We haven’t heard much in the news lately about the peanut butter recall, and I found an update on the ASPCA website and thought I would share with you.
Peanut Butter Pet Treats: Recall Reminder! February 13, 2009
The peanut butter recall isn’t over, pet parents! In fact, the FDA has added several new pet food items to its expanding list of affected products. Last month, the FDA confirmed an outbreak of Salmonella bacteria in peanut butter products and traced it to a GA-based plant owned by the Peanut Corp. of America. The company does not sell directly to consumers, but distributes peanut butter and peanut paste to institutions and manufacturers, including several pet food makers.
The ASPCA reminds pet parents to keep checking the FDA’s website for updates. Pet parents should also wash their hands after handling any potentially contaminated food and consult with a veterinarian if their dog shows any symptoms of Salmonella infection, including vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lethargy and drooling or panting. Cats may develop a high fever with vague, non-specific clinical signs. If you suspect that your pet may have ingested a recalled product, please contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
For the FDA’s complete list of recalled products, check out their website. And for the disclaimer, I’m not a vet just the proud owner of two great black labs that happen to love peanut butter. I have not actually stopped giving them peanut butter, I’ve just stopped buying any new products that have PB in them. Don’t know what I’m going to do when they finish off the gi-normous jar of PB that I bought at Costco.