Pet Center Dog Treats Recall


May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, California has issued a voluntary recall for its Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Pet Center Dog TreatsThe affected product includes the 3 ounce bags of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats with…

  • LAM-003
  • UPC number 727348200038
  • Date code 122015

Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The FDA has confirmed this event in a recent news release.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The product was distributed by Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply and Independent Pet in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday through Friday between 7:30am through 4:00 pm PST.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • Tammy Fleming

    we have chicken being sold. ‘That says it is ‘Made in the USA’ That is actually sent to china to be processed then it comes back to the US stores, so how do we really know what’s made where?

  • Guest

    see above

  • smc618

    I’ll give you a clue how you can tell if it’s been “Made in USA” but sourced outside the country….look for the IRRADIATION symbol on the back of the pkg or the words “This product has been irradiated”. BINGO. They don’t irradiate products actually made HERE.

  • Christine Fisher

    Money. Thats why. its all about the money.

  • Christine Fisher

    Those regulations are now in place. You will see many products with the country of Origin, now on the pkg.

  • Peg
    All natural gourmet dog treats made in the USA with ingredients made in the USA!
    Handmade and Homemade with love!!
    315 527 8560 for more info.

  • Adele G. Fishman

    I too refrain from buying both pet food and people food coming from China! When is the USA going to stop this commerce from a country that doesn’t seem to value neither human nor pet lives!


    so sorry for your loss. I too had a Boxer that developed tumors, only she had them in her bladder. I tried to keep her dry and comfortable, but she was just miserable with the pain. I WILL NEVER BUY DOG FOOD OR DOG TREATS AGAIN. My dogs eat beef, pork and chicken. If I want a treat for them, I buy human jerky treats. NO DOG FOOD IN MY HOUSE EVER AGAIN. My heart was so broken over my Boxer that did it for me and my hubby. RIP Tess


    Chinese products have proven to be unsafe, wall board, baby formula, dog treats, etc. Stop buying Chinese products.

  • Just so everybody is clear here, “Made in the USA” can mean that the product, although IMPORTED from wherever, is actually PACKAGED in the USA. It DOES not mean that it originates in the USA. Maybe we ought to change labeling to reflect what we THINK it should mean. And keep in mind that human food, ONLY PACKAGED in the USA, is entitled to say “Made in the USA” as well (when it could actually be coming from elsewhere originally). China and the Pacific Rim don’t have a lock on bad food. Personally, I don’t want stuff from Mexico or Central America, probably also not South America, etc. for myself or my dogs/cats/horses.

  • Francine L Waggoner

    Thank you for the update! Too late for my Lab “Bella”…. Because of the dog jerky treats from China, she developed tumors in the throat and stomach, her throat swelled to where she started choking. A simple medication from the Vet allowed the swelling to go down. We just wanted her to be able to eat and be happy, she still acted happy and would play with her toys, and still had her daily walk. But there was nothing that could be done for her otherwise. Then she began to vomit regularly and drink massive amounts of water. Within just a few months her final day came, her tumor(s) ruptured and she began to hemorrhage from both ends, she was gone within 3 hours on the Vets table. She bled to death…
    I try to educate whoever I can about “China Pet Products” and not to use them if you love your pets. They are still on shelves everywhere, although Petco and Petsmart have agreed to no longer supply them, but that will not happen for many more months to come. So, many more dogs can suffer and die. Please, there has to be better communication and regulation on our pet foods!!!! It is a huge market, and we who have pets know, they are our family and to some, our best friends…. Help us, someone????

  • Hugo

    For anyone wondering I work in a store where these are sold and it’s Made in the USA. But I’m just mostly surprised that I had to learn about this recall here than them calling our store and telling us.

  • A.r. Honeycutt

    The FDA & other food related Govt. offices should have label the origin of any food product ! Whether it be for humans or animals. If i know it’s imported from China I will not buy it !!

  • audrey sailors

    Why do we keep using dog food from China? Pet owners should stop buying food from China so that the dog food company’s would be forced to use products from other countries they could count on to send us clean healthy food. I know it is less costly for company’s to use meat and other ingredients from China, but for me it is not worth the risk that my dogs could get sick or worse. Dog lover

  • Kenneth Morrow

    My Lab doesn’t like lamb anyway so I would not have bought this. Thanks for the warnings you give.

  • Jim

    Thank you so much. Your site is awesome for all of us pet lovers.

  • watson799

    I really really REALLY would like to know if any of the ingredients are from China ..PLEASE respond ..Thanks so very much Michael

  • tuvozmellama .

    Thank you!

  • Susan Kunin

    Your site is literally a life saver! Thank you

  • James Doorey

    Again, thank you for all that you do, (those treats sure look nasty)
    sincerly, James and Buddy.