Canine Peanut Butter Treat Recalled
Dog for Dog issues a voluntary recall of its jarred Dogsbutter treat.
Posted: October 1, 2012, 8 a.m. EDT
A nationwide limited recall of peanut butter made by Sunland Inc. has snared a pet company, Dog for Dog, which issued a voluntary recall of all its jarred Dogsbutter.
Portales, N.M.-based Sunland initially recalled 75 almond butter and peanut butter products, including some made for grocers such as Trader Joe’s, Fresh & Easy and Sprouts, because of possible Salmonella contamination. The manufacturer expanded the recall Monday to include 25 additional products containing cashew butter, tahini or roasted blanched peanuts.
The voluntary recall began after 29 people reportedly contracted Salmonella-type illnesses in 18 states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated.
Dog for Dog of Santa Monica, Calif., joined the voluntary recall though no animal illnesses were reported, CEO Rocky Keever said today.
"While no Dogsbutter products have tested positive for Salmonella, our No. 1 focus is ensuring the health, safety and well-being of dogs,” Keever said.
"We’d much rather be overly cautious,” he added. "We’re not knowledgeable enough in the peanut market, so we just pulled it.”
All the recalled products may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund, Sunland and Keever noted.
Dog for Dog also sells Dogsbar nutrition bars, which are not included in the recall.
The Sunland recall involves products manufactured from May 1 through Monday.
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