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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 Staff Member Administrator

    Nature's Variety Voluntarily Expands Recall

    Received via e-mail from Nature's Variety:

    Important Food Safety Announcements
    and Coupons from Nature's Variety
    March 8, 2010

    Nature's Variety Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include All Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets with "Best If Used By" Dates On or Before 2/5/11

    Nature’s Variety is announcing that out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a “Best If Used By” date on or before 02/5/11.

    Nature’s Variety has received new test results from an outside facility that indicate that Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the “Best If Used By” date of 10/29/10 and Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the “Best If Used By” date of 11/9/10 may be contaminated with Salmonella. Therefore, we are voluntarily recalling these date codes of product from the marketplace. Also, out of an abundance of caution, we are expanding our voluntary recall to include all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats with any “Best If Used By” date on or before 02/5/11. We believe taking this action is an important and responsible step in order to reinforce consumer confidence and trust.

    No other Raw Frozen Diets are involved in this expansion other than chicken, and no other Nature’s Variety products are involved.

    The products included in this expanded recall are any Chicken Formula or Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with a "Best If Used By" date on or before 2/5/11, including:
    * UPC#7 69949 60130 2 – Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions
    * UPC#7 69949 60120 3 – Chicken Formula 6 lb patties
    * UPC#7 69949 60121 0 – Chicken Formula 2 lb single chubs
    * UPC#7 69949 50121 3 – Chicken Formula 12 lb retail display case of chubs
    * UPC#7 69949 60137 1 – Organic Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions
    * UPC#7 69949 60127 2 – Organic Chicken Formula 6 lb patties

    The "Best If Used By" date is located on the back of the package above the safe handling instructions.

    If you have purchased one of the affected products, please return the unopened product to your local retail store to receive a complete refund, or to exchange it for another variety. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, bring your receipt (or the empty package in a sealed bag) to your local retailer for a complete refund or replacement.

    As you may know, Nature’s Variety now uses High Pressure Pasteurization on our Raw Frozen Diets as a unique process to kill pathogenic bacteria through high-pressure, water-based technology. Having incorporated this state-of-the-art technology on our Freeze Dried Raw products in late 2009, we were able to confidently implement the process universally on all Raw Frozen Diets after the February 11, 2010 recall in order to further enhance food safety. Nature’s Variety also utilizes a test and hold protocol to ensure that all High Pressure Pasteurized Raw Frozen Diets test negative for harmful bacteria before being released for sale.

    "Nature’s Variety believes replacing all raw frozen chicken products on the market with new raw frozen chicken products that use High Pressure Pasteurization is an important and responsible step in order to reinforce consumer confidence and trust," stated Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety. "By recalling all raw frozen chicken products with 'Best If Used By' dates on or before 2/5/11, we can provide our pet parents with new raw frozen chicken products that have been processed through High Pressure Pasteurization. Adopting High Pressure Pasteurization is an important step to ensure that our products meet the strictest quality and food safety standards."

    Reed offers this promise to you, "Our commitment to consumers in the future is the same as it’s been in the past – to offer Raw Frozen Diets made from the highest quality ingredients, made in our own plant in the Midwest, by people who care deeply about pet nutrition, health, and happiness."

    If you have additional questions, please call our dedicated Customer Care line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142. For additional information about High Pressure Pasteurization or other Nature’s Variety food safety protocols, please read the Q&A below or visit Nature's Variety.
     
  2. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Natural Balance

    June 18, 2010

    Dear Natural Balance Family,


    My name is Joey Herrick, and I’m the President of Natural Balance Pet Foods. My wife and I started the company 22 years ago and began by delivering to stores and rescues out of our family car. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to have Natural Balance become a highly respected company, known for great products and working with the best pet food distributors and stores in the business. That’s why it pains me to have to talk about a recall.
    Our 5 lb. and 28 lb. Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food, manufactured on December 17, 2009 with a “Best By†date of June 17, 2011 is being voluntarily recalled. A random sampling of this product tested positive for Salmonella by the FDA. In my mind, I asked, “How can this happen? I spent over $900,000 putting in our laboratory to test our products before we release them.†We tested samples from the production run when it was manufactured six months ago, and the results came back negative.

