United Pet Group has expanded a recall of its dog chews, which may have come in contact with sanitizer.
Customers complained that the chews had an "unpleasant odor" according to the recall notice, and some reported pet illnesses that included diarrhea and vomiting. Manufacturers were found to be using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture – an anti-microbial chemical used to clean food-processing equipment – to process the rawhides.
Ingestion of chews treated with the ammonium compound could lead to reduced appetite, gastric irritation, diarrhea and vomiting in dogs. If severe, they should be treated by a veterinarian.
The dog chews were sold under the American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, Healthy Hide, Good 'n' Fit and Good 'n' Fun labels. They have expiration dates from June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020. The products were sourced in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil and distributed from a United Pet Group facility in Edwardsville, Ill. The chews were sold in stores and online.
If you have any of the affected products, or if you have questions, call 1-855-215-4962.