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Primal Pet Foods Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula

Primal Pet Foods Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula With A "Best By" Date Code Of 043112-17

 

Contact:
Consumer:
Matt Koss
866-566-4652

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- May 28, 2011 - Primal Pet Foods has initiated a voluntary recall of their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17 because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The only product affected is limited to Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17.  No other Primal Pet Foods products are affected.

The affected product is limited to the Primal Pet Foods Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula packaged in the following forms:

      •    4 lb chicken & salmon nuggets (UPC# 8 95135 00025 0) with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17

The “Best By” date code is located on the front of the package on the right side of the product label.  The affected product was distributed through retail stores sales in the United States.

If you are a consumer and have purchased the affected product, please contact Primal Pet Foods directly at 866-566-4652 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM PST and we can assist in getting you a full refund or replacement from your local retailer that it was originally purchased from. You’ll be instructed to bring the unopened package to your local retailer for a full refund or replacement.

If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, contact Primal Pet Foods directly at 866-566-4652 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM PST and we can assist in getting you a full refund or replacement from your local retailer that it was originally purchased from.  You’ll be instructed to bring your receipt (or the empty package in a sealed bag) to your local retailer for a full refund or replacement.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this lot code.

Primal Pet Foods is committed to the health, safety and well-being of pets.  Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners that may result because of this announcement.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. Even though no illnesses have been reported, consumers should follow the Safe Handling Guidelines published on the Primal Pet Foods package when disposing of the affected product.  People handling raw frozen pet foods may become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not followed safe handling guidelines.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Consumers with additional questions can call our dedicated Customer Service line Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM at 866-566-4652 PST

From FDA. Gov


Life's Abundance Is Expanding To Build New Corporate Offices In Jupiter, FL

From Sun-Sentinel.com

By Alexandra Clough, The Palm Beach Post, 5:22 p.m. EDT, May 23, 2011

Growing pet food firm to build headquarters in Jupiter

A Palm City company known for its healthy pet foods has purchased land in Jupiter and plans to build a new headquarters and distribution facility.

Life's Abundance has bought a 1-acre parcel just outside the Jupiter Park of Commerce on Capital Street. Plans are to build a 21,000-square-foot facility. The project is valued at $3.1 million, which includes $600,000 paid for the land, said Lester Thornhill, the company's president and chief executive.

The seller was Capital Street Holdings. Rick Reikenis, a Capital Street official, said he and his partners bought the land in 2008 to build a building for their North Palm Beach engineering firm, East Bay Group, but the recession undercut their plans.

Their setback, however, proved fortuitous for Life's Abundance, which now will be able to expand its business. The company has 32 employees and is looking to hire. It expects to grow to at least 50 once it makes the move to Palm Beach County by February. The company has an immediate need for a marketing and communications specialist.

"We need a larger labor pool," Thornhill said.

The company is poised for continued growth with the popularity of its all-natural cat and dog food. Thornhill would not disclose profits at the privately held company, but he said that revenue exceeds $15 million annually.

Sales continue to grow. Last year the company grew more than 7 percent, and this year "we're up more than last year," he said.

Peter Reed, a Commercial Florida Realty Services principal and the broker on the deal, called the move a "real shot in the arm" for the economy. "It brings needed jobs to Jupiter," Reed said, and will add some construction jobs, too.

Thornhill said the company needed a bigger building and decided to build its own facility after realizing that prices for property and construction were going to go up. "We realized if there was any time it made sense to build a building, that time would be now," he said.

The building also will be the company's headquarters and the location of its southeast distribution facility. In addition to Florida, Life's Abundance has distribution facilities in California and Illinois.

The company, founded in 1988, makes skin-care products for people, as well as environmentally friendly cleaning products. But its cat and dog foods are its signature. Thornhill said the pet foods do not contain corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.

All-natural pet products may have seemed like an unnecessary perk for puppy when the company began 13 years ago, but over time, consumers have discovered the benefits of healthy eating, both for themselves and their pets, company executives said.

Linda Logue, the company's marketing vice president, said most people consider pets part of the family and will cut back on other expenses before they switch their pet's food to a different brand.

Thornhill said: "When people find a pet product that provides a benefit, that's the last place they're going to look to save money."

Learn more about the Life's Abundance product line and their business opportunity. Click Here!


