Rawhide Chew Recall

For many of you who own our Australian Labradoodles are aware that I am against rawhide chews. I do not think they are good Taylor and Summer 2011 Dressedfor your dogs teeth and gums. They can also cause harm to dogs by causing choking and blocking in the esophagus if they get a larger piece. That being said for those who still use rawhide chews here is some more bad news.

At Ashford Manor Labradoodles we believe not only in keeping our Labradoodles healthy by feeding them a premium food and treats we also want you to keep your dog healthy. To do this we keep you up-to-date on dog food recalls as well as continue to put more tips and tricks here on our blog.

What is being recalled?

 American Beefhide

  • Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.
  • This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:
  • Manufactured by:
    Salix Animal Health, LLC
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Digest-eeze

  • Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB, and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.
  • This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:
  • Manufactured by:
    Salix Animal Health, LLC
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Healthy Hide Chews & Good-n-Fun Chews

  • Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.
  • This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:
  • United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060
    800-645-5154

Where are they sold?

These products are sold across the United States in stores and online. They are distributed from United Pet Group’s in Edwardsville, Illinois.

What is the source of the recall?

The recall was initiated after United Pet Group realized that specific rawhide chew manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews.

The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment. But it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.

United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed.

The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.

Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting.

These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.

(source: dogfoodadvisor.com)

Expiration Dates

All of the products included in this voluntary recall have expiration dates ranging from 6/1/2019 – 5/31/2020 on the back of the package.

 

 

What should I do?

Anyone who has purchased these products please dispose of them promptly if they are open. If they are sealed pleased return them to where you purchased them or United Pet Group for a full refund.

Message from United Pet Group

We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and we are continuing to investigate the cause of this problem. We are implementing changes across the affected manufacturing facilities in order to prevent this problem from reoccurring in the future. United Pet Group is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and removed from inventory.

If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.

Consumers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.

For press inquiries, please contact Meg Rowley at 985-237-9786, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Keep Your Australian Labradoodle Happy and Healthy!

(Source: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/united-pet-group-recalls-multiple-brands-of-rawhide-chews/)

Cheryl Sabens

Ashford Manor Labradoodles

Australian Labradoodle Breeder

765-714-1436

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