Compounded drugs, potentially moldy dog treats voluntarily recalled

Several compounded drugs as well as a batch of dog treats with possible mold growth are among the recalls issued this week.

Oregon Compounding Centers issued a voluntary recall on certain unexpired sterile products due to lack of sterility assurance. The recall includes veterinary as well as human products.

The company reports that it has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, but is issuing this voluntary recall following a recent inspection that identified an issue with sterility assurance. Microbial contamination in products intended to be sterile could put patients at risk of serious, even life-threatening infections.

“We are fully cooperating with health officials,” said Denise Burnham, R.Ph., Oregon Compounding Centers owner and pharmacist. “We deeply regret the impact this voluntary recall has on our customers, but patient safety is our highest priority.”

All recalled products have a label that includes the Creative Compounds name as well as a lot number. The recalled products were made from July 1, 2014 through Sept. 22, 2014, and distributed to health care facilities, physicians, and patients in two states: Oregon and Washington.

The recall does not pertain to any non-sterile compounded medications prepared by the pharmacy.

All unexpired lots of the following sterile compounded veterinary products are subject to the recall:



Lot Number

Discard Date










Users or recipients of these products should immediately discontinue use and return the recalled unexpired products. To return product or request assistance related to this recall, users should call 503-685-6111 or 877-585-6111, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. PDT. 

Dog treats recalled for mold

PetSmart announced on its website that Loving Pets Corp., the maker of Simply Nourish Biscotti treats, has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of its dog treats.

Loving Pets Corp. said it is recalling Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to possible mold growth. The treats are sold exclusively at PetSmart.

No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected, the company said.

PetSmart advised consumers to immediately stop using the specified product and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

For any additional questions related to the recall, call the Loving Pets Corporation at 1-866-599-7387.

The affected lots are:

Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats

  • SKU 5203800
  • UPC 73725747061
  • EXP 02.16