Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” Class III recall (not publicized) recall of a dog treat – “product may be contaminated with Amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food.”
This recall was found on the FDA website Enforcement Report but not found as a press release (anywhere). The FDA told me “The FDA’s Regulatory Procedures Manual does not require that a company notify the FDA or issue a press release for Class II or III recalls, although we encourage companies to do so. Class II is a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Class III is a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.”
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
Reason for Recall: Product may be contaminated with Amantadine, an antiviral human drug not approved for use in animal food.
Recall Initiation Date: 7/17/2015
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.