Diet dog food companies are scrambling to get rid of the most popular brands after they sold out.
A massive recall of more than 40 brands began on Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration released a list of more that were being recalled for “potentially serious health and safety issues.”
A total of 41,000 of the products were sold in the United States and were being sold in Costco stores and other retailers.
The companies had previously announced the recall, but the FDA announced on Tuesday it had withdrawn the recall and that it was moving forward with a review of the affected products.
The FDA said it will make further updates as it investigates.
Costco said it would temporarily suspend sales of the recalled products at its stores and online.
The company said it was working with state and local health departments and food safety experts to help ensure that all affected customers have the best possible food safety.
The recall covers nearly 5 million cans of Diet Dog and Dog Chow, Diet Dog Pure, Diet Kool-Aid, Diet Gold, Diet Pills, Diet Shredded Wheat, Diet Snacks, Diet Mix and Diet Shakers.
Costco’s online store has been flooded with complaints, including one from a consumer who reported that the food was “out of date and out of stock.”
A company spokesperson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Costco had stopped selling all of the product and that customers could return to their stores to buy the recalled product.
The Food and Drugs Administration said it is conducting an investigation into the recalls, which it said could affect up to 200 million people worldwide.
“The consumer will be notified by email when the products are recalled,” the FDA said.
Costco did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The recall also affects a smaller number of other brands.
A spokesman for the manufacturer of B.A.L.E. Protein, the popular brand of dog food sold by the food company, said the recall is related to the B.D.
A’s “improper packaging and manufacturing practices.”
He added that the company is continuing to work with the FDA.
“Our customers should be aware that the recall may affect their purchase of products and/or return policies,” said David Durney, a spokesman for B.L., in a statement.
“As a precaution, B.B.E.’s will be temporarily limiting sales of BBLE products to Costco stores.”