Pet Product Recalls – Merrick Pet Care and United Pet Group

Two recalls involving pet products were announced on Friday July 2… Please review these news releases and pass them on to other PetLvrs .. as they are popular pet products and we should get the word out!

1. Merrick Pet Care Recalls 10oz Bags Of Merrick Beef Filet Squares

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of its 10oz “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” pet treats (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Information about the recall can be found on the company’s web site: http://www.merrickpetcare.com/about_us/news_article.php?tid=430. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Beef Filet Squares 10oz Bag (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 Best By March 24, 2012) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

07.02.2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2010
Customer Inquiries: (800) 664-7387
Other Inquiries: JAMES WITCHER, COO (806) 322-2806

MERRICK PET CARE RECALLS BEEF FILET SQUARES 10oz BAG (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24,2012) BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of its 10oz “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs”pet treats (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptcial.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

The Beef Filet Squares were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.
The treats are sold in 10oz plastic bags marked with “Lot # 10084TL7 Best By Mar 24, 2012” on the top of the bag and on a sticker applied to the bottom.

No illnesses have been reported to date. FDA collected a surveillance sample of “Merrick Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” (lot #10084TL7) which were purchased from a retail store. The sample tested positive for Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.

2. Nature’s Miracle, Excel, Pro-Pet, Petco, DDS and Drs. Foster & Smith Nutritional Supplements and Powdered Form Products

United Pet Group has recalled a variety of nutritional supplements for dogs and powdered form products for dogs and cats. THESE PRODUCTS ARE SOLD UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES AT DIFFERENT RETAILERS. Please check the FDA release for a complete listing of products affected by this recall here is the link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm217999.htm

United Pet Group Voluntarily Expands Recall of Nutritional Supplements For Dogs to Include Additional Tablet and Powdered-Form Products for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Consumers Contact:
(877) 399-5226

Media Contact:
Carey Phelps (770) 360-5292

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2010 – United Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily expanding its recent recall of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for Dogs to include additional pet nutritional supplement products for dogs and cats due to possible Salmonella contamination. The list of recalled products is provided below. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

The recalled products are sold nationally at various retailers. The products include various United Pet Group Pro-Pet and Excel branded products for dogs and cats, and certain other private label brands of the same products. All of the affected products are in tablet and powdered form. These products are being removed from retail stores and consumers should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets. The affected products are those with expiration dates that include and are between “01/2013” and “06/2013.” Products with expiration dates earlier than 01/2013 or later than 06/2013 are not included in this recall. The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.

Laboratory testing has revealed that some lots of some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company is recalling the additional products out of an abundance of caution.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

People who handle these products can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with them or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the product should contact their healthcare providers.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products are urged to contact United Pet Group or the place of purchase for further direction. Consumers may contact United Pet Group at 1-877-399-5226, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

