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Food Recalls-Updated: 3/19/2016

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Vicki, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    NEW RECALLS: More Recalls from Chenango Valley Pet Foods
    Last night, there were recalls of Lick Your Chops and Evolve made by Chenango Valley Pet Foods, and there’s more to add to that list. According to a FDA press release dated 5/17/07, here is a list of recalls of dry pet food from Chenango Valley Pet Foods (this list even includes ferret food now):

    DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH LAMB & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT DOG FOOD, NET WT. 6 LBS. (UPC 25141 28244), 15 LBS. (25141 30074), and 30 LBS. (UPC 25141 06043); Date Codes: Best By Feb 09 09 and Best By Feb 26 09;
    SHOP RITE REDI-MIXT DOG FOOD FOR DOGS, NET WT. 25 LB. (UPC 41190 00555), Date Code: Code C7107;
    LICK YOUR CHOPS KITTEN & CAT FOOD, NET WEIGHT 4 LBS. (UPC 32976 25915), and 18 LBS. (UPC 32976 25925); Date Code: Best Used By April 29 08; [We posted this recall last night]
    SHEP chunk style dog food, NET WT. 20 LBS. (UPC 41498 14142); Date Code: Best By March 14 08;
    8 in 1 Ferret ULTRA-BLEND ADVANCED NUTRITION DIET, NET WT. 20 LBS, UPC 26851 00413, Code: C7072;
    Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food, Date Code: Feb 09, 08, sold to one consignee SmartPak.
    Health Diet Cat Food Chicken & Rice Dinner NET WT. 1.81 kg/4 LB (UPC 78198 01594), 4 kg/8.8 LB (UPC 78198 01599), and 8 kg/17.6 LB (UPC 78198 01585); Code C7072;
    EVOLVE KITTEN FORMULA, NET WT. 3 LBS. (UPC 73657 00250) and 7 LBS. (UPC 73657 00251); Date Code: Best Used By Sept 13 08. Evolve has recovered 99.5% of the product from its distributors and is working with dealers to recover the remaining inventory. [We posted this recall last night]
    The full press release after the jump.

    (Thanks to many readers)


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 17, 2007 — Chenango Valley Pet Foods previously recalled dry pet foods manufactured with a shipment of rice protein concentrate supplied by Wilbur-Ellis that possibly contained melamine contamination. Chenango Valley Pet Foods is now expanding the recall action to include those pet foods that do not contain rice protein concentrate but were manufactured during periods when rice protein concentrate formulas were processed. The recall of these products is precautionary due to the possibility of cross-contamination.

    The following dry pet foods are involved in this recall action:

    * DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH LAMB & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT DOG FOOD, NET WT. 6 LBS. (UPC 25141 28244), 15 LBS. (25141 30074), and 30 LBS. (UPC 25141 06043); Date Codes: Best By Feb 09 09 and Best By Feb 26 09;
    * SHOP RITE REDI-MIXT DOG FOOD FOR DOGS, NET WT. 25 LB. (UPC 41190 00555), Date Code: Code C7107;
    * LICK YOUR CHOPS KITTEN & CAT FOOD, NET WEIGHT 4 LBS. (UPC 32976 25915), and 18 LBS. (UPC 32976 25925); Date Code: Best Used By April 29 08;
    * SHEP chunk style dog food, NET WT. 20 LBS. (UPC 41498 14142); Date Code: Best By March 14 08;
    * 8 in 1 Ferret ULTRA-BLEND ADVANCED NUTRITION DIET, NET WT. 20 LBS, UPC 26851 00413, Code: C7072;
    * Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food, Date Code: Feb 09, 08, sold to one consignee SmartPak.
    * Health Diet Cat Food Chicken & Rice Dinner NET WT. 1.81 kg/4 LB (UPC 78198 01594), 4 kg/8.8 LB (UPC 78198 01599), and 8 kg/17.6 LB (UPC 78198 01585); Code C7072;
    * EVOLVE KITTEN FORMULA, NET WT. 3 LBS. (UPC 73657 00250) and 7 LBS. (UPC 73657 00251); Date Code: Best Used By Sept 13 08. Evolve has recovered 99.5% of the product from its distributors and is working with dealers to recover the remaining inventory.

    No illnesses or injuries related to these products have been reported to date.

    Pet owners who have purchased the pet foods listed above should immediately discontinue using the products and return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-610-821-0608.
     
  2. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Dry Dog Food (Nutra Nuggets) Not On Recall List Test Positive For Melamine
    A central California vet is reporting that tests on a bag of Nutra Nuggets-brand dog food purchased from Costco tested positive for melamine. Nutra Nuggets is not on any current recall list. We are working on getting more specifics from the vet.

    Nutra Nuggets is a brand of Premium Edge Pet Foods and is made by Diamond Pet Foods. A month ago, Diamond claimed that they did not use rice protein concentrate in their own foods. Dozens of brands have been recalled due to cross-contamination of pet food ingredients.

    Veterinarian Dr. Matt Humason says “We began asking questions…we found the dogs all ate the same food from the same store at the same time… so we sent a sample to get it tested and it came back positive with melamine.â€

    All four dogs ate Nutra Nuggets brand food.