    Upon hearing from the FDA, I immediately went to our Director of Customer Service, a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician, to check call logs for any complaints with this product. Our Customer Service department closely tracks and monitors complaints for any potential issues; and I heard no reports in our weekly meetings, so I was not surprised when I found we did not have a single complaint about this product. Next, I immediately pulled the retention samples for this product to be sent to an independent third party laboratory. The samples were sent to Zoologix, a laboratory that does real-time PCR testing, the most sensitive type of testing for Salmonella. Those test results also came back negative (CLICK HERE to see results). I reported our test results and call logs to the FDA, but due to the positive result they had found, they recommended a recall.

    I am sure your dogs are like my dogs — they sleep on our beds, they watch TV with us and if they are lucky enough, they come to work with us. This is why we are following the FDA’s recommendation and issuing a voluntary recall. Since we have not had any complaints on this product and it was manufactured six months ago, I expect that most of it has already been consumed. If there are any bags in your cupboards, please take them back to the store you shop at for a full refund.

    Not all states are affected. The following is a list of those states that are included in the voluntary recall: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
    I believe that we are the only pet food company that has built an in-house lab as an added check and gives you the test results in real time on our website. We hold the finished product in our warehouses for two to three days, until that testing is completed. We only release product to be shipped when the testing is negative.

    No testing protocol is perfect, but the alternative is not testing at all. That wouldn’t work for me. I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night knowing we aren’t testing every product before it goes out, to help make sure our products are the best in the business. Any testing is much safer for you and your pets than the alternative, which is not testing at all.

    Our goal is to have the best and safest pet food on the market. I don’t believe there is a better or safer product than Natural Balance Pet Food. Yes, we had an isolated incident, but we are continually testing our products and making the results available to you. I am proud of our laboratory and will be adding more layers of testing as a result of this recall. We have added over a half dozen significant improvements over the last three years, and remain committed to the safety of our products, and the pets that enjoy them. Our commitment is the same today as it was 22 years ago, to make the best pet food in the business.

    CLICK HERE for details on product potentially affected. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (800) 829-4493, or info@naturalbalanceinc.com.


    Yours Truly, [​IMG] President

    Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Letter from the President of Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc
     
  3. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Beca

    Recall -- Firm Press Release

    Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D

    FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 8, 2010 - Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs. The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods sold under thc "BLUE" brand which have the potential to contain excessive levels of Vitamin D.

    While Vitamin D is a beneficial component of these foods, the Company believes that these products may have levels of Vitamin D that are beyond the formula specifications, and has therefore chosen to withdraw them.

    Dogs reacting to the higher levels of Vitamin D may show signs of lethargy or exhibit unusually frequent water consumption and urination. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

    The affected productions of Blue Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods were distributed nationwide through pet specialty stores.

    Only these production runs of the products are involved in this recall:

    Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 4.5 1b "Best If Used By JUL2611Z"
    "Best If Used By JUL2711Z" & "Best If Used By JUL2811Z"

    Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 11 lb "Best If Used By JUL1211B"

    Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 24 1b "Best If Used By JUL1211B" &
    "Best If Used By JUL1311B"

    Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food 11 lb "Best If Used By AUG2111B" & "Best If Used By AUG2211B"

    Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food 24 lb "Best If Used By AUG2111B" "Best If Used By SEP2311P" & "Best If Used By OCT2611P"

    Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food 30 lb "Best If Used By SEP2211P" "Best If Used By SEP2311P" & "Best If Used By OCT2611P"

    No other BLUE dry or can pet foods are involved in this recall, and only the specific code dates of these products are involved.

