Presence of Amantadine Prompts Dog Treat Recall from Dingo Brand

Presence of Amantadine Prompts Dog Treat Recall from Dingo Brand
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October 1, 2015

A dog food manufacturer is issuing a voluntary recall for a product after the discovery of an unapproved drug.

Dingo announced that it would be recalling Dingo Chip Twists Chicken in the Middle dog treats because the product may contain amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food. Dingo is including about 38,000 bags in the recall.

The recalled product comes in two sizes: a 6-pack bag with UPC 615650300600 and best-by date of 05/16/2017 and a 16-pack bag with UPC 615650990429 and best-by date of 12/27/2015 or 05/16/2017.

Dingo distributed its product to establishments in California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers this to be a Class III recall, defined as "a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences."

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Dingo at (888) 740-2663.