You may have heard about the nationwide recall of peanut butter made by Sunland, Inc. Now, this includes a pet company, called Dog for Dog, which issued a voluntary recall of is DOGSBUTTER product. Possible salmonella is the reason for the recall.
Rocky Keever, CEO of Dog For Dog, LLC issued this statement:
“While NO DOGSBUTTER products have tested positive for Salmonella, our number one focus is ensuring the health, safety and well-being of Dogs. While the FDA, CDC and State agencies investigate the cause of reported illness, we are taking voluntary steps to ensure the safety of our four legged family members. We have worked closely in developing DOGSBUTTER and produce it in only the highest quality, human grade facilities with quality testing to ensure quality for pets. When there is a question, we want to be proactive and protective of the families who trust in our brand and love their pets as much as we do. If you have purchased one of these products, please dispose of it, or return it to your local retail pet center for a full refund. Retailers should return the DOGSBUTTER to the distributor for a full credit”.
Portales, NM-based Sunland initially recalled 75 almond butter and peanut butter products, including some made for grocers such as Trader Joe’s, Fresh & Easy and Sprouts, because of possible salmonella contamination. The manufacturer expanded the recall to include 25 additional products containing cashew butter, tahini or roasted blanched peanuts.
The initial voluntary recall began after 29 people reportedly contracted salmonella-type illnesses in 18 states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated.
The DOGSBUTTER recall is limited to jars manufactured May 1, 2012 through September 24, 2012.
As a side note, while a dog may potentially be sickened by salmonella, that generally does not occur - the far more greater threat is to people, and this is true for any pet-related salmonella specific recall.