Pet Food Recalls

I & Love & You Dog Treat Recall Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet Dog Treats

Voluntary U.S. Recall Notice From http://www.iandloveandyou.com/product-recall-notice/

Dear “I and love and you” customers:

I-and-love-and-you-cow-boom-dog-chews-475At “I and love and you” we’re deeply committed to giving pets the best food and the best love. We recognize the incredible bond between a human and a pet is a precious part of everyday life for our customers and we always want to be open and transparent with you about our products.

On July 10th, “I and love and you” was notified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture that a routine sampling revealed a positive result of Salmonella in our Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog treats. The product is supplied by a U.S. supplier. In an overabundance of caution, “I and love and you” is voluntarily recalling 1,299 cases of this product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall. This voluntary recall is limited to Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet that were packaged into 2.0 oz bags, with the lot numbers C20130-1994T1 and C20130-2024T1, and a best-by-date of 07/2016 and UPC number 8 18336 0113 4.

The health and safety of our customers and their beloved four-legged family members is paramount to us. We pride ourselves in creating only the highest quality products formulated to include the optimal combination of complete, whole-food nutrition, freshness, and premium ingredients you’ve come to expect from “I and love and you.” See below for more details about our voluntary recall and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at 855.ILY.LOVE Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (M.T.), or via email at service@ilypet.com.

Sincerely, Steve Ball Chief Executive Officer

Updated Q&A July 10, 2015

Q: What products are being voluntarily recalled by “I and love and you?” Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet that were packaged into 2.0 oz bags, with the lot numbers C20130-1994T1 and C20130-2024T1, and a best-by-date of 07/2016 and UPC number 8 18336 0113 4.

Q: Where do I find the lot number? The lot numbers and UPC codes are printed on each bag of ILY’s treats next to the proof of purchase bar code on the back of the package.

Q: What do I do if my product is part of the recall? We encourage customers to look at the lot numbers and best-by-dates printed on the bag to determine if it is subject to this recall. If so, please call/email us or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of it properly.

Q: What do I do if I believe myself, or my pet, have been exposed? If you believe you or your pet have been exposed, we strongly encourage you to seek physician or veterinarian attention so you or your pet can be properly examined and treated accordingly to determine the cause of any symptoms. If confirmed, we would also like to learn more about what you or your pet is experiencing and how we might be able to help during this time. Please contact our customer service at 855.ILY.LOVE, or via email at service@ilypet.com.

Q: Where was the product sold? The Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet treats were sold throughout the United States to wholesale distributors and retail stores for resale to consumers. The product was distributed through grocery chains and via online retailers.

Q: What is “I and love and you” doing to correct the situation? The product has been pulled from online inventory and store shelves. Any consumers with a recalled package can call/email us or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The Company has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. No other products of the company are affected by this recall.

Q: What is Salmonella? Who can get it? Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause illness in animals and humans. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.

Q: What are the symptoms in pets? 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 product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

Q: What are the symptoms in humans? Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may 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 the product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Q: How did the Salmonella contamination occur? There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria, or serotypes, and they are a widespread and ever-present in the environment in which we live.

Q: Who do I contact if I have further questions or concerns? Customers with questions may contact us at 855.ILY.LOVE Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (M.T.), or via email at service@ilypet.com.

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Dog Food Treat Recall - Vital Essentials Recalls 2 Batches Of Frozen Beef Tripe Products

Posted on Vital Essentials Raw website - http://www.vitalessentialsraw.com/#!tripe-recall/c1yt2 and Media Wix - http://media.wix.com/ugd/966700_f19d8c5faf844176bf7b9cb6930ebd04.pdf

Vital Essentials voluntary recalls two small limited batches of Vital Essentials branded Frozen Beef Tripe products.  The FDA notified them of two limited batches of beef tripe products that tested positive for Listeria. 

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The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:  

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015

The recall phone line is 920-370-6542.

 

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Maryland State Agriculture Departments Orders Stop Sales On Stella And Chewy’s Dog Food Chicken Patties For Listeria

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes. The lot number is: 111-15. The bags will have a use by date of April 23, 2016.

SncListeria is not only dangerous to dogs, it can also be deadly to small children, the elderly and those with auto immune disorders.  Consumers who have unopened bags of this dog food are urged to keep it sealed, away from people and to throw it away. Those who have opened bags of this dog food are urged to use disposable gloves, place them in double plastic bags, seal it and throw it away.

MDA has notified all distributors and a number of stores known to sell the product. The listeria was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which is undertaking a surveillance of raw pet food. The FDA notified the state today.

Press Release - http://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2015/07/02/state-agriculture-departments-orders-stop-sales-on-stella-and-chewys-dog-food-chicken-patties-for-listeria/

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Recall Expands! Boulder Dog Food Company Recalls Turkey Sprinkles Due To Possible Salmonella

Boulder Dog Food Company has issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to possible salmonella contamination just weeks after the company issued a similar recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.

BoulderturkeyAccording to a news release from the company, a routine sampling  program by the Food and Drug Administration revealed a positive test for salmonella.

The recalled batch consists of seven bags distributed in Colorado and Virginia. The recalled 3 ounce Turkey Sprinkles have a "best by" dates of May 18, 28 and 30 of 2016, and are from lot 743 and UPD code 899883001224. 

Anyone in possession of a  recalled bag should return it to the retailer where they purchased it  or to Boulder Dog Food Company, 2828 30th St.

Both animals that eat a product with salmonella and people who handle the product could become sick. Symptoms of salmonella in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Sick pets may also have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pets that consumed this  product and have these symptoms should be taken to the veterinarian  immediately.

Boulder Dog Food Company said it has received one complaint from a consumer.

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Dog Treat Recall - Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. Voluntarily Recalls Ten Bags of Chicken Sprinkles

Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. Voluntarily Recalls Ten Bags of Chicken Sprinkles, 3 oz. With A “Best By” Date of “05/04/16” Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact: Consumer: Ed Withers 303-449-2540

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — June 19, 2015 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231 (the “Product”), because the Product has the potential of being contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the Product, and there is risk to humans who handle the Product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the Product.

Boulder-dog-food-company-chicken-sprinkles-recallHealthy people handling a product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.  Although rare, Salmonella may 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 the Product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

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 Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, Lot # “998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231.The Product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag.  The “Best By” date and Lot Number are on a label on the reverse side of the bag. 

The recalled Product consists of 10 bags of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) that were distributed to two retail stores in the State of Colorado, one retail store in the State of Washington, and one retail customer in the State of Maryland.  Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. has retrieved 8 of the 10 bags of the recalled Product, and believes that the remaining two bags of the Product have been used or destroyed.  If you are in possession of the recalled Product (“Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot #”998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231) please discontinue use and return the unused Product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C.

The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed a “positive” test for Salmonella in one package of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and  a UPC Code of 899883001231.

One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the Product. 

Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. at 303-449-2540 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (M.D.T.)

FDA Website - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm451991.htm

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Wet Cat Food Recall - 5 Varieties Of Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food Recalled By Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Five Nutrish® Wet Cat Food Varieties for Potentially Elevated Vitamin D Levels

    

As pet parents ourselves, we understand just how important pet food safety is. That's why Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA, is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine 'n Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liverdue to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. Symptoms of excessive Vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12-36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. Any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.                

Two variety packs that contain some of these recalled products (the Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, and the Ocean Lovers Variety Pack) will also be recalled. The recalled products are distributed nationwide. No other Rachael Ray Nutrish® products are affected by this recall.                

    
Single PackUnit UPC CodeBest By Dates Thru
PAW LICKIN' CHICKEN & LIVER (2.8 oz.) 071190007032 AUG 17 2015
OCEAN FISH & CHICKEN CATCH-IATORIE (2.8 oz.) 071190007049 DEC 1 2016
OCEAN FISH–A–LICIOUS (2.8 oz.) 071190007056 DEC 1 2016
TUNA PURRFECTION (2.8 oz.) 071190007063 DEC 1 2016
LIP SMACKIN' SARDINE 'N MACKEREL (2.8 oz.) 071190007070 DEC 1 2016
Multi Packs - 12 CountUnit UPC CodeBest By Dates Thru
CHICKEN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups) 071190007773 DEC 1 2016
OCEAN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups) 071190007780 DEC 1 2016
    

UPC# 071190007032

UPC# 071190007049

UPC# 071190007056

UPC# 071190007063

UPC# 071190007070

UPC# 071190007773 UPC# 071190007780

    

The UPC code can be found on the bottom of the cup. The Best By date can be found on the side of the cup.

To date, there have been 11 reports of illness associated with these products.

After conducting a number of product tests, Ainsworth confirmed that the affected products have elevated levels of Vitamin D. The high levels result from the natural levels of Vitamin D that are found in some of the fish ingredients that were used in these specific formulas.

"At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachael Ray Nutrish®, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority," says Jeff Watters, CEO. "For the time being, we recommend disposing of any of the affected wet cat varieties. Rest assured we have implemented additional operating procedures to prevent an issue like this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologize to our loyal consumers everywhere."

Ainsworth is working to ensure the removal of all affected products from store shelves. Retailers with affected products are asked to contact 888-943-4218 for additional information.

Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to contact Ainsworth's Consumer Care Team at 877-650-3486 or visit www.nutrishforpets.com/news.

Representatives will be available from 8:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. ET Monday thru Friday and 8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.

Vitamin D is important in regulating Calcium and Phosphorus in a cat's body. But, when ingested at very high levels, it can lead to serious health issues.

Production of the affected varieties has been suspended and will resume after reformulation.

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OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 15, 2015 — Ranch Santa Margarita, CA — OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  An organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

Ucm447098Pets 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.

This voluntary recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags with the lot number 1511 and use by date of 10/8/15.  These products were distributed in Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Colorado and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.

This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Nebraska Department of Food and Agriculture which revealed a presumptive positive to Salmonella

OC Raw Dog has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem. 

We will be making several changes to our methods of production in order to further protect the product we so firmly believe in. 

If you are in possession of this recalled product please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to Olivia@ocrawdog.com for verification of product in the marketplace.  Please return the product to the retailer where you purchased for a full refund or replacement product.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS (3647) Monday thru Friday 9am – 5pm PST.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. 


Is There Mold In FreshPet Pet Food? No Recalls Yet!

Original Article From - http://seekingalpha.com/article/3109866-mold-contamination-in-some-freshpet-skus-introduces-product-recall-risk

It appears that FreshPet Pet Food is having some mold problems and Social Media and Stock Market investors are concerned. To date there has not been a recall and if there is, we will post the information.

Summary

  • In recent weeks, we have observed a number of consumer complaints on social media detailing instances of mold in Freshpet products being sold at retail.        
  • Mold complaints on Facebook have accelerated in recent months and appear to be popping up across multiple states and across multiple retail chains.        
  • We wanted to verify these claims ourselves, so over the weekend, we visited 10 stores in Kansas City and found 3 stores that were selling moldy Freshpet food.        
  • The moldy products we found were unexpired and unopened, with no discernible damage to the packaging.        
  • This article contains a number of graphic pictures - viewer discretion is advised.        
 

Since our first article on Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT), the company's stock price has been on a tear. Based on the stock's current valuation, Freshpet appears to have accomplished what no refrigerated pet food company in history has accomplished: curing cancer while simultaneously shifting all of its refrigerators "to the cloud".

