Dog Treats Recalled for Possible Mold

The FDA is recalling dog treats sold at PetSmart because of a mold risk.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for dog treats sold at PetSmart stores in Pennsylvania and 35 other states.

The recall applies to 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake because the cakes have the potential to become moldy.  

The FDA reports that the recall applies to a single production run and packed in a 7.5 ounce paw print bag marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The “best by” date can be found on the ingredient label on the back of the package just above the UPC bar code. 

  • The UPC for the Blueberry Hound Cake is: 692614010058.
  • The UPC for the Holiday Hound Cake is: 692614010041.

Mold was found on several cakes after they were delivered to the stores.  Under investigation the company discovered that the cakes contained higher moisture content due to the product being packaged while still warm. The company has taken every precaution and implemented new additional procedures to correct the issue.

Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® has not received any reports of illness associated with the affected product.  

Consumers who have purchased any of the 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and/or Blueberry Hound Cake should discontinue use of the product. 

What To Do If You Bought the Cakes

If you purchased one of these cakes, please return it to your nearest PetSmart store for a full refund or send to

Claudia's Canine Cuisine®
100 Four Paws Lane,
Maumelle, Arkansas 72113

and indicate if you want a refund or a replacement product.  All shipping fees will also be reimbursed.

What To Do If You Have Questions

Consumers with questions may contact Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. by calling 1-501-851-0002 or email  info@claudiascaninecuisine.com

Local PetSmart Stores

  • Berwyn: 176 Swedesford Rd
  • Broomall: 2940 Springfield Rd

Information in this article was provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

william conville December 14, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Good Morning to our thoughtful Media Patch and thank you for promptly sharing this story with us. I would not have learned about this critical recall for dog treats with our you !! Thank you for being there for us ! Bill Conville
Bil Longua December 15, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Pomeranians Rule!
Gary December 15, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Is this another dog food product manufactured in China? I'm really surprised that idiots are still buying Chinese made dog food products after animals died from problems.


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