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November 2012

Magnolia Bird Farm, Inc. Recalls Peanuts and Seed Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 15, 2012 - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm328463.htm


Magnolia Bird Farm, Incorporated, of Anaheim, California, is recalling Raw and
Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain
peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The
peanuts contained in the mixes are being recalled by Sunland, Incorporated, of
Portola, New Mexico.

“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.

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

No illnesses have been reported in association to the recall.

Products were distributed (October 12, 2011 to October 12, 2012). Peanuts in
the original Sunland yellow mesh bag will have either best by dates from October
12, 2012 through October 12, 2013 on the packaging, or a “Crop Year” marking on
the package of 2011 or 2012, up to and including October 12, 2012.

Consumers who have purchased Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts, and/or
Magnolia Bird Farm Seeds containing peanuts, are urged to return it to the place
of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of them immediately.  Consumers with
questions may contact Magnolia Bird Farm, 714-527-3387 for further information
on the recall.  Hours and days of business are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 A.M
to 5 P.M. PST.

PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN RECALL:

Sunland Peanuts in Shell 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50
lbs. in white paper bag
Hulled Peanuts 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50
lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Conure Mix 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50
lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Large Hookbill 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50
lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Hookbill Supreme 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50
lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Parrot Mix 3 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 3 lbs. clear plastic; 5 & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag;  25 & 50 lbs.
in white paper bag            

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Carolina Prime Pet Inc. Announces Recall Of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips

Priority_treats_175pxFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -November 20, 2012 - Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is  voluntarily recalling the following product:

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count  package
UPC: 0-21130-42080-3
Lot  Code: 20082712 S 3195 and Lot Code: 20090312 S3195

The UPC can be located on the back label of each package. The lot Code is  located on a sticker on the back of each bag of the 5 count product.

This lot of product has yielded a positive test for Salmonella when  tested by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture. Carolina Prime Pet is not aware of  any reported cases of illness related to this product.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk  to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not  thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products 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.

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips are sold in Safeway stores in  Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New  Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington DC and Wyoming as well as Vons,  Pavilions and Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls and Tom Thumb stores in  Texas; Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Dominick’s stores  in Illinois. This product was distributed from about the first of September  until now.

Customers who purchased the recalled dog treats should discontinue use  immediately, and return items to the purchase location for replacement, refund,  or discard.

No other products are included in this recall.

For further information, please call Carolina Prime Pet Inc. at  1-888-370-2360. (Mon-Fri. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST)

From - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm329165.htm

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Natural Treatments To Help Prevent Bladders From Leaking In Cats And Dogs With Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary Incontinence is unchecked leakage or dribbling of urine from the bladder. It is fairly common in spayed bitches and is also seen in neutered male dogs.

What are the symptoms of Urinary Incontinence?

If your pet is suffering from urinary incontinence, puddles of urine will appear without your pet assuming the normal position for urination. Urine may also leak out when your pet jumps or gets up from lying down, or might even dribble out while your pet is lying down.

Often the hair around the vulva or prepuce will be wet or you might just notice a strong smell of urine when your pet is close to you. Your pet will be unaware of this inability to retain urine and will appear otherwise healthy if the underlying cause for the incontinence is not due to injury or disease.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is most often due to inadequate closure of the urethral sphincter: a circle of muscles that normally contract and stop urine flowing out of the bladder. It is most common in large breed, spayed female dogs with up to 20% of dogs falling into this category developing urinary
incontinence.

Incontinence may also be seen in intact females, male dogs and cats. Incontinence may develop following spinal injury due to damage to the nerve supply of the bladder. Cystitis, bladder stones, tumors of the bladder and submissive behavior can also be characterized by episodes of incontinence.

After being spayed, surgery in which the uterus and the ovaries are removed (ovariohysterectomy), the levels of oestradiol decrease in your dog’s body. This decrease in oestradiol causes the tissues of the urogenital system shrink and therefore the urethral sphincter does not close as tightly as
it would and leakage of urine occurs. Pets with urinary incontinence are sometimes described as having "weak bladders".

Help for Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence due to low levels of oestradiol is treated either with hormone supplements such as diethylstilboestrol (DES) or with drugs that act on the muscles of the urethral sphincter to improve tone and maximize urethral closure pressure. Both of these treatments are not without side effects
with DES causing marked suppression of the bone marrow and the other drugs affecting the heart or causing hypertension, restlessness and anorexia.

Natural remedies

Herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used for centuries to treat a number of conditions. Ingredients such as Arctostaphylos uva ursi, Berberis vulgaris, Cantharis C6 and Staphysagris C6 can be used to support and promote bladder health – and the good news is, they can do this without
the side effects and potential health complications that conventional medicines sometimes have.

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Charlie Bear Protein Crunch Bar Recall - Dog Treat Recall

Recall-charleebearcrunchbarsWhy are the products being recalled?

Charlee  Bear is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products, as a sample from one lot of the  Chicken Recipe with Carrots product tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. Charlee Bear is voluntarily recalling  that lot number, and out of an  abundance of caution, the additional lot numbers identified below:

  • Charlee Bear  Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Carrots

5.5 oz  packages; UPC Code: 8710890000
        Lot  number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
        Lot  number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
        Lot  number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
        Lot  number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015

  • Charlee Bear  Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes

5.5 oz  packages; UPC Code: 8710890001
        Lot number 20112;  Best by date: 07-19-2015

 

Have  any illnesses been reported?
    There  have been no reported animal or human illnesses related to these products.

What  do I do if I have the recalled Protein Crunch Bars?
            Consumers who have  purchased these specific recalled lots of Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars are  urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with  questions should email info@charleebear.com or call 1-800-396-8893.

What are the symptoms of Salmonella?
      Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.         

  Individuals handling contaminated product can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.
  No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection to these products.

Does  this affect other Charlee Bear treats?
Please note that this recall  applies only to these lots of Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars, which  are manufactured by a contract manufacturer that is not otherwise involved in  the production of any other products in the Charlee Bear line.

To view our press release please click here.

Consumers with  questions should email info@charleebear.com or call 1-800-396-8893. Healthypet1

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