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Rawhide dog chew products recalled due to possible chemical contamination

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Products under recall. (Source: FDA) Products under recall. (Source: FDA)

United Pet Group is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products due to possible chemical contamination that made some pets ill, per the FDA.

The packages were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. by United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.

The recall was initiated after  United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.


The company has received very limited reports of pet illness, however, diarrhea and vomiting were reported, according to the FDA.

For the exact products being recalled and what to do if you have a recalled product, read the full release here.

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