One thing that does not appear to be priced into the stock, however, is the risk of a massive nation-wide product recall as a result of growing signs of potential mold problems at Freshpet.

For the past several weeks, we have been actively monitoring the Freshpet Facebook comment board and have found a disturbing pattern of consumers stating that they bought Freshpet food from the store, only to come home and realize that the food was riddled with mold. We summarized our findings in this link.

This is an obvious concern for any pet parent given the health concerns associated with mold in pet food. It is an even more acute concern in the case of Freshpet, given that the food is stored in consumer refrigerators alongside human food, raising potential human health and safety issues.

Continue reading and view pictures at http://seekingalpha.com/article/3109866-mold-contamination-in-some-freshpet-skus-introduces-product-recall-risk

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Cat Food Recall - Primal Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls A Single Lot of Raw Frozen Cat Food

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2015 – Primal  Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline  Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a  single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing  of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor  Primal have received any other reports concerning Thiamine in Primal products. No  other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary  recall.

Only  the product with the following Best By date and production code is included in  the voluntary recall.  It is best to  check the production code on the back of the bag to determine if the product  has been recalled or not.

The lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Primal  Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag (UPC# 8 50334-00414 0)  with Best By date 060815 B22

Primal  takes very seriously, the need for adequate Thiamine levels in our feline  diets. We include Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder as a natural B-Complex  supplement to ensure that adequate levels of Thiamine are met. Additionally,  Thiamine occurs naturally in other ingredients contained in our Feline Turkey  Formula such as: Turkey Muscle Meat (including heart), Turkey Liver, Organic  Sunflower Seeds, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Collard Greens and Organic Squash.

Consumers  who still have bags of cat food from this lot should stop feeding it to their  cats and call us at (866) 566-4652 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.  Consumers with further questions should visit our website at www.primalpetfoods.com or call us  at this same number.

Cats  fed only diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing  a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency  displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature.  Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation,  vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop,  which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly  walking, circling, falling, and seizures. If your cat has consumed the recalled  lot and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. If treated  promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

FDA recall - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438183.htm

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Dog Treat Recall - Pet International Inc. Recalls 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 11, 2015 — Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (i.e. dogs) 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.

TracheaHealthy 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.

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets (i.e. dogs) 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 dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat was distributed to retail stores in the following Cities: Conifer, and Lakewood in Colorado.

If you have this product, use gloves and put in a double bag and throw it away as soon as possible. Do not touch the product in any way, and if you do, it’s recommended you must wash your hands immediately with an antibacterial soap.

The potentially affected product will pertain to a particular lot number, and are specific to a particular size of the pouch it’s sold in. Anyone having these products should verify the following:

Brand: Buster’s Natural Pet Supply, Lot Code: 8501450, Size: 6” Beef Trachea/ 12 Pack Plastic Pouch, UPC Code: 8501450

No illnesses have been reported to date. We are still warning consumers that if any of the above information is on the package you have, do not feed it to any animals at all. It may be hazardous and should be disposed of immediately.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and analyzed by FDA, obtained from Buster’s Natural Pet Supply in Conifer, CO. and found to be positive for Salmonella. The product sampled had a Buster’s Label on it, but was manufactured by Pet International. Buster’s Natural Pet Supply recalled the entire product from the two stores that the distributor sells it. The Pet International Inc. continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 6” Beef Trachea with Buster’s Natural Pet Supply Label on it and are wishing to be refunded because of the recall, can take the product back to where bought it from, with receipt. A special form will be provided to be filled out as well. Both the form and the receipt are needed for the refund.

Consumers with any questions about the recall product may contact the company at by phone at (305) 591-3338 Monday through Friday 9:00am too 5:00pm EST or via e-mail at sergioh@petint.com.

FDA Recall - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm433993.htm

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Dogswell Brand Dog Food Recall - Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2015 – Perham, MN – Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific  lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food  because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy's manufactured the product for Nutrisca.

DogswellrecallSalmonella 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.   No Salmonella-related illnesses in people  or animals have been reported to date in association with these products.

The  recalled product was distributed in the 4 lb. bags nationwide to distributors,  brokers, retail stores, and internet retailers. The recalled product is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe  Dry Dog Food in 4 lb. bag sizes, bearing UPC Code "8 84244 12495 7" (found on lower back of the bag). Products included in the recall are identified by the below first 5  digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and "Best by Dates" (found on upper back of the bag). No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements or other products, are affected by this announcement.

First five digits of Lot Codes: 4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, 4H06P

Best By Dates: Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, Aug 05 16

The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of  Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 4 lb. bag of product. The company is coordinating this voluntary recall with the FDA, and is issuing the recall action out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers who purchased the 4 lb. bags of the dry dog food product subject to the  voluntary recall (as identified above) should stop using the product, discard  it in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle), and contact Nutrisca at the number below for further information.

For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.

FDA Recall - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm434023.htm

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Dog Food Recall EXPANDED - J.J. Fuds, Inc. Expands Recall of Pet Food Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 4, 2015 – Valparaiso, IN – J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall  to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef  Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential  to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and or Salmonella, organisms 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. 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.”

Animals’ ill with Listeria or Salmonella will display symptoms  similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about  whether their pet has Listeria or Salmonella should contact their  veterinarian.

The recalled  products were distributed regionally in Minnesota,  Wisconsin, Michigan,  Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers.  The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC  code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case  label. These products are a frozen raw poultry or beef product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package)  and have a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

The recalled products are as follows: J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends; Chicken  Tender Chunks, 5 lb. bags,   Product UPC Number: 654592-345935 Manufacture/Lot  Code Date: All 10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number:  654592-345805 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All J. J.  Fuds Premium Natural Blends: Beef Tender Chunks, 5 lb. bags,   Product UPC Number: 654592-345942  Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All 10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number:  654592-345757 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All J. J.  Fuds Premium Natural Blends: Duckling Tender Chunks, 5 lb. bags,   Product UPC Number: 654592-345928  Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All 10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number:  654592-345737 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

The recall was a  result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture  and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The company has not received any reports to date of  dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these  specific products. The company has received no reports to date of human illness  as a result of these products.

J.J. Fuds, Inc.  will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly  dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also  be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet  owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been  purchased.

Not all products  tested positive but J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of  caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of  this announcement.

The recalled  products should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected  product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal. Consumers should be very careful in handling the recalled  product to prevent the spread of contamination. Use a sealed bag or container  when returning to the store for a refund.

For further  information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com  or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM CST.

FDA Recall - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm433312.htm

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Dog Treat Recall - Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs

Grill-Phoria LLC Recalls Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 30, 2015 — Loveland, CO — Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, Colorado is recalling approximately 200, 3.5 oz bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These bags were distributed and manufactured between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, and do not have lot codes.

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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. Most people recover from salmonellosis in four to seven days without treatment, but some groups are at higher risk of developing more severe symptoms. These high-risk groups are: children under 5 years of age, the elderly, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems.

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.

Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogswas distributed in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Oklahoma through Nor-Sky Pet Supply LLC through independent pet stores. The product is under the Big Bark label and is in a standup pouch that is 3.5 oz in weight labeled as All Natural Beef Jerky Treat. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished tested positive for Salmonella. Grill-Phoria has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs (3.5 oz Bag) are urged to return the bag to the store that you purchased it from and get a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Grill-Phoria at between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (MST) Monday through Friday at 970-663-4561.

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Dog Food Recall - J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food, Duck Strips And Beef Strips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 20, 2015 – Valparaiso, IN – J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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. Animals' ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

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The recalled product was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

The recalled product is as follows: J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks All 5 lb. bags with: Product UPC Number: 654592-345935 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM CST.

Please note the above recall is the official FDA recall. However, there is word that this recall has been expanded to include:

The following products have been added to the recall: J.J. Fuds Duck Strips and J.J. Fuds Beef Strips. I checked the website - http://www.jjfuds.com/Pages/default.aspx and so far they haven't even released the FDA recall on their site. Please contact them regarding the recalled products.

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Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2015 – Oma’s Pride of Avon,  CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it  has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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.

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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.

Purr-Complete Feline  Poultry Meal was distributed nationwide through retail stores,  distributors, and directly to consumers. Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal is  sold frozen.  It is packaged in clear 12  oz. (UPC: 8 79384 00017 9) and 2 lb. (UPC: 8 79384 00018 6) plastic packaging  under the Oma’s Pride brand as a poultry blend with code #1524.  It was manufactured on September 12, 2014  with a use by recommended date of September 12, 2015.  

There have been no  illnesses reported to date.

The recall was as the  result of a routine sampling program by Pesticide and Plant Pest Management  Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting  in a positive test for Salmonella. Oma’s  Pride has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company  continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Purr-Complete  Feline Poultry Meal are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full  refund. Consumers with questions may contact Oma’s Pride Monday through Friday,  9:00am – 4:30pm, at 1-800-678-6627.

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FDA warns Nestle Purina plant about 'significant violations' (Friskies, ProPlan, Alpo, Mighty Dog)

Nestle Purina PetCare 1/2/15

 

WARNING LETTER
15-PHI-06
 
 
January 2, 2015
 
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RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
 
 
Jason S. Christoffersen, Plant Manager
Nestle Purina PetCare
2050 Pope Road
Allentown, PA 18104-9308
 
Dear Mr. Christoffersen:
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of your low-acid canned food (LACF) manufacturing facility located at 2050 Pope Road, Allentown, PA, from September 15, 2014 through October 1, 2014. The inspection revealed that your firm manufactures a variety of low-acid dog and cat foods. The inspection also revealed that your facility has significant deviations from the LACF regulations, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 108 and 113 (21 CFR Parts 108 and 113). 
 
As a manufacturer of low-acid canned food products, you are required to comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and the federal regulations relating to the processing of low-acid canned food products. These regulations are described in 21 CFR 108, Emergency Permit Control, and 21 CFR 113, Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods Packaged in Hermetically Sealed Containers. The Emergency Permit Control regulations were issued, in part, pursuant to Section 404 of the Act, Emergency Permit Control, 21 United States Code (USC) § 344. A temporary emergency permit may be required for low-acid canned foods whenever a processor has failed to fulfill the requirements of 21 CFR 108.35, including registration and filing of process information, and the mandatory requirements in 21 CFR Part 113. 
 
Based upon certain criteria in 21 CFR 113, low acid foods may be adulterated within the meaning of section 402(a)(4), [21 USC § 342(a)(4)] in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health. You can find the Act and the low-acid food regulations through links on FDA’s Internet home page at www.fda.gov.
 
We acknowledge receipt of your October 15, 2014, written response to the FDA Form-483, Inspectional Observations, issued to your firm on October 1, 2014. Our comments regarding the adequacy of the actions you took to correct the objectionable conditions and practices observed during the inspection are detailed after each violation that is noted below.
 