    To date there have been 36 cases nationwide of dogs reported with symptoms consistent with elevated Vitamin D in their systems while feeding on these specific productions of the products. In all cases the symptoms have subsided upon discontinuing feeding these products, with no apparent long term health consequences.

    Blue Buffalo learned of this potential eondition in its products when it received reports of dogs diagnosed with high Vitamin D levels while feeding on the products from these specifie production runs. On further investigation it was learned that a sequencing error had occurred at the supplier of the dry ingredients for these products. Immediately before producing the ingredients for these specific production runs, the supplier had run a product for another customer that contained a more potent form of Vitamin D used in chicken feeds. It is now believed that there was some level of carry over of this Vitamin D product into the ingredients for the specific manufacturing runs of the BLUE products, thereby increasing the Vitamin D activity to unacceptable levels in the Blue ingredients.

    Consumers who have purchased any of the products being recalled are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-523-9114 from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time or visit the Company web site at http://www.bluebuffalo.com/news9 for more information.

    Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D
     
  4. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

    Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk


    CINCINNATI, Dec. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets.

    Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

    The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana.

    Stores the company operates under the following names are not included in this recall: Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California and Nevada.

    Kroger is recalling the following items:

    * Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128
    * Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071357
    * Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152
    * Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580
    * Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903
    * Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566
    * Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563
    * Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018
    * Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559
    * Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000108


    Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops. If your pet shows any symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your veterinarian immediately.

    The safety of our customers and their pets is important to Kroger. The company is using its Customer Recall Notification system to alert customers who may have purchased these recalled products through register receipt tape messages and automated phone calls. Customers who have purchased a recalled item should not use it and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.

    Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900. For more information, please visit Kroger - Services - Recall Information
    .

    SOURCE The Kroger Co.

    Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk -- CINCINNATI, Dec. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
     
  5. jdmgtc

    jdmgtc Puppy

    Just checking -Vicki, are you receiving recall updates from FDA? I didn't see one regarding a slew of dog supplements which were recalled this summer in 2 separate recalls due to salmonella. You can sign up for these updates on FDA's website U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page
     
  6. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Merrick Pet Care Recalls Jr Texas Taffy Pet Treat

    Recall -- Firm Press Release

    FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.


    Merrick Pet Care Recalls Jr Texas Taffy Pet Treat (Item # 27077, All Lots Up To And Including 10364) Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk


    Contact:
    Customer Inquiries
    (800) 664-7387

    James Witcher, COO
    (806) 322-2806


    FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE - January 28, 2011 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling the Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All Lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall all Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats in the abundance of caution. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

    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 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 recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

    TheJr. Texas Taffy was shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    Consumers who have purchased the Jr. Texas Taffy are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm CST.

    MERRICK PET CARE RECALLS JR TEXAS TAFFY PET TREAT (ITEM # 27077, ALL LOTS UP TO AND INCLUDING 10364) BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK
     
  7. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Pig ears with salmonella risk recalled

    Pig ears with salmonella risk recalled

    (AP) – May 3, 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Illinois company is recalling pet chews made of pig's ears because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

    One illness, to a dog in Missouri, has been linked to the chews, called Pig Ears for Pet Treats. The product is being recalled by the Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paris, Ill.

    Salmonella can affect animals, and there is risk to people from handling contaminated pet products.

    The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Pets with salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea fever and vomiting.

    The pet treats were distributed in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

    Consumers can return the pet treats to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    The Associated Press: Pig ears with salmonella risk recalled
     
  8. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Merrick Pet Care Recalls
    Doggie Wishbone (Item # 29050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 201:relievedface:
    Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk



    Contact:
    Consumer:
    (800) 664-7387

    Media:
    James Witcher, COO (806) 322-2806


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 8, 2011 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 201:relievedface: because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall the Doggie Wishbone pet treats in the abundance of caution. 248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors in 10 states. Those distributors have been notified. Only one lot of Doggie Wishbone is affected by this recall. No additional Merrick Pet Care products are involved in this recall. No other Merrick brand products are involved.

    Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

    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 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 recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

    The Doggie Wishbone was shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

    No illnesses have been reported to date and there have been no consumer complaints for this product. This issue was identified through routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration.

    At Merrick Pet Care, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this recall. Consumers who have purchased the Doggie Wishbone with the lot code 11031 are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm CST.

    Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie Wishbone (Item #29050, Lot 11031 Best by 30 Jan 201:relievedface: Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
     
  9. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food

    Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food

    Contact:
    Consumer:
    855-460-1532

    Media:
    Tim Loesch
    952-742-6910

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 - Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana, facility between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Cargill Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall. Affected products are:


    PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
    RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
    RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
    RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
    MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40 pound bags
    MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40 and 50 pound bags
    MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40 pound bags

    The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.

    The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the following 15 states/territories – Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

    While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Cargill is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages — to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, including photos of products involved, consumers can go to Cargill Feed: Dog Food Recall
    or call toll free 855-460-1532.

    Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

    About Cargill

    Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 138,000 people in 63 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit Cargill.com and its news center.

    Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food
     
  10. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Iams Puppy Food

    [h=3]P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food[/h]
    Contact:
    Consumer:
    866-908-1569

    Media:
    Jason Taylor
    513-622-3205


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 - – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.​
    Product affected by this announcement:

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    Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or February 6, 2013​
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    [TD="width: 107"]
    7.0 lb bag​
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 106"]
    12784177I6​
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 117"]
    1901402305​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 107"]
    8.0 lb bag​
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 106"]
    12794177D2
    12794177D3​
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 117"]
    1901410208​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 107"]
    17.5 lb bag​
    [/TD]
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    12794177K1
    12794177K2​
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    1901401848​
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    The affected product lot was distributed to a limited number of retailers located in the eastern United States (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA). These retailers have already removed this product from store shelves. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.



    While no health effects related to this product have been reported, P&G retrieved this product as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased the product listed should stop using the product and discard it and contact Iams at the number below for a replacement voucher. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.



    For further information or a product replacement or refund contact P&G toll-free at 866-908-1569
    (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST) or www.iams.com.



    About Procter & Gamble
    Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.


    P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food
     
  11. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Diamond Recalls Chicken Soup For The Pet Lover's Soul

    Mo.-based Diamond Pet Foods issues recall because of possible salmonella issues at SC plant

    By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salmonella concerns have prompted Missouri-based Diamond Pet Foods to recall a second batch of dry dog food produced at a South Carolina plant.

    Production at the plant was suspended after an earlier recall this month.

    A statement Thursday said the latest recall includes one production run of the company’s Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food. The company said one bag tested positive for Salmonella, and the recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No dog illnesses have been reported.

    The product was distributed to customers in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

    The plant is the same one that made mold-contaminated food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide in 2005.

    ___

    The recall covers:

    — Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul 35 lb. CLF0102B31XCW 27/JAN/2013, CLF0102B32XWR 28/JAN/2013

    — Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula 35 lb. CLF0102B31XCW 28/JAN/2013

    — Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul 6lb. CLF0102B3XALW 28/JAN/2013

    Mo.-based Diamond Pet Foods issues recall because of possible salmonella issues at SC plant - The Washington Post
     
  12. 3babies

    3babies Little Dog

    http://diamondpetrecall.com/diamond-expands-voluntary-recall/

    May 4, 2012 [h=1]Diamond Expands Voluntary Recall[/h]Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
    Batches of the brands manufactured between
    December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 are affected
    Consumer Contact: 866-918-8756
    Media Contact: 816-255-1974
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2012
    Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination.
    In April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods initiated three voluntary recalls of Diamond manufactured dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella, the company is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution. Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets.
    The company stated: “We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets.”
    Brands included in the recall include:
    • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
    • Country Value
    • Diamond
    • Diamond Naturals
    • Premium Edge
    • Professional
    • 4Health
    • Taste of the Wild
    To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9[SUP]th[/SUP] or 10[SUP]th[/SUP] digit and an “X” in the 11[SUP]th[/SUP] digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.
    The following graphic illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:
    [​IMG]

