During routine testing of Dogswell products, the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) discovered that a sample of Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Breast Jerky contained trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States.
"It is important to note that this antibiotic is accepted for use in other countries (including the European Union), and there is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets or humans," Dogswell told its customers.
Since we were notified by the NYSDAM the week of July 22, we have made the decision to voluntarily withdraw Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality, and Vitakitty brands that are labeled with a “Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier date.
The vast majority of these products were distributed before March 1 of this year. No other products are affected, the company said.