The significant violations are as follows:
 
1.    Your firm failed to process each low-acid canned food in conformity with at least the scheduled process filed with FDA, as required by 21 CFR 108.35(c)(3)(i). Specifically,
  • Your firm’s filed scheduled process (SID # (b)(4)) for Alpo Chop House Rotisserie Chicken flavor in Gourmet Gravy includes (b)(4) different process times for (b)(4) different minimum initial temperatures (IT) of (b)(4) at a minimum sterilization temperature of (b)(4).  The process specified for a minimum IT of (b)(4) is (b)(4) at (b)(4) with a minimum IT of (b)(4) and (b)(4) at (b)(4) with a minimum IT of (b)(4). However, on March 14, 2014, the Daily Process Record - (b)(4) identified a recorded IT of (b)(4) with a recorded cook time of (b)(4) for Lot (b)(4). This is less than the filed process of (b)(4) required for the recorded IT of (b)(4). Further, comments on this processing record state (b)(4) Low IT (b)(4) QA NOTIFIeD (b)(4) Cook satisfied…” The critical factor of process time filed with FDA must reflect the actual time required for delivery of the scheduled process. 
We acknowledge that your written response states that your (b)(4) Thermal Process Authority evaluated this process deviation and stated that this product received a sufficient thermal process to achieve commercial sterility. Further, your response states that this instance and actions taken were recorded in a deviation log, on October 3, 2014. Additionally, the response states that, in the future, process deviations will be documented.  We do not consider this response acceptable because your firm did not provide documentation associated with the evaluation of the entire lot of product affected by the process deviation and did not provide documentation and/or the specifics of your corrective action plan in order to ensure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.
  • Your firm’s filed scheduled process (SID #(b)(4)) for FCC Mariner’s Catch 5.5oz. cans and FCC Mixed Grill, 5.5oz. cans for the (b)(4) Retort ((b)(4)) lists critical factors that require the in-feed leg to be at (b)(4), the steam dome (b)(4), and exit leg at (b)(4). However,
o   On February 25, 2014, FCC Mariner’s Catch temperature chart in-feed leg (top) fell below the required (b)(4) to approximately (b)(4), to approximately (b)(4), and to approximately (b)(4). Further, handwritten on the temperature chart is: “(b)(4) Both chain (b)(4)…” and “Both chains down (b)(4)…Both chains down (b)(4)…” Additionally, your firm failed to document indications of a temperature drop at either time on the (b)(4) Retort Daily Process Record.
 
o   On March 25, 2014, FCC Mixed Grill temperature chart in-feed leg (top) fell below the required (b)(4) to approximately (b)(4). Further, handwritten on the temperature chart is: “(b)(4) Both chain shut off (b)(4)…” Additionally, your firm failed to document indications of a temperature drop on the (b)(4) Retort Daily Process Record.
 
We acknowledge that your written response states that your (b)(4) Thermal Process Authority evaluated these process deviations and stated that the products received a sufficient thermal process to achieve commercial sterility. Further, your response states that these instances and actions taken were recorded in a deviation log, on September 19, 2014. We do not consider this response acceptable because you did not provide specifics of your corrective action plan in order to insure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.         
  • Your firm’s filed scheduled process for formulated pet food chunks in gravy style (SID #(b)(4)) lists a critical factor of (b)(4) as a pouch thickness for the (b)(4) retort. On September 18, 2014, during the loading of Friskies Gravy Sensations with Turkey and Giblets in Gravy into crates, our investigators observed (b)(4) pouches stacked on top of each other entering the retort. Our investigators then obtained (b)(4)previously processed pouches of Friskies Gravy Sensation with Turkey and Giblets in Gravy, Lot #(b)(4), and measured the pouch thickness, which ranged from (b)(4). These processed pouches were from the same production batch as the ones observed entering the retort. 
Additionally, pouch thickness is a critical factor for this filed process, and your firm failed to monitor or document pouch thickness as required by 21 CFR 113.100(a). For example, our review of the batch records for Friskies Gravy Sensations with Turkey and Giblets in Gravy 3 oz. pouch processed on March 20, 2014 (Lot #(b)(4)) revealed that pouch thickness was not monitored or documented. This observation was previously discussed with your firm during the FDA inspection in 2007. 
 
We acknowledge that your written response states that your (b)(4) Thermal Process Authority evaluated this process deviation on October 8, 2014 and confirmed that the products received a sufficient thermal process to achieve commercial sterility. Further, your response states that this instance and actions taken were recorded in a deviation log, on October 8, 2014. In addition, your response states that, within the next (b)(4), your processing authority will file the revised SID to ensure the stack height critical factor accounts for the pouch placement process variation noted in this observation. Your response failed to state whether your firm plans to discontinue manufacturing this product until your process authority files the revised process.
 
2.    Your firm failed to identify, from a processor check or otherwise, deviations from the scheduled process of critical factors which are out of control and failed to record these deviations in a separate log, as required by 21 CFR 113.89.  Specifically, for the instances identified above in item #1, your firm failed to identify deviations from your filed scheduled processes and critical factors. In addition, these process deviations were not recorded in a separate file or log that details both the deviations and actions taken. 
 
We acknowledge that your written response states that your (b)(4) Thermal Process Authority evaluated these process deviations and determined that the products received a sufficient thermal process to achieve commercial sterility and that these instances and actions taken were recorded in a deviation log, as stated in item #1 above. Further, your response states that the HACCP Corrective Action Plan will be reviewed and revised by October 31, 2014. We do not consider this response acceptable because you did not provide specifics of your corrective action plan in order to insure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.
 
3.    Your firm failed to chlorinate or otherwise sanitize cooling water as necessary for cooling canals and re-circulated water supplies, as required by 21 CFR 113.60(b).  Specifically, on September 16, 2014, our investigators observed that you failed to sanitize the cooling cushion water that is re-circulated in your (b)(4) Retort System during the processing of Friskies Supreme Supper, Lot #(b)(4), in your (b)(4) Retort System.
        
We acknowledge that your written response states that your firm is actively working with your chemical supplier representative to achieve and implement a solution within the next ninety (90) days. We do not consider this response acceptable because you did not provide specifics of your corrective action plan in order to insure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.
 
4.    Your firm failed to establish a system for product traffic control in the retort room to prevent un-retorted product from bypassing the retort process, as required by 21 CFR 113.87(b). Specifically, we observed that your can conveyors and the reject chute do not have adequate protection in place to prevent an unprocessed can from falling into the cooling canal in the case of a can jam or other equipment malfunction in your (b)(4) Retort System.  This observation was a discussion point during our November 7, 2007 inspection.
 
We acknowledge that you informed our investigators that you are in the process of structuring a cover to prevent unprocessed cans from falling into the cooling canal. Additionally, your written response states that you shared this plan with our investigators and that this plan will be completed within the next (b)(4). We do not consider this response acceptable because you did not provide specifics of your corrective action plan in order to insure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.
 
5.    Your firm failed to install the mercury-in-glass (MIG) thermometers in a location where they can be accurately and easily read, as required by 21 CFR 113.40(a)(1)(v). Specifically, the angle of installation and the location of the permanent ladder system on the (b)(4) and (b)(4) rendered the MIGs unreadable by our investigators. Further, during the inspection, your Corporate Quality Assurance Division Manager attempted to read these MIGs, and he could not provide an exact reading during the inspection.
 
We acknowledge that during the inspection it was stated that the firm was confident that the trained (b)(4) Retort Operators could accurately read these MIGs and that your written response states that a plan will be developed with your (b)(4) Thermal Process Authority to begin transitioning to alternate Temperature Indicating Devices (aTIDs) for the (b)(4) Retorts in 2015. We do not consider this response acceptable because you did not provide specifics of your corrective action plan in order to insure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.
 
6.    The records of all processing and production records were not signed or initialed by a representative of plant management who is qualified by suitable training or experience, as required by 21 CFR 113.100(b). Specifically, processing records, production records, and recording temperature charts for various products were stamped with a rubber stamp that read QA REVIEWED, date reviewed, and the name of QA reviewer. The responsible QA reviewer did not initial or sign the records reviewed. The following products, lot codes, and dates were associated with these records, as follows:
 
(b)(4) Retort System:
(b)(4)
Alpo Chop House Originals Roasted Chicken, Lot (b)(4)             
Friskies Indoor Chicken, Lot (b)(4)             
Mighty Dog Chicken Egg & Bacon Country Platter, Lot (b)(4)
Mighty Dog Chicken & Smoked Bacon Combo, Lot (b)(4)
Alpo Chop House Originals Filet Mignon, Lot (b)(4)
Mighty Dog Lamb and Rice, Lot (b)(4)
(b)(4):
Friskies Mixed Grill, Lot (b)(4)
ProPlan Senior Beef and Rice Entrée, Lot (b)(4)
Friskies Salmon Dinner, Lot (b)(4)
(b)(4) Retort System:  
        (b)(4): Alpo Chop House Rotisserie Chicken in Gravy, Lot (b)(4)
        (b)(4): Alpo Prime Cuts with Beef, Lot (b)(4)
       Alpo Chop House Originals Filet Mignon, Lot (b)(4)       
 
(b)(4) Retort System:
(b)(4): Gravy Sensations with Turkey and Giblets in Gravy, Lot (b)(4)
 
This letter is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of violations. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of your products comply with the Act, the low-acid canned food regulation (21 CFR 108 and 113), the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation (21 CFR 110), and other applicable regulations. You should take prompt action to correct the violations described in this letter and establish and implement procedures which will prevent them from occurring in the future. Failure to take appropriate corrective action may subject your firm and products to further actions, such as emergency permit control, injunction, or seizure. 
 
You should notify this office, in writing, describing the corrective actions that you will take to bring your firm into compliance within fifteen (15) working days of receiving this letter. Your response should include each corrective action that you have or will take to correct these violations and, in particular, what methods and controls you will implement to prevent their recurrence. Please include copies of any documentation that demonstrates the corrections have been implemented. If corrective actions cannot be completed within fifteen (15) working days of receiving this letter, please state the reason for the delay and the time frame in which they will be completed.  
 
Section 743 of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 379j-31, authorizes FDA to assess and collect fees to cover FDA’s costs for certain activities, including re-inspection-related costs.  A re-inspection is one or more inspections conducted subsequent to an inspection that identified non-compliance materially related to a food safety requirement of the Act, specifically to determine whether compliance has been achieved.  Re-inspection-related costs means all expenses, including administrative expenses incurred in connection with FDA’s arranging, conducting, and evaluating the results of the re-inspection and assessing and collecting the re-inspection fees, 21 U.S.C. § 379j-31(a)(2)(B).  For a domestic facility, FDA will assess and collect fees for re-inspection-related costs from the responsible party for the domestic facility.  The inspection noted in this letter identified non-compliance materially related to a food safety requirement of the Act.  Accordingly, FDA may assess fees to cover any re-inspection-related costs.
 
Your written response should be sent to Lynn S. Bonner, Compliance Officer, at the address noted above. If you have any questions concerning this letter, please contact Compliance Officer Bonner at 215-717-3074 or by e-mail at Lynn.Bonner@fda.hhs.gov.
 
 
Sincerely,
/S/
Anne E. Johnson
Acting District Director
Philadelphia District
 
 
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Dog Treat Recall! Jump Your Bones, Inc. Recalls Roo Bites (Cubes) Pet Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

DOG TREAT RECALL! This was done December 31st.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 31, 2014 – Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

Jump-your-bones-roo-bites-recall-210Salmonella 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 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 affected lots of Jump Your Bones Pet Treats were distributed to retail pet food stores nationwide and through pet food retailers/distributors.

