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Company: Merrick Pet Care

Brand Name: Merrick; Castor & Pollux

Recall Date: 5/23/2018


Product Names (UPCs; Date Ranges):

Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz. (780872510806; 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019)

Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz. (780872510745; 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019)

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. (022808786160; 5/1/2019 - 9/1/2019)

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz. (022808786047; 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019)

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz. (022808786078; 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019)

Reason for Recall:

"Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone."


To Read More: Merrick Recall of Beef Dog Treat Varieties


Statement From Company:

"As a company of pet owners and pet lovers, we know our consumers place a tremendous amount of trust in us when their pet uses our products. The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience and concerns caused by this voluntary recall. We are working with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration on this voluntary recall and will cooperate with them fully."


What to Do:

"If you have product, please contact us at 1-800-664-7387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or so we can provide a refund. Or, visit our website and fill out a form:"

Source: FDA

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