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FSA reports 54 ‘food incidents’ in United Kingdom in Q3

In case you’ve been wondering about “food incidents” across the pond, the Food Standards Agency for the United Kingdom is out with its report for the July through September 2016 period.  The report includes those incidents where an alert was issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products from sales. This quarterly summary also… 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

Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets packaged in the following forms: UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites… Continue Reading

Chicken Pet Foods Recalled Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT, is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns about the possible presence of Salmonella. The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella spp. Poly A contamination. All products tested negative by… Continue Reading

Pet Food Safety Study is Not Junk Science

Opinion

It is sad to report that the credibility of our results has been attacked. And by someone who knows nothing of the two scientists who oversaw the testing for us. There were no questions asked prior – just bashing. Makes one wonder. Phyllis Entis is probably known to many readers here — she was known… Continue Reading

Portions of Pet Food Safety Study are the ‘Epitome of Junk Science’

Opinion

On March 31, 2013, I announced that I was “moving on,” and I ended my daily posts on eFoodAlert. Since then, I have been concentrating on my creative writing projects. Nevertheless, I’ve continued to monitor food safety stories, muttering under my breath from time to time about the quality of some of the coverage. But I have… 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

Bravo Turkey and Chicken Pet Foods Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Bravo of Manchester, CT, is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on Nov. 14, 2013, to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by… Continue Reading

Study: Highest Pathogen Levels on Raw Pet Foods, Jerky Treats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN), in collaboration with the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and its Microbiology Cooperative Agreement Program (MCAP) laboratories, has conducted a study to evaluate the prevalence of selected microbial organisms in various types of pet foods. The goal of this blinded study, published… Continue Reading

FDA Consumer Advice: Raw Food Can Endanger Pets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published consumer advice on Monday warning pet owners about their pets’ risk for contracting Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes from raw food. “Feeding raw foods to pets increases the risk that both the pet and the people around the pet will encounter bacteria that cause foodborne illness, particularly if the products… Continue Reading