The recall is due to trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue found in samples of the two products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says two-thirds of the tested products did not contain any of the residue, but the treats were recalled out of caution.
The antibiotics found on some of treats are approved for use in poultry in China but are not among those approved in the U.S. The trace amounts of antibiotic residue do not pose a health risk to pets at the levels detected, and it's highly unlikely that the antibiotics are related to reports of illnesses the agency has received related to jerky pet treats in the past.
All Hartz Chicken Chews and Oinkies Pig Skin Twists are included in the recall:
Hartz Chicken Chews Soft and Tenders
- 3.5oz. package UPC Number 32700-11966
- 8oz. package UPC Number 32700-11967
- 16oz package UPC Number 32700-11953
- 24oz package UPC Number 32700-11954
- 20oz package UPC Number 32700-51694
Hartz Chicken Chews Soft and Tender Bite Sized
- 5.7oz package UPC Number 32700-12856
- 16oz package UPC Number 32700-12765
Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
- 20 pack Pig Skin Twist Sticks wrapped w/ Chicken UPC Number 32700-13472
- 7 pack Mini Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken UPC Number 32700-03330
- 15 pack Mini Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken UPC Number 32700-03331
- 5 pack Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken UPC Number 32700-03354
Hartz says there have been no known illnesses associated with the recalled products. The company also said no other products were affected in the recall.
Consumers with the products were asked to contact the Hartz Consumer Affairs team at (800) 275-1414 for a refund or visit www.hartz.com.