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Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2012

Dog Candy Hound Cakes distributed to PetSmart recalled due to mold potential

Dog Candy Blueberry Hound Cake Image/FDA

Maumelle, Arkansas company, Claudia’s Canine Cuisine, has issued a recall of two of it’s Dog Candy products after mold was found on several cakes after they were delivered to the stores.

The affected products include 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake. The product in question is a single production run and packed in a 7.5 ounce paw print bag marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The best by date can be found on the ingredient label on the back of the package just above the UPC bar code.  The UPC for the Blueberry Hound Cake is: 692614010058; The UPC for the Holiday Hound Cake is:  692614010041, according to an FDA Firm Press Release Dec. 12.

These products were manufactured specifically for pet store chain, PetSmart, and distributed to 130 stores in 36 states.

According to the release, selected stores in the following states carried the cakes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The mold issue in these products was due to the product being packaged while still warm. Claudia’s Canine Cuisine has implemented new additional procedures to correct the issue.

There are no illnesses reported due to these products. No other products are involved in this recall.

If you purchased one of these cakes, please return it to your nearest PetSmart store for a full refund or send to Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® 100 Four Paws Lane, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113 and indicate if you want a refund or a replacement product.  All shipping fees will also be reimbursed.

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