Rawhide Dog Chew Recall Expanded By United Pet Group
In early June, United Pet Group issued a voluntary recall on rawhide dog chew products after it was discovered that unsafe chemicals were used during manufacturing.
According to WPRI 12, United Pet Group has recently expanded the recall to include their retail partner’s private label brands, according to spokesperson Meg Rowley.
"The recall included the brands American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, and Healthy Hide."
The private label brands that were recently added include Companion, Dentley’s, Essential Everyday, Exer-Hides, Good Lovin’ or Petco, Hill Country Fare, and Priority Pet products with an expiration date ranging from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, and Enzadent or Dentahex with expiration dates from June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022.
"Investigators found a quaternary ammonium compound mixture in the products which may cause reduced appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting in dogs."
United Pet Group stated, "We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and we are continuing to investigate the cause of this problem. We are implementing changes across the affected manufacturing facilities in order to prevent this problem from reoccurring in the future."
Consumers are able to return the contaminated products from where they were purchased for a full refund.
"To learn more about the specific brands affected, visit the FDA’s website here."