Pet Food Recalls

Vital Essentials Is Recalling Beef Toppers For Dogs And Cats And Frozen Beef Chub Entree For Dogs

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Vital Essentials is voluntarily recalling two products that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The issue was discovered when a single package of product, which was produced on the same day, was collected and tested by FDA for the presence of Salmonella. The Vital Essentials website is still showing their previous recall.

Previous recalls from this Vital Essentials:

February 24, 2018 - Green Bay's Carnivore Meat Company Issues Voluntary Recall of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée For Dogs” Pet Food

July 7, 2017 - Dog Food Treat Recall - Vital Essentials Recalls 2 Batches Of Frozen Beef Tripe Products

This was an email sent today, April 16, 2018, to their customers. Please make sure to share this information because not everyone receives emails or the food could have been purchased for someone else.

To Our Vital Essentials Family,

At the heart of everything we do, we believe that every dog and cat in the world deserve the opportunity to have access to the finest food available.  Our core mission is to align ourselves with this belief to ensure that we do everything we can to deliver our products to those who want us or need us, anywhere in the world.   Along with this, we also accept the responsibility of keeping pet parents and other stakeholders in Vital Essentials informed, in real time, to events that may impact them. For this reason, we are reaching out to you today.

As pet Ambassadors, we understand how much you love your pets and want to give them the best of everything possible.  We feel the same way about our four-legged family members, which naturally means our family extends to you and your pets.

It is in this spirit, we are taking extraordinary caution in announcing a voluntary recall for two limited batches of products.  We also want to provide you an update regarding proactive measures we’ve taken and some of the changes already made to continue our culture of excellence.  We know that as our extended family, you’ve come to expect this from us.

We are voluntarily recalling two products that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The issue was discovered when a single package of product, which was produced on the same day, was collected and tested by FDA for the presence of Salmonella.

You can identify the products by comparing the following lot numbers and best by dates: “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers™” with “Lot #13815, Best by 06/04/19 or Best by 06/20/19” and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs, 5 lb.” with “Lot #13816, Best by 12/27/18”.  There are diagrams below to assist you in finding this information.

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1.  Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers™
2.  6 oz.  (170 g) package size
3.  Best by date:  06/04/201906/20/2019
4.  Lot #:  13815
5.  Product UPC:  033211006059

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1.  Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs
2.  5 lb. (2.27 kg) package size 
3.  Best by date: 12/27/18
4.  Lot #: 13816
5.  Product UPC:  033211008817

So…what are we doing to enhance the trust and reliability in our products?

Earlier this year, we proactively implemented new test and hold measures to bolster our efforts in delivering a consistent supply of dependable, ultra-premium food and treats for pets all across the world. This means that all batches undergo additional testing by quality assurance and are not released into the market until test results are received and proven safe for resale.

What should you do with these products?

We expect that very few, if any, packages remain in the market.  However, we encourage you to discard any of the products included in this email.  Please be sure to discard products safely in a covered trash receptacle. You may notify your retailer for a replacement or refund.

No other Vital Essentials products are subject to this voluntary recall.

If you have questions, please contact us at 920-370-6542.

 

 


K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Dog Food 2.2Lb And 11Lb Bags Because Of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

This food was imported into the US market 10 months ago. Not sure if anyone has some left but check your bags!

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WASHINGTON - April 13, 2018--()--K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that were imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in humans and animals. Symptoms of infection may include nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, and diarrhea, and may lead to most serious issues such as meningitis and abortion. Healthy people and animals can be infected, and some are more susceptible, including young children, pregnant women, frail or elderly people or others with weakened immune symptoms. Animals that become ill with Listeria monocytogenes could display symptoms similar to humans.

Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling the products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to the products.

No pet or human illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date.

If you have any symptoms after handling the recalled product, please contact your healthcare provider. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled batch numbers are as follows;

K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb bags, shipped to distributors in WA, CA, TX, CO and distributed to pet specialty retail stores.

  • Batch number #170517 with an expiration date of 17NOV2018

K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags, shipped to distributors in WA, CA, TX, CO, PA and distributed to pet specialty retail stores.

  • Batch number #150517 with an expiration date of 15NOV2018
  • Batch number #160517 with an expiration date of 16NOV2018
  • Batch number #170517 with an expiration date of 17NOV2018

The batch number and expiration dates are stamped in the bottom left on the back of the pack.

