The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak. At this time, the FDA has traced a source of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which manufactures both peanut butter that is institutionally served in such settings as long-term care facilities and cafeterias, and peanut paste – a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts – that is distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many commercially produced products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream.
Some product samples originating from PCA’s Blakely, Georgia, plant have been tested and found positive for Salmonella. PCA has announced a voluntary recall to include all peant butter paste produced on or after 26th September 2008, which includes seven of the "Grreat Choice" Dog Biscuit products sold by PetSmart. PetSmart has announced that it is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, and advises that customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products should discontinue use immediately and can return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. More information on the affected products is available from the related links below.