The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of select lots of Dingo Chip Twists dog chews. The reason for the recall is possible contamination with amantadine, a human anti-viral drug that is not approved for use in animals.
What is being recalled?
- Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” – 6 per bag Net Wt. 3.9 oz. (UPC 615650300600) – Best by Date 5/16/2017
- Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” – 16 per bag Net Wt. 9.59 oz. (UPC 615650990429) – Best by Dates 12/27/2015 & 5/16/2017
Approximately 40,000 bags of treats are being recalled, that were distributed in multiple states including Ohio.
What is amantadine?
Amantadine is a human anti-viral drug that is not approved for use in animals. Chinese chicken processors have been known to preventatively treat chickens with amantadine in order to protect against avian influenza. The recalled teats were made in China. Amantadine is not an approved feed additive in the United States and is not allowed to be in consumable products distributed in the U.S.
Potential side effects from consumption of amantadine-contaminated chicken by dogs have not been studied. Still, it is suggested that anyone with affected product stop feeding them immediately and return to the place of purchase for a refund.
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