A company recently issued a withdrawal of its popular treats after mold was shown on some of its products.
Pup-Peroni, the brand seen all over the shelves of big-box retailers and grocery stores, recently wrote a letter to its customer and businesses letting them know of the withdrawal. (Petful was the first to report it.)
“Please be advised that we have initiated a withdrawal of select lots of Pup-Peroni® Triple Steak Flavor and Original Beef Flavor Dog Treats due to an incident involving mold,” the company stated. “Given that the product does not meet our high-quality standards, pet parents who have impacted product should stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of the product.”
The company stated that based on data there currently isn’t a food safety risk.
It went on to list all sizes, flavors, and lot codes impacted by the withdrawal. Currently, the two flavors impacted are: Triple Steak Flavor and Original Beef Flavor Dog Treats. You can se the full list on its website.
This announcement comes after months of customers complaining about receiving Pup-Peroni sticks with mold.
One customer wrote on its website, “I bought the big bag of original beef flavor. I will never do that again. Would you please tell me what’s wrong with bag. It looks like it has white mold on it. Is it safe to give to him if I take on half of the moldy part and throw that away.”
The company replied that a possible reason for the mold could be because the safety-seal of the bag was “compromised” during shipment and storage.
Other customers have taken to social media to share similar experiences.
Why is this mold only worthy of a withdrawal, while mold detected on Sunshine Mills brands required a recall? It could be how much a violation is deemed “dangerous.”
According to the FDA, a withdrawal “occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation. For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems, would be a market withdrawal.”
Whereas a recall can occur when the product could cause a health consequences, but isn’t always necessary.
When we reached out to Pup-Peroni with questions, we received a blanketed statement with none of our inquiries addressed. They did say however if someone has the treats that are part of the withdrawal to get rid of them.