The affected products are sold in Boutique Bags and online stores. The products affected by this recall are only identified with the following UPC codes:

63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz. including samples of .32 oz.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased the above product of Jump Your Bones, Inc. pet treats are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall please call (888) 249-6755 from Monday – Friday 9am – 5PM EST.

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Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Chews Dog Treats Recalled

Barkworthies-chicken-vittlesBarkworthies® Issues Nationwide Recall of Chicken Vittles Dog Chews

Consumer Contact: (877) 993-4257

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 24th, 2014 - (Richmond, VA) Barkworthies of

Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because

they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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. 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 product was distributed nationwide beginning on May 6th, 2014. The product

can be identified by the Lot Code printed on the side of the plastic pouch. This product is

being recalled as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

BARKWORTHIES CHICKEN VITTLES

Lot Code: 1254T1

Size: 16 oz. Plastic Pouch

Best Used by Date: May 2016

UPC: 816807011510

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture

revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single lot of the product. This batch tested

negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to

consumers. No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received

no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products to date.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. For a full refund, pet owners should

return all unused product to their place of purchase along with a completed Product Recall

Claim Form available on the Barkworthies website www.barkworthies.com/recall.

More information on the recall can also be found at www.barkworthies.com/recall, or call

toll free (877) 993-4257 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

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Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots Of Dry Cat And Dry Ferret Food Due To Vitamin Insufficiency

This is from Nov 24, 2014, right before Thanksgiving. Didn't see anything about it and that's what companies like to do - release the recall right before the holiday or a weekend so it is swept under the carpet.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 24, 2014 – Fremont, Nebraska – Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.

There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.

The affected product and lot codes are:

PRODUCTSIZEUPCEXP DATELOT CODE
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 15.4 LB 5148 541400 02/19/2016 4300A700D2
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 2.2 LB 5148 541402 02/20/2016 4301A700A4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 2.2 LB 5148 541402 02/20/2016 4301A700B4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 2.2 LB 5148 541402 02/20/2016 4301A700C4
EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food 6.6 LB 5148 542101 02/19/2016 4300A700D3

The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.

Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue feeding the product immediately and discard as normal household waste. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident. We are taking immediate corrective action as a result of our investigation.

For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit www.evopet.com

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Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats Recall

Dear Valued PetSmart® Customer,


Loving Pets Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of the following expiration date of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth. No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected

Product Description

SKU

UPC

Expiration Date

 

Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats

 

5203800

 

73725747061

 

EXP 02.16

     

It is recommended that you immediately stop using the specified product and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund. To receive a full refund, please bring your receipt or a copy of this email to your local PetSmart store. Our store associates can help you find a replacement. If you have any personal or pet health concerns please contact your health care provider or veterinarian. For any additional questions related to this Product Recall please call the Loving Pets Corporation at 1-866-599-7387.


For more immediate communication from PetSmart, please register your email address with PetPerks® at https://petperks.petsmart.com/.
   

At PetSmart, we are pet parents too, and care about the well being of you and your pets. We’ll continue to do everything we can to help you and your pet during this time.
     

Sincerely,
     

Joice Wirkus   Vice President of Retail Marketing

From - http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=196265&p=factset59

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Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 26, 2014 - (Manchester, CT) Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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. 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 product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.

1) These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! TURKEY BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS Product Number: 31-102 Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes Best used by date: 11-05-15 UPC: 829546311025 Keep Frozen

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats Product Number: 21-102 Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes Best used by date: 08-11-16 UPC: 829546211028 Keep Frozen

2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that tested positive.

Premium Turkey Formula BRAVO Balance RAW DIET Product Number: 31-405 Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes Best used by date: 11-05-15 UPC: 829546314057 Keep Frozen

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats Product Number: 21-105 Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes Best used by date: 08-11-16 UPC: 829546211059 Keep Frozen

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in two lots of product. This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.

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

In addition to the voluntary recall of the above products, Bravo has chosen to voluntarily withdraw the following poultry products from the marketplace to provide its customers with the certainty of safety. Those products include all sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blend(s), Bravo Turkey Blend(s), Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with best used by dates between June 20, 2016 and September 18, 2016. This is being done out of an abundance of caution despite no evidence of any manufacturing defect or distribution problem. None of these products are known to have tested positive for the presence of pathogens. This market withdrawal has NOT been requested by the FDA, but is being done voluntarily by Bravo.

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). Customers who have purchased the recalled pet food can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website www.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

Original post on the FDA website - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416452.htm

 

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Expanded Dog Food Recall - More Pedigree Dog Food Recalled Adding Sam's Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

This recall is being expanded to Sam’s Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.

Bags may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.

We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.

This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:

55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores. 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.

UPC DESCRIPTION 23100 10944 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags 23100 10731 PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags

Dollar General Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:

Arkansas: Perryville Cabot Louisiana Baton Rouge Calhoun Hineston Jonesville Pineville Slaughter Mississippi Magnolia Vicksburg Tennessee Memphis

Sam’s Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in:

Michigan: Comstock Park Muskegon Jackson Roseville Saginaw Saginaw Kokomo Ohio Dayton Holland Lima

FDA Recall Notice Click Here

At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have initiated a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The affected bags were sold in Dollar General stores in four states and, while the small metal fragments are not embedded in the food itself, it may present a risk of injury if consumed. We are working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled product is no longer sold and is removed from inventory.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.

Only 15 pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at 12 Dollar General stores in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall.

Each product will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.

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Tear Stain Removers (Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow, Pets’ Spark, Glow Groom and Health Glow) For Cats And Dogs Receive FDA Warning Letter

FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Tear Stain Removers Used in Dogs and Cats

August 29, 2014

WarningThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing warning letters today to companies manufacturing unapproved animal drugs to remove tear stains in dogs and cats. These products, including Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow, Pets’ Spark, and exported products Glow Groom and Health Glow, have not been reviewed by FDA for safety and effectiveness. These tear stain removers also contain the medically important antibiotic tylosin tartrate, which is not approved for use in dogs or cats, nor for the treatment of conditions associated with tear stains. Tear stain remover products are used to treat tear staining conditions around the eyes of animals, which, in particular, is associated with a condition called epiphora, mostly in cats and dogs.

FDA has serious concerns about unapproved animal drugs. Unapproved animal drugs are not reviewed by FDA and may not meet FDA’s strict standards for safety and effectiveness.

These tear stain drug products may be subject to additional enforcement action should the products continue to be marketed, such as seizure of violative products and/or injunction against the manufacturers and distributors of the violative products.

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Dog Food Recall - PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material.  The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer.  The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.

PedigreeAffected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.  We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Recalled Pet Food 

Only 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall.  Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15.  No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. 

UPC

DESCRIPTION

23100 10944

PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags

 

At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit www.pedigree.com/update.

*Affected product would only have been sold in Dollar General Stores in these cities:

  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • Cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis

Contact: Consumers: 877-720-3335

SOURCE  Mars Petcare US

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Normerica Repackaged And Re-Dated Stale Dog Treats Say Ex-Employees - Costco Still Carries This Brand

Original Article From http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/normerica-repackaged-re-dated-stale-dog-treats-say-ex-employees-1.2670465

Two former Normerica Inc. warehouse workers claim the Ontario-based pet product company had employees routinely switch pet treats between different brand name packages and re-date them after they were imported from China and Thailand.

They claim mouldy and stale pet treats were sent out to stores for sale.

Duck, sweet potato and chicken jerky treats imported by the company and sold by Loblaw, Costco and other retailers are among brands suspected of making dogs ill.

Dog treats warehouse

The former Normerica employee said warehouse staff used heat guns to remove old product labels, before repackaging old dog treats under a new label. (CBC)

The accusations from former employees came after CBC's Go Public revealed Costco is continuing to sell pet jerky treats from China, despite being warned by a pet owner whose veterinarian believes treats purchased there killed her puppy. The treats are imported into Canada by Normerica Inc.

The company has since had the Duck Tenders the dog consumed tested by the lab it uses.

"The results of the testing confirmed the absolute presence of poultry as a single ingredient, that being duck," said Mortec's report. "We concluded no untoward unwanted suspect substances were present in the finished product."

Numerous tests by the FDA on jerky treats also found no substance that would cause the illnesses, but it is still investigating.

 

The two former employees who said they worked in an Etobicoke warehouse for Normerica contacted Go Public to report concerns they had over how the products were stored and handled.

One sent pictures to back up their claims. They said they did not take the pictures to make them public, but decided to do so after reading Go Public's piece on the potential link between the treats and dog deaths.

Treats 'sitting there for years'

Both former employees spoke on the condition they would not be named. Go Public also agreed not to disclose the duration of their employment. Both worked for Normerica in recent years.

Dog treats warehouse

According to warehouse employees, these packages were cut open so the product could be put in new packages under different brand labels. (CBC)

One said a large part of their job was removing old product from packages that were stale or overstocked, then repackaging or relabelling it in different brand name bags — with a new date stamp.
"Some [of the jerky treats] had been sitting there for years. Dated back to 2008. We would use X-Acto knives to open the packages and then repackage them under new [product] labels and change the date on the new package [to 2011 for example]," said the former employee.
"It was disgusting ... the warehouse wasn't clean enough to have open food."

Company denial

Normerica president Colin Gleason denied packaging dates are changed, but didn't explain the photos of products being repackaged.

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Two former Normerica Inc. employees say they repackaged and re-dated stale dog treats while working in an Ontario warehouse. (CBC)

"We do not repackage stale product and sell it with a new date code," said Gleason in a statement. "Our company policy on any product that is approaching the date code is to donate it locally to animal shelters."

"Some [treats] that were not packaged properly got mouldy," said the other former employee.

As a result of these allegations, Loblaw said it is removing all products from Normerica off its shelves.

"Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We are taking it very seriously," said a statement from Kevin Groh, vice-president, corporate affairs and communication.

"We have been in contact with the vendor and are in the process of removing the implicated products from our store shelves as a precaution until our investigation is complete."

Costco said none of the products imported by Normerica and sold at Costco are stored at the Ontario warehouse in question.

"We receive the treats directly from Asia to the Port of Vancouver where it is sent to our distribution centres," said Costco spokesman Ron Damiani.

"Random testing is also conducted on each container of product before it ships."

Customers shocked by mould 

Two customers also contacted Go Public to say they bought treats packaged under the Vitalife brand and were shocked when they opened the bags and found mouldy product.

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This bag of mouldy Vitalife Chicken Fingers was returned to the Costco in Nepean, Ont., by dog owner Andrea Challis. (CBC)

Andrea Challis said she bought Vitalife's chicken fingers in February at Costco in Nepean, Ont. Unlike its duck and sweet potato treats, that Normerica product is made in Canada.

"I bought the treats for my three-year-old mini golden doodle Avery, thinking they were a good alternative to the treats made in China," said Challis. 

"When I opened the bag, there was mould everywhere. The best-before date was November 2015. I wrote to Vitalife and never received a response. I returned the treats to Costco, filled out a report and was told that someone would follow up," said Challis.

"Costco's response was nonchalant ... like they'd heard it before. I never heard back."

