On December 11, 2021, Costco.ca recalled Irish Rover 2021 Advent Calendar for Dogs dog treats, stating only that “these Calendars do not meet our quality standards.”
Costco’s recall announcement provides no further information on the reason for this decision; however, it’s alleged that worms have been found in the treats.
Reported symptoms of dog’s becoming ill include:
Costco Dog Treats Recalled
Irish Rover 2021 Advent Calendar for Dogs
Costco Item #2462182
The recalled product was distributed in Canada from Costco Warehouse and Costco.ca between October 1, 2021, and December 8, 2021.
The Canadian pet food industry is not regulated; therefore, this recall is considered voluntary.
The recalled treats were sold in Canada. The product was on the market for over two months, meaning the treats may have found their way into American dog homes along with Canadian.
Irish Rover 2021 Advent Calendar for Dogs may have been purchased for Christmas gifts.
Message from Costco
Costco’s official announcement concludes, “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to please pass this information along to anyone to whom the product may have been given.”
Recommended Steps for Consumers
Costco has advised consumers to:
- “Stop feeding the treats to your pet immediately as Irish Dog Foods reviews the quality concerns.”
- “Return the Calendar to a Costco warehouse for a full refund on your next visit.”
Consumers can contact Irish Dog Foods by telephone at 888-671-8851 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm).
Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How to Report Pet Food Concerns
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to using this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.