WSYR-TV - United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S.
The recall was initiated after the group learned that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews.
The compound is a chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.
Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting.
All of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identifies an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package.
The products subject to the recall are described below.
The products impacted are American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fun and Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fit).
If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. for a refund.
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