Hartz Mountain Corporation, working in with the U.S. FDA, issued a recall of certain chews and treats for dogs in the U.S. because they may contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.
The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution and involves Hartz Chick Chews and Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken products. Although the antibiotics are approved in other countries, they are not approved in the U.S. According to New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) results, there is no evidence to support that there is a health risk.
“Upon learning about the nationwide voluntary withdrawal of several other brands of chicken jerky products through media reports, Hartz acted immediately to begin additional testing to determine if the same unapproved antibiotic residues were present in our products,” said Sean McNear, Sr. Director of Quality and Regulatory at Hartz Mountain.
More information can be found on the FDA Website.