On September 23rd the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” dog treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with amantadine, an antiviral human drug that’s not approved for use in animal food.
The reason we’re just hearing about it now is because the FDA classified the announcement as a Class III recall. That means the decision to issue a press release about the recall is left to the discretion of the company.
In this case, the company chose to keep quiet.
The FDA said the recalled treats come in 2 different package sizes:
6-pack Best by Date 5/16/2017
16-pack: Best by Date 12/27/2015 and 5/16/2017
The company name on the label is United Pet Group, Inc. Cincinnati, OH.
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the treats were made in China.
The recalled product was distributed in the following states: California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Apparently the company isn’t offering refunds or saying how you should dispose of the product.
If you would like file a complaint go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.