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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Doane Pet Care Co. here, a division of the privately held Mars, Inc., yesterday recalled some of its dog food sold exclusively at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. because of concerns about possible salmonella contamination.
The recall is unrelated to the rash of recent pet food recalls connected to tainted Chinese proteins used in some pet food production.
Doane Pet Care is recalling a single batch of 55-pound bags of Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dog food. The product was produced at a plant in Manassas, Va. and distributed to 69 Wal-Mart stores in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Ohio, according to the supplier.
The company recalled the dog food after the Food and Drug Administration detected the presence of salmonella. People handling the food could potentially be exposed to the bacteria, along with pets that eat the food. The company said no illnesses have been reported.
Affected bags have the code 04 0735 1 and a "best by" date of April 13, 2008.