    A sample was sent to a lab at UC Davis and [the pet owner’s] fears were confirmed. “All I’m trying to get people to do is notify the people and let them know we may have problem. Unfortunately I feel Costco has been very hesitant to do that.â€

    …

    They’re working with the distributor to track down the specific batch number. A Costco representative tells KSEE 24 news once it’s been tracked, they will immediately yank the product in question.
     
  3. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal and Rice Dry Formula for Dogs Recalled
    We have been able to confirm that Nutra Nuggets (made by Diamond Pet Foods) is recalling their 40 pound Lamb Meal and Rice Dry Formula for Dogs. The contaminated batch’s product code is #NLR0404 and the Best Buy dates are October 9-10, 2008. We spoke with a vet at the Nutra Nuggets recall line and he said that so far, they had only heard of 2 cases in which the dogs had renal diseases (confirming the news report from yesterday).

    He said that it was due to cross-contamination due to food being produced for Natural Balance (Natural Balance had recalls in mid-April). At this time, he said that no other food produced by Nutra Nuggets was being recalled.

    (Updated) Itchmo readers and PetsitUSA found out that the contaminated Nutra Nuggets were sold at Costco locations in CA, WA, OR, AZ, and NV.

    Cities: All
     
  4. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Recall Expansion: Menu Foods Adds Two More to Canadian Recall List
    In a press release dated today, Menu Foods has added two more items to their Canadian recall list:

    1) Western Family Canada Chicken Cuts/Gravy canned dog food dated December 11, 2009 to March 7, 2010 (624g)

    2) Western Family Canada Chunks of Chicken/Gravy canned cat food dated December 11, 2009 to March 7, 2010 (374g)

    Menu Foods said that these two items should have been added to their recall expansion on May 2 and just recently noticed that they were omitted.

    The full press release after the jump.

    (Thanks Robert)


    TORONTO, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews - May 22, 2007) -

    NOT FOR RELEASE OVER US NEWSWIRE SERVICES

    Attention Business/Financial Editors

    Menu Foods (TSX:MEW.UN) has previously recalled wet cat and dog food produced with adulterated wheat gluten supplied by ChemNutra Inc. and, on May 2, 2007, recalled a number of additional products due to the possibility of cross contamination. Menu Foods recently noted the omission of two items in Canada, that should have been included in the May 2, 2007 announcement. These products have already been withdrawn from retailers’ shelves.

    Accordingly, Menu Foods advises the Canadian public that these two items have been added to the recall list and are shown below. An updated list of the recalled products, including these additions, is available at the Menu Foods website at http://www.menufoods.com.

    Western Family Canada
    Dec/11/09 to Mar/07/10 Dog Chicken Cuts/Gravy Can 624g 62639-19589
    Dec/11/09 to Mar/07/10 Cat Chunks of Chicken/Gravy Can 374g 62639-19609

    Cities: All
     
  5. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition For Dogs Recalled Due To Salmonella
    Doane Pet Care is recalling a specific single lot of 55 pound bonus bags of Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. This product was produced at one facility in Manassas, VA and was distributed exclusively by some Wal-Mart Stores. The press release states:

    This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product. Consumers who have the dry dog food bearing the code “04 0735 1†with a “Best By Apr 13 08†should not feed it to their pets.

    This voluntary recall has been issued because FDA detected Salmonella in the product. Doane Pet Care has not confirmed the presence of Salmonella, despite extensive independent testing of duplicate samples. Nonetheless, the company is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

    This product was distributed in 69 Wal-Mart stores in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    The full press release after the jump.

    (Thanks Szabo138)


    Single Lot of 55lb Bags of Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition Dry Dog Food Voluntarily Recalled In Select Stores by Doane Pet Care

    Manassas, Virginia – Doane Pet Care is announcing today a voluntary recall on a specific single lot of 55 pound bonus bags of Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. This product was produced at one facility in Manassas, VA and was distributed exclusively by some Wal-Mart Stores. Please note that no other Ol’ Roy products are affected, and that this recall is not related to the Menu Foods recall (and other recent recalls) of pet food due to tainted Chinese vegetable proteins.

    This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product. Consumers who have the dry dog food bearing the code “04 0735 1†with a “Best By Apr 13 08†should not feed it to their pets.

    This voluntary recall has been issued because FDA detected Salmonella in the product. Doane Pet Care has not confirmed the presence of Salmonella, despite extensive independent testing of duplicate samples. Nonetheless, the company is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. The company regrets any inconvenience to pet owners. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product, or any product produced at this facility.

    Product: Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food
    Size: 55 pound bonus bag
    UPC Code: 6 05388 72076 4
    Lot Number: 04 0735 1
    Best Buy Date: Apr 13 ‘08
    Best Buy Date Location: Back of bag
    Affected Stores: Only 69 Wal-Mart Stores potentially received this product from 2 distribution warehouses in Virginia. The 69 stores are located in Maryland (4 stores), North Carolina (10), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (3), Virginia (40) and West Virginia (11).

    A full listing of the affected stores is available by clicking this link: www.doanepetcare.com/recall/stores. This product UPC has been blocked from retail sale at these 69 locations.

    Any remaining product should not be fed to pets. Dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

    Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of this 55 lb bonus bag of Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food products should call 800-624-7387, or visit the web site listed above.
     