Evangers Receives FDA Warning Letter - A Lamb Dog Food Did Not Contain Lamb & A Grain Free Duck Pet Food Did Not Contain Duck

From: http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm255000.htm

Public Health Service Food and Drug Administration

 
Chicago District
550 West Jackson Blvd., 15th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Telephone: 312-353-5863 

May 5, 2011

 
WARNING LETTER
 
CHI-12-10
 
 
CERTIFIED MAIL
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
 
Ms. Holly N. Sher, President
Mr. Joel A. Sher, Vice President
Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc.
221 Wheeling Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
 
Dear Mr. and Ms. Sher:
 
From December 2, 2010 through February 10, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of your low-acid canned food manufacturing facility located at 221 Wheeling Road, Wheeling, Illinois. In addition, on August 19, 2010, FDA received samples of (b)(4) Lamb and Rice Dog Food from the distributor, (b)(4). This letter notifies you of the violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) that we found during our inspection and from the samples we received from the distributor. You can find the FD&C Act and its associated regulations on the Internet through links on FDA’s web page at http://www.fda.gov/1.
 
We found that you offered for sale (b)(4) Lamb and Rice Dog Food which was adulterated. Under Section 402(b)(2) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 342(b)(2), a food is deemed to be adulterated if any substance has been substituted wholly or in part therefore.  Our analytical sample results of this product revealed that a substance (lamb) was not detected in the product and another ingredient (bovine material) detected in the product was substituted therefore. Furthermore, this product was misbranded.  Under Section 403(b) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 343(b), a food is deemed to be misbranded if it is offered for sale under the name of another food. This product was offered for sale under the name of “(b)(4) Lamb and Rice Dog Food.”  However, the analytical sample results did not detect the presence of lamb, but detected the presence of bovine material.
 
On December 14, 2010, FDA collected samples of your Evanger’s Grain-free Duck Pet Food during the inspection of your facility. We found that the Evanger’s Grain-free Duck Pet Food product was adulterated. Under Section 402(b)(1) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 342(b)(1), a food is deemed to be adulterated if any valuable constituent has been in whole or in part omitted or abstracted therefrom. Our investigation revealed that a valuable constituent (duck) was not detected in the product and had been omitted or abstracted therefrom. Furthermore, this product was misbranded. Under Section 403(a)(1) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 343(a)(1), a food is deemed to be misbranded if its labeling is false or misleading in any particular. The labeling indicates that Evanger’s Grain-free Duck Pet Food contains duck, but the analytical sample results did not detect the presence of duck in the product.
 
In addition, your firm was not able to provide processing and production records upon written demand, as required by 21 C.F.R. 108.35(h), for products manufactured in 2009.
 
The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of violations. As a processor of animal food, you are responsible for ensuring that your overall operation and the food you distribute are in compliance with the law. You should take prompt action to correct the violations described in this letter and to establish procedures to ensure that these violations do not recur. Failure to do so may result in regulatory action without further notice such as seizure and/or injunction.
 
You should notify this office in writing of the steps you have taken to bring your firm into compliance with the law within fifteen (15) working days of receiving this letter. Your response should include each step that has been taken or will be taken to correct the violations and prevent their recurrence. If corrective action cannot be completed within fifteen (15) working days of receiving this letter, state the reason for the delay and the time frame within which the corrections will be completed. Please include copies of any available documentation demonstrating that corrections have been made.
 
Your written response should be sent to Rosemary Sexton, Compliance Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 550 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 15, Chicago, Illinois 60661. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact Compliance Officer Rosemary Sexton at 312-596-4225.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
/S/ 
 
Scott J. MacIntire
District Director

Boss Pet Recalls Pig Ear Products Because of Possible Health Risk - Diggers Natural Treat Pig Ear Pet Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella

From: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm255726.htm

Contact:
Consumer:
800-445-6347

Media:
William E. Donze, President
Boss Pet Products, Inc.
16485 Rockside Rd., Suite 200
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
216-332-0832

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 17, 2011 - Boss Pet Products, Inc. announced that it is recalling its Diggers Natural Treat Pig Ear pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Boss Pet has been notified by one of its suppliers, Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc., that a batch of Keys’ pig ear treats tested positive for Salmonella. Keys Manufacturing has initiated a voluntary product recall in cooperation with the FDA and has identified several shipments of potentially affected products which Boss Pet shipped out under its Diggers brand in November, 2010 through April, 2011. So far, there has been a report of one dog in Missouri having Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears were sold in the following package sizes:
Bulk Pig Ears in boxes of 100 (UPC #0-72929-00038-6)
Bulk Pig Ears Shrink Wrapped in boxes of 50 (UPC #0-72929-99120-2)
2-Pack Bags shipped in cases of 12 bags (UPC #0-72929-99504-0)
4-Pack Bags shipped in cases of 12 bags (UPC #0-72929-00227-4)
8-Pack Bags shipped in cases of 12 bags (UPC #0-72929-99584-2)

These products have been distributed via truck to distributors in the following states:
MT, CA, WA, OK, TN, NY, KS, OH, TX, MS, AL, OR, UT, IA, MO, IL, IN, LA, and MN.