Refunded after purchase

Cathi Iacuitto of Vancouver said her Havanese shih tzu Cooper has been chronically ill, with digestive problems, since eating Vitalife treats she purchased at Superstore and Costco.

She said she returned a bag of chicken jerky because it was mouldy.

"Under close examination of the treats using a magnifying glass there was a mould growing similar to a light Fusarium, which could be toxic," said Iacuitto, who inspects grain shipments for the federal government.

"I explained to Vitalife that their product made my dog sick and they should have to pay the vet bills. They took no responsibility and instead sent me a refund for the product I returned to them," said Iacuitto.

"Right now is the third time he has gone in [to the vet]. This bill so far is quoted at $711 and after the lab results may cost me more."

The former Normerica employees said the repackaging and re-dating of Vitalife and other products was done after shipments from overseas arrived in large containers. The treats had been irradiated and packaged already, in Asia, under various brand names.

They said some of the shipping containers arrived with bugs in them. They also said the warehouse was not air-conditioned or properly ventilated, so some of the products sat for months in overheated conditions. 

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Cooper's owner said she's taken him to the vet several times, suffering from digestive problems. She fed him Vitalife chicken, duck and sweet potato treats. (CBC)

"We have no record of “bugs” showing up in containers coming to that facility," said Gleason, the Normerica president.

"We do, however, have a policy in place … that should a container show up with “bugs” it would immediately be placed in quarantine and the pest control company would take the appropriate actions to deal with the issue. We have used the services of Abell Pest Control for the last five years."

'Nothing got thrown out'

"A bunch of times we would get product and there were bugs in the containers," the former employee said. "Nothing got thrown out."

They said all the repackaging happened long after samples were sent to a Canadian lab for testing. Most of the products

Mouldy jerky

Vancouver pet owner Cathi Iacuitto returned a bag of  Vitalife chicken jerky treats after seeing the mould. (CBC)

​were never tested, they said, and were then interchanged in packages under the Vitalife, Canyon Creek and President's Choice labels.

 

"There were multiple brands in each [shipping] container," the first source said.

"They would unpack and repackage the stuff in different brand name packages," said the other source. "I would repackage and then down the line they would be re-dated."

They said workers often didn't wear gloves and did the repackaging on cardboard surfaces that weren't clean. One of the ex-employees estimated they would repackage and re-date approximately 1,800 individual packages of dog treats every two weeks.
"If we needed to ship out an order of Vitalife treats and we didn't have enough, we would open up the President's Choice bags and put them in Vitalife bags."

"You could really notice the treats when they got old because they would crumble in your hands [when the package was opened for transfer to another package]."
Both sources said they believe customers are charged more for treats packaged under the Vitalife label, but they said all were the same product.

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One of the two former employees submitted pictures to CBC's Go Public to back up their claims of concern about how imported pet treats were handled at the warehouse. (CBC)

Gleason said the practices at the warehouse are subject to outside scrutiny.

"Our manufacturing facilities are certified with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). As such they are audited annually and certified to the same calibre as any human food manufacturing facility. Additionally, we are subject to random audits by our retail customers as well as inspections by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency."

However, the first former employee also said that when Normerica was expecting clients or other visitors to the warehouse, they were told to pretend they were doing other jobs
"They would come in, and we would be told to make it look like we were doing inventory."

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Hill’s Recalls 62 Bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed Dry Dog Food In California, Nevada, Hawaii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 2, 2014 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. of Topeka, KS is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014. 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.

This voluntary recall is limited to 62 15.5 lb. bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food with the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) code, “Best before” date and production code shown below. This product was accidentally released, as revealed during a routine inventory reconciliation. All 17 affected customers have been contacted by Hill’s and there have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.

Product NameBag SizeSKU“Best Before” Date/ Production Code
Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed 15.5 lbs. 9097 08 2015 M094

The SKU number is located on the bottom of the bag, both side panels and on the back lower right hand corner below the UPC code. As illustrated below, the “Best before” date and production code is stamped on the top, middle of each bag.

Consumers who may have purchased any of these specific 62 15.5 lb bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food should discontinue use of the product and immediately call Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 7am-7pm (CT). Hill’s will arrange to collect the unused portion of the product at its own expense at a time convenient for the consumer and will provide a full refund.

This voluntary recall does not impact any Science Diet® Adult Small and Toy Breed™ products with different “best before” dates or any other Science Diet products.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is dedicated to providing high-quality, safe products and regrets the need for this voluntary recall. For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 7am-7pm (CT).

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60lb dog - $1.13 to $1.14 a day

80lb dog - $1.34 to $1.38 a day

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Pet Treat Mystery: More Dogs Dead, 3 People Sick, FDA Says

Article From http://www.petfoodindustry.com/50743.html

Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are now linked to three human illnesses in addition to the more than 1,000 dog deaths and 4,800 dog illnesses reported, according to reports.

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Unfortunately, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it still can't identify a specific cause for the illnesses and deaths, in spite of seven years of testing and investigation. “The agency continues to caution pet owners that jerky treats are not required for a balanced diet and encourage them to consult with their veterinarians, both prior to feeding treats and if they notice symptoms in their pets,” said FDA.

The humans who consumed the treats included two toddlers who ingested them accidentally and an adult who may have been snacking on the questionable products, which include chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats, an FDA official said. One of the children was diagnosed with a Salmonella infection, and the other developed gastrointestinal illness and fever that mirrored the symptoms of dogs in the house that also ate the treats. The adult reported nausea and headache.

About 60% of the cases (which overall include 5,600 dogs and 24 cats) involve symptoms of gastrointestinal trouble and liver disease, 30% involve kidney disease and about 10% involve other complaints, including neurological and skin conditions, said the FDA. About 15% of the kidney or urinary cases also tested positive for Fanconi syndrome, a rare disease that has been associated with the treats. The FDA plans to join with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a study similar to epidemiological traceback investigations used with people, comparing foods eaten by sick dogs with foods eaten by pets that did not get sick.

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It's Taken Over 1000 Pet Deaths But PetCo Will Finally Stop Selling Treats From China

It really is all about the money but finally the large pet food chain, PetCo will stop selling treats from China. It's only taken over 1,000 pet deaths but it's a start. They state by the end of the year so we'll watch and see. PetsMart hasn't responded and probably is figuring this will all die down in a month so they can continue selling their Chinese dog treats. Of course you know Walmart - aka ChinaMart will not stop selling them but you get what you pay for and if consumers aren't complaining Walmart will continue just like it has done.

Here is the info from ABCNews.go.com (click on the link and here is a corresponding video)

Petco said Tuesday that it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick.

Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to figure out why pets are getting ill from the treats since the agency began receiving reports of illnesses in 2007.

In an update last week, the FDA said it has received more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses and more than 1,000 reports of dog deaths after eating Chinese-made chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats. The FDA said tests found antiviral drug amantadine in some samples of imported chicken jerky treats sold a year or more ago, but doesn't think it caused the illnesses. The FDA said it will continue to investigate.

Petco said that shoppers have asked it to stop selling treats from China. The pet food retailer said it is switching them out for treats that are made in the U.S., New Zealand, Australia and South America.

It already began cutting down on the amount of Chinese-made treats three years ago, said Petco Vice President John Sturm. It expects to completely get rid of them in all its 1,300 stores by the end of this year. The San Diego company doesn't sell any pet food made in China.

Rival PetSmart Inc., which is based in Phoenix and also runs about 1,300 stores, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Bravo Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

From The FDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2014 - Manchester, CT – Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Bravo_logo_innerListeria monocytogenes 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.

However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the box.

The recalled products are as follows:

1) These products are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand) All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110 Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand) All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110 Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that did test positive.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand) All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110 Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BASIC FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand) 2lb. tubes Product Number: 42-202 Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF & BEEF HEART FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand) 5lb. tubes Product Number: 53-130 Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! 100% PURE & NATURAL PREMIUM GRASS-FED BUFFALO FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT) NET WT 2LBS (32 OZ) .91KG (Tubes) Product Number: 72-222 Best Used By Date: 1/7/16

PRODUCT: BRAVO! TURKEY BALANCE FORMULA (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT) NET WT 2 LBS (32 OZ) .09KG, Chub (tube) Product Number: 31-402 Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

NET WT 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube) Product Number: 31-405 Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT) 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube) Product Number: 42-105 Best Used By Date: 2/11/16

This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Bravo discontinued all manufacturing in New Zealand on October 10, 2013. Bravo will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be announcing the recall to pet owners to ensure they dispose of any affected product that has been purchased.

Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

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). They can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website www.bravopetfoods.com for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222.

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Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary 1/2cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary 1/2cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

Contact Consumer: 800-544-7521

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 20, 2014 - On Feb. 14, 2014 , Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes. The syringes have been found to be labeled with 40 units per 1/2cc syringe and they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2cc, which potentially could result in lower than prescribed doses of insulin. Animals receiving subtherapeutic doses of insulin may exhibit signs and symptoms consistent with hyperglycemia including, but not limited to dehydration, increase in thirst, increase in urination, malaise or lethargy, and urinary tract infection in addition to increasing the risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis. The long term failure to adequately control blood glucose levels can result in vision problems, neuropathy, and damage to the pancreas.

Consumers who have these insulin syringes should quarantine all products subject to recall. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify the customers at once and notify them at once of this product recall and to quarantine the product.

Recalled 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes were manufactured May, 2012 and distributed from Jan 2013 to Feb 2014 to consumers, animal hospitals, animal shelters, farmers, and veterinarians.

The following 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes have been recalled:

140 boxes of 1/2cc insulin syringe U-40 with 29g x 1/2” needle. Lot Number: 20120610 The product can be identified by Item number: MV1/2CCINS-40 or 1/2CCINS-40 by Oasis.

Med-Vet International voluntarily recalled the syringes after becoming aware of the mislabeling. Med- Vet International has notified the FDA of this recall action.

No injuries have been reported to date.

Med-Vet International is notifying its distributors and customers by email and recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes.

Med-Vet International distributed the 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes nationally to veterinarians and customers.

Consumers with questions may contact the company via telephone at 1-800-544-7521 between the hours of 9am and 5pm central time. Consumer may also contact the company via e-mail at customerservice@shopmedvet.com

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Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

 

Contact Consumer: 1-888-765-4190
Media: 419-394-3374 800-780-0874  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 5, 2014 - Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination. Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

HappyHound_bagSalmonella 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.

 

ProductBest ByLot CodeUPC Number
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878
18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033875
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 7065407713
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 1A 2351780104

 

These products were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia

No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.

Customers should immediately discontinue use of any impacted product and contact Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 for disposition.

For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CT.

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Cat Food Recall - PMI Nutrition, LLC Recalls Red Flannel Cat Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

PMI Nutrition, LLC Recalls Red Flannel® Cat Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

 

Contact: Consumer: (800) 332-4738
Media: Rebecca Lentz (651) 375-5949  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 25, 2014 - PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI), Arden Hills, Minn., has initiated a voluntary recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination.

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.

RedFlannelCatFoodPets 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.

Red Flannel® Cat Food was manufactured by a third-party manufacturer for PMI. The product was sold through dealers to customers distributed in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The lot number is printed on the lower back side of the bag in a white box on the right-hand side. The lot number will be preceded by a time stamp that will be unique to each bag. (Example 14:32) The lot number and best-by date impacted by this recall are as follows:

Best by 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A (lot number)

The UPC code for the recalled product is: 7 42869 00058 5.

