MARS Petcare and PetSmart have issued a nationwide recall of 4 oz bags of their Nutro Chewy Apple treats for possible mold contamination. In a year where we’ve had nearly a dozen recalls for Listeria and Salmonella, recalling a product for mold is definitely unexpected, and mold toxicity can pose serious health risks to your dog.
The recalled product’s specifications are:
Nutro CHEWY TREATS APPLE 4OZ
PetSmart SKU 5229600
Lots codes beginning with ‘4 50,’ ‘5 02,’ ‘5 03,’ OR ‘5 05’
You can find this information on bottom of the packaging. Note that this includes all “best by” dates.
According to Pet Poison Helpline, a dog can have a moderate to severe reaction to eating moldy food, depending on the specifics of the circumstance. Neither MARS nor PetSmart has stated that there have been any reported health issues associated with this voluntary recall.
However, both companies recommend that you not feed this product to your pet and return it to the store. If you have questions or concerns, call Nutro Customer Service at 1-800-833-5330.
If you are concerned about your dog’s health, please contact your veterinarian.