Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

pet food recall

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

Rad Cat raw free-range poultry cat food recalled for Listeria

Radagast Pet Food Inc. of Portland, OR, is recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet brand “Free-Range Chicken” and one lot of “Free-Range Turkey” cat food from after random government testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Pets that eat the food and pet owners who handle it are at risk of Listeria infection. Also, utensils, pet bowls and counters or… Continue Reading

Redbarn expands recall of 4 brands of dog treats for Salmonella

Redbarn Pet Products LLC of Long Beach, CA, is expanding its Feb. 9 recall of several varieties of dog treats to include all lots of those products because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is of particular public health concern because of the potential hazard to both human and animal health. Redbarn initially recalled a single lot of “Bully Sticks” in early February after being notified that a… Continue Reading

Raw Basic’s recalls raw, frozen Tucker’s pet food for Salmonella

Raw Basics LLC is recalling its Tucker’s branded, raw, frozen pork-bison pet food after Nebraska officials found a sample to be contaminated with Salmonella. There is concern that consumers may have the recalled pet food in their homes because it is sold frozen and has a long shelf life. The recalled Tucker’s pork-bison pet food… 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

FDA, state investigate Darwin’s pet food after illnesses, death

The Food and Drug Administration and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are investigating what FDA describes as a “pattern of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination in raw pet foods manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc.” FDA has received a total of six complaints of illness in animals who were fed the raw pet foods, including… 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

Darwin’s Pet Food pathogen problems ongoing for 14 months

Since October 2016, Darwin’s Natural Pet Food has recalled eight production lots of raw pet food. In all, the manufacturer recalled more than 23 tons of cat and dog food during a 14-month period. The recalls include seven dog foods and one cat food. Customers who purchased the recalled products were notified of the recalls… Continue Reading