No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.

Customers should immediately discontinue use of and return impacted product to their dealer for a full refund or replacement. We continue to work with impacted dealers and distributors to trace the bags.

For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for PMI products at 1-800-332-4738. Customer service representatives will be available Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST and Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

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FDA Still Warning People About Tainted Jerky Treats For Dogs

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Article From Rikki Mitchell

CREATED Dec. 23, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The numbers keep climbing.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as of September, more than 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have become ill after eating pet jerky treats.

And nearly 600 of those pets died. Here in Pima County, there's one reported case where a Golden Retriever died after eating a jerky treat.

Ann Lancero owns a Golden Retriever and says she threw away her pet jerky treats and worried about feeding them to her dog.  "I won't buy them again," she said.

Malinda Nissley worries if the treats come from overseas. "It's a concern I would have especially if I looked at the label and they say they're from China," she said. But what's in the treats that's making so many pets sick? The problem is, no one knows.


"To date they have not found a connection between these treats and the diseases that create the symptoms that these dogs and cats are experiencing," said Kim Janes, manager at Pima Animal Care Center.

Janes said the FDA has not officially recalled any brands yet, but  the treats take the form of tenders or strips and are made with chicken, duck, sweet potato, dried fruit or any combination of those.

Symptoms can start within hours of the pet eating the treat and include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and drinking more water than usual.

If your pet has any of those symptoms after eating jerky treats, Janes says take them to the vet right away. "First of all they need to take it to the vet," he said. "Get the vet to take a look at it and get it under treatment and absolutely they need to report it to the Food and Drug Administration."

The FDA says reports of illnesses could help in its investigation.

You can report illnesses to the FDA by visiting its Safety Reporting Portal.

More information can be found on the FDA factsheet.

 


Your True Companion Pet Products Recalls True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats (Canada)

Canada Dog Treat Recall: True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats

Product description

  This recall involves True Raw Choice dehydrated bulk:
    Product Name    Lot Number
    Chicken Feet     214733
    Duck Feet     228870
    Duck Wings     213825
    Chicken Breast     154339
    Lamb Trachea     225215

Please note that Your True Companion Pet Products has confirmed that no remaining stock of the affected lots of chicken breast and lamb trachea were found at retail and the chicken feet, duck feet and duck wings have all been removed from the market place as of November 8, 2013.

Hazard identified

The bulk dehydrated True Raw Choice Pet Products were found to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling pets, pet food or feces. Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

  •   sudden onset of fever,
  •   headache,
  •   stomach cramps,
  •   diarrhea,
  •   vomiting.

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's fact sheet.

Health Canada is aware of one case in Canada of illness related to these products.

Number sold

In total, 280 total cases of the affected pet treats were sold in bulk at various pet food stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected pet treats were sold from August 2013 to November 7, 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Distributor
Your True Companion Pet Products Guelph Ontario CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should contact Your True Companion Pet Products at 1-855-260-5024 if unsure if the product you have is affected or not. All products affected have been disposed of in the market place as of November 8, 2013.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.


Safety Notice - Tainted Chinese Jerky Products

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Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an outbreak of illnesses tied to contaminated jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said in an October 22nd statement. The epidemic is so severe that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is turning to vets and pet parents across the nation for help.

Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine said, “This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we’ve encountered.” Companion animals have exhibited symptoms within hours of eating the tainted treats, including decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, increased water consumption and frequent urination. About 60% of cases reported gastrointestinal illness and about 30% experienced kidney or urinary troubles. A significant percentage developed Fanconi syndrome, a specific kind of kidney disease.

Some pet kids suffered severe cases of kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.

This problem has been on-going for many months (if not years), with the FDA issuing several warnings. A number of jerky pet treat products were removed from the market in January after a New York state lab found evidence of up to six drugs in certain treats made in China. The cause of the deaths and illnesses remains undetermined, but the FDA has linked the issue to jerky treats containing chicken, duck and sweet potatoes.

The FDA has appealed to veterinarians around the country for help in determining the scope of this developing situation, asking for urine and blood samples from pets sickened by jerky treats. Additionally, FDA officials just published a fact sheet for pet parents – to read it, click here. If you've heard of a dog or cat exhibiting symptoms after consuming chicken jerky treats made by Purina, Del Monte, Publix or IMS Pet Industries (and possibly other makers), please encourage their pet parents to report the event to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator.

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FDA: Bailey’s Choice Expands Product Recall Of Dog Treats In Georgia

Bailey's Choice Dog Treats Recall Expands - From FDA Site

Bailey’s Choice Expands Product Recall of Dog  Treats in Georgia

Contact
Consumer:
770-881-0526

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 6,  2013 - Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the  expanded recall of particular packages of Bailey’s Choice dog treats sold in  Georgia. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella  and should be discarded.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is  expanding the recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats,  including:

  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 2 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 3 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # “Jun 4 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 15 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 8 2013”
  • 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 11 2013”
  • 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # 132881

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will  continue checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled  products have been removed from sale.

Dogs that have become infected by consuming treats  contaminated with Salmonella may experience fever, lethargy, diarrhea or mucus  in stool, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss or rapid heart rate. Pets  experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. This  bacterial disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted to humans.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often  experience fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal  pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into  the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial  infections, endocarditis and arthritis. The very young, the elderly, and persons  with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illnesses.  People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who purchased  these products for their pets should return the products to the place of  purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Bailey’s  Choice Dog Treats, LLC, for additional information at 770-881-0526 or thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com1.

To see the previous recall  announcement issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, please visit: www.agr.georgia.gov/georgia-pet-treats-recalled-for-potential-health-risk.aspx2. To view a comprehensive list of food  and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx3. If this recall expands or additional  details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date  information.

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Dog Chicken Jerky Recall - Baileys Choice

Posted on Bailey's Choice Facebook Fan Page:

Bailey's Choice is issuing a voluntary recall of our chicken jerky treats that have two lot dates: June 5, 2013 and October 8, 2013. These two lots tested positive for salmonella.  We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. These treats will not harm your dog, dogs digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept of Agriculture closely to recall the effected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.

 

Bailey's Choice is located in Waleska, Georgia

 

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

 

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FDA Releases Progress Report on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

October 22, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released today an update on its investigation into pet illnesses and deaths associated with jerky pet treats from China. The update includes a description of the extent of the agency’s  testing and current findings, as well as a “Dear Veterinarian” letter and Fact  Sheet for pet owners.

The “Dear Veterinarian” letter to veterinary  professionals explains how they can provide valuable assistance to the agency’s  investigation, requests that veterinarians report to FDA any cases of jerky pet  treat-related illness that come to their attention and, when requested, that  they also provide samples for diagnostic testing by the Veterinary  Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN)1, a network of veterinary laboratories  affiliated with FDA. The Fact Sheet for pet owners lists steps they can take to  prevent or detect illness related to the treats.

As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received more than 3000 complaints of illness related to consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky treats,  nearly all of which are imported from China. The reports involve more than 3600  dogs, 10 cats and include more than 580 deaths.

FDA continues to caution pet owners that jerky pet treats are not required for a balanced diet. The agency encourages pet owners to consult with their veterinarian prior to feeding treats and if they notice symptoms in their pets.

The rate of complaints associated with jerky pet treats dropped sharply after several well-known brands were removed from the market in January 2013, when a  study conducted by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Marketing  (NYSDAM) detected low levels of antibiotic residues in those products. FDA  believes that the drop in complaints is linked to a decrease in the availability  of jerky pet treats rather than the low levels of antibiotics found in January, which FDA believes are unlikely to be the cause of the illnesses. However, FDA is performing an evaluation to determine the possibility for low levels of the antibiotics to cause illness in dogs when fed over a length of time. This process involves review of the scientific literature, as well as any adverse event reports and consumer complaints sent to the FDA in connection with dogs and sulfonamide drugs, and may take many months to complete. In the meantime, our investigation continues to evaluate all potential causes for illness from the jerky pet treats.

While FDA has not yet identified a cause for the reported illnesses, the agency, together with our Vet-LIRN partners, continue to  perform testing to help identify cases and examine both animal tissue and  product samples associated with the cases. FDA also continues to work with the manufacturers and distributors of the treats and China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine to investigate potential sources  of contamination or causes of illness in pets.

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New Hampshire Announces Recall of Pet Chicken Jerky Due to Risk of Salmonella

Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
Publish Date:
September 10, 2013

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky due to possible Salmonella risk. A total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness, but no deaths have occurred. Joey’s Jerky is produced in New Hampshire and the manufacturer, Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of the product. Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores: America’s Pet in Hudson, Blue Seal in Bow, K9 Kaos in Dover, Osborne’s Agway in Concord, Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord, and The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington. DHHS is asking people to check if they have any of these jerky treats at home and to discard them.

Recalled itemThrough investigation and interviewing the ill people, the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control determined that the jerky treats were implicated in spreading Salmonella. Confirmation through laboratory testing of the jerky is pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs.

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes the diarrheal illness Salmonellosis, which can be serious in some patients. Symptoms also include fever and abdominal cramps within 12-72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts from 4 to 7 days. Although most people recover without treatment, severe infections may occur that may move to other body sites and in rare cases can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

“While uncommon, pet food and treats can sometimes be contaminated with Salmonella, which is why it is so important for pet owners to wash their hands after handling pet food and treats,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS. “I want to commend the manufacturer of Joey’s Jerky for their cooperation in this investigation and the epidemiologists here at Public Health for their excellent work. Salmonella can be a serious illness and the sooner the source of an outbreak is identified the sooner it can be stopped.”

For more information on Salmonella, contact the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 or visit the DHHS website at www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/salmonella.

Info from - http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/media/pr/2013/09-sept/09102013recall.htm

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Dog Food Recall: Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk

This is what we call a Dump & Run - This is when a company does a recall on a Friday or during a Holiday Weekend because they know most people are busy and won't find out about it. They can clear the shelves, start over and the consumer is none the wiser. Sad.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 30,  2013 - St. Louis, Missouri, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily  recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White  Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single  production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is  being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with  Salmonella.

Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken &  Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the "Best By" date and the  production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:

Bag Size
3.5 lb.
"Best By" Date & Production  Code*
OCT 2014 31071083
UPC Code
17800 12679
 

*"Best By" Date and Production Code are found on  the back or bottom of the bag.

No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat  products are involved in this voluntary recall at this time. No  salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this  product.

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE beyOnd Our  White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food products with  the specific "Best By" Date and Production Code should discontinue feeding the  product and discard it.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the  product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products.  People handling contaminated dry pet food 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  infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following  symptoms: nausea, vomiting, 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 exhibit  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.

At Nestlé Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of  our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to  this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund,  please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-473-8546, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Heartworm Chewables Iverhart Plus Expanded Recall

This is an EXPANDED Recall from the original one in April 2013. Virbac has issued an expanded recall  for Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables heartworm preventative. Several lots are below the potency levels to protect dogs against heartworms.