TABLE OF RECALLED PRODUCTS

Label SkuUPCLabel DescriptionExpiry
353825141273447Doctors Foster and Smith Brewers Yeast Mega-Tabs with Garlic and Essential Fatty Acids 180 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
5619180650561915619 Nature’s Miracle Pet Mess Easy Clean-up Net WT 12ozEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
1152092800443076576Petco Breath Tabs for Dogs Liver Flavor 50 TabletsPetco Breath Tabs for Dogs Liver Flavor 50 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
33805825141059485Doctors foster and Smith Dis-Taste Small Dog Tablets 250 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
33806825141008629Doctors Foster and Smith Ext Strength Dis-Taste Tablets 180 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
33807825141063680Doctors Foster and Smith Ext Strength Dis-Taste Tablets 500 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
35908825141095629Doctors Foster and Smith Fresh Breath Tablets for Dogs 100 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
36763825141291250Doctors Foster and Smith Cran Health Support Normal Urinary Tract Health 60 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
673110 bottle
1094181 box
800443037065Petco Ear Powder For Dogs 1oz (28g) Box LabelEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
72157825141055043Doctors Foster and Smith Brewers Yeast Tablets for Dogs and Cats 750 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
9305825141003921Doctors Foster and Smith Ear Powder Net WT 1oz (28g)EXP 01/13 thru 06/13
9306825141005154Doctors Foster and Smith Ear Powder Net WT 4oz (113g)EXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J70726851007074Excel 3 in 1 Ear Powder Ear Care Net WT 1oz(28g)EXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J711026851071105Excel Glucosamine Joint Care 120 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J711326851071136Excel Glucosamine with MSM Joint Care 120 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J72026851007203Excel Deter Coprophagia Treatment Behavioral Aid 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J72426851007241Excel Deter Coprophagia Treatment Behavioral Aid 500 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J731126851073116Excel Gas Preventative Digestive Aid Digestive Care 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J731526851073154Excel Calm-Quil Calming Tablets Behavior Aid 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
J7401626851074014DDS Dental Breath Mints Breath Control 40 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K172326851017233DDS Dental Breath Tabs Breath Control 200 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K177526851017752Pro-Pet Brewers Yeast Daily Supplement 250 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K70126851007012Excel Calcium Daily Supplement 125 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K74626851007463Excel Calcium Daily Supplement 500 Tasty Chew tabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K776/PR26851007760PR Excel Brewers Yeast with Garlic Skin and Coat 150 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K777/126851007777Excel Brewers Yeast with Garlic Skin and Coat Care 600 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K77826851007784Excel Brewers Yeast with Garlic Skin and Coat Care 1000 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
K78526851007852Excel Brewers Yeast with Garlic Skin and Coat Care Mega Tabs 216 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
N170126851017011Pro-Pet Senior Daily Vitamin Supplement 100 Tasty TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
N700TR26851007005Excel Pupply Multi Vitamin 100 Tasty Chew Tabs Time ReleaseEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
N730126851073017Excel Small Breed Multi Vitamin 45 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
N730926851073093Excel Lutein Vision Maintenance Eye Care 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
N845TR26851008453Excel Adult Multi Vitamin 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7803026851780304Excel Advantage Adult Multi Vitamin 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7803126851780311Excel Advantage Puppy Multi Vitamin 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7803226851780328Excel Advantage Senior Multi Vitamin 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7803326851780335Excel Advantage Skin and Coat Essentials 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7803426851780342Excel Advantage Glucosamine Plus 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7803526851780359Excel Advantage Glucosamine Advanced Strength 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7806526851780656Excel Adult Multivitamin 120 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-7806626851780663Excel Senior Multi Vitamin 120 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8253026851825302Pro-Pet Glucosamine Joint Care 60 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8253126851825319Pro-Pet Stool-Eating Preventative(Corprophagia Treatment) 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8253426851825340Pro-Pet Anti-Stress Calming Tabs 60 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8256226851825623Pro-Pet Glucosamine Plus Joint Care 100 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8261826851826187Pro-Pet Breath Tabs 40 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8261926851826194Pro-Pet Breath Mints 200 TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8265426851826545Pro-Pet Gas Relief Digestive Aid 40 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8265626851826569Pro-Pet Glucosamine Advanced Joint Powder Net WT 10oz(283g)EXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8265826851826583Pro-Pet Daily Vitamin Supplement Powder Net WT 10oz (283g)EXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8306226851830627Pro-Pet Puppy and Small Breed Daily Vitamin Supplement 100 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-8306526851830658Pro-Pet Glucosamine Advanced Joint Care 60 Chew TabletsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-N7801226851780120Excel Joint Ensure Moderate Care 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-N7801326851780137Excel Joint Ensure Advanced Care 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
P-N7801426851780144Excel Flare-Away Joint Tabs 60 Tasty Chew TabsEXP 01/13 thru 06/13
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  1. HART (1-800-HART)
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    (new PetLvr post ).. Pet Product Recalls – Merrick Pet Care and United Pet Group http://bit.ly/asdhqt

  2. j9.chinchilla
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    Pet Product Recalls – Merrick Pet Care and United Pet Group: Two recalls involving pet products were announced on … http://bit.ly/cSnpL5

  3. Jeanne
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    I work with Merrick Pet Care and wanted to provide an update on the recall. 72% of the highlighted lot has been reclaimed. They are continuing to work with their retail and distributor partners to get back the rest. Thank you for helping to get the word out.

  4. HART
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    Hi Jeanne ..

    Thanks for dropping by with that update! Muchly appreciated 🙂 Feel free to pass along future updates on this or any other pet related news …

    hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com

  5. Jed Mcwhorter
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