FDA – Recall on Peanut Butter Treats

Here’s the official press release from the FDA:

PetSmart is voluntarily recalling seven of its Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuit products that contain peanut paste made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter and paste made at its Blakely, Georgia facility.

Although PetSmart is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, it has removed these products from its store shelves and website and is conducting the recall as a precautionary measure.

The recalled products include only the following types of Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits sold between Aug. 21, 2008 and Jan. 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

Customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products should discontinue use immediately and can return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers can visit http://www.petsmartfacts.com for more information or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

No other products or flavors are included in this recall.


One response to “FDA – Recall on Peanut Butter Treats

  1. Here’s an update regarding another brand of peanut butter treats, received this afternoon:

    “Cloud Star products are not part of the current nation-wide recall of peanut butter.

    “We have confirmed with our suppliers of organic and traditional peanut butters that they are not manufactured in the Peanut Corporation of America facilities associated with the recall.

    “All of us here at Cloud Star understand your concern, and we want to assure you that the Cloud Star peanut butter products that you have are safe. This applies to all Cloud Star peanut butter products including Original Buddy Biscuits, Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits, Organic Buddy Biscuits, Soft & Chewy Buddy Biscuits, Trail Hound, and Muttos. Please do be aware that there is a peanut butter recall in effect, and check that any peanut butter products (human, canine, or otherwise) you have or purchase are safe before consuming.”

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