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Pet Food Safety: When Pet Food Makes Pets and Humans Sick

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Between late 2011 and spring 2012, dozens of people across 20 U.S. states and Canada were falling ill with apparent Salmonella infections all coming from the same source. For nearly six months, the illnesses slowly cropped up around North America, with health investigators unable to connect the dots about how they were being caused. It… Continue Reading

Purina ONE beyOnd Dry Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) of St. Louis, MO, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one… Continue Reading

Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of Iams and Eukanuba dry dog and cat food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date… Continue Reading

Frozen Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

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New York-based Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation is voluntarily recalling two “limited specialty products” of frozen pet food due to Salmonella contamination: 1. Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food — 3 lbs. 2. Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed — 3 lbs. The products were found… Continue Reading

Raw Frozen Chicken-Blend Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella

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Bravo! is voluntarily recalling 2-pound tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats with product code 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall only affects 2-pound tube products made on June 14, 2012. The contamination was detected in a single sample of… Continue Reading

Utah Dog Food Recalled Because of Salmonella Contamination

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Steve’s Real Food of Murray, Utah has recalled its free range; antibiotic and hormone free chicken, turkey, and duck dog food because of Salmonella contamination. The 8 oz. “Turducken” canine recipe patties come in 5-pound bags. It’s too early to know if any dogs or their owners are getting sick from the contaminated pet food…. Continue Reading

FDA Flexes Muscles To Achieve Kasel Pet Treat Recall

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The extensive ‘voluntary’ pet treat recall announced on February 19th by Kasel Associated Industries (Denver, CO) was triggered by FDA’s threat to invoke its new mandatory recall authority, according to Siobhan DeLancey, spokesperson for FDA’s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine. Earlier today, DeLancey informed eFoodAlert by email that Kasel chose to voluntarily recall its… Continue Reading

China Sneaks its Chicken in on Man’s Best Friend

Opinion

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The Chinese chicken saga continues… On July 18, I attended a meeting at the USDA to get an update on the status of poultry exports to the U.S. from the People’s Republic of China. When I returned from the meeting, I saw an email alert from the Food and Drug Administration entitled, “Questions and Answers… Continue Reading

FDA Releases Data on Chinese Dog Treat Testing

Five years on, no solid answers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released data from five-and-a-half years of laboratory testing on Chinese-made chicken jerky dog treats — products that received heightened attention in 2007 and late 2011 following upticks in the 1,000 consumer complaints written to the FDA regarding sickened or dead dogs who consumed the treats. The bottom… Continue Reading