ucm479875Big Dog Natural of Brick, NJ is voluntary recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme potentially contaminated with Salmonella and Fish Supreme potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that was shipped in the week of Oct.31  to Nov. 13, 2015 to online customers. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can…

Preliminary findings from data collected during the past two years from the Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN) and 11 university veterinary labs across the country reveal that fewer than 100 dogs and cats of nearly 3,000 tested were positive for Salmonella bacteria. Also, nearly half of the dogs with …

Jump Your Bones Inc. of Boca Raton, FL, is recalling Jump Your Bones brand “Roo Bites (Cubes)” due to potential Salmonella contamination. The pet treat product is made from dehydrated kangaroo meat. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat contaminated products. Humans are at risk of contracting illness from handling contaminated pet products, especially those who…

China may be moving closer to legally exporting processed cooked chicken to the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has received from China a list of four plants that the country has certified as eligible to export processed chicken here. But before exportation can occur, China must develop a proper export health certificate that…

Until the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not have the authority to mandate a food recall. Food recalls were done by food companies on a voluntary basis – sometimes at the suggestion of FDA, but not through mandatory action. Since gaining the power to mandate…

This article has been updated to include a Nov. 12 expansion of the recall into additional states.  Dog treats sold in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Tennessee are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were produced by Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats in Waleska, GA, and include chicken treats…

At least 21 people in New Hampshire have fallen ill with Salmonella in an outbreak connected to Joey’s Jerky brand chicken jerky, a product made for dogs. The product has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Kritters Kitchen Kreations. The contaminated jerky was sold at the following six stores in New Hampshire: America’s Pet in…

Part II of Food Safety News’ conversation with Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, covers sequestration, pet food, antibiotics and whether he plans to retire anytime soon. Q: Right now your agency is looking at cuts, not increases. Some estimate that FDA is taking essentially

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…