Two Dog Food Manufacturers Issue Voluntary Recall, Market Withdrawal

Two Dog Food Manufacturers Issue Voluntary Recall, Market Withdrawal
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November 30, 2015

Dog owners may need to adjust their pet feeding strategies after a pair of announcements from manufacturers.

First, the Blue Buffalo Company is recalling one lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. The product is potentially infected with salmonella. Routine testing at the manufacturing site revealed the presence of the organism. No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Blue Buffalo products are affected.

The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The item is individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product and an expiration date of 11/04/2017.

Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Blue Buffalo by phone at (888) 641-9736 or by email at bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com.

Next, Hill's Pet Nutrition is issuing a voluntary market withdrawal for certain Science Diet canned products. The reason behind the withdrawal is unknown. For a list of the recalled items and sale locations, see the Dog Food Advisor release.

A voluntary market withdrawal, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Hill's Science Diet Customer Service at (800) 445-5777.