Hartz is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size over a concern that one or more containers within the lot may potentially be contaminated with salmonella.
Although Hartz has not received any reports of illness in animals or humans as a result of coming into contact with this product, Hartz is taking immediate steps to remove the product from all retail stores and distribution centers.
The product was shipped nationwide from May 13-June 4. In total, 8,112 1.2-oz. plastic containers of Wardley Betta Fish Food, UPC number 0-43324-01648, isolated to the lot code PP06331, which were packaged by Hartz at its Pleasant Plain, Ohio facility from a single production run, were shipped.
Routine sample testing conducted by Hartz as part of its quality control procedures detected the presence of salmonella in the lot specified.
Hartz is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.