  6. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Exclusive: Lab Reports Melamine In Unrecalled Dry Pet Food Exported From US
    A lab report provided by a reader indicates that a sample of Country Value Puppy formula exported from the US contained melamine. The report obtained and translated by Itchmo states that the sample was tested by a South Korean university’s veterinary research center. This report has not been verified in the US. Country Value is also sold in the US, but has not been recalled.

    This is also the first report of a lab — besides Expertox in Texas — reporting on possible contamination of unrecalled pet food.

    Jim Fallon, a spokesman for Diamond Pet Foods, said that the food with the best by date of March 2008 was made in September 2006 at their South Carolina plant.

    The lab reported finding melamine concentrations of 346.21 parts per million, a number that is higher than the amounts typically found through cross contamination according to the manufacturer Diamond Pet Food. Fallon also said that they have received no calls regarding Country Value through their recall hotlines. Diamond is working on pulling the retained samples and will test them for melamine and says they will pursue this “aggressively and cautiously.â€

    Diamond has recalled several products in recent months due to melamine contamination. The Itchmo reader also wrote that the importer denied that the food was contaminated.

    The FDA could not be reached in time for comment.

    The ingredient list for Country Value Puppy formula is after the jump.


    Top 10 ingredients in Country Value Puppy formula according to About.com

    Meat meal
    Whole grain ground corn
    Rice bran
    Corn gluten meal
    Chicken fat (preserved with mixed toco-pherols)
    Wheat flour
    Beet pulp
    Natural chicken flavor
    Flaxseed
    Potassium chloride
     
  7. PBlove

    PBlove Puppy

    more recalls

    Read the full story at:
    http://itchmo.com/read/fda-warning-letter-to-company-that-makes-american-bullie-dog-chew-products_20070710

    Visit http://www.itchmo.com for the latest news.

    In April, Itchmo posted about a FDA salmonella contamination alert in American Bullie Dog Chew products.

    In a follow-up to their salmonella contamination, a FDA warning letter dated June 11, 2007 was sent to T.W. Enterprises, the company that makes American Bullie Dog Chew products. The letter referenced the FDA inspections that were conducted on January 18 and 23.

    During these inspections, the FDA not only found salmonella in the products, but they noted that the company had other violations. The company was found to be dipping their products in bleach...

    Read the full story at:
    http://itchmo.com/read/fda-warning-letter-to-company-that-makes-american-bullie-dog-chew-products_20070710
     
  8. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Natural Balance Recalls Food Due To Botulism Risk

    Posted on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 at 9:36 pm in Medical, News, Products & Services, National, Dogs, Recalls & Safety.

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    Natural Balance has announced that it is recalling it’s Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs due to a supplier’s recall. The affected formulas include 15oz cans of: Irish Stew, Hobo Chili, Chinese Take-Out and Southern Style Dumplin’s with Gravy. The supplier, Castleberry Foods, found one instance of botulism in improperly sealed cans of human food.

    The recall information was only sent to subscribers of their newsletters. This information is not yet available on the Natural Balance website.

    Full recall details below:


    Natural Balance was informed at 2:45 pm by our USDA manufacturer, Castleberry Foods, in Augusta, GA, that they are doing a voluntary recall on all 15 oz edible foods for humans as well as our Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs (Irish Stew, Hobo Chili, Chinese Take-Out and Southern Style Dumplin’s with Gravy).

    This voluntary recall is from one reported case of botulism in Castleberry’s human edible Hot Dog Chili Sauce. Botulism is generally due to an improperly sealed can or a can that has become damaged, thus letting air inside.

    Natural Balance checks all of its cans for any kind of leakage, puffiness or damage before they are shipped, and we have found none. However, to comply with our manufacturer, we are asking that you discontinue use and return Eatables for Dogs to your store for a full refund. We will give you more information as we get it.

    Update: The FDA also just announced the recall expansion.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 21, 2007

    Media Inquiries:
    Kimberly Rawlings
    Michael Herndon
    301-827-6242
    Consumer Inquiries:
    888-INFO-FDA

    FDA Expands Its Warning about the Risk of Botulism Poisoning From Certain Castleberry Food Products and Dog Food

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its July 18 warning to consumers. This expansion is for consumers and pet owners regarding canned food products and dog food produced by Castleberry Food Company of Augusta, Ga., due to the risk of botulinum toxin. Castleberry is expanding the recall to include all of the following canned products with all “best by” and code dates, and FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or eat any of the canned products listed in the table below.

    Hot Dog Chili Sauces

    SIZE

    UPC CODES

    Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    30300-97101

    Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    30300-99533

    Castleberry’s Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    30300-00101

    Castleberry’s Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    30300-07101

    Bunker Hill Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    75266-04152

    Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    11110-83942

    Meijer Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    41250-85862

    Food Lion Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    35826-06911

    Bloom Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    25439-92448

    Thrifty Maid Hot Dog Chili Sauce

    10 OZ

    21140-21367

    Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties:

    Irish Stew with Beef Dog Food

    15 OZ

    23633-59860

    Chinese Take Out with Sauce with Vegetables and Chicken Dog Food

    15 OZ

    23633-59861

    Southern Style Dumplings with Gravy with Chicken and Vegetables
    Dog Food

    15 OZ

    23633-59862

    Hobo Chili with Chicken Pasta Dog Food

    15 OZ

    23633-59863

    The agency is expanding its warning based in part on FDA test results and information obtained during a joint FDA and U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection of the Castleberry’s facility in Augusta, Ga.

