Sunshine Mills web site

RECALLED PRODUCTS:

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, Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treats, Companion’s Best Multi Flavor Biscuit, Stater Brothers Large Biscuit, Ol’Roy Peanut Butter Biscuit, Ol’Roy 4 Flavor Large Biscuit, Ol’Roy Puppy Biscuit, Champion Breed Peanut Butter Biscuit, Champion Breed Large Biscuit, Perfect Pals Large Biscuit, Stater Brothers Large Biscuit.

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    

PRESS RELEASES:

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

Contacts:


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 five of Sunshine’s customers were also affected. A complete list of affected biscuit brands, sizes, and codes is available below or at our website, http://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.

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