Peanut Butter Recall Extended To Petsmart Dog Treats

January 21st, 2009 by Dan

The wide-spread peanut butter recall that has been limited to human foods, has now been extended to a brand of crunchy dog biscuits. Petsmart has now recalled 7 varities of their “Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits” that contain peanut paste that could be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanut paste used in the treats is manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America, which is under investigation by the FDA. While the company doesn’t believe any pets have become ill after ingesting the treats, they took this step to prevent this from happening.

Here is a photo of the “Grreat Choice” packaging:

Now, many pet owners that stuff kongs and other toys for their dogs with peanut butter may be worried about the potential danger of the spread. However, the FDA website states that jarred peanut butter that has been bought at your grocery store is not effected by the recall. You can still provide that peanutty treat to your dog safely. Humans and animals alike should avoid eating products that contain peanut butter or paste manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America. If you have questions about a specific product, most have 1800 numbers listed on the packaging.

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