    The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states and Canada. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.
    • Alabama
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kentucky
    • Massachusetts
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Virginia
    • Canada
    The Kirkland Signature products included in the recall include:
    • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    • Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 201:relievedface:
    To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags must have both a number “3” in the 10[SUP]th[/SUP] digit and an “X” in the 11[SUP]th[/SUP] digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
    The following illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:
    [​IMG]
    The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
    • Alabama
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Canada
    • Puerto Rico
    Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may cause consumers and their pets. Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers may also go to a special website, www.diamondpetrecall.com, for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.
    Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
    Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella. We are working with the CDC, but due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment further.
     
  13. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Wellpet llc voluntarily recalls one recipe of dry dog food

    Contacts: Consumer Inquiries: (877) 227-9587
    Media Inquiries:Meagan McCutcheon Hunter PR (212) 679-6600

    WELLPET LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS ONE RECIPE
    OF DRY DOG FOOD
    DUE TO SALMONELLA AT DIAMOND PET FOODS’ FACILITY

    Tewksbury, Mass. (May 4, 2012) – WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

    All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers. The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella.

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

    Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

    The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

    Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013.

    Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.

    No other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall.

    "As a pet parent myself, I know how important peace of mind is when it comes to the health of our pets, and that is why we require that all of our products undergo testing for Salmonella, among other things," said Tim Callahan, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness® products. "All of these lots tested negative prior to being released for sale. We are voluntarily taking this additional step to further safeguard our dogs and to put our customers’ minds at ease."

    The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet’s own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.

    Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).

    News
     
  14. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Natural Balance Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Dry Pet Food

    Contact: Customer Service (800) 829-4493 Media Contact: Daniel Bernstein (310) 902-2554

    Natural Balance Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 4, 2012

    Natural Balance Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina facility.

    Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of the products included in the recall has tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

    Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. We do not have any confirmed reports of pet illnesses.

    Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to a contaminated product. Healthy people who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella.

    The following is a list of products affected, for select sizes:

    • 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88650-5
    Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012 Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013
    • 15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88615-4
    Lot Code NBH0101 Best By Date: March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013 Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012 Lot Code NBH1203 Best By Date: December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012
    • 28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88628-4
    Lot Code NBH0101 Best By Date: March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013
    Lot Code NBH0102 Best By Date: March 7, 2013; March 8, 2013
    Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013
    Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012
    Lot Code NBH1203 Best By Date: December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012
    • 5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78755-0
    Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012
    Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
    • 15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78715-4
    Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012;
    Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
    • 28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78728-4
    Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012
    Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
    • 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-65553-8
    Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012
    Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
    • 15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-61718-5
    Lot Code NBT1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012
    Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012
    Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
    • 28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-63031-3
    Lot Code NBT1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012
    Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012
    Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
    • 5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog UPC# 7-23633-80855-2
    Lot Code NBV1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012
    • 28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites
    UPC# 7-23633-44443-9
    Lot Code NLB1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012
    Lot Code NLB1203 Best By Date: December 20, 2012; December 21, 2012
    • 5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites
    UPC# 7-23633-42300-7
    Lot Code NSL1201 Best By Date: December 21, 2012
    • 12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites UPC#
    7-23633-42301-4
    Lot Code NSL1201 Best By Date: December 21, 2012

    Recalled products may have been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado,
    Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
    Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi,
    North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Canada. Natural Balance Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused. Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493 (8am – 5pm, PST). Consumers may also go to Pet Food, Dog and Cat Food | naturalbalanceinc.com for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all involved date codes are removed from shelves.

    http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/home/NB_FDA_Recall.pdf
     
  15. destinee20

    destinee20 Little Dog

  16. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Fda: Updated: Correct production code information

