Recall: American Beefhide Chew Products (06/10/2017)


Date: 06/10/2017
Brands: American Beefhide Chew
Company:United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc

  • Dog chews with the American Beefhide brand on the label.


United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products due to chews containing quaternary ammonium compound mixture, which is used as a processing aid in the manufacturing.

Inbound Reports

According to the recall posted on the FDA site, United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed. The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.

Tainted Batch Details:

Product and brand Best by Date LOT
American Beefhide 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 Lot code starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB 

Some Recommended Actions

Below are just some recommended actions that you may want to take if you believe  that your dog has consumed the tainted batch.  As with all content this website, we remind you to please use this information at your own risk. You may also want to consider other actions and options beyond what is listed:

  • Discontinue use immediately
  • Check your dog for any irregularities
  • Call veterinarian to check any dogs that may have consumed it
  • Notify the company

Reference link to the recall on FDA website: click here
Over time links may be broken and not work.

Company contact info

United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. 3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060

Phone number: 1-800-645-5154

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Quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.

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