    Exposure to botulinum toxin can be fatal and two people in Texas and two people in Indiana remain seriously ill and hospitalized with botulism poisoning associated with eating Castleberry’s Hot Dog Chili Sauce.

    While the previous recall and the known illnesses are linked to production dates of April 30 to May 22, 2007, the firm has extended the recall to include all products listed irrespective of “best by” date. The firm is cooperating with FDA in the recall of these products and has ceased processing and distribution.

    In addition, Castleberry is recalling other products containing meat, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is also warning the public not to eat certain brands of Castleberry products containing meat. The list of these USDA-regulated products can be viewed at this link to the USDA website: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_033_2007_Release/index.asp

    Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. Double bag the cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed then place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at www.cdc.gov/botulism/botulism_faq.htm

    Retailers that have any of these products are asked to assure that they are removed from use and do not accidentally get reintroduced for sale, service or donation.

    Symptoms of botulism poisoning in humans can begin from 6 hours to 2 weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness that moves progressively down the body, affecting the shoulders first then descending to the upper arms, lower arms, thighs, calves, etc. Botulism poisoning can also cause paralysis of the breathing muscles which can result in death unless assistance with breathing (mechanical ventilation) is provided. Individuals who show these symptoms and who may have recently eaten one of the Castleberry’s products currently under recall should seek immediate medical attention.

    The disease has only been seen occasionally in dogs and has not been reported in cats. Ferrets are highly susceptible to botulinum toxin. The incubation period can be 2 hours to 2 weeks; in most cases, the symptoms appear after 12 to 24 hours. Botulism is characterized by progressive motor paralysis. Typical clinical signs may include muscle paralysis, difficulty breathing, chewing and swallowing, visual disturbances and generalized weakness may also occur. Death usually results from paralysis of the respiratory or cardiac muscles. Pet owners who have used these products and whose pets have these symptoms should contact their veterinarian immediately. At this time we are not aware of pet illnesses associated with these products although we recommend that all these products should be discarded.

    Castleberry recommends consumers with any questions or concerns about this recall should go to Castleberry’s website (www.castleberrys.com) or call Castleberry’s consumer hotline at 1-800-203-4412 or 1-888-203-8446.

    Consumers with questions can call FDA at 1-888-SAFEFOOD.
    (Thanks to many reader tips)
    http://itchmo.com/read/natural-balance-recalls-food-due-to-botulism-risk_20070721
     
  9. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    BISMARCK, N.D. -

    Four varieties of dog food that are possibly tainted by a deadly toxin may be for sale in North Dakota, Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson said.

    The product's manufacturer, Castleberry's Food Co., of Augusta, Ga., is recalling about 90 products for humans and animals that may be contaminated by a toxin that causes botulism, a rare and serious illness. Exposure to the toxin can cause muscle paralysis and death.

    The recall extends to four types of Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs that are registered for sale in North Dakota, Johnson said.

    They are Hobo Chili with Chicken and Pasta; Southern Style Dumplings with Chicken and Vegetables; Chinese Take-Out With Sauce, with Vegetables and Chicken; and Irish Stew with Beef, Potatoes and Carrots.

    Animal food sold in North Dakota, including pet food, must be registered with the state Agriculture Department.

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health officials in Texas and Indiana have each reported two human cases of botulism in the last month. Health officials believe all four victims ate Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce Original.

    The federal Food and Drug Administration says consumers should throw away any products they believe may be contaminated, using double plastic bags that are tightly closed.
     
  10. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    A Philadelphia woman says her dog died after eating tainted dog food treats (Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips) bought from Wal-Mart.

    Wal-Mart has quietly pulled the made in China dog treat from its stores named Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips. There has been no announcement to the public as of yet. It is also uncertain of how many tainted bags of treats there may still be out among consumers.

    A recall has not been issued. There has not been any information on FDA’s website. Wal-Mart has told consumers if they have purchased Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips, they can return them for a full refund.

    Kate Collins said it is hard to talk about what happened. Bella, her two-year-old Chihuahua, died suddenly on July 31 after eating Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips. Collins said that Bella died within a week after eating the treats. Her other dogs did not receive the same treats and were unaffected.

    Bella’s owner had the animal hospital do an autopsy and they found that Bella died of a massive bacterial infection. The veterinarians suspected it was caused by E. coli or Salmonella.

    “The vet said that, going by her autopsy, it could have been the treats,†Collins said.


    “The dog was presented to our hospital on July 27 for vomiting. She deteriorated rapidly over three days even with aggressive treatment. We suspected an intestinal virus at first, but when she continued to do poorly, we thought she had an obstruction due to a foreign body,†Jody Hoffman [Bella’s veterinarian] said.

    Before the veterinarians were able to perform surgery, Bella died.

    Hoffman said Bella developed hypothermia and sepsis. After the autopsy was performed, she realized that her first guess was incorrect.

    She found an enlarged liver with round margins and no foreign body. Bella’s colon was a purple-back color. She said the symptoms and lesions were supportive of enteritis caused by a toxic bacteria.

    Collins bought the treats at a Wal-Mart store in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. It took her several days until a manager finally spoke to her about the situation.

    She said the jerky strips were the only thing that was different in Bella’s diet. The chihuahua ate one jerky strip a day over a three-day period from July 20-22. After that, Bella began to stop eating. She had diarrhea, was vomiting, and her health began to deteriorate.

