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RECALL ALERT: Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” Dog Treats

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a recall on certain packages of Dingo brand Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” dog chew treats manufactured by United Pet Group of Cincinnati, Ohio, due to possible contamination with Amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food.

The recall includes 6-pack, 3.9 ounce bags with UPC code 615650300600 and a Best by Date 5/16/2017 AND 16-pack, 9.59 ounce bags with UPC code 615650990429 and Best by Dates 12/27/2015 & 5/16/2017.

Affected product was distributed to CA, IA, IL, MN, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

Because this is a Class III recall, the manufacturer may choose whether or not to issue an official press release as use of the product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences, according to the FDA.

Product Detail

Product DescriptionDingo chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” packed 6 per bag Net Wt. 3.9 oz. (UPC 615650300600) and 16 per bag Net Wt. 9.59 oz. (UPC 615650990429) for dogs. The responsible name on the label is United Pet Group, Inc. Cincinnati, OH. Product is made in China.
Recall NumberV-261-2015
ClassificationClass III
Code Info6-pack: Best by Date 5/16/2017 16-pack: Best by Date 12/27/2015 & 5/16/2017
Product Distributed Qty37,824 bags
Reason For RecallProduct may be contaminated with Amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food.

Event Detail

Event Id71703
Product TypeVeterinary
StatusOngoing
Recalling FirmUnited Pet Group Div Of Spectrum Brans Inc
CityBlacksburg
StateVA
CountryUS
Voluntary / MandatedVoluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date2015-07-17
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or PublicE-Mail
Distribution PatternProduct was distributed to CA, IA, IL, MN, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI. There was no foreign, military, or government distribution.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Kate Glenn Kate Glenn says:

    Thank for your posting the recall! I’m confused because I can’t find this information on the FDA site. I don’t see this product listed as of October 1, 2015? Was there a retraction on the recall maybe? Or, am I missing it from your source? Thanks fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/

  2. Is the recall for only these shown or all Dingo products?

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