Purchasers are encouraged to check the batch code to see if their product was affected. Pet owners who have product matching these batch codes should stop using the product and return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions can contact us at 1 888 345 4680.

At K9 Natural, the safety of our products, pets and customers is paramount and we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality food made of the highest quality ingredients. We are disappointed that this situation has occurred and K9 Natural remain committed to ensuring high levels of product quality and cleanliness right from the farm to the retail store.

Customers with questions may contact the company via phone at 1 888 345 4680, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm PDT & EDT, and Saturday through Sunday, 14 &15 April 2018, 8am-5pm PDT & EDT or email info@k9natural.com.

For all media queries please phone 1 888 345 4680 or email media@k9natural.com.

About K9 Natural

K9 Natural Foods Limited is a New Zealand-based company founded in 2006. We produce high meat diets for dogs and cats and export to over 20 counties around the world. The company sells to distributors in the United States who then sell to predominantly independent pet specialty retailers.

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Contacts

K9 Natural
Nicholas Peters,1 888-345-4680
media@k9natural.com


FDA Alerts Pet Owners About The Presence Of Thyroid Hormones In Certain Milo’s Kitchen Pet Treats

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FDA.gov - March 27, 2018 (Recall from J.M. Smuckers on March 22, 2018)

The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about the recall of certain Milo’s Kitchen pet treats after FDA testing found thyroid hormones in products eaten by four dogs that showed symptoms of hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs.

The FDA’s evaluation of the test results of Milo’s Kitchen treat samples indicates that the treats contain thyroid hormones in substantial amounts. Consuming these treats can trigger hyperthyroidism in dogs. Hyperthyroidism caused by pet food or treats is generally reversible if the dog stops eating the product containing thyroid hormones, but prolonged consumption may result in permanent heart damage and death.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the presence of thyroid hormones in certain Milo’s Kitchen pet treats manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company.

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about The J.M. Smucker Company’s recall of certain Milo’s Kitchen pet treats after FDA testing found thyroid hormones in products eaten by dogs that showed symptoms of hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs.
  • The FDA has investigated reports of three dogs with elevated thyroid levels in their blood that are not attributable to thyroid cancer, which is usually the cause of elevated thyroid hormone levels.
  • Pet food and treats that contain livestock gullets (meat from the throat region of an animal) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism.
  • The FDA is monitoring for reports of any additional pet illnesses associated with products that may contain thyroid tissue and hormones. Consumers can report complaints about this and other pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?

The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a recall of certain Milo’s Kitchen dog treats due to the presence of thyroid hormones. The FDA is issuing this notice in order to make pet owners aware of the firm’s action.

The FDA has received reports of four dogs experiencing symptoms, including excessive thirst, excessive urination, increased appetite, and restlessness. Three of the dogs were tested and had increased concentrations of thyroid hormone in their blood, also known as hyperthyroidism. The fourth dog was not tested, but was suspected to also be suffering from hyperthyroidism. After the pets’ veterinarians ruled out thyroid cancer as the cause, the FDA determined the hyperthyroidism was connected to an external source, such as a food. The FDA’s Vet-LIRN interviewed the dogs’ owners and confirmed that all of the dogs ate at least one of the recalled pet treat products from Milo’s Kitchen. Once the Milo’s Kitchen treats were removed from the dogs’ diets, the hyperthyroidism symptoms resolved.

The recalled products were distributed to retailers nationwide.

The list of recalled products the firm provided to the FDA include:

  • Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak, 18-ounce bag, UPC 0 7910051822 7, Best If Used By 11/15/2018, Lot #7413
  • Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak, 18-ounce bag, UPC 0 7910051822 7, Best If Used By 4/26/2019, Lot #7305
  • Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak, 22-ounce bag, UPC 0 7910051823 4, Best If Used By 4/26/2019, Lot #7305
  • Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak, 10-ounce bag, UPC 0 7910052776 2, Best If Used By 4/26/19, Lot #7305
  • Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon, 15-ounce bag, UPC 0 7910052126 5, Best If Used by 11/19/18, Lot #7417

In previously reported cases of exogenous thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism caused by an external source) in dogs, testing of the food the dogs ate revealed detectable thyroid hormones. Pet food with increased concentrations of thyroid hormones likely contains animal gullets (laryngeal tissue) obtained most often from beef and lamb slaughter establishments used in the manufacture of pet treats and pet food. If a thyroid gland is not completely removed from a gullet and that gullet is then added to pet food or treats, remnant thyroid tissue could be a source of thyroid hormones.

