June 12, 2017

RECALL: United Pet Group Recalls Rawhide Chew Products

Due to potential contamination with quaternary ammonium compounds, United Pet Group has voluntarily recalled several brands of its rawhide dog chew products.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff
United Pet Group, a global marketer and manufacturer of pet supplies, has voluntarily recalled several brands of its dog chew products that contain rawhide.
 
The recall was initiated after the company identified that some of its manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, and one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid for the dog chews. Ingestion of quaternary ammonium compounds, which are often used to clean food-processing equipment, may cause such clinical signs in dogs as reduced appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting.
 
United Pet Group has received limited reports of illness based on the affected rawhide products. The primary consumer complaint was an unpleasant odor; other complaints included diarrhea and vomiting following ingestion.
 
The products being recalled are as follows:Brands    Product Names and Identifying Information
American Beefhide  This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH and list expiration dates from 6/01/2019 through 5/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:
Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Digest-  eeze This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and expiration dates from 6/01/2019 through 5/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:
Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Healthy Hide    United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Healthy Hide brand on the label, including Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun.
 
Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB with expiration dates from 6/01/2019 through 5/31/2020 are affected by this recall.
 
All products were distributed throughout the United States and delivered to consumers through both retail establishments and online outlets. The following contact information is included on the back of each product’s package:
 
United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
3001 Commerce St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
1-800-645-5154 
 
Consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled products or return them directly to United Pet Group or where they purchased the product for a full refund.
 
For more information, consumers can contact United Pet Group consumer affairs at 855-215-2962.

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