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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

    Big Bark Dog Treats Recall

    January 30, 2015 — Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, CO is recalling its Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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    What’s Being Recalled?​
    [/h] The recall includes approximately 200, 3.5 ounce bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs.
    The affected product was manufactured and distributed between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015. The packages do not have lot codes.
    The recalled item is sold in a 3.5 ounce standup pouch that includes the following label:
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    About Salmonella​
    [/h] Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
    Most people recover from salmonellosis in four to seven days without treatment. But some groups are at higher risk of developing more severe symptoms.
    These high-risk groups are: children under 5 years of age, the elderly, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems.
    Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
    Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
    Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
    Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.
    Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
    If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
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    Where Was the Product Sold?​
    [/h] Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs was distributed by Nor-Sky Pet Supply LLC through independent pet stores in the following states:

    • Colorado
    • Wyoming
    • Utah
    • Oklahoma
    No illnesses have been reported to date.
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    What Caused This Recall?​
    [/h] The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished tested positive for Salmonella.
    Grill-Phoria has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
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    What to Do?​
    [/h] Consumers who have purchased Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs (3.5 oz Bag) are urged to return the bag to the store that you purchased it from and get a full refund.
    Consumers may contact Grill-Phoria at between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MT Monday through Friday at 970-663-4561.
    U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
    Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
    Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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  2. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    [h=2]Voluntary U.S. Recall Notice[/h] Dear “I and love and you†customers:
    At “I and love and you†we’re deeply committed to giving pets the best food and the best love. We recognize the incredible bond between a human and a pet is a precious part of everyday life for our customers and we always want to be open and transparent with you about our products.
    On July 10[SUP]th[/SUP], “I and love and you†was notified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture that a routine sampling revealed a presumptive positive result of Salmonella in our Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog treats. The product is supplied by a U.S. supplier. In an overabundance of caution, “I and love and you†is voluntarily recalling this product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
    There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall. This voluntary recall is limited to Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet that were packaged into 2.0 oz bags, with the lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1, a best-by-year of 2016 or 2017 and UPC number 8 18336 01134 4.
    The health and safety of our customers and their beloved four-legged family members is paramount to us. We pride ourselves in creating only the highest quality products formulated to include the optimal combination of complete, whole-food nutrition, freshness, and premium ingredients you’ve come to expect from “I and love and you.†See below for more details about our voluntary recall and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at 855.ILY.LOVE Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (M.T.), or via email at service@ilypet.com.
    Sincerely,
    Steve Ball
    Chief Executive Officer
    Q: What products are being voluntarily recalled by “I and love and you?â€
    A: Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet that were packaged into 2.0 oz bags, with the lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1, a best-by-year of 2016 or 2017 and UPC number 8 18336 01134 4.
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    Q: Where do I find the lot number?
    A: The lot numbers and UPC codes are printed on each bag of “I and love and you†treats next to the proof of purchase bar code on the back of the package.
    Q: What do I do if my product is part of the recall?
    A: We encourage customers to look at the lot numbers and best-by-dates printed on the bag to determine if it is subject to this recall. If so, please call/email us, or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of it properly.
    Q: What do I do if I believe my myself, or my pet, have been exposed?
    A: If you believe you or your pet have been exposed, we strongly encourage you to seek physician or veterinarian attention so you or your pet can be properly examined and treated accordingly to determine the cause of any symptoms. If confirmed, we would also like to learn more about what you or your pet is experiencing and how we might be able to help during this time. Please contact our customer service at 855.ILY.LOVE, or via email at service@ilypet.com
    Q: Where was the product sold?
    A: The Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet treats were sold throughout the United States to wholesale distributors and retail stores for resale to consumers. The product was distributed through grocery chains and via online retailers.
    Q: What is “I and love and you†doing to correct the situation?
    A: The product has been pulled from online inventory and store shelves. Any consumers with a recalled package can call/email us or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The Company has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. No other products of the company are affected by this recall.
    Q: What is Salmonella? Who can get it?
    A: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause illness in animals and humans. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.
    Q: What are the symptoms in pets?
    A: Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
    Q: What are the symptoms in humans?
    A: Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
    Q: How did the Salmonella contamination occur?
    A: There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria, or serotypes, and they are a widespread and ever-present in the environment in which we live.
    Q: Who do I contact if I have further questions or concerns?
    A: Customers with questions may contact us at 855.ILY.LOVE Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (M.T.), or via email at service@ilypet.com.
     
  3. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    The Natural Dog Company, Inc. Recalls 12" Tremenda Sticks -Possible Salmonella

    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.

    The Natural Dog Company, Inc. Recalls 12" Tremenda Sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

    Contact:
    Consumer:
    1-888-424-4602

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * July 20, 2015 * Windsor, CO * The Natural Dog Company, Inc. of Windsor, CO, is recalling its 12oz bags of 12" Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

    Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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

    The recalled 12" Tremenda Sticks were distributed to retail stores in CA, CO, FL, IL, MO MT, NC, OH UT and WA.

    The recalled product comes in a 12oz bag without a lot number or expiration date with UPC number: 851265004957. Products with new packaging, which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC are not affected by this recall.

    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

    The potential for contamination was noted after a Colorado Department of Agriculture inspection of the product revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12oz package of 12" Tremenda Sticks.

    Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

    Consumers who have purchased 12oz packages of 12" Tremenda Sticks should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-424-4602 * Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm MST.

    The Natural Dog Company, Inc. Recalls 12" Tremenda Sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
     
  4. ETRaven

    ETRaven Little Dog

  5. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I think there are some members here that feed Fromm, though maybe not the canned, but good to know anyways:

    Fromm Dog Food Recall | March 2016
     
  6. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Nooo Fromm. :(
     
  7. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    At least it's jus the canned food. Luckily for me i feed dry
     
  8. brindle

    brindle Little Dog

    Fromm is still a good company and the reason for the recall does not sound that bad --

    "Fromm has discovered through its own analysis that the affected canned dog foods do not contain recommended levels of vitamins and minerals.
    These products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D."

    No salmonella, no toxins, nothing that will kill or make a dog sick... Apparently just a lack of some vitamins and minerals and maybe some extra vitamin D.

    I often use canned foods to add to the regular kibble for variety. I also feed raw. And most dog foods have an awful lot of stuff added (vitamins and minerals) and I doubt dogs need all of that all the time.

    That is honest that Fromm is issuing the recall, but if I had any of the canned, I would still feed it as I only use a few spoons of it at a time.

    It's not like some of the bad recalls of Chinese chicken treats that killed dogs, or the Diamond recalls of some yrs ago that caused renal failure and also killed dogs.
     
  9. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I agree, Brindle. It just makes me a little sad. I feed raw but Fromm is what I usually recommend to kibble feeders.
     
  10. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    At least it goes to show that Fromm actually tests there own product since they voluntarily recalled it themselves.
     

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