In light of a nationwide recall issued by Peanut Corporation of America of peanut butter and peanut paste produced in its Georgia plant, Shaw’s Supermarkets became the latest company to voluntarily recall dog biscuit products.
Shaw’s, a supermarket chain with locations throughout New England, said it is voluntarily recalling Happy Tails and Shoppers Valu multi-flavored dog biscuit products “because they may contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.” The products were sold at Shaw’s stores.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, pets with Salmonella Typhimurium infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Pets that don’t show any symptoms can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If an animal consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, pet owners are advised to contact their veterinarian.
The identified items have not been directly linked to the salmonella outbreak. However, Shaw’s recalled the products as a precautionary move.
This product recall includes the following:
• Happy Tails Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, 26 oz., UPC#: 41163-42406.
• Happy Tails Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, 4 lb., UPC#: 41163-42403.
• Shoppers Valu Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, 4 lb., UPC#: 41130-30507.
The recalled dog biscuit products may be returned to a Shaw’s store for a full refund or exchange. No other products are included in the recall.
Customers with questions can contact Supervalu Inc., 877-932-7948. Customers can visit the FDA website for more information and updates.