Dog Biscuit Peanut Product Recall

Happy Tails and Shoppers Value multi-flavored dog biscuits potentially contaminated with salmonella

Happy Tails and Shoppers Value multi-flavored dog biscuits potentially contaminated with salmonella

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Minneapolis, MN (January 23, 2009) – SUPERVALU is voluntarily recalling Happy Tails and Shoppers Valu multi-flavored dog biscuit products because they may contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The precautionary move follows a nationwide recall issued by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) of peanut butter and peanut paste produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility.

According to the FDA, pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Well animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The products were sold at some SUPERVALU banner stores including ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw’s/Star Market. The identified items have not been directly linked to the salmonella outbreak. However, because the safety of customers, and in this case their pets, is a top priority and out of an abundance of caution, SUPERVALU has voluntarily recalled the products.

This product recall includes all:

• Product Name and Description: Happy Tails Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, 26 oz
UPC#: 41163-42406
Sold at ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw’s/Star Market

• Product Name and Description: Happy Tails Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, 4 lb
UPC#: 41163-42403
Sold at ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw’s/Star Market

• Product Name and Description: Shoppers Valu Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, 4 lb
UPC#: 41130-30507
Sold at ACME and Shaw’s/Star Market

Customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products can bring the product back to their store location for a full refund or exchange.

No other products are currently included in this recall. Based on information from the FDA at this time, the peanut butter for sale in SUPERVALU banner stores is not affected by the recall issued by Peanut Corporation of America.

Customers with questions can contact SUPERVALU Inc. at 877.932.7948. Customers can visit the FDA Web page at www.fda.gov for more information and updates on the situation.

For a complete list of products affected by the recall, including pet treats, see the FDA peanut product recall list.

For more information:
Oregon Dog Contracts Salmonella
PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits
Additional Nationwide Recalls of Peanut Butter Based Dog Treats

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Recall Notice, Happy Tails And Shoppers Valu Brand Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits Recalled
Posted by Jennifer Hayes, Best Friends staff
Photo credit: taken by Jennifer Hayes
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