    The company has not disclosed how many consumer complaints that they have received. A news station is reporting that there are similar stories from consumers across the nation.

    Wal-Mart has issued a statement saying it cares about their customers and their pets, and has ordered the dog food treats removed from store shelves.

    In a statement to a local newspaper, Wal-Mart said it directed all its locations to remove “all recalled Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading from shelves on July 26.†The company also put a computerized block on the products, so customers could not be purchase the products.

    The company also added that it would work with the supplier to “assure that the highest safety standards are met.â€

    Wal-Mart has also offered to reimburse Collins for up to $2,000. She said it is not about the money and that amount doesn’t even come close to covering the emotional loss. Collins does not understand why Wal-Mart is not making a public announcement. She wants other pet owners to know about the tainted dog food treats.

    When we looked at online boards and forums, we found various customer complaints as early as 2006 about dogs becoming ill or dying from eating Bestro’s Chicken Jerky Strips.

    Source: 6ABCLocal.com, DelcoTimes

    (Thanks FurPaw)



    http://www.itchmo.com/wal-mart-removes-bestro-chicken-jerky-strips-after-dog-death-2321
     
  11. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Krasdale Gravy Dog Food Recalled By Mars Petcare
    Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 at 1:05 am in News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, Products & Services for Cats & Dogs, New York, Boston, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Dogs, Pet Food Recalls & Safety.
    By Emily Huh
    Krasdale Gravy dry dog food sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania has been recalled by Mars Petcare.

    The Krasdale Gravy brand dry dog food is being recalled because of a potential Salmonella contamination, which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats.

    Here is the recalled Krasdale Gravy pet food information:

    Product: Krasdale Gravy dry dog food
    Size: 5 pound bag
    UPC Code: 7513062596
    Best By Date: July 16 & 17, 2008
    Best By Date Location: Back of bag
    Affected Stores: Various stores located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

    Full press release below.

    (Related News: Red Flannel brand dog food was also recalled due to salmonella risk.)


    The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners should dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

    Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling this pet food, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product. Healthy people potentially 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. Well animals 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.

    Mars Petcare said they are issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and it sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement. This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA detected Salmonella in a sample of Krasdale Gravy dry dog food with best by dates of July 16 & 17, 2008 during a recent review.

    This product UPC has been blocked from retail sale at these locations.

    Additional information about the product is available on www.marspetcare.com. Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall should call (866) 298-8332, or visit the web site for more information.

    http://www.itchmo.com/mars-petcare-recalls-krasdale-gravy-dog-food-5-lb-bags-in-five-states-2416
     
  12. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Smokehouse Brand Dog Treats Pulled From PetSmart Shelves

    Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2007 at 7:07 pm in News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Dogs, Pet Food Recalls & Safety.

    By Emily Huh

    As of this morning, PetSmart has pulled various Smokehouse Brand dog treats off of their shelves. There have been reports of pets becoming ill after eating the treats, and as a precaution, PetSmart has removed the products. There has been no formal recall as of yet.

    Here is what the PetSmart corporate office released to the PetSmart stores:

    “Today the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) issued a media alert warning some treat products from China may be a potential threat to pets due to ’several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians of illness in dogs.’ No deaths have been reported at this time. The symptoms of pets reported sick were vomiting, lethargy and anorexia. To date, testing by the FDA and PetSmart Techinical Services has ruled out melamine contamination that might be making pets sick.

    For now, we’re going to take the precautionary measure to pull this product from the shelves and contain it in the backroom. Our experts will continue to monitor the situation, analyze samples for a variety of possible problems and ask the vendor to test additonal product. Because of the relatively small number of complaints at this point, we’re not issuing a recall. We’ll provide timely updates as more information becomes available.â€


    Here is the SKU list of the Smokehouse Brand dog treats that have been pulled off of PetSmart shelves:

    7856525052 5108696 Chicken Chips 1lb.
    7856525053 5108692 Chicken Chips 8oz.
    7856525092 5108693 Chicken Poppers 8oz.
    7856525093 5108698 Chicken Poppers 1lb.
    7856525134 5108691 Chicken Tenders 8oz.
    7856525137 5126536 Chicken Breast Tender Snacks 1lb.
    7856525138 5126535 Chicken Tenders 2lb.
    7856584255 5126702 Duck Breast Tenders 8oz.
    7856584256 5126534 Duck Breast Tenders 1lb.
    7856584257 5126532 Duck Chips 1lb.
    7856584258 5126531 Duck and Sweet Potato 1lb.
    7856585808 5108695 Chicken Tenders 1lb.
     
  13. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    Urgent Bravo Raw Recall

    Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:46 am Post subject: URGENT BRAVO RAW RECALL[​IMG] http://www.bravorawdiet.com/recallinfo.html#talk

    Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Select Poultry Products for Dogs and Cats

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    For Immediate Release
    September 18, 2007 Contact: David Bogner
    (866) 922-9222
    www.bravorawdiet.com


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    Vernon, CT – Bravo! announces a voluntary recall of select tubes of three of its poultry products for cats and dogs. The pet food is being recalled because two of the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, while the other product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    Both Salmonella and Listeria are organisms which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and if there is cross contamination, in people, especially small children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people with Salmonella infection may only suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long term complications can include arthritis and other more serious ailments. Healthy people with Listeria infection may only suffer 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.

