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December 2015

Life's Abundance Is The Only Dog And Cat Food MLM Company After Flint River Ranch Announces Shutting Down Their MLM Pet Food Program

Flint River Ranch announced today that as of December 31st, 2015, they will no longer be following the mlm structure to sell it's dog and cat food.
 
We understand that as loyal and long term distributors you are hurt by this announcement. Some of you may be wondering what to tell your customers and distributors that you have in your organization. We want to let you know that there is a home available for you. We know this isn't easy for you and understand. Flint River Ranch was the first mlm pet food company we found back in 2002 when we were looking for natural solutions for our dogs and cats. We bought the food and became distributors for a short time until we found our forever home, Life's Abundance. It was our first look into marketing pet food and changing pets and pet lovers lives. This amazing opportunity opened the door for to see how many pet parents were looking to make a change too.
 
Life's Abundance follows the MLM model! Life's Abundance has been serving the furbaby community since 1999! Life's Abundance has a complete product line of dog and cat foods, treats, supplements and pet care products. Their products are also formulated by nationally recognized, holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks. They have never had a recall on any of their products and their food is shipped directly to customers within 4-6 weeks of being made giving you and your customers the freshest food possible!
 
We invite you to take a look at Life's Abundance and join our team. We have been with the company since 2003 and are 9 Star Distributors (the highest rank you can reach in Life's Abundance). We have training and support and once you dive into the products, we know you'll love them and so will your dogs and cats and your customers dogs and cats! If you are looking for a new home, we'd love to get to know you and help you through this transition. 
 
The best part is that Life's Abundance is an employee-owned company. This means they can't make a decision like Flint River Ranch did and protects us all to offer the best products in the pet industry!
 
Please visit our website at www.PetFoodBusiness.com or take a look directly at our Life's Abundance website - http://lifesabundance.com/Home.aspx?realname=10075847
 
If you have any questions, please send us an email and we can help you.
 
P.S. One feature we think you are going to love is the fact that you can actually speak with the product formulator! There are no other pet food companies that offer this. However, Dr Jane Bicks hosts a monthly conference call where she answers distributors and customers questions directly and talks to you about the products. There is nothing better in our industry than this kind of support!
 
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MARS Petcare Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Nutro Chewy Treats Apple For Dogs Due To Potential Mold

MARS Petcare has issued a voluntary recall of the following Nutro dog treat due to potential mold.

 

Product Description

 

PetSmart SKU

 

Product UPC

 

Impacted Lot Codes

Nutro CHEWY TREATS APPLE 4OZ

5229600

7910511344

Lots codes beginning with ‘4 50’, ‘5 02’, ‘5 03’, OR ‘5 05’ (regardless of best by date).

 

The Lot Codes are located on the bottom of the bag under the Best By date as shown below:

NutroChewyTreats

Please stop feeding this product to your pet and bring any remaining Nutro 4 oz. Apple Chewy Treats affected by this recall to your nearest PetSmart for a full refund. PetSmart sells a wide variety of treats from many brands, and our associates can help you find the right item for you and your pet.

If you have questions about this voluntary recall, please contact Nutro Customer Service at 1-800-833-5330.

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Life's Abundance has been serving the dog and cat community since 1999 and has NEVER had a recall. The products are formulated by a holistic vet and shipped directly to you. The food does not sit in a warehouse or on store shelves for months. It's shipped to you within 4-6 weeks of being made. Choose a company that cares for your dogs and cats. The words "never recalled" are getting slimmer and slimmer and most companies have been repeat offenders. www.NaturalDogFoodStore.com or www.NaturalCatFoodStore.com for the best for your pet!

So far in December there has been 6 recalls - Science Diet, Daves, Bravo, Centinela, Stella & Chewys and Nutro.

November was a little less with 4 total - 2 from Blue Buffalo (1 dog and 1 cat), Halo (cat), Salix/Good 'N Fun.

Keep giving these big companies a pass. They care about your pets, yep, they sure do. So many are repeat offenders it is sickening. Sickening is also a word used to do what they are doing to your loved ones. Recalls aren't a new thing. Since 2007 there have been thousands. Most commercial foods sit in a warehouse for months before they even hit the store shelves where they can sit for months more.

There is a solution. For 13 years we have never worried about what food our dogs eat or what they are eating for treats. If you want your food fresh, within 4-6 weeks of being made, shop at www.NaturalDogFoodStore.com or www.NaturalCatFoodStore.com


Stella & Chewy's Dog And Cat Food Voluntarily Recalls Products Due to Possible Health Risk

RecallMILWAUKEE, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S. and 26 cases in Canada).  The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, "Use by 6-25-2016", during routine surveillance testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling selected products from Lot # 165-15, which includes:

Product Description

Size

 UPC

Lot #

Use By

Frozen Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs

8.5 oz.

186011 001554

165-15

6/25/2016

Frozen Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs

4 lb.

186011 001370

165-15

6/25/2016 & 6/26/2016

Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats

1.25 lb.

186011 001455

165-15

6/25/2016

 

Moreover, while the below listed product has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution, we are also recalling the following products which may have come into contact with the affected lot:

Product Description

Size

 UPC

Lot #

Use By

Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats

1.25 lb.

186011 001448

160-15

7/2/2016

Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats

1.25 lb.

186011 001448

152-15

7/2/2016

 

Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list and additional information at: http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/.