The FDA’s evaluation of the test results of Milo’s Kitchen treat samples indicates that the treats contain thyroid hormones in substantial amounts. Consuming these treats can trigger hyperthyroidism in dogs. Hyperthyroidism caused by pet food or treats is generally reversible if the dog stops eating the product containing thyroid hormones, but prolonged consumption may result in permanent heart damage and death. The FDA has previously issued a Letter to Industry to remind pet food manufacturers and suppliers that any products containing livestock gullet or laryngeal tissue can be a source of thyroid hormones. The FDA has also issued a Letter to Veterinary Professionals to ensure that veterinarians are on the lookout for exogenous thyrotoxicosis.

What Happens to a Pet That Eats Pet Food or Treats Containing Thyroid Hormones?

Pets that eat food containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, increased appetite, restlessness, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, elevated heart rate, rapid and/or labored breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Continued exposure to excess thyroid hormones can cause damage to the heart and in some cases, death.

What Do Retailers Need To Do?

Retailers should remove the recalled treats from their shelves and/or website and contact the manufacturer for further instructions. If retailers have records to identify consumers who have purchased the recalled product, the FDA encourages those retailers to contact the consumers to alert them about the product recall.

What Do Consumers Need To Do?

Consumers should not feed their pets the recalled lots of Milo’s Kitchen pet treats. Consumers who purchased these products should safely dispose of the treats in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them, or contact the firm for information about returning the product.

Pet owners who think their pets may be ill from eating treats containing thyroid hormones should contact their veterinarians.

Who Should be Contacted?

People who think their pets have become ill after consuming pet food or treats containing thyroid hormones should contact their veterinarians.

The FDA encourages consumers to report complaints about this and other pet treats or food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.


FDA Alerts Pet Owners About Potential Pentobarbital Contamination in Canned Dog Food Manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company, Including Certain Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, And Skippy Products

The FDA updated this info on March 2, 2018 below. The original recall info was February 15, 2018 (here).

Update: March 2, 2018

The FDA has informed J.M. Smucker that the firm’s action to remove products from the marketplace is now considered a recall. The FDA based this decision on a test by the firm confirming the presence of pentobarbital in the tallow ingredient used in the affected products.

The FDA is continuing its investigation and has collected finished product samples for testing that is currently pending. While the firm and FDA testing was pending, the FDA agreed to allow the firm to withdraw products from the marketplace because it was the quickest way to remove potentially adulterated product. However, now that the firm has verified that the products contain pentobarbital, an illegal substance in pet food at any amount, the firm has agreed to continue to remove product under the voluntarily recall process. The FDA will share more information as it becomes available.

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is alerting pet owners about potential pentobarbital contamination in certain canned dog foods manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company.
  • After learning about positive pentobarbital results in certain cans of Gravy Train dog food, J.M. Smucker initiated a withdrawal of various canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands.
  • The FDA’s preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets. However, pentobarbital should never be present in pet food and products containing any amount of pentobarbital are considered to be adulterated.
  • The FDA is monitoring for reports of any pet illnesses associated with pentobarbital contamination in these products. Consumers can report complaints about this and other pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?

The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a withdrawal of certain canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands due to the potential for pentobarbital contamination. The firm is withdrawing all lots of these products that were manufactured from 2016 through the present. The FDA is issuing this notice in order to make pet owners aware of the firm’s action.

The FDA requested from J.M. Smucker a comprehensive list of withdrawn products, regardless of when they were produced. The FDA received the following list from the firm on February 16, 2018, and promptly released it to the public. The agency became aware of reports of other products also subject to withdrawal and requested clarification from J.M. Smucker, which has assured the agency that the list provided below covers all withdrawn products.

The withdrawn products were distributed to retailers nationwide.

The list of withdrawn products the firm provided to the FDA include:

  • Gravy Train with T-Bone Flavor Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910052541
  • Gravy Train with Beef Strips, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 791052542
  • Gravy Train with Lamb & Rice Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910052543
  • Gravy Train with Chicken Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034418
  • Gravy Train with Beef Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034417
  • Gravy Train with Chicken Chunks, 22-ounce can, UPC 7910051645
  • Gravy Train with Beef Chunks, 22-ounce can, UPC 7910051647
  • Gravy Train Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910034417
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 12-can Variety Pack – Chef’s Choice American Grill Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010377, 7910010378
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 12-Can Variety Pack – Chef’s Choice Bistro Hearty Cuts with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Homestyle Meatballs & Pasta Dinner with Real Beef in Tomato Sauce, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010382, 7910048367, 7910010378
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 12-Can Variety Pack – Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, Chef’s Choice American Grill Burger Dinner with Real Bacon & Cheese Bits in Gravy, Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 12 pack of 13.2-ounce cans, UPC 7910010380, 7910010377, 7910010375
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010375
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010378
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910010380
  • Ol’ Roy Strips Turkey Bacon, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 8113117570
  • Skippy Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 79100502469
  • Skippy Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910050250
  • Skippy Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef, 13.2-ounce can, UPC 7910050245