IVERHART_PLUS_Flavored_Chewable_Tablets

The following lot numbers of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables are included in the expanded recall:

Small (up to 25lbs)

120092: Small (up to 25lbs)

120397: Small (up to 25lbs)

120398: Small (up to 25lbs)

120798: Small (up to 25lbs)

 

Medium (26-50lbs)

120090: Medium (26-50lbs)

120301: Medium (26-50lbs)

120378: Medium (26-50lbs)

120450: Medium (26-50lbs)

121282: Medium (26-50lbs)

 

Large (51-100lbs)

120091: Large (51-100lbs)

120127:Large (51-100lbs)

120195: Large (51-100lbs)

120207: Large (51-100lbs)

120256: Large (51-100lbs)

120289: Large(51-100lbs)

120300: Large (51-100lbs)

120305: Large (51-100lbs)

120306: Large (51-100lbs)

120377: Large (51-100lbs)

120379: Large (51-100lbs)

120434: Large (51-100lbs)

120440: Large (51-100lbs)

120464: Large (51-100lbs)

120651: Large (51-100lbs)

120658: Large (51-100lbs)

120678: Large (51-100lbs)

120831: Large (51-100lbs)

121110: Large (51-100lbs)

121150: Large (51-100lbs)

121283: Large (51-100lbs)

121386: Large (51-100lbs)

 

This recall does not affect Iverhart Max products.

According to a Virbac letter obtained by Pet360, testing revealed that fourteen lots were below Ivermectin potency levels prior to their expiration. The company also notes that the other seventeen lots remain within specification, but are being recalled as a precautionary measure.

For questions or concerns about the Iverhart Plus recall, please contact Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext. 3052. http://www.petmd.com/news/alerts-recalls/nws-dg-virbac-expands-recall-iverhart-plus-flavored-chewables#.UhaOlj_WHIU

 

The Virbac website did not provide a notice regarding this recall. The FDA website provided the following two Enforcement Reports (see below – reports dated week of July 3, 2013) for this recall – but no recall press release was available on the FDA website. This is most likely due to the classification of this recall (Class III) being not life threatening.

Enforcement Report

Enforcement Report

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P&G Voluntarily Recalls Iams And Eukanuba Dog And Cat Food Due To Potential Salmonella

They had a recall in 2010 and here is a new one....

If you feed your pets Iams or Eukanuba, you might want to check the bags.

Parent company Proctor & Gamble is recalling certain lots of Iams and Eukanuba dog food, and Iams cat food, because the bags were possibly contaminated with salmonella.

P&G says the lots represent .1 percent of total production, but they are removing the bags from the shelves as a precaution.

Not only could tainted food be harmful to the pets, it could be harmful to the people who feed their pets.

P&G said on its website:

"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."

Consumers should stop feeding their pets the food and call P&G at 1-800-208-0172, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS                            
Description         Size     Lot Code     UPC Code     Best-by Date
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Large Breed Mature Adult         15 LB     31874177     19014270156     6Nov14
        30 LB     31874177     19014270309     6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Mature Adult         30 LB     31954177     19014149308     14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Puppy         16.5 LB     31884177     19014042234     7Nov14
        33 LB     31884177     19014609468     7Nov14
        5 LB     31884177     19014039852     7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Adult         16 LB     31904177     19014010516     9Nov14
        4 LB     31904177     19014039722     9Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Puppy         16 LB     31944177     19014010509     13Nov14
        4 LB     31874177     19014039678     6Nov14
        40 LB     31874177     19014011070     6Nov14
            31944177     19014011070     13Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Boxer Adult         36 LB     31944177     19014019588     13Nov14
            31954177     19014019588     14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult         4 LB     31884177     19014607037     7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult         36 LB     31954177     19014019564     14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Premium Performance 30/20 Adult         33 LB     31884177     19014609475     7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy         44 LB     31874177     19014113194     6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Weight Control Large Breed Adult         30 LB     31894177     19014269303     8Nov14
            31924177     19014269303    

11Nov14

                             
                             

IAMS DRY DOG FOODS

                           
                             
Description         Size     Lot Code     UPC Code     Best-by Date
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult         13.3 LB     31884177     19014612017     7Nov14
            31904177     19014612017     9Nov14
            31924177     19014612017     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612017     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612017     13Nov14
        2.9 LB     31944177     19014700165     13Nov14
        25.7 LB     31884177     19014700646     7Nov14
            31894177     19014700646     8Nov14
            31904177     19014700646     9Nov14
            31914177     19014700646     10Nov14
            31934177     19014700646     12Nov14
        5 LB     31904177     19014612635     9Nov14
            31914177     19014612635     10Nov14
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult         13.3 LB     31894177     19014612024     8Nov14
Iams Dog Food Premium Protection Chicken Adult         12.1 LB     31894177     19014611362     8Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult         30 LB     31884177     19014611331     7Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus         13.3 LB     31934177     19014612000     12Nov14
        26.2 LB     31934177     19014700615     12Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult         15 LB     31944177     19014610815     13Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Adult         13.3 LB     31874177     19014610990     6Nov14
            31894177     19014610990     8Nov14
            31924177     19014610990     11Nov14
        3.1 LB     31874177     19014700110     6Nov14
            31894177     19014700110     8Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612055     6Nov14
            31894177     19014612055     8Nov14
            31924177     19014612055     11Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy         5 LB     31904177     19014700943     9Nov14
                             
                             

IAMS DRY CAT FOODS

                           
                             

Description

        Size     Lot Code     UPC Code     Best-by Date
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult         16 LB     31874177     19014611881     6Nov14
            31944177     19014611881     13Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612697     6Nov14
            31944177     19014612697     13Nov14
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult         5 LB     31894177     19014612703     8Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Adult         10.8 LB     31864177     19014612086     5Nov14
            31904177     19014612086     9Nov14
            31914177     19014612086     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612086     11Nov14
            31944177     19014612086     13Nov14
        17.4 LB     31864177     19014611836     5Nov14
            31864177     19014611836     5Nov14
            31914177     19014611836     10Nov14
            31924177     19014611836     11Nov14
            31944177     19014611836     13Nov14
        3.2 LB     31904177     19014612659     9Nov14
            31924177     19014612659     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612659     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612659     13Nov14
        5.7 LB     31864177     19014612499     5Nov14
            31914177     19014612499     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612499     11Nov14
            31944177     19014612499     13Nov14
        6.3 LB     31944177     19014611621     13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Kitten         17.4 LB     31904177     19014611867     9Nov14
        3.2 LB     31904177     19014612628     9Nov14
            31954177     19014612628     14Nov14
        5.7 LB     31904177     19014612505     9Nov14
            31904177     19014612505     9Nov14
            31954177     19014612505     14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Digestive Care Adult         16 LB     31904177     19014611904     9Nov14
            31954177     19014611904     14Nov14
        3 LB     31904177     19014700202     9Nov14
            31954177     19014700202     14Nov14
        5 LB     31904177     19014612451     9Nov14
            31954177     19014612451     14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Adult         16 LB     31874177     19014611911     6Nov14
            31954177     19014611911     14Nov14
        3.1 LB     31884177     19014700219     7Nov14
            31914177     19014700219     10Nov14
            31954177     19014700219     14Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612420     6Nov14
            31884177     19014612420     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612420     10Nov14
            31934177     19014612420     12Nov14
            31954177     19014612420     14Nov14
        9.8 LB     31894177     19014612161     8Nov14
            31914177     19014612161     10Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Mature Adult         5 LB     31954177     19014612604     14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control & Hairball Adult         16 LB     31884177     19014612147     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612147     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612147     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612147     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612147     13Nov14
        2.9 LB     31914177     19014700240     10Nov14
            31924177     19014700240     11Nov14
            31934177     19014700240     12Nov14
            31944177     19014700240     13Nov14
            31954177     19014700257     14Nov14
        5 LB     31884177     19014612789     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612789     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612789     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612789     12Nov14
            31954177     19014612789     14Nov14
        5.5 LB     31924177     19014611652     11Nov14
        9.8 LB     31884177     19014612130     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612130     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612130     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612130     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612130     13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control Adult         16 LB     31874177     19014612178     6Nov14
            31934177     19014612178     12Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612680     6Nov14
            31934177     19014612680     12Nov14
        9.8 LB     31874177     19014612123     6Nov14
Iams Cat Food Professional Feeding Bag Chicken Adult         33 LB     31914177     19014105458     10Nov14
            31944177     19014105458    

13Nov14

 

Recall from P&G - http://news.pg.com/press-release/pg-corporate-announcements/pg-voluntarily-recalls-limited-quantity-dry-pet-food-due-po

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Dogswell Recalls Dog and Cat Jerky Treats

The affected dog and cat jerky treats were made in China. Arthur Dogswell LLC is voluntarily withdrawing certain Dogswell and Catswell brand jerky treats made with chicken or duck with a “Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier date. The vast majority of these products were distributed via retail stores and mail order before March 1st, 2013. These products may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States. There is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets or humans.

July 26th, 2013

Dogswell and Catswell Voluntary Market Withdrawal
A Letter from Company Spokesperson, Brad Armistead

Dear Fellow Pet Parent:

At Dogswell, our number one priority is the safety of our products and the health of our canine and feline customers. We strive to make and sell only the highest quality treats and food with added vitamins that provide great taste and functional benefits such as improved hip health, skin and coat health, and other benefits.

During routine testing of our products, the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) discovered that a sample of our Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Breast Jerky contained trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States. It is important to note that this antibiotic is accepted for use in other countries (including the European Union), and there is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets or humans. Since we were notified by the NYSDAM the week of July 22nd, we have made the decision to voluntarily withdraw Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality, and Vitakitty brands that are labeled with a “Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier date. The vast majority of these products were distributed before March 1st of this year. No other products are affected.

Since January, we have been using state-of-the-art testing procedures to ensure that our chicken and duck products do not contain these or other unapproved antibiotics. All chicken and duck breast jerky products with a “Best Before” date of January 29, 2015 and later have been fully tested for and do not contain these antibiotics.

It is important that you know that all Dogswell and Catswell products remaining on the market are safe to feed as directed.

We have issued a press release to make our consumers like you aware of the situation. We also identified the stores that received the product, and contacted them to destroy any affected products in their possession (if any).

We are doing everything we can to resolve this situation quickly and ensure that our consumers like you can feel confident feeding Dogswell and Catswell products to their companions, as we do here.

To learn more about the affected product, we invite you to read our “frequently asked questions” below. If you would like to speak with someone live, you can call us at 1-888-559-8833 or email us at info@dogswell.com. If we are unable to get to your call or it is after hours, please leave us a message and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We thank you, our valued customers, for your understanding, and we hope to be able to regain your trust.

Yours,

Brad Armistead

Frequently Asked Questions

What products are being withdrawn by Dogswell and Catswell?

Dogswell and Catswell are voluntarily withdrawing Dogswell and Catswell brand jerky treats made with chicken or duck with a ”Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier date.

Why are Dogswell and Catswell withdrawing these treats?

We were recently notified by the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) that a batch of our Happy Hips Chicken Jerky treats contained trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States. Therefore, the company decided to withdraw any chicken or duck jerky treats that have not been tested for this antibiotic.

Have there been any reports of pets getting sick from eating treats that contain this antibiotic?

There is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets.

