January 20, 2009 / 11:26 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 1-PetSmart recalls some dog biscuits on salmonella scare

Jan 20 (Reuters) - PetSmart Inc PETM.O, the largest U.S. pet-products and services retailer, has recalled seven of its Grreat Choice Dog Biscuit products as a precaution against possible salmonella contamination.

Though there have been no reported cases of illness, the company has withdrawn the dog biscuits, which contain peanut paste made by the Peanut Corp of America (PCA), from store shelves and its online shop.

On Saturday, U.S. health authorities asked consumers to avoid eating products that contain peanut butter until they can determine the scope of an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that may have contributed to six deaths.

On Jan. 13, the PCA had recalled all peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility on fears of possible Salmonella contamination.

Separately, Quaker Oats North America said it has not been affected by the “peanut butter recall,” as it does not buy any from the Peanut Butter Corp of America. (Reporting by Nivedita Bhattacharjee in Bangalore; Editing by Pratish Narayanan)

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