Consumers should look at the product descriptions, UPCs, lot numbers, and "Use By" dates on each bag for an exact match to determine if it is subject to the recall. Anyone who has purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

 

Contact:
Customer Service 888.477.8977
info@stellaandchewys.com
Monday - Friday   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST
December 12-13 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST  

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Looking for dog and cat foods, treats and supplements that have never been recalled? Head over to www.NaturalDogFoodStore.com or www.NaturalCatFoodStore.com - They have been serving your furbabies since 1999 and have never had a recall! Holistic vet formulated products delivered to your door!


Centinela Feed And Pet Supplies Voluntarily Withdraws Welcome Home Duck Jerky And Duck Treats From Its Stores

Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies announced this voluntary withdrawal of Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck Treats for dogs...

Centinela-feed-and-pet-suppliesThis is to inform you that as a preventive measure, Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies is voluntarily withdrawing all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck Treats.

During a routine FDA product sampling, the company was notied that trace amounts of an antibiotic and antiviral, (that are not approved for poultry in the United States), were found in the Welcome Home Duck Jerky.

While we have had no reports of pets having been harmed, we are choosing to voluntarily withdraw all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck treats dated before January 22, 2017. Customers should return their Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck treats to any Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies store for a full refund or exchange.

For more information, contact Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies at contactus@centinelafeed.com or (310)212-1000. 


Bravo Dog And Cat Food Recall - Bravo Blend Chicken Diet And Turkey Diet Chub And Patties

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16 due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella, but were manufactured on the same day. 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.

RecallHealthy 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. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.

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 sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers, and directly to consumers in the U.S.[PLO1]

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 following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.

Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – chub
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) chub
Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
UPC: 829546211028

The recall was initiated after routine testing of a 2 lb. chub of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats (Item # 21-102) by the Colorado State Department of Agriculture, collected at a single retailer, revealed the presence of Salmonella. Two hundred and one cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, and directly to consumers in the U.S. between 11/21/14 and 1/15/15.

Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella, but were manufactured on the same day: 250 cases of Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – 5 lb. chubs only, 8 cases of Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs & cats –  8 oz. patties only and 60 cases of Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs –  4 oz. patties only.

These products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella, but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution.

Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – chub
Size: 5 lb. (90 oz.) chub
Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
UPC: 829546211059

Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs & cats – patties
Size: 5 lb. bag of 8 oz. patties
Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
UPC: 829546315085

Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs – patties
Size: 3 lb. bag of 4 oz. patties
Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
UPC: 829546314019

No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.

All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution and sale to consumers.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example: a securely covered trash receptacle).

To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product.

To get a refund at the store where you bought the product: Customers should return to the store where they purchased the product and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website,http://www.bravopetfoods.com/consumerrecall.html, for a full refund or store credit. See Bravo Product Claim Form for details.

More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST).

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Looking for a dog or cat food that has NEVER been recalled and is delivered to your door within 4-6 weeks of being made? Check out www.NaturalDogFoodStore.com and www.NaturalCatFoodStore.com

 


Dave’s Simply The Best Dog Voluntary Recall Withdrawal

RecallDave's Pet Food has issued a voluntary recall/withdrawal of Dave's Simply The Best Dog Food. Since 90% of this food was in stores owned by Dave of Dave's Pet Food, this was removed immediately and the other stores were contacted. Here is the info in case you purchased some. This is not an FDA Recall. Please contact the store where you purchased the food.

The following information was provided by Dave’s Pet Food…

This report is in response to a complaint filed 11/2/15

Product: Dave’s Simply the Best Dog
Code Date: BUB Oct 15 16

Complaint: Refusal, off odor

Initial Findings: Customer supplied date code information and retain samples were pulled and tested. Peroxide value was high, indicating rancidity. Batch documentation was reviewed, and an investigation into the source was initiated. All lot code information was captured as per batch record. No outdated materials were used, however it was noted on a subsequent production run of another product that the rice bran being used had an off odor. This product contains rice bran and could have been the source of the off odor. There was no odor noted during the manufacture of the product in question. The remaining totes of rice bran were discarded.

Corrective Action: Credit has been issued to the customer and a voluntary recall of the product was initiated by Dave’s All Natural

Preventive Action: research further when raw materials become discrepant and the finished products that they are constituents of. Resample any finished products that be may be affected by addition of a suspect ingredient even if that product shows no sign of being sub standard.

(End information provided by Dave’s Pet Food)


Voluntary Withdrawal Hill’s Science Diet Canned Pet Food

This is not an official recall but we just came across this was posted in a PetsMart in Naples, FL on Nov. 28, 2015. We are watching the FDA site to see if there is an official recall. Hill's Science Diet also does not have anything posted on their website. We do not know if this voluntary recall is due to a health risk or what is behind it. If you have purchased these products, please call Hill's or your local pet food store where it was purchased.

We want to make sure you had a heads up on this.

Science Diet Dog Adult Perfect Weight 12.8 oz
SKU 5210092
UPC 5274229750
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Ideal Balance Slim & Healthy Chicken 12.8 oz
SKU 5210280
UPC 5274230770
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Adult Beef Entrée 5.8 oz.
SKU 5092280
UPC 5274249660
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science Diet Dog Small & Toy Mature Beef Entrée 5.8 oz
SKU 5092282
UPC 5274249680
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science Diet Dog Adult Beef Entrée 13 oz.
SKU 5117274
UPC 5274270390
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science Diet Dog Adult Beef & Chicken Entrée 13 oz.
SKU 5117273
UPC 5274270400
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science Diet Dog Mature Beef Entrée 13 oz.
SKU 5117275
UPC 5274270560
All Date Codes/All Best Before Dates

Science-Diet-Withdrawal-Notice

This was the picture that was taken. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, we still do not have an official FDA announcement.

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