comments:

Holly said...

After this whole pet food recall, I decided to try out natural dog food. It completely cured my 8 yr old Golden's arthritis. You can make it yourself too (not that most of you probably have the time)

Total Protect Home Warranty said...

These products are used by manufacturers to produce cookies, crackers, and apparently dog biscuits.