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Posted on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 : 11:15 p.m.

Wellness issues voluntary recall for one dry dog food formula

By Lorrie Shaw


flickr photo by GIANTsquirl

Keeping our companion animals healthy and safe is important, and keeping up to date on the latest pet food recalls is a big part of that.

One prominent company, Wellness, a leading pet food brand, issued a limited product recall today that affects one line of their dry pet foods.

The company has asked consumers to return one formula, their Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food, as a precaution.

Only 12-pound bags are included in the recall.

According to the company, a small batch — with a "best by" date of Aug. 18, 2013 — is included.

Mold is named as the culprit in the recall. Wellness did not indicate what type of mold, but in past recalls that involving other companies, aflatoxin, a naturally-occurring fungus, has been a cause. In the present recall, the culprit is a higher moisture content in the food.

"High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration date, but poses no health risk," the company stated on their Facebook page.

Wellness is asking consumers who have purchased the affected pet food to contact them for a replacement by calling 1-800-225-0904 after 8am eastern on Wednesday.

Click here to read the company's statement regarding the issue.

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Lorrie Shaw leads the pets section for and is owner of Professional Pet Sitting. Shoot her an email, contact her at 734-904-7279 or follow her adventures on Twitter.