The recall is a result of a reported illness to one dog in Missouri. Subsequently, Boss Pet has been working with the FDA to identify any products that might contain the bacteria while the manufacturer of the product and the FDA are continuing the investigation to determine what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ear products are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Boss Pet at 1-800-445-6347 during normal business hours (9:00 AM – 5:00PM ET) or on our website at www.bosspet.com


Blackman Industries, Inc. Recalls Primetime Brand 2 CT., and 5 CT. Premium Pig Ears and KC Beefhide Brand 20 CT. Premium Pig Ears Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

From: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm255709.htm

Contact:
Consumer:
Stewart Farbman
913-342-5010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 17, 2011 - Blackman Industries, Inc. of Kansas City, KS is recalling all PrimeTime brand 2 ct. and 5 ct. Premium Pig Ears and all KC Beefhide brand 20 ct. Premium Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the recalled pig ears can potentially become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after giving them to their pet.

 
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
 
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
 
These products were distributed in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota and sold through many of the following retail outlets:  Price Chopper Stores, Hy-Vee Stores, Hen House Markets, Bag N Save Stores, Dahl’s Food Stores, Baldwin City Market, SunFresh Food Stores, Apple Markets, Brookside Market, Franklin Food Stores,  No Frills Food Stores, Alps Food Stores, Big V Food Stores, Country Mart Food Stores, Thriftway Food Stores, County Fair Food Stores, Super Saver Food Stores and Russ’s Food Stores and Feldman’s Farm and Home Stores.
 
The product was distributed between Jan. 4, 2011 and April 29, 2011. PrimeTime products are in translucent plastic packages with yellow printed headers and are marked with the following UPC codes 7-48976-18316-6 on a 2 ct. package with a $3.49 retail price, 7-48976-09040-2, on a 5 ct. package with a $5.99 retail price and 7-48976-19040-9 on a 5 ct. package with a $6.99 retail price. The KC Beefhide product is packaged in a red mesh nylon bag with a green and white header that says KC Beefhide and has the following UPC code 7-48976-09065-5.
 
Consumers can tell the difference between the recalled product and the new product by the placement of a production code on the new product located on the back of the product (i.e.2011FBC). A similar code beginning with 2011 and the production run is also printed on the bags under the Made In USA label.
 
One illness of a dog in Missouri has been reported to date.
 
The recall is a result of a reported illness of a dog in Missouri who consumed pig ears from the same production lot but from product sold by a different distributor. The distributor has been working with the FDA to identify any products that might contain the bacteria. The company and the FDA is continuing the investigation to determine what caused the problem.
 
Consumers that have purchased any of the PrimeTime or KC Beefhide pig ear products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-913-342-5010 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Natural Pet Diabetes Formula For Cats

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Dia-IonX™ is a liquid-based, proprietary homeopathic/oligotherapeutic complex. This unique blend utilizes a multi-directional process to provide your cat with daily blood sugar balance support, as well as relief from diabetes symptoms like excessive thirst, frequent urination, irritability, and exhaustion.

The end result? With Dia-IonX™, your cat’s diabetes symptoms are finally just an afterthought.

Dia-IonX™ is a superior pet care product for your cat because it is safe, effective, and available now. Discover why veterinarian Dr. Char Wilson chooses Dia-IonX™ for feline diabetes management . . .

Homeopathic ingredients are accepted by the FDA to safely and immediately provide temporary relief of diabetes symptoms, including dry mouth, increased thirst or appetite, fatigue, indigestion, increased urination and constipation

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish Oil May Help Slow Biological Aging

Scientists say that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can help people with heart disease live longer. But until now, no one knew why omega-3 oils are so beneficial.

This is what coronary artery disease looks like.  Plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries and blocks the flow of blood to the heart.

Coronary artery disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Numerous studies show that cold water fish --salmon, tuna and other oily fish -- contain omega-3 fatty acids that can decrease the risk of this disease. But no one knew exactly why.

Dr. Ramin Farzaneh-Far at the University of California conducted a study to see if there might be a link between cellular aging and omega-3 acids. "The main result from our study is that patients with high levels of omega-3 fish oil in the blood appear to have a slowing of the biological aging process," Dr. Farzaneh-Far said.

Protective caps on the ends of chromosomes called telomeres, shown here in red, contain genetic material.  As they shorten, cells age.

