Pet lovers beware! Claudia’s Canine Cuisine has voluntarily recalled its Dogcandy® Brand of Holiday Hound Cake (7.5 Oz.) and Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5 Oz) treats.
The food in question was sold at more than 130 Petsmart stores nationwide, and the recall was issued after mold was discovered inside some of the treats.
According to the FDA website:
“The product in question is a single production run and packed in a 7.5 ounce paw print bag marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The best by date can be found on the ingredient label on the back of the package just above the UPC bar code. The UPC for the Blueberry Hound Cake is: 692614010058; The UPC for the Holiday Hound Cake is: 692614010041.
The recall applies to 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake because the cakes have the potential to become moldy. These cakes were manufactured specifically for PetSmart Corporation and distributed to approximately 130 PetSmart stores in 36 states. No other products have been impacted.”
The recall affects Petsmart stores in the following states (in alphabetical order):
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
After workers discovered mold on the cakes, an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the mold. Investigators found that a higher than normal level of moisture content occurred because the product was still warm when packaged.
To fix the issue, Claudia’s Canine Cuisine has put new cooling procedures into place.
The dog treats can be returned to the buyer’s nearest Petsmart store for a full refund or can be sent when the product is delivered to Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® 100 Four Paws Lane, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113. Buyers can send in their treats and request a refund or a replacement product. All shipping fees acquired by the customers will also be reimbursed.
Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® is also answering questions Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time) by calling 1-501-851-0002.
Concerned pet owners can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org