    The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with any of the three products.

    The recalled products are distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet sales and directly to consumers, and they can be identified by the batch ID code located on the hang tag attached to the bottom of the plastic film tubes. The recalled products should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners should return unopened frozen tubes of food to the store where purchased for a full refund. Pet owners should dispose of opened tubes of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the washed plastic batch ID tag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

    Recalled Pet Food:

    Product: Bravo Original Formula Chicken Blend frozen raw food
    Product Numbers: 21-102, 21-105, 21-110
    Sizes: 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes
    Batch ID code (on hang tag): 236
    Reason for Recall: Salmonella, Listeria

    Product: Bravo Original Formula Turkey Blend frozen raw food
    Product Numbers: 31-102, 31-105, 31-110
    Sizes: 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes
    Batch ID code (on hang tag): 236
    Reason for Recall: Listeria

    Product: Bravo Basic Formula Finely Ground Chicken frozen raw food
    Product Number: 21-212
    Size: 2 pound tube
    Batch ID Code (on hang tag): 226
    Reason for Recall: Salmonella, Listeria

    Other Batch IDs for these same products are not involved in the recall.

    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. This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA detected the bacteria in samples during a recent review.

    In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to family members and care givers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow appropriate pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets. A list of safe pet food handling tips can be found at:
    http://www.fda.gov/cvm/CVM_Updates/foodbornetips.htm.

    People may risk Salmonella infection not only by handling these pet foods, but also by contact with pets or other surfaces exposed to these foods, so it is important that they thoroughly wash their hands with hot water and soap. Anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella or Listeria infection after having handled the recalled product should seek medical attention. Consumers may report any complaints to FDA's local District Complaint Coordinator’s located on the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html.

    Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Salmonella. Animals ill with Salmonella will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Salmonella or not should contact their veterinarian.

    For more information on the Bravo recall, please visit www.bravorawdiet.com , or call toll free (866) 922-9222


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    Bravo! Recall FAQs

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    Click on the question below to read the answer.

    Have any pets or humans become ill from Bravo! Raw Diet?
    Why is Bravo! recalling their products?
    How did your Bravo! products become contaminated?
    Does this mean my pet is going to get Salmonella poisoning?
    Here’s what the Merck Veterinary Manual says about Salmonella in pets
    What does all of this mean to me and my pet?
    What is Bravo! doing to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination?
    How will I know if my pet has Salmonella sickness?
    How can I avoid Salmonella infection?
    There has been a lot of talk about Salmonella contamination, but what about the Listeria contamination?
    What should I feed my pet in place of the recalled product?
    How can I tell if the product I have in my freezer is part of the recall?
    What should I do if I have recalled product in my home?

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    Have any pets or humans become ill from Bravo! Raw Diet?
    No. None that we know of.
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    Why is Bravo! recalling their products?
    There are existing FDA regulations which do not allow Salmonella presence in cooked pet foods – i.e., canned foods and kibble. While raw diet manufacturers do not make cooked foods, we fall under the same FDA standards as those who do. Despite the difference in products – cooked vs. raw – Bravo! wants to fully cooperate with the FDA and is voluntarily complying with their regulations.
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    How did your Bravo! products become contaminated?
    Raw meat, especially poultry, harbors pathogens (bacteria). That is why it is essential for you to wash your hands after handling raw meat and to clean surfaces and utensils that have been in contact with raw meat. Approximately 15 percent to 23 percent of all poultry is estimated to be contaminated with Salmonella by the time it reaches the age of slaughter.1 Therefore, contamination takes place long before the poultry parts ever make it to raw diet manufacturers for processing. The USDA recognizes Salmonella as a fact of life and has even set “tolerance levels†for Salmonella – so poultry producers are allowed to have a certain amount of Salmonella present in their birds. The reality for raw feeders is that low levels of pathogens are present in most raw meats, most of the time, whether they feed raw meat from the supermarket or whether they buy prepared raw diets from manufacturers. If you have been feeding raw food to your pet for more than a day or two, your pet has consumed pathogens such as Salmonella.
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    Does this mean my pet is going to get Salmonella poisoning?
    There is no definitive answer for this; however, we want you to consider the following:

    Most dogs and cats can eat high quality raw meat without a problem, even if the same raw meat would make humans very sick. They are resistant - NOT immune - from the disease potential of these pathogens, and healthy dogs often harbor them without symptoms. Think about your dog - this is an animal that can lick itself, lick other dogs, eat a variety of disgusting rotting things, and ingest its own feces or those of other animals with no ill effects. Dogs, and cats as well, simply can handle greater bacterial loads than humans can because their physiology is different.
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    Here’s what the Merck Veterinary Manual says about Salmonella in pets:
    “Many dogs and cats are asymptomatic carriers of Salmonellae. Clinical disease is uncommon, but when it is seen, it is often associated with hospitalization, another infection or debilitating condition in adults, or exposure to large numbers of the bacteria in puppies and kittens.†2

    To translate: Many dogs and cats carry Salmonella in their systems (as evidenced by the presence of Salmonella in their feces), but they rarely become ill. It is just a natural part of what lives in their GI systems. When illness does occur it is usually associated with an already ill animal who is already immune-compromised. Illness may also occur when young animals are exposed to very high numbers of the bacteria. This might happen if a puppy finds and licks the inside of an outdoor garbage can that has never been washed and is teeming with bacteria.

