October 21, 2008

Hartz Recalls Some Rawhide Dog Chips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Hartz-brand chicken-basted rawhide chips due to possible contamination.

The FDA said the Hartz Mountain Corp. of Secaucus, N.J., initiated the recall of one specific lot of the chips because it might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria that can cause serious infections in dogs, and, if there is cross-contamination, in people as well.

The recall involves 4,850 2-pound plastic bags of "Hartz Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips," lot code JC23282 and bearing UPC number 3270096463. The chips were distributed nationwide.

Consumers can contact the company at 800-275-1414 to obtain reimbursement for purchased products.