Various dog treats Recalled

Posted on May 23, 2018 by

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Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.

The  recall covers only specific production codes of the following beef treat products:

    • Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz.
    • Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz.
    • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz.
    • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz.
    • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz.

The recall is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the lower back of the treat bag. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of these products are affected.

This potential health risk was brought to Merrick’s attention as a result of the FDA sharing one consumer complaint where the dog’s health was temporarily impacted while eating Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. The dog’s health improved and fully recovered after discontinuing consumption of the treat. Pet owners should know there is limited risk given treats are not intended for full nutrition and should only be occasionally consumed. We have not received any similar reports to date from consumers about issues with these products.

If you have product, please contact us at 1-800-664-7387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or customerservice@merrickpetcare.com so we can provide a refund. Or, visit our website and fill out a form: www.merrickpetcare.com/customerrelations.

No other Merrick or Castor & Pollux products are impacted. These treats are distributed in the U.S. through pet specialty, grocery and online retailers with limited distribution in Canada.

Item UPC Best Before Date Range
Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz. 780872510806 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019
Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz. 780872510745 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. 022808786160 5/1/2019 – 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz. 022808786047 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz. 022808786078 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019

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