Alaska Canine Cookies Pulls Dog Treats

Products made with peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America recalled.

Posted: March 13, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

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The nationwide peanut butter recall has prompted another maker of dog treats to pull its product from shelves. Alaska Canine Cookies of Anchorage, Alaska, said it is recalling Peanut Butter, Power Bone, and Carrot Cake flavors of Canine Cookies.

These products were made with peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America and have the potential to be tainted with Salmonella, the company said Tuesday. Salmonella can affect pets, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet food.

The company informed customers about the recall on its website, including information on the symptoms of Salmonella, which include some or all of the following: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

People can get Salmonella if they don’t thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with tainted pet food or any surface exposed to the product.

Some pets with Salmonella may have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and sicken other pets or humans. If pets have consumed the recalled product and show these symptoms, owners are urged to contact a veterinarian.

The Alaska Canine Cookies were distributed in Anchorage, downtown Anchorage in the 5th Avenue Mall, Homer, and Wasilla, and online at www.alaskacaninecookies.com.

The three flavors -- Peanut Butter, Power Bone and Carrot Cake -- come in a "Filled with Fun" bag, a diagonally striped bag containing three bones, and a "Woof Pack," a 15-ounce bag labeled "Alaskan "Woof" Pack" with the Husk E. Dog on the front with about 45 treats in the bag. The Filled with Fun and the Woof Pack, as well as any other Canine Cookie with a 1½-inch bone-shaped sticker reading, "Peanut Butter for Dogs, a natural treat for dogs," are included.

Additionally, the "Lollipup" (peanut butter flavor only) with one large bone comes in a 1-ounce bag with the Husk E. Dog on the front and the name "Lollipup" on the back.

The "Polar Pooch Pouch" (carrot cake flavor only) is a 5-ounce bag with the Husk E. Dog on the front and "canine carrot cake" across the front of the bag. It contains 12 medium bones.

There are no product codes or UPC codes for these products.

All flavors have been available in bulk by request. There are no product codes or UPC codes for the bulk products.

No illnesses have been reported, the company said. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product was manufactured by PCA.

Consumers who have purchased any of the Canine Cookies in the flavors mentioned above are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers may also contact the company at 800-280-2927 (10 – 5, Monday through Friday, Alaska time).

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