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Pet Food Recall: Dog & Cat Treats and Food Recall Recap

Apr 3, 2007

Pet Food Recall Recap - While pet owners remained confused and concerned about what dog food and cat food has been recalled another round of recalls from pet treats hit today, Eight In One, Inc., a division of United Pet Group, Inc., is voluntarily recalling nationally all lots of Dingo Chicken Jerky treats due to Company concerns that the jerky treats have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination, in people, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

Pet Food Recall: Dog and Cat Treats and Food Recall Recap
Pet Food Recall: Dog and Cat Treats and Food Recall Recap

The products affected were sold at Target, PetSmart and other retailers. The products subject to this voluntary recall are Dingo Chick'n Jerky3.5 oz. and 8 oz. for dogs and Dingo Kitty Chicken Jerky 1.5 oz. for cats and Dingo Ferret Chicken Jerky 1.5 oz for ferrets. A company press release notes that laboratory testing has shown that some samples of these chicken jerky treats were contaminated with Salmonella. The company is recalling all these products out of an abundance of caution.

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The Associated Press notes that The Food and Drug Administration has taken action against wheat gluten from Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. in Wangdien, China, after the recall of nearly 100 brands of pet food made with the chemically contaminated ingredient. The pet food, tainted with the chemical melamine, apparently has resulted in kidney failure in an unknown number of animals across the country. A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates is available here.

Menu Foods has a consumer hot line at 1-866-463-6738 and 1-866-895-2708. The FDA is asking those with sick or dead pets to call FDA state complaint coordinators. A list of contacts for such coordinators is available here.

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