Joint Supplements for Dogs Recalled
Response Products issues recall for its Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula.
Posted: April 14, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT
Response Products of Broken Bow, Neb., has issued a voluntary recall for its Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula supplement for dogs due to concerns of salmonella contamination.
The affected products include 120-count bottles and 360-count bottle with lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010. The 120-count bottles were distributed nationwide from Jan. 8 to April 2, and the 360-count bottles were distributed nationwide from Feb. 11 to April 2. The lot number can be found directly above the bar code on the label.
Contaminated pet food, treats or supplements can cause infections in animals as well as people who handle the products. Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pains. No illnesses have been reported, according to the company.
In a statement, Response Products said it issued the recall as a “precautionary measure” after learning that a component of the supplement’s beef flavoring called hydrolyzed vegetable protein had been recalled due to the potential for salmonella contamination. The protein was provided by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, and its facility recently tested positive for salmonella, according the company.
Multiple tests conducted in all stages of Response Products’ manufacturing process have come up negative for salmonella, according to the company. In addition, an independent laboratory tested samples from the recalled lots and a subsequent lot batch. Those tests also came back negative, Response Products reported.
Consumers are urged to contact Response Products or the place of purchase for further direction. Response Products may be reached at 877-266-9757, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.
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