    Natural Balance Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303042.htm

    UPDATED: CORRECT PRODUCTION CODE INFORMATION - Canidae Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303063.htm


    Wellpet LLC Voluntarily Recalls One Recipe Of Dry Dog Food Due To Salmonella At Diamond Pet Foods' Facility – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303039.htm

    UPDATED: CORRECT PRODUCTION CODE INFORMATION - Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303034.htm

    Visit our home page at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/default.htm
     
  17. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Dry dog food recall expands

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    [h=2]Dry dog food recall expands
    Potential Salmonella contamination issues than can affect people.[/h]

    (Columbus) - Diamond Pet Foods announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination.

    In April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods initiated three voluntary recalls of Diamond manufactured dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella, the company is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution.

    Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets.

    The company stated: “We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets.†Brands included in the recall include:

    • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
    • Country Value
    • Diamond
    • Diamond Naturals
    • Premium Edge
    • Professional
    • 4Health
    • Taste of the Wild

    To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production code on their bag. If the code has a “2†or “3†in the 9th position AND an “X†in the 10th or 11th position, the product is affected by the recall. The best-before dates for the recalled products are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.The following graphic illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:
    [​IMG]
    Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may cause consumers and their pets. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.
    Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
    Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella. We are working with the CDC, but due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment further.
     
  18. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    [h=1]Diamond Dog Food Recall Summary[/h] by Mike Sagman



    Brands. Bag codes. “Best-By†dates. As the Diamond Dog Food Recall of 2012 continues to unfold, it’s become increasingly difficult for a concerned dog owner to keep up with all the changes.
    [​IMG]
    So, to help readers stay up-to-date on this ever-changing event, I’ve created this special summary report.

    Here you’ll find links to pages that contain all the important articles, bag codes and best-by dates for each recalled product.
    The following is a list of all the brands currently associated with the Diamond Dog Food Recall:

    [h=2]
    The Bottom Line​
    [/h] Like with human food recalls, dog food recalls are inevitable and unpredictable. So, your only defense is to stay informed.
    Due to the widespread nature of this particular event, you may wish to bookmark this page for future reference. That way, if any additions or changes occur, you’ll be able to quickly return to this page and find your way to your specific brand.
    [h=2]
    Get Dog Food Recall Alerts by Email​
    [/h] Get dog food recall alerts delivered right to your Inbox the moment we become aware of them. Subscribe to The Dog Food Advisor’s Dog Food Recall Alert email notification list now.





    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/diamond-dog-food-recall-summary/
     
  19. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Apex Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food

    [h=3]Recall -- Firm Press Release[/h]
    FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

    [h=3]Apex Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella
    No Pet or Human Illnesses have been Reported Associated With Apex Dog Food[/h]
    Contact:
    Consumer:
    866-918-8756

    Media
    816-255-1974

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 4, 2012 - Apex Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of all dry dog food formulas manufactured on January 24, 2012.​
    Although there have been no animal or human illnesses related to Apex Dog Food and the product has not tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily initiated this recall out of caution to ensure the health and safety of consumers and their pets.

    The following products are being recalled

    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH="width: 37%, align: left"]Description[/TH]
    [TH="width: 10%, align: left"]Size[/TH]
    [TH="width: 29%, align: left"]Production Code[/TH]
    [TH="width: 24%, align: left"]Best By Date[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Apex Chicken and Rice Dog[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"]40 lb.[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"]ACD0101B32[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"]24-Jan-2013[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: left"]Apex Chicken and Rice Dog[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"]20 lb.[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"]ACD0101B32[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"]24-Jan-2013
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    This product was only distributed in the State of South Carolina.


    Apex Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.


    Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Apex Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6pm EST. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.


    Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. We do not have any confirmed reports of pet illnesses.


    Individuals handling 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 who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

    Apex Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella No Pet or Human Illnesses have been Reported Associated With Apex Dog Food
     
  20. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Solid Gold was also added to the list today.
     

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