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Second class action suit filed in pentobarbital pet food scandal

Texas pet owner Wendy Black has initiated a complaint seeking class action status against Party Animal Inc. and Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. The suit, filed June 6 in the Superior Court for Los Angeles County’s Central District seeks damages “…on behalf of all persons who purchased Party Animal organic brand dog food… Continue Reading

Reports of sick dogs trigger recalls by WellPet, Blue Buffalo

Consumer complaints about sick pets have spurred nationwide recalls by WellPet LLC and Blue Buffalo Co. because of potentially excessive levels of beef thyroid hormone in their dog foods. Each company — WellPet LLC of Tewksbury, MA, and Blue Buffalo Co. of Wilton, CT — recalled specific production lots of one flavor of their canned… Continue Reading

FDA confirms euthanasia agent pentobarbital in dog food

Pet owners warned to avoid certain Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food

The Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and pet caretakers not to feed their pets with certain lots of Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food after confirming the presence of the euthanasia agent pentobarbital in both products. Following discussions with FDA, Evanger’s announced a voluntary recall Feb. 3 of five lots of… Continue Reading

Sedative in dog food; Evanger’s issues recall after dog dies

At least five dogs have been sickened and one has died after eating Evanger’s “Hunk of Beef” canned food. A barbiturate, Pentobarbital, has been confirmed in one lot of the food and the company is concerned people may still have unused cans in their homes. Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL, is recalling… Continue Reading

OC Raw Dog Recalls Limited Amount of Dog Food for Salmonella Risk

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation due to the potential of the product to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported, and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected. This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken, Fish… Continue Reading

IAFP 2015: Pet Food Safety, Deadly Jerky Pet Treats, and Government Regulations

Salmonella contamination of pet food and pet treats is challenging the industry and leading to major operational changes, according to Robert Buchanan, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland. Buchanan, followed by a veterinary medical officer from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a pet… Continue Reading

‘Turkey Sprinkles’ Dog Food Enhancer Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Boulder Dog Food Company is voluntarily recalling the Turkey Sprinkles food enhancer because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Last month, the company recalled Chicken Sprinkles for the same issue. This voluntary recall is regarding Turkey Sprinkles 3 oz with a “Best By” date of 05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016, a Lot Number… Continue Reading

Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is voluntarily recalling 2,055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags… Continue Reading

CO Ag Department Tests Find Salmonella in Recalled Dog Treats

Routine testing of samples by the Colorado Department of Agriculture returned positive results for Salmonella in Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs made by Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, CO. The Northern Colorado company subsequently recalled about 200 bags of the jerky treats, each weighing 3.5 pounds, because of the possibility suggested by… Continue Reading

Consumer-Funded Test Finds 11 of 12 Pet Foods Contaminated

A number of pet food brands are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria and other contaminants that could cause negative health effects to humans and their pets, according to a testing project funded by a group of pet owners and coordinated by the Association for Truth in Pet Food. The project is the first of its… Continue Reading