New Pet Treat Recall Issued

Carolina Prime Pet, a dog treat manufacturer, has announced a recall of several varieties of treats containing peanut butter, the latest product linked to the Georgia-based Peanut Butter Corporation of America, which federal investigators say knowingly shipped peanut butter contaminated with salmonella. .

The recalled treats are sold at various retail establishments in the U.S. and Canada. Carolina Prime Pet said it is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, but has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. More than 500 people in 43 states have been sickened and eight died after eating products made with  peanut butter from that plant.

The recalled products include only the following types of Carolina Prime Pet treats in single unit packages with lot date codes between 081508 and 010909:

6" Beef Shank Peanut Butter, UPC 063725542007
2-pk Hooves Peanut Butter, UPC 063725542000
4" Rawhide Bone Peanut Butter, UPC 063725542003
6" Rawhide Bone Peanut Butter, UPC 063725542005
6” Healthy Hide Beef Shank Peanut Butter, UPC 09109333479

Customers who purchased the recalled dog treats should discontinue use immediately, and return items to the purchase location for replacement or refund. For more information call Carolina Prime Pet at 1-888-370-2360.