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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 Description||Dingo 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.|
|Code Info||6-pack: Best by Date 5/16/2017 16-pack: Best by Date 12/27/2015 & 5/16/2017|
|Product Distributed Qty||37,824 bags|
|Reason For Recall||Product may be contaminated with Amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food.|
|Recalling Firm||United Pet Group Div Of Spectrum Brans Inc|
|Voluntary / Mandated||Voluntary: Firm Initiated|
|Recall Initiation Date||2015-07-17|
|Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public|
|Distribution Pattern||Product was distributed to CA, IA, IL, MN, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI. There was no foreign, military, or government distribution.|