SPARKS: SUNSHINE RECALLS DOG BISCUITS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- On the heels of recent recalls involving tainted pet food, Sunshine Mills, Inc., a branded and private-label pet food manufacturer based in Red Bay, is voluntarily recalling a portion of its branded dog biscuits made at its Alabama biscuit plant, Ron Sparks, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, announced today.
"We have remained in close contact with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make sure we have the most recent information available concerning all pet food recalls that are taking place," said Sparks.
Upon learning of the contaminant, the Department of Agriculture and Industries' Pesticide Residue Laboratory immediately began the process of obtaining sample standards of melamine and researching methodology for identifying the contaminants in pet food. Department Agricultural Compliance personnel will continue to monitor the recalls to assure tainted products are promptly removed from the marketplace.
A complete list of affected biscuit brands, sizes, and codes is available at www.sunshinemills.com.
Many pet food retailers, including the mass channel, traditional grocery and pet specialty stores, market the recalled dog biscuits nationwide.
No dog illnesses or deaths have been reported to date in connection with the Sunshine dog biscuits. Consumers should immediately stop feeding their dog the dog biscuits with the specified date codes and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their dog.
Consumers may receive the full replacement value of the recalled dog biscuits by returning them to the place of purchase, or consumers may contact Sunshine's customer service number at (800) 705-2111 for further information about the recall and for other instructions on obtaining a product refund.