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Pentobarbital is a barbiturate drug that is most commonly used in animals as a sedative, anesthetic, or for euthanasia. The FDA’s preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets. However, any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food . The FDA is investigating to learn the potential source and route of the contamination.

What Happens to a Pet That Eats Pet Food Containing Pentobarbital?

Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death. However, pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is at a low level unlikely to pose a health risk to pets.

What Do Retailers Need To Do?

Retailers should remove the withdrawn pet food from their shelves and/or website and contact the manufacturer for further instructions. If retailers have records to identify consumers who have purchased the withdrawn product, the FDA encourages those retailers to contact the consumers to alert about the product withdrawal.

What Do Consumers Need To Do?

Consumers should not feed their pets the withdrawn lots of J.M. Smucker pet food. Consumers who purchased these products should safely dispose of the cans and/or contact the firm for information about returning the product.

Pet owners who think their pets may be ill from eating food contaminated with pentobarbital should contact their veterinarians.

Who Should be Contacted?

People who think their pets have become ill after consuming pet food contaminated with pentobarbital should contact their veterinarians.

The FDA encourages consumers to report complaints about this and other pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.


Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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March 2, 2018 –Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

Symptoms of infection in people include 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 potentially affected lot of 5lb. frozen turkey nuggets were distributed to retail pet food stores in states of CA, CO, CT, IA, KS, FL, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WA. Fifty two cases of this product was distributed between 6/27/17 – 7/15/17.

The affected product was sold frozen in 5lb bags. Those bags affected by this recall are identified with the following UPC codes and the “Best by” date located on the bag.

LOT # UPC Best By Date
E 178 6-91730-15303-8 09/27/18

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This recall is being initiated after the firm was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that a retail sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella.
No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the safe handling tips published on the Steve’s Real Food packaging, when disposing of the affected product.

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

Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code of any 5lb frozen turkey nuggets. Any product with the noted lot code should be returned to the specialty retailer where product was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Steve’s Real Food at 888-526-1900, Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm MTN.

 


Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Kitten Grind Raw Pet Food Lot#GA1102 Because of Possible Contamination

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Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
The cause of the recall:

This recall was initiated after the FDA received a complaint of two kitten deaths, including one death which was confirmed to be caused by Salmonella septicemia. Subsequent testing by the FDA of Kitten Grind Lot#GA1102 revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

About Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes:

Salmonella and Listeria can cause severe and potentially fatal infection in both the animals consuming the pet food, and the humans that handle the pet food. There is a 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 surface exposed to these products. Pets can be carriers of the bacteria and infect humans, even if the pets do not appear to be ill. Once Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes gets established in the pet’s gastrointestinal tract, the animal can shed the bacteria when it has a bowel movement, and the contamination will continue to spread.

Groups at high risk for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes include the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions (such as cancer), and pregnant women.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves and their pets for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or pets that have consumed this product should contact their healthcare provider. Pet owners should contact a veterinarian if their pet shows symptoms. Consumers should also follow the simple handling tips on the package.

The lot contains 20 cases or 300 chubs of product and would affect the following states:

Texas
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee
North Carolina

The affected product is sold in two pound chubs that are frozen and are distinguished by the manufacturing codes:

Kitten Grind
Lot# GA1102
Manufacturing date: 11/02/2017

The packaging of the product and the location of the lot number is pictured below with the location of the clips on each end of the chub.

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What to do:

Consumers are encouraged to check the clips of product to ensure that they possess the affected lot#GA1102. Those who have purchased the above lot of Kitten Grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. Original FDA.gov recall here. https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm599261.htm

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Northwest Naturals Voluntarily Recalls 5lb Frozen Chicken Andnd Salmon Pet Food Chubs Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

FDA.gov recall 2/23/18

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Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes 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.
Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans. Healthy people exposed to Lm should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever.

