According to company spokeman Brad Armistead, during a routine testing the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets "discovered that a sample of our Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Breast Jerky contained trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States."
Armistead explained that other countries, including within the European Union, accept the use of this antibiotic.
"There is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets or humans," he said. To read the entire letter visit their website.
The Pet Food Express at 1902 S Bascom Ave. in Campbell carries the Dogswell treats. So does the Nob Hill at 1602 W. Campbell Ave. and Whole Foods at 1690 S Bascom Ave.
In addition to the chicken breast jerky Dogswell will also recall the following brands, with a “Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier date:
- Duck Breast jerky under the Breathies
- Happy Heart, Happy Hips,
- Mellow Mut
- Shape Up
- Veggie Life
The vast majority of these products were distributed before March 1st of this year. No other products are affected.
To verify if your purchase has been affected, turn the package over and at bottom right hand corner printed in black ink on the seam, you should find the words “Best Before”. After “Best Before” is a series of eight numbers.
The products affected by this withdrawal are for "Best Before" dates of January 28, 2015 or any earlier date (which would read as 01282015 or 01/28/2015).
Any product with a "Best Before" date after that time has been tested for unapproved antibiotics and has been cleared.
If you find that you have a product that is affected, please call us for a full refund at 1-888-559-8833.