    Research indicates that approximately 36 percent of healthy dogs and 17 percent of healthy cats carry Salmonella in their digestive tract.3 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) agrees with these numbers.4 It is interesting to note that these numbers are based on kibble-fed dogs – which means that Salmonella is a natural part of life for our pets regardless of what they are eating.

    The resistance to illness in dogs from Salmonella is apparent in a study of raw-fed dogs in Canada. In that study 16 dogs were deliberately fed commercial raw diets contaminated with Salmonella. None of those 16 dogs became ill. Additionally, only 7 of those 16 dogs shed Salmonella in their feces.5 While it was not further studied, one might speculate that the 9 dogs who ate Salmonella-contaminated food but did not shed it in their feces effectively neutralized the bacteria.

    Even the FDA, in the FDA Consumer magazine, acknowledges that healthy pets rarely become ill from Salmonella contamination.6
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    What does all of this mean to me and my pet?
    All types of pet food carry some risk. That is also true for raw diets. These risks can be reduced by feeding the highest quality products you can buy and by following all the recommendations about temperature, storage and hygiene. Only you can decide if the risks outweigh the benefits. Most people feeding raw diets were not completely happy with the health of their pets when they were being fed kibble. If they were, the entire raw diet movement would have never taken root. There’s nothing more convenient than pouring kibble into a dish. So, some people must be seeing benefits from feeding raw.
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    What is Bravo! doing to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination?
    Bravo! products are manufactured in a USDA-inspected human meat processing facility which we own. Our full line of products are made with only high-quality, USDA-inspected and approved meats and poultry. All processing is done by our own local employees to insure high-quality production, and all of our Bravo! production adheres to the same USDA standards required for processing human meat products.

    Our meat processing rooms are kept between 35 to 40 degrees during production. Processed products are then immediately placed in a blast freezer where they are subjected to a temperature of -20 degrees for a minimum of 24 hours. The blast-frozen products are then transferred to our commercial freezers where temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees are constantly monitored and maintained.

    Bravo! follows all of the FDA guidelines for manufacturing raw diets (except irradiation). You can find those guidelines at: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/Guidance/Guide122.doc

    Additionally, Melinda Miller, one of Bravo!’s principals, is one of the founders of the North American Raw Petfood Association (NARPA) and is currently its President. NARPA has been investigating manufacturing options to further reduce pathogen presence in raw diet products and will hopefully be establishing industry standards as viable processing procedures are found. Bravo! will be introducing some of these production steps into its manufacturing process.
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    How will I know if my pet has Salmonella sickness?
    As noted above, it is highly unlikely your pet will contract Salmonella. However, as with humans, younger, older or sickly pets would most likely be affected. The symptoms of Salmonella sickness in pets is also similar to those in humans and includes: vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite, dehydration, sluggishness, weakness and high fever. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
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    How can I avoid Salmonella infection?
    In short, hygiene, hygiene, hygiene. When dealing with any raw protein, such as meat, poultry or fish, or when handling pet foods and/or coming into contact with pets or surfaces exposed to these foods it is essential to thoroughly wash your hands with hot water and soap. It is also advised you wash counters, utensils, storage containers and pet food bowls that are exposed to raw meats. You should also avoid contact with your pet’s stool as Salmonella and other pathogens may be present in the stool. If you do have contact with pet feces, always remember to thoroughly wash your hands afterwards. You should also avoid letting your pets lick you immediately after they’ve eaten.
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    There has been a lot of talk about Salmonella contamination, but what about the Listeria contamination?
    Listeria is not seen in cats and is extremely uncommon in dogs. When it is seen in dogs the symptoms are typically diarrhea, fever, neurological signs and vomiting. The symptoms are the same in people. Listeria infection in pregnant women has been associated with miscarriages and stillbirths. Again, when handling raw meat products, practice good hygiene. For information on Listeria: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/listeriosis_g.htm
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    What should I feed my pet in place of the recalled product?
    You should continue with your pet’s raw diet. Only the specific products from the specific batch ID codes are affected by the recall. Other Bravo! products, which have other batch ID codes, are not part of the recall.
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    How can I tell if the product I have in my freezer is part of the recall?
    Please check the product batch ID code located on the plastic hang tag attached to the bottom of each tube. Only the specific products from the specific batch ID codes are affected by the recall. Other Bravo! products, which have other batch ID codes, are not part of the recall.
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    What should I do if I have recalled product in my home?
    If unopened, you may return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

    If opened, you may dispose of the contents in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the washed plastic batch ID tag to the store where purchased for a full refund.
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    Footnotes
    1. www.consumerreports.org/cro/food/food-safety/chicken-safety/chicken-safety-1-07/overview/0107_chick_ov.htm

    2. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfle=htm/bc/20900.htm

    3. Hand, M.S., Thatcher, C.D., Remillard, R.L., and Roudebush, P. (2000) Small Animal Clinical Nutrition. Mark Morris Institute. Pg. 36-42,188.

    4. http://www.avma.org/reference/zoonosis/znsalmonellosis.asp

    5. Finley, R., et al. (2007) The Risk of Salmonellae Shedding by Dogs Fed Salmonella-contaminated Commercial Raw Food Diets. Can Vet J. Vol 48 #1. Pg. 69-75.

