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Merrick issues “voluntary withdrawal” of dog treats

by Therese on January 15, 2010

in Dogs, Pet Food Recall

Here’s the latest from Merrick – you’ll find a link to it on the front page of their website:

Merrick Issues Voluntary Withdraw of Beef Filet Squares
Lot Code: 9323

01.15.2010

MERRICK NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2010
Customer Inquiries: 800‐248‐8397
Other Inquires: James Witcher, 806‐322‐2806

Merrick Pet Care Withdrawals 72 Cases of 10 oz. Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats
Item # 60016 / Lot Code “9323 best buy 111911”

Merrick Pet Care initiated a voluntary withdrawal of 72 cases of 10 oz. Beef Filet Squares from the market on January 11th, 2010 in cooperation with the FDA.

Upon notification from the FDA that this product may be contaminated with Salmonella, Merrick identified the 82 retail pet stores that may have received this product. As of Wednesday, January 13th, all Beef Filet Squares from this lot have been removed from the shelves.

Merrick has identified that 20 cases have not yet been recovered from retail and could be in consumers’ hands. Merrick advises all consumers to review the lot code stamped on the top of the bag and to dispose of any Beef Filet Squares from lot “9323 best buy 111911.”

Merrick is the leading producer of natural pet treats in North America producing treats since 1983. A family owned business, Merrick is committed to producing natural, wholesome treats for dogs.

I just love the term “voluntary withdrawal.” Don’t you? It gives me such a warm, fuzzy feeling, like somebody’s looking out for me. Nevermind that the FDA has to get involved first.

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luca January 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

voluntary withdraw? for being a family owned business and being committed to producing “natural, wholesome treats for dogs” you would think they would have these removed immediately.

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