Expanded Recall: Multiple Rawhide Dog Chew Products

A substantial amount of products have been added to an existing rawhide chew recall.

Maker: United Pet Group
Cause: Unapproved additive (quaternary ammonium compound mixture)
Announcement: FDA report dated June 16, 2017
What was recalled: Rawhide chews listed below.

  • Companion: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020
  • Dentley’s: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020
  • Enzadent or Dentahex: Enzadent Chips, UPCs 17030030181, 17030030167, 17030030174, 17030030198. Dentahex Chips, UPCs 17030030228, 17030030235, 17030030242, 17030030259
  • Essential Everyday: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020
  • Exer-Hides: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020
  • Good Lovin’ or Petco: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020
  • Hill Country Fare: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020
  • Priority Pet: Lot codes that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020

The company has received limited reports of illness in dogs with symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The company identified the additive in manufacturing plants in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia and voluntarily issued the product recalls. The compound mixture is commonly used in disinfectants, detergents and fabric softeners and is not approved as an additive to food products.

According to the recall report, “Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.”

Original Recall Information

The first recall included:

  • American Beefhide, Lot numbers start with AH, Expiration dates of 06/01/19 through 05/31/20
  • Digest-eeze, Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20
  • Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fun and Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fit), Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20

 

There were more recalls in 2017. See the previous one:

Previous Recall

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