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The widespread peanut butter products recall has now extended to dog biscuits. The twist, it's not your dog that's in danger of salmonella contamination, it's you and your family:
PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (CBS) ― More and more products made with peanut butter continue to be recalled – more than 120 of them to be exact – all suspected of possible contamination in the nationwide salmonella scare.
The list now even includes pet foods. "Grreat Choice" dog biscuits are the first pet food to be voluntarily recalled during the peanut butter salmonella scare. The Food and Drug Administration says the biscuits pose very little danger to dogs.
The real concern is for the humans who handle the biscuits, according to Saungi McCalla, the head of Infection Control at White Plains Hospital Center.
"If the biscuits are contaminated, you touch the biscuits, then if you do not wash your hands and do a proper job than you can contaminate yourself or other food products," McCalla said.
The recalled products include only the following types of Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits sold between Aug. 21, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2009:
Small Assorted 32 oz., UPC 73725702900
Small/Medium Assorted 4 lb., UPC 73725700601
Small/Medium Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700605
Small/Medium Assorted 10 lb., UPC 73725702755
Large Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700638
Extra Large Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700779
Peanut Butter 4 lb., UPC 73725700766
Customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products should discontinue use immediately and can return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers can visit www.petsmartfacts.com for more information or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.