Pets with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) can affect animals eating the product. There is the possibility of risk to humans from handling product that is positive for Listeria monocytogenes especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after and if they have made contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.

Product was 1 isolated batch of 94 cases distributed to distributors in California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and Rhode Island and sold thru specialty pet retail stores.

Product is packaged in 5lb frozen chubs labeled Chicken and Salmon Dog Food with a UPC code of 0 87316 38440 6 and a product best buy date code of 15 082218

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No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date. The product passed lab testing on 12-22-2016 and was sold over 1 year ago to distributors listed above, on or before 1-23-2017. Reports from distributors indicate there is no product at any distributors.

The company was notified on 2-21-2018 by FDA and the Michigan Dept if Agriculture. Michigan bought 1 chub at a Michigan specialty pet store and tested the sample which was negative for e coli, salmonella, and positive for Listeria moncytogenes. The company tests all batches of products for all pathogens in a positive release program before releasing for shipping. The company tests over 600 batches of product per week. The company is a dual jurisdiction facility regulated by USDA-FSIS every day on every shift and FDA. The company does dual lab testing several times per month matching USDA- FSIS lab samples and comparing results.

Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code on any 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon chubs. Any product with the noted lot code should return product to the specialty retailer where purchased for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Northwest Naturals at 1-866-637-1872, Monday-Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm PST or go to www.nw-naturals.net

 

 


Green Bay's Carnivore Meat Company Issues Voluntary Recall of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée For Dogs” Pet Food

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Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Provided by Vital Essentials pet food…

Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products
have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below.

The following affected “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” product was distributed in the continental USA through independent retailers and via online retailers
Chewys.com and Amazon.com through direct delivery:

Affected products can be identified by comparing the following lot numbers: “Vital EssentialsFreeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” with “Lot #13753”.

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No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after
having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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

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

The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution following the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s collection of a retail sample from a single batch which tested positive. There have
been no reports of illness.

Consumers who have purchased Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs in a 1 lb. bag are urged to return effected product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers
with questions may call the company at 920-370-6542 for additional information.


Raws For Paws Recalls Turkey Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk - Dog Food Recall

Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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 Ground Turkey Pet Food was distributed throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa directly to consumers and through online mail orders.

The recalled product is packaged into 1-pound and 5-pound sealed plastic tubes, also known as chubs. The chubs are packaged into regular Turkey Pet Food cases and Pet Food Combo Pack cases, which contain a variety of pet food products. The products in question have case codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015. The manufacture date of Turkey Pet Food cases is 10/12/2017, and the manufacture dates of Combo Pack cases are between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018.

Two illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages of Turkey Pet Food.

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

Consumers who have purchased Turkey Pet Food should discontinue the use of the product and contact Raws for Paws to determine if their product is subject to this recall and more information about disposal or return instructions. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 612-465-0372.

Just a few hours earlier, this FDA public advisory was issuedFDA Investigates Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets

Official recall from FDA.gov

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United Pet Group Recalls, A Division Of Spectrum Brands, Inc. Recalls Multiple Brands Of Rawhide Dog Chew Products From American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, Healthy Hide, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit, And Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun

UNITED PET GROUP VOLUNTARY RECALLS MULTIPLE BRANDS OF
RAWHIDE CHEW PRODUCTS FOR DOGS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHEMICAL
CONTAMINATION

Consumer:
1-855-215-4962

Media:
Meg Rowley
985-237-9786

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 10, 2017 St. Louis, MO — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below.

The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.

United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed. The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.

Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.

The affected product was distributed nationwide from United Pet Group’s Edwardsville, Illinois distribution facility and was delivered to consumers through various retail establishments including online outlets. All of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identify an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package.

The products subject to the recall are described below.

Product Brands Product Names and UPCs

American Beefhide

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the American Beefhide brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Digest-eeze

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Digest-eeze brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB, and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Healthy Hide (including
Healthy Hide – Good -n-
Fun and Healthy Hide –
Good -n- Fit)

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Healthy Hide brand, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit brand, and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060
1-800-645-5154

Consumers who have purchased the products described above are urged to dispose of the product or return it directly to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they initially purchased the product for full refund. Please see brand logos below which will assist in identifying affected products.

We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and we are continuing to investigate the cause of this problem. We are implementing changes across the affected manufacturing facilities in order to prevent this problem from reoccurring in the future. United Pet Group is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and removed from inventory.

If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.

Consumers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.

For press inquiries, please contact Meg Rowley at 985-237-9786, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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

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