    6. http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/departs/2000/500_upd.html#pigs
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  14. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Last week, PetSmart pulled various Smokehouse brand chicken and duck dog treats from their shelves as a precautionary measure. The company pulled these treats in response to American Veterinary Medical Association’s warning about various treat products from China due to complaints from pet owners about ill dogs.

    PetSmart has also pulled Pet n’ Shape Chik n’ Rings dog treats from their shelves as a precaution. When we spoke to PetSmart last week, there was no word about a Pet n’ Shape treat being pulled off shelves last week.

    In a Sun-Sentinel article dated September 20, it was mentioned that Pet n’ Shape treats were pulled off shelves also.

    We spoke to a Pet n’ Shape spokesperson, and he confirmed that PetSmart did pull Pet n’ Shape Chik n’ Rings off shelves. He said the California-based company wasn’t actually aware of PetSmart’s move until they read the Sun-Sentinel article from yesterday. He was uncertain when PetSmart pulled their product off of their shelves.

    He said Pet n’ Shape has done extensive testing and continues to test for various toxins in their products and their treats have tested negative for contaminants. He welcomes consumers to contact the company if they would like to see test results on their products.


    We spoke to numerous PetSmart representatives and most were not aware that Pet n’ Shape Chik n’ Rings dog treats were pulled. The one representative that knew about the product was uncertain when the product was taken off of the shelves.


    http://www.itchmo.com/petsmart-pulls-pet-n-shape-chik-n-rings-dog-treats-from-shelves-3002
     
  15. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    RECALL: PetEdge Toothpaste Recall

    Itchmo readers alerted us of a PetEdge toothpaste recall due to the potential of diethylene glycol. Emails were sent out to PetEdge customers notifying them of the recall.

    Here is the recall information that was sent out to customers:

    PetEdge is voluntarily recalling Top Performance brand ProDental Toothpaste with Toothbrush kit because the toothpaste could contain diethylene glycol. Only one product, which comes in two flavors, is affected:

    Top Performance® ProDental Toothpaste with Toothbrush kit 1.4 oz.,

    Item No. TP128
    Beef flavor: UPC 721343128151
    Mint flavor: UPC 721343128564

    Diethylene glycol can cause headaches and illness, or in high doses, renal failure or death. Diethylene glycol is found in antifreeze and other solvents.The company has received no reports of any illnesses associated with this product and is recalling it out of an abundance of caution.


    We ask that you immediately discard any ProDental 1.4 oz. Toothpaste (of either flavor) that you may have on hand and inform us of the quantity of discarded items by completing and returning the Product Destruction Log. We will provide a merchandise credit for the discarded product as soon as possible.

    If you have questions or need further information, please contact us at 888-211-8706 or at mailto:questions@petedge.com?subject=Product Recall.

    PetEdge appreciates your assistance with this voluntary recall and regrets any inconvenience this recall may cause.

    Very truly yours,
    PetEdge

    Photo: PetEdge

    http://www.itchmo.com/recall-petedge-toothpaste-recall-3865
     
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    maryellen Good Dog

  17. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D8UL1UCO0&show_article=1




    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]3 Companies Indicted in Pet Food Case[​IMG][​IMG]Feb 6 04:54 PM US/Eastern
    [​IMG]KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed dozens of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.

    Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co., Suzhou Textiles, Silk, Light Industrial Products, Arts and Crafts I/E Co., and Las Vegas-based Chemnutra Inc. were charged in two separate but related indictments. The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City said the tainted food led to the death and serious illness of pets in the U.S. last year.

    One of the indictments charges Xuzhou Anying Biologic, located in China's Jiangsu Province, and Suzhou Textiles, in Suzhou, China, with 13 counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce and 13 counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce.

    ChemNutra and company owners Sally Quing Miller, 31, a Chinese national, and her husband, Stephen S. Miller, 55, were charged with 13 counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce, 13 counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

    Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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  18. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    CFIA ALERT: ROLLOVER DOG TREATS RECALL


    http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2008/20080313e.shtml

    SAFETY ALERT


    PRESENCE OF SALMONELLA BACTERIA IN ROLL OVER PORK TENDERS PREMIUM DOG TREAT


    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]OTTAWA, March 13, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]The affected Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was sold in 50 g packages bearing[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]UPC 0 60766 88138 1. All lots up to and including 07 MAR 10 are affected by this alert.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was distributed nationally.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]There has been one illness reported associated with this product.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]People may risk bacterial infection by handling the treats directly or by contact with pets who have used the treats. Anyone who may have handled the treats should wash their hands with warm water and soap. Consumers should dispose of these treats in the trash.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, although more serious consequences are possible, especially in young children, the elderly, and in people with weakened immune systems.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd., High River, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd.
    403-652-4300 or 1-800-616-9267
    info@rolloverpetfood.com[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]For information on Salmonella, [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]visit the Food Facts web page[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]visit our web site[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]at www.inspection.gc.ca.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]- 30 -[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Media enquiries:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd.
    403-652-4300 or 1-800-616-9267
    info@rolloverpetfood.com[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-368-1622[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Linda LeBlanc (French)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4112[/FONT]
     
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    maryellen Good Dog

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