The 2010 January recall of Merrick Pet Care's Beef Filet Squares for dogs was "ineffective," according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Tejas Industries Inc. manufactures the brand and was given a warning letter on June 1, 2010, stating an FDA analysis showed that the dog treats tested positive for Salmonella meleagridis. The company was given 15 business days to respond to FDA claims that the company delayed alerting consumers, gave incorrect lot codes and failed to alert pet owners that the recall was for Salmonella contamination. Tejas Industries originally said the recall was for improper processing.
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