How can I tell if I have a product that is affected by the withdrawal?
First, you should check the name of the front of the package. If it says anything other than Chicken Breast or Duck Breast, it is not a part of this withdrawal.

If your package does say Chicken Breast or Duck Breast, you should turn the package over. In the bottom right hand corner of the package printed in black ink on the seam, you should find the words “Best Before”. After “Best Before” is a series of eight numbers, such as:

07262015 or 07/26/2015

This number would be translated to the date July 26, 2015 (07 for July, 26 for the day of the month, and 2015 for the year). The products affected by this withdrawal are for “Best Before” dates of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier date (which would read as 01282015 or 01/28/2015). Any product with a “Best Before” date after that time has been tested for unapproved antibiotics and has been cleared.

If you find that you have a product that is affected, please call us for a full refund at 1-888-559-8833.

If you are having trouble determining if you have the product that was affected, or if you would like to speak with us directly about a full refund, please contact us directly at 1-888-559-8833 or email us at info@dogswell.com.

I just went to the store and saw your products there. Why is there so much Dogswell product on the shelf there if it has been withdrawn?

As of January, we have been using state-of-the-art testing on each batch of chicken and duck jerky to ensure that they do not contain these unapproved antibiotics. All of the products that you see on the shelf have passed testing and were approved to be sold.
 
Call us directly if you have any concerns or questions about DOGSWELL® products. We're here until 5:00 PM PST Mon-Fri  888-559-8833.


What does DOGSWELL do to make sure its products are safe?  

Our manufacturing facilities are designed to prevent cross-contamination and all of our products are manufactured under strict sanitary conditions. We closely monitor these facilities, and also regularly visit them to ensure the quality and safety of our products. Our co-packing plants operate under HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), a system for managing food safety. Also, U.S. - based Third Party Food Safety Auditors make announced and unannounced visits to the audit all food safety and quality systems in which our facilities have always received high scores.

Where are your products manufactured?
Most DOGSWELL products are manufactured in the US. Some of our treats are manufactured in China, but we hold these facilities to the same stringent quality standards we maintain at our US facilities. DOGSWELL sources its ingredients based upon where we find top quality ingredients and a high quality supplier whose facilities and practices meet our safety testing standards.

Why are the jerky treats made in China?
China is a country where dark meat is more popular due to its inherent fat and flavor. DOGSWELL believes it is less wasteful to obtain our white meat in China where it is abundant, rather than sourcing it domestically, where white meat is less available and held at a premium. Not only do we care about your pet's health by sourcing only the healthiest meat available, we also practice sustainability by reducing as much waste as possible.

How do you test your products?
Every batch of DOGSWELL product is tested for melamine, bacteria and other contaminants.  All of our ingredients are carefully chosen and we conduct regular testing in U.S. facilities using APPA-approved methodology. Quality assurance is critically important and has been part of our standard operating procedure, and an integral part of our company, since day one. Please see below for a link to our test results.

How do you prevent salmonella from contaminating your jerky products?
The DOGSWELL® facility is specifically designed to prevent any cross contamination. Salmonella is one of the easiest contaminants to prevent. Salmonella is killed after 23 seconds at 160 degrees. We ensure that that all of our poultry jerky products are cooked at 160 degrees for ten hours. While some manufacturers choose a quicker “flash cooking process” to irradiate their products, DOGSWELL® has chosen the slow-cooking method to provide a clean, safe treat.

What is the Cage-Free Difference?
Cage-free chickens are kept in barns where they can roam, scratch and perch as they please. Our chickens eat a natural diet, have plenty of room to roam, and live and grow free of stress.
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Abady Dog Food Recall

The Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation is recalling two frozen diets due to positive Salmonella testing by FDA.

AbadyDear Abady Users,

After so many years of making frozen foods we have to give you the bad news that we have voluntarily recalled two of our limited specialty products:

1.  Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food 3 lbs
2.  Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed 3 lbs.

The decision was made due to a positive salmonella test by the FDA.  At this time we are removing the products from the market place.

Our first priority is to produce foods with great care and keeping in mind the safety of pets and their owners.  We have many safety measures in place, and continually search for the best technologies and procedures to ensure product safety.

When handling these raw frozen pet foods please make sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling the product.

Please contact us at 845-473-1900 or 877-99ABADY with any question that you have.

Thank You
The Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Company

Here is the recall notice - http://therobertabadydogfoodcoltd.com/RecallLetter.pdf 

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Natura Owned By Proctor And Gamble Recalls Innova, Evo, California Natural, Karma And Heathwise Dog, Cat And Ferret Food Plus Mother Nature Biscuits, Bars And Treats

This is a NEW Recall. Their other recall was in March 2013.

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

FREMONT, NEBRASKA, June 18, 2013

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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.

These products were packaged in a single production facility.  During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.  There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product.  In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.

The affected products are:
Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Healthwise dry dog and cat foods
All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Karma dry dog foods
All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats
All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes
All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123.  (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST). Contact Natura.

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Royal Canin Dog And Cat Heating And Cooling Mats Recall

RoyalcaninheatingmatsStarting date:  May 22, 2013
Posting date:  May 22, 2013
Type of communication:  Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:  Miscellaneous
Source of recall:  Health Canada
Issue:  Product Safety
Audience:  General Public
Identification number:  RA-29281

Affected products
Dog and cat heating and cooling mats

Product description
This recall involves Royal Canin branded heating/cooling mats for dogs and cats. The mats consist of a plastic sheet made of nine gel pockets and an outer, removable red fabric cover with the Royal Canin logo on one corner.

Hazard identified
Royal Canin has determined that the mats contain diethylene glycol. This potentially dangerous chemical can be released from the mat if it is damaged and can cause illness to both pets and children if ingested.

Neither Health Canada nor Royal Canin Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to consumers related to the use of these mats in Canada.

Number sold
Approximately 465 of the recalled mats were distributed in Canada as promotional items at dog and cat shows. They were also made available to members of the Royal Canin Elite Breeders Club via the firm’s website.
Time period sold
The recalled mats were distributed from January 27, 2011 to April 1, 2013.

Place of origin
Manufactured in China.

Companies
Distributor
Pearlink International
Grange Rouge – Les Plots
FRANCE

Importer
Royal Canin Canada
Guelph
Ontario
CANADA

What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled mats immediately and return them to Royal Canin free of charge. Consumers will not receive a replacement mat, since this was a promotional item, however, any member of the Royal Canin Elite Breeder Club who redeemed points to purchase the mat online will have their points reimbursed upon return of the mat.

For more information, consumers may contact Royal Canin Customer Care by telephone at 1-800-527-2673, by email or through Facebook.

From - http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29281r-eng.php

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Merit Bird Company, LLS Recalls Vitae Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
(818)727-1655

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 18, 2013 - Merit  Bird Company, LLC of Chatsworth, California is recalling the following items  with lot codes; Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 2lbs, (#2840081), Vitae Cockatiel  with Sunflower 4lbs, (#2840090), Vitae Small Hookbill 4lbs, (#2840225), Vitae  Small Hookbill 20lbs, (#2840234), Vitae Hookbill with Sunflower 4lbs,  (#2840252), Vitae Large Hookbill 4lbs, (#2840279) shipped between May 2012 to  February 2013, because it has the potential to be contaminated with  Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal  infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened  immune systems.

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.  "Vitae bird food was distributed through Southern California retail pet  stores.

The bags in question are packaged in a factory sealed plastic bag or a white  bulk bag for the 20# size.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was the result of a routine testing performed by Specialty  Commodities, which revealed that the finished products, which include parsley  that is on recall from Specialty Commodities, contain Salmonella. The  company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the  company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

If you still have any bags on hand, please return them immediately to the  place of purchase or Merit Bird Company for a full refund.

Information on what consumers should do with the product and where they can  get additional information (e.g., consumers) who have purchased Vitae Bird Food  are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-818-727-1655.  Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Pacific Standard Time.


Natura Expands Recall Now Includes All Dry Pet Food Products And Treats (Dog, Cat And Ferret) With Expiration Dates Prior To And Including March 24, 2014

From NaturaPet

On March 18, 2013, we informed you of a voluntary recall on select Natura products.

Innova_Fr_Lg_Breed_PuppyOut of an abundance of caution, we are extending our recall to include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. We are sorry for the disruption, but we simply want to ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards.

Natura canned products and Mother Nature biscuits are not affected.

Please read below for more information about the recalled products and how to replace your pet food if it is included.

Your pet’s health and safety are our #1 priority. We are taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours. Our Fremont plant has been focused on quality enhancements and is now shipping new product to stores that will be on shelves soon.

As fellow pet owners feeding Natura products, we share your disappointment and again, we are very sorry. For additional inquiries, contact us at http://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123.

Sincerely,
    Employees of Natura Pet Products

Updated Product Information

Natura has issued a voluntarily recall of all dry products with an expiration date on or before March 24, 2014, for the following brands.

Innova

EVO

California Natural

HealthWise

 

Brand

Size Description UPC Lot Codes Expiration Date
  California Natural All Sizes All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties All UPCs All Lot Codes All expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014
  Evo All Sizes All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties All UPCs All Lot Codes All expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014
  Healthwise All Sizes All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties All UPCs All Lot Codes All expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014
  Innova All Sizes All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties All UPCs All Lot Codes All expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014
  Karma All Sizes All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties All UPCs All Lot Codes All expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014

No canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.

Natura is owned by Proctor & Gamble.

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Dog Treat Recall: Breeder’s Choice Recalls Active Care Biscuits For Dogs

BreederschoiceBreeder’s Choice, a Central Garden & Pet company, has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to mold discovered in one of the lots of dog biscuits.

The following product is included in the recall:

Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080

UPC Code:  0130104895

Size: 24 oz.

Product Name: Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats

Best Before Code: 19/Dec/2013

Product and product lots that do not appear above have not been affected.

According to a release from the manufacturer, the mold seems to have occurred due to varying dryer temperature settings for drying biscuits. This exposed the recalled product to excess moisture and has since been remedied.

Pet owners who fed their pets the recalled biscuits should watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool. At the time of this release, there have been no reports of human or pet illnesses associated with this recall.

For more information, call the Central Customer Care line at (866) 500-6286 or visit goactivedog.com ****As of right now this is not on their website! This info is coming from PetMD - Hopefully the company will put it on their website.

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Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables For Dogs

Virbac has issued a voluntary recall for six lots of their heartworm prentive, Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, due to a failure to meet stability specifications during the life of the product.

The following lots have been included in the recall:

  • Lot 120076 (Large 51-100 pounds)
  • Lot 120086 (Large 51-100 pounds)
  • Lot 120856 (Large 51-100 pounds)
  • Lot 120202 (Medium 26-50 pounds)
  • Lot 120196 (Small up to 25 pounds)
  • Lot 120844 (Small up to 25 pounds)

Virbacrecall (1)According to a Virbac letter obtained by petMD, the recalled lots met all of the specifications at the time of their release to distributers, but further product testing showed that the ivermectin potency failed to meet stability specifications during the life of the product.

The recalled lots may not fully protect dogs in the upper third of each weight range against heartworms. At the time of this letter, no heartworm-related adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported.

For questions or concerns about the Iverhart Plus recall, please contact Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext. 3052.

 

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