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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

Industry Groups Say ‘Massive Overhaul’ of Animal Food Regs Still Needs Work

The deadline passed Monday for comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the preventive controls for animal food rule issued under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) submitted more than 100 pages of comments on what it describes as the most massive overhaul of animal food… Continue Reading

Pet Foods Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Ohio company Pro-Pet, LLC, has initiated a voluntary recall of dry dog and cat foods because of possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated that products manufactured during a two-day period on a single production line may have the contamination. The recalled products include: Product Best By Lot Code UPC Number 40 lb. Hubbard… Continue Reading

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

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

Pet Food Problems: 10 Ways to Make It Safer

There may not be unanimity on how to change the current state of pet food manufacturing, testing and inspection in the United States, but there seems to be general agreement that some changes need to be made, if only to reduce the number of recent pet food recalls and associated illnesses that have killed or… Continue Reading