Dr. Farzaneh-Far and colleagues measured the length of telomeres in blood cells of 600 heart patients. They wanted to see if there was any association between the levels of omega-3 fatty acids and the change in telomere length over a period of time.

"Patients with the highest levels of omega-3 fish oils were found to display the slowest decrease in telomere length, whereas those with the lowest levels of omega-3 fish oils in the blood had the fastest rate of telomere shortening, suggesting that these patients were aging faster than those with the higher fish oil levels in their blood," Dr. Farzaneh-Far explained.

Dr. Farzaneh-Far says the results of his study support the American Heart Association's recommendation that heart disease patients with coronary artery disease have at least one gram per day of omega-3 fish oil.

Researchers used to think that only regular exercise and managing stress could keep telomeres healthy. But either eating fatty fish or taking omega-3 supplements can also be effective. At the most, Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic says it will not hurt. "It's a risk free way of potentially extending lifespan and reducing disability," he said.

And omega-3 acids are not just for heart disease patients. Omega-3's have been associated with easing joint inflammation, slowing memory decline, and reducing macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.

Learn more about Omega 3 Fish Oil & Fish Oil Comparisons


FDA Issues Caution to Pet Owners With Asthma When Using An Unapproved Pet Shampoo Product

From http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm255384.htm

May 13, 2011

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is alerting pet owners to use caution with the use of an unapproved animal drug product, Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo (0.1% phytosphingosine), distributed by Sogeval Laboratories, Inc. of Coppell, Texas after recently receiving a report of the death of a woman associated with the use of the product on her dog.

The March adverse event report describes a woman with severe, preexisting asthma who had a sudden, severe asthma attack and died while bathing a dog using the product, Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo. A few days later, another asthmatic family member bathed the dog using the same product and experienced a mild asthma attack but recovered.

FDA is advising consumers with asthma or other respiratory conditions to consider consulting with their physicians prior to use of this product.

FDA is currently investigating this serious issue and will provide additional information as appropriate.

To report an adverse event involving the use of animal drug product, please go to: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm055305.htm1

Protein Smoothie Recipes To Support Cellular Antioxidant Production, Healthy Immune Function, Cellular Repair And Muscle Growth

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Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RevitaPro™ Non-denatured whey protein
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk*
  • 4 ice cubes
  • dash cinnamon and almond extract
  • dash stevia, sweeten to taste

 

Blend ingredients until desired consistency.

*Smoothie can be made with your choice of unsweetened coconut (So Delicious brand), hemp, almond or rice milk.

Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RevitaPro™ Non-denatured whey protein
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk*
  • 4 ice cubes
  • dash cinnamon and almond extract
  • dash stevia, sweeten to taste

 

Blend ingredients until desired consistency.

*Smoothie can be made with your choice of unsweetened coconut (So Delicious brand), hemp, almond or rice milk.

Chocolate Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RevitaPro™ Non-denatured whey protein
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk*
  • 4 ice cubes
  • dash cinnamon and almond extract
  • dash stevia, sweeten to taste

 

Blend ingredients until desired consistency.

*Smoothie can be made with your choice of unsweetened coconut (So Delicious brand), hemp, almond or rice milk.

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AHA Issued Their First Ever Statement On Triglyceride Management And Omega-3 EPA/DHA

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued its first ever statement on triglyceride management that includes recommendations for Omega-3 EPA/DHA intake. Elevated triglyceride levels have long been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the AHA more than 31% of the United States population has borderline high triglyceride levels. Furthermore, AHA’s 2006 statistical data estimates that 81,100,000 people in the United States have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, claiming 831,272 lives in that same year.

In conjunction with other important lifestyle changes, the AHA recommends 0.5 - 1g of Omega-3 EPA and DHA for individuals with borderline fasting triglyceride levels (150-199mg/dL), 1 - 2g for individuals with high fasting triglyceride levels (200-499mg/dL), and 2 - 4g for individuals with very high fasting triglyceride levels (≥500mg/dL). The AHA has also previously recommended that normal healthy individuals consume a variety of fish (preferably oily), and a daily intake of 1g of Omega-3 EPA and DHA for patients with documented coronary heart disease.

The recent statement issued by AHA is a very positive step for improving consumers’ understanding of the role of triglycerides in CVD management. Although awareness of the health benefits of Omega-3 is very high among consumers, many still do not understand the different forms of Omega-3 (EPA, DHA and ALA), or the health benefits of each.

