Claudia’s Canine Cuisine has issued a voluntary recall of 3 varieties of their pet treats. Sold in 7.5 ounce bags, Dog Candy Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake are the three pet treats for which they issued this recall. The packages were distributed to 130 Pet Smart stores in 36 states and have a “best buy” date of 08/2015. Apparently the treats were packaged while they were still warm and this led to moisture concerns. Excessive moisture attracts various pathogens especially Salmonella bacteria.
After closer inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), mold was found on several of the cakes that had already been delivered to Pet Smart stores.
Claudia’s Canine Cuisine has reportedly implemented new procedures to correct the issue and help avoid its re-occurrence.
Despite any current reports of sickened dogs, pet owners are advised to discard the tainted treats. The tainted pet treats may also be returned them to Pet Smart for a full refund. Consumers may also contact the Claudia’s Cuisine directly by calling 1-501-851-0002. Consumers are also advised to practice good hygiene and wash their hands well and be sure to separate and sanitize pet bowls.