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URGENT: AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice RECALL

September 7, 2012

Dear Customer:
This is to inform you that Breeder’s Choice Pet Food, a Central Garden & Pet company, is initiating a recall of the following product due to possible contamination with Salmonella:

Product Code/SKU/
Material #
UPC Code Size Product Name/Description Best Before Code (day/month/yr)
1000065074 0 5290702043 8 26 lb. AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula 28 Aug 2013
29 Aug 2013
30 Aug 2013
Product and product lots that do not appear on the list above are not subject to this recall.

Salmonella can affect animals 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 surfaces exposed to these products. NO human or pet illnesses have been reported to-date.

We began shipping this affected lot of product on August 30, 2012.

Please examine your inventory immediately and quarantine the affected lot of product subject to this recall. This recall should be carried out to the retail level to the extent that product has been made available to retail customers. If you have further distributed this product, please identify your customers to the extent possible and notify them at once of this product recall. Your notification to your customers may be enhanced by including a copy of this recall letter.

Any product in your inventory must be returned immediately. If the product is still in distribution, please return product utilizing the attached Recall Return Response Form. To properly credit your account as to any customer retail returns, please provide photographs of the front of the packaging, as well as the back portion of the packaging that includes the Best Before code and UPC code.

Any inquiries regarding this recall should be directed to the following individuals:

Accounts Receivable/Credit: Nancy Clintsman, AR/Collections Supervisor,
phone: 208.321.3314

Other recall questions:  Lorri Chavez, Director, FDA Regulatory Affairs
phone: 602.281.3759

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.


Lorri K. Chavez. MBA, RAC
Director, FDA Regulatory Affairs

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