Thursday, November 5, 2009

PetSmart recalls Dentley Beef Hoof & Pig Ear Chews

PetSmart recalls beef hoof chews

Nov 5, 2009

"Phoenix, Ariz. -- PetSmart is voluntarily recalling two Dentley's Beef Hoof products, manufactured by Pet Carousel Inc. in Sanger, Calif., due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"The recall affects Dentley's Bulk Cattle Hoof (UPC 73725703323) and Dentley's 10-Pack Beef Hooves (UPC 73725736055) purchased between Oct. 2, 2009 and Nov. 3, 2009.

"The affected hooves were shipped from the Pet Carousel plan to PetSmart distribution centers in Ottawa, Ill., Groveport, Ohio, and Newnan, Ga., for distribution to various PetSmart stores, says FDA. The same products affected in some stores might not be affected in others based on distribution, but PetSmart is recalling all of the Dentley's hoof products listed as a precautionary measure and alerting its PetPerks customers be e-mail, FDA says.

"Use of the recalled product should be discontinued immediately, and customers can contact PetSmart for refund or exchanges at (888) 839-9638 or by clicking here."

Aksum Notes: Again, this applies to dogs, but many cat owners are also dog owners and PetSmart is a nationwide pet store chain where many people shop, and salmonella is dangerous for pets and humans.

Probiotics can help fight off salmonella infections.


FDA issues health alert on beef hooves, pig ears
Nov 6, 2009

National Report -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded a voluntary recall initiated by PetSmart on Pet Carousel products Nov. 6.

The FDA’s health alert includes two varieties of beef hoof products manufactured by Pet Carousel Inc. of Sanger, Calif., recalled by PetSmart Nov. 5, and adds pig ear products packaged under Doogie Delight and Pet Carousel brands.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to the products, but FDA says the pet treats could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella since conditions at Pet Carousel’s plant “facilitate cross-contamination.” A routine test of the products in September detected a positive Salmonella reading, prompting a full FDA inspection of Pet Carousel’s manufacturing facilities. The investigation revealed traces of Salmonella in the beef hoof and pig ear products, as well as in the manufacturing environment, FDA says. FDA still is working to determine the origin of the contamination.

Customers who purchased the affected products are warned to discontinue use immediately.

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