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Year-long investigation of euthanasia drug in pet food over

Reinspection of Evanger's-Nutripack production plant shows no 'imminent public health' concerns

On Feb. 16 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a close out letter, officially putting an end to its investigation of a manufacturing plant operated by Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. The FDA action followed the transfer of all manufacturing operations from the troubled pet food production operation in Markham, IL, to… Continue Reading

FDA Salmonella finding prompts recall of three raw dog foods

Carnivore Meat Co. LLC has recalled two Vital Essentials raw dog food products due to possible Salmonella contamination. In addition to the Vital Essentials recall, TruDog LLC has advised its customers by email that it has withdrawn a single batch of its Boost Me product, also due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products and… Continue Reading

Blue Ridge Beef recalls more raw pet food for bacteria

Blue Ridge Beef has recalled more raw, frozen dog food because the FDA found Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in it. The recall of BRB Complete is the second recall for the company this month. Although no pet or human illnesses had been confirmed in connection with the BRB Complete dog food as of Monday, the… Continue Reading

Complaints of sick pets prompt Smucker to recall dog treats

The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, because the products may contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The recall was initiated after the Food and Drug Administration informed the company of reports of three pet illnesses. The products affected by the recall are: Milo’s Kitchen… Continue Reading

Steve’s brand raw dog food recalled after Salmonella found

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling it’s “Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe” dog food because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recall is of particular public health concern because of the potential hazard to both human and animal health, according to the FDA’s advisory. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of Salmonella infection… Continue Reading

Smucker confirms euthanasia drug in popular dog food brands

Recall includes Gravy Train, Kibbles ’N Bits, Skippy, Ol’ Roy; FDA's investigation, testing ongoing

The FDA has posted notice of a voluntary recall by The J.M. Smucker Company Inc. of canned dog food after the company confirmed pentobarbital in tallow used to manufactured the affected products. In all, the recall covers more than 107 million cans of dog food in several flavors sold under the Gravy Train, Kibbles ’N Bits, Skippy… Continue Reading

Smokehouse dog treats recalled for Salmonella after testing

Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. is recalling 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” due to possible Salmonella contamination. Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and puts humans at risk from handling contaminated pet products. If they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any… Continue Reading

Dog food recalled for Salmonella; two children confirmed sick

Raws for Paws is recalling recalled 4,000 pounds of its  Ground Turkey Pet Food due to possible Salmonella contamination after reported illnesses, including two children who have been infected with Salmonella Reading. The food is sold online by Christofersen Meats Co. Inc., doing business as Swanson Meats, in Minneapolis — no relation to Swanson Meals. The Minnesota Department of Health reports that two… Continue Reading