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Food Safety Alert

April 05, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Branded and Private Label Branded Dog Biscuits

Contact:
Media Inquiries
Earl Clements
(256) 356-9541, ext. 212

Consumer Inquiries
Mitzi Wammack
(800) 705-2111, ext. 117

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Red Bay, Alabama, April 5, 2007 -- As a precautionary measure, Sunshine Mills, Inc. ("Sunshine"), a branded and private-label pet food manufacturer based in Red Bay, Alabama, is voluntarily recalling a portion of its branded dog biscuits made at its Red Bay, Alabama biscuit plant during part of March 2007. These brands include: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb & Rice, Pet Life Large, Pet Life Extra Large, Pet Life Large Variety, Pet Life Large Peanut Butter, Lassie Lamb and Rice, and Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treats. Private label biscuits for six of Sunshine's customers were also affected. A complete list of affected biscuit brands, sizes, and codes is available below or at our website, www.sunshinemills.com. Sunshine's other biscuit brands and products that include small and medium sized biscuits were not affected. It is also important to note that dry dog and cat food and soft and chewy treats for dogs or cats manufactured by Sunshine are not affected and not included in this recall.

The company is taking this voluntary action of recalling the dog biscuits listed below after learning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Sunshine from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall.

The recalled dog biscuits are marketed nationwide by many pet food retailers including the mass channel, traditional grocery, and pet specialty stores. No dog illnesses or deaths have been reported to date in connection with these dog biscuits. The recalled dog biscuits contain one percent or less by weight of wheat gluten.

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.

Sunshine's products are 100% guaranteed. 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.

The safety and well-being of pets are Sunshine's utmost concern. We deeply regret this unforeseen situation.

The following products are being recalled:

Branded Product and Variety

Product Size:

UPC Codes

Plant Code / Best By Date

Nurture Chicken & Rice Biscuit

26 oz.

70155-13606

Plant code:

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

31208

 

 

 

Nurture Lamb & Rice Biscuit

26 oz.

70155-13607

Plant code:

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

31308

 

 

 

Pet Life Large Peanut Butter Biscuit

4 lb.

41746-00950

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

Best by:

30608

31308

 

 

Pet Life Large Biscuit

4 lb.

41746-02545

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

Best by:

30308

31908

 

 

Lassie Lamb and Rice Biscuit

26 oz.

45352-07005

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

Best by:

30708

31908

 

 

Pet Life Large Biscuit

25 lb.

41746-00008

Best By Date last 5 digits

Best by:

30308

31408

 

 

Pet Life Extra Large Biscuit

25 lb.

41746-00010

 

 

 

 

 

Best by:

30408

30808

31408

31508

Pet Life Large Variety Biscuit

25 lb.

70155-00073

 

 

 

 

 

Best by:

30408

 

 

 

Pet Life Peanut Butter Large Biscuit

25 lb.

41746-00078

 

 

 

 

 

Best by:

30308

30808

 

 

Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat

25 lb.

41746-00266

 

 

 

 

 

Best by:

31408

31608

32308

 

Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat

50 oz.

70155-11006

Best By Date 5 digits

Best by:

30208

30508

30808

31308

31408

Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat

40 oz.

70155-11007

 

Best by:

30908

31208

31808

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Label Product and Variety

Product Size:

UPC Codes

Plant Code / Best By Date

Companion's Best Multi Flavor Biscuit

4 lb.

50700-49270

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

30308

30808

31108

31408

31608

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

32308

32708

 

 

 

Stater Brothers Large Biscuit

4 lb.

74175-18801

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

30908

31308

 

 

 

Ol'Roy Peanut Butter Biscuit

5 lb.

78742-34501

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

30508

31008

31208

31508

31608

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

32108

32308

 

 

 

Ol'Roy 4 Flavor Large Biscuit

10 lb.

81131-46959

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

30308

30408

30508

30608

30708

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

30808

30908

31208

31308

31408

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

31508

31608

31708

31908

32008

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

32108

32408

 

 

 

Ol'Roy Puppy Biscuit

28.8 oz.

81131-92197

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

30208

30308

30408

30608

30708

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

30908

31008

31408

31508

31608

Plant code:

RB

RB

RB

RB

RB

Best by:

31708

31808

32108

32208

32308

Champion Breed Peanut Butter Biscuit

4 lb.

72000-26063

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

32108

32308

 

 

 

Champion Breed Large Biscuit

4 lb.

72000-26065

Plant code:

RB

RB

 

 

 

Best by:

32208

32308

 

 

 

Perfect Pals Large Biscuit

4 lb.

12333-00260

Plant code:

RB

 

 

 

 

Best by:

31808

 

 

 

 

Stater Brothers Large Biscuit

26 oz.

74175-18802

Best By Date 5 digits

Best by:

30308

31008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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