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Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Branded and Private Label Branded Dog Biscuits


Media Inquiries
Earl Clements
(256) 356-9541, ext. 212

Consumer Inquiries
Mitzi Wammack
(800) 705-2111, ext. 117


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Red Bay, Alabama, April 5, 2007 -- As a precautionary measure, Sunshine Mills, Inc. ("Sunshine"), a branded and private-label pet food manufacturer based in Red Bay, Alabama, is voluntarily recalling a portion of its branded dog biscuits made at its Red Bay, Alabama biscuit plant during part of March 2007. These brands include: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb & Rice, Pet Life Large, Pet Life Extra Large, Pet Life Large Variety, Pet Life Large Peanut Butter, Lassie Lamb and Rice, and Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treats. Private label biscuits for six of Sunshine's customers were also affected. A complete list of affected biscuit brands, sizes, and codes is available below or at our website, www.sunshinemills.com. Sunshine's other biscuit brands and products that include small and medium sized biscuits were not affected. It is also important to note that dry dog and cat food and soft and chewy treats for dogs or cats manufactured by Sunshine are not affected and not included in this recall.

The company is taking this voluntary action of recalling the dog biscuits listed below after learning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Sunshine from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall.

The recalled dog biscuits are marketed nationwide by many pet food retailers including the mass channel, traditional grocery, and pet specialty stores. No dog illnesses or deaths have been reported to date in connection with these dog biscuits. The recalled dog biscuits contain one percent or less by weight of wheat gluten.

Consumers should immediately stop feeding their dog the dog biscuits with the specified date codes and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their dog.

Sunshine's products are 100% guaranteed. Consumers may receive the full replacement value of the recalled dog biscuits by returning them to the place of purchase or consumers may contact Sunshine's customer service number at (800) 705-2111 for further information about the recall and for other instructions on obtaining a product refund.

The safety and well-being of pets are Sunshine's utmost concern. We deeply regret this unforeseen situation.

The following products are being recalled:

Branded Product and Variety

Product Size:

UPC Codes

Plant Code / Best By Date

Nurture Chicken & Rice Biscuit26 oz.70155-13606Plant code:RB   
Best by:31208   
Nurture Lamb & Rice Biscuit26 oz.70155-13607Plant code:RB   
Best by:31308   
Pet Life Large Peanut Butter Biscuit4 lb.41746-00950Plant code:RBRB  
Best by:3060831308  
Pet Life Large Biscuit4 lb.41746-02545Plant code:RBRB  
Best by:3030831908  
Lassie Lamb and Rice Biscuit26 oz.45352-07005Plant code:RBRB  
Best by:3070831908  
Pet Life Large Biscuit25 lb.41746-00008

Best By Date – last 5 digits

Best by:3030831408  
Pet Life Extra Large Biscuit25 lb.41746-00010     
Best by:30408308083140831508
Pet Life Large Variety Biscuit25 lb.70155-00073     
Best by:30408   
Pet Life Peanut Butter Large Biscuit25 lb.41746-00078     
Best by:3030830808  
Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat25 lb.41746-00266     
Best by:314083160832308 
Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat50 oz.70155-11006

Best By Date – 5 digits

Best by:3020830508308083130831408
Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treat40 oz.70155-11007 
Best by:309083120831808  


Private Label Product and Variety

Product Size:

UPC Codes

Plant Code / Best By Date

Companion's Best Multi Flavor Biscuit4 lb.50700-49270Plant code:RBRBRBRBRB
Best by:3030830808311083140831608
Plant code:RBRB   
Best by:3230832708   
Stater Brothers Large Biscuit4 lb.74175-18801Plant code:RBRB   
Best by:3090831308   
Ol'Roy Peanut Butter Biscuit5 lb.78742-34501Plant code:RBRBRBRBRB
Best by:3050831008312083150831608
Plant code:RBRB   
Best by:3210832308   
Ol'Roy 4 Flavor Large Biscuit10 lb.81131-46959Plant code:RBRBRBRBRB
Best by:3030830408305083060830708
Best by:3080830908312083130831408
Best by:3150831608317083190832008
Plant code:RBRB   
Best by:3210832408   
Ol'Roy Puppy Biscuit28.8 oz.81131-92197Plant code:RBRBRBRBRB
Best by:3020830308304083060830708
Best by:3090831008314083150831608
Best by:3170831808321083220832308
Champion Breed Peanut Butter Biscuit4 lb.72000-26063Plant code:RBRB   
Best by:3210832308   
Champion Breed Large Biscuit4 lb.72000-26065Plant code:RBRB   
Best by:3220832308   
Perfect Pals Large Biscuit4 lb.12333-00260Plant code:RB    
Best by:31808    
Stater Brothers Large Biscuit26 oz.74175-18802

Best By Date – 5 digits

Best by:3030831008  


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