It is important for consumers to understand that fish provides both EPA and DHA, whereas most algae sources provide only DHA. Furthermore, while ALA is an essential fatty acid, many of the  reported health benefits associated with Omega-3 have been the result of supplementation with EPA and DHA. While the body can theoretically convert ALA into EPA and DHA, the actual conversion rate is very low. In fact, many studies suggest that the conversion rate can be as low as 1% or less. As such, fish, fish oil supplements, and food products fortified with fish oil are the best sources of Omega-3 for consumers.

Learn more about the benefits of fish oil supplements


Win A Cruise When You Join Life's Abundance Health Products For Pets & People

The Life's Abundance 2012 Freedom Convention promises to be another extraordinary event in our company history. Cruise participants will experience six wonderful days and nights onboard the spectacular Carnival Freedom cruise vessel, a favorite of our 2010 convention cruisers. In addition to three fabulous ports of call and virtually non-stop activities, we will provide you with two full days of thought-provoking, instructional and motivational convention sessions to help you improve your business and increase your commissions!

The best part is you and a guest could join us absolutely free!

 

Qualify for a Free Cabin and Upgrade

 

You can qualify for a free inside cabin for two and an upgrade to a balcony cabin, which includes the cost of two tickets, taxes, government fees and gratuities! The promotional period begins on May 1st and runs through November 30th. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the qualification regulations, details of which follow below.

Limited Discounted Cabins, So Book Now

 

The number of available cabins is limited; therefore, we strongly suggest that you book your cabin now.  And, should you later qualify for a free cabin, we will reimburse you for the cost of that cabin.  The deposit to book any cabin is $500.00 and you must pay the remainder of the fare in full by November 18, 2011.  Also, there is no penalty fee if you cancel before the above date.

Because Life's Abundance is subsidizing the costs of the cabins, the prices we can offer you are lower than those available directly from Carnival and other outlets. Keep in mind that these prices below include taxes, government fees and gratuities. Rates are based upon double occupancy.

                   Inside Cabin for Two People             $532.04 per person
                   Ocean View Cabin for Two People   $607.04 per person
                   Balcony Cabin for Two People          $767.04 per person

Important things to know when comparison shopping: (1) the prices on the Carnival web site do not include gratuities and other travel web sites generally do not include taxes, government fees or gratuities, and (2) the prices for inside, ocean view and balcony cabins vary according to cabin deck and location. For example, an inside cabin located on an upper deck in the middle of the ship costs more than an inside cabin located on a lower deck in the back of the ship .

Dedicated Freedom Travel Agent

 

There's no need to worry about making travel arrangements.  Our dedicated Freedom Convention travel agent can book your cabin and offer you a monthly payment plan.  She can also help secure discounted airline tickets, hotels reservations and transfers from the airport to Port Everglades.  Call Tracy Simmons Travel at 301-746-7042 (Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

Promotion Qualification Period: May 1 through November 30, 2011 You have seven months to qualify for two free 2012 Freedom Convention Cruise tickets.

How to Qualify for Your Two Free Tickets

Achieve just one of the following to qualify: 

  1. Build one new 5-Star leg (the 5-Star must be an Executive Field Rep)

  2. Build three new 3-Star legs (the 3-Stars must be Executive Field Reps). All three legs must achieve the appropriate rank during the same month.

 

 How to Qualify for the Freedom Convention Cabin Upgrade

Achieve just one of the following to qualify for an upgrade to a Balcony Cabin:

 

 ****Build three additional, new 3-Star legs (other than the legs you used to qualify for the cruise), and receive the Special Cabin Upgrade. Again, this must be accomplished during the qualification period, and the 3-Stars must be Executive Field Reps.  All three legs must achieve the appropriate rank during the same month.

****Build one additional, new 5-Star leg (other than the legs you used to qualify for the cruise), and receive the Special Cabin Upgrade. Again, this must be accomplished during the qualification period, and the 5-Star must be an Executive Field Rep.

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Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc. Recalls Pig Ears for Pet Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact:
Company
217-465-4001


Media Contact
Dan Curry
312-970-1016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 3, 2011 - Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Paris, IL is recalling Pig Ears for Pet Treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Pig Ears for Pet Treats was distributed via truck to distributors in the following states: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota.

The product was distributed in 100 count cases packed in cardboard boxes shipped between Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2010; Nov. 1-Nov. 29, 2010; and Jan. 3-Jan. 25, 2011.

One illness to a dog in Missouri has been reported to date.

The recall is a result of a reported illness by a dog in Missouri. Subsequently, the company has been working with the FDA to identify any products that might contain the bacteria and the company and the FDA is continuing the investigation to determine what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Pig Ears for Pet Treats are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-217-465-4001

FDA Recall Notice