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
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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
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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,
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Approximately 580 dogs have died and 3,600 reported sick in a mysterious connection with consuming Chinese jerky treats, according to a new update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The problems date back as far as 2007, when FDA first began receiving a higher volume of reports of dogs
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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
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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
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Three pet treat manufacturers on Thursday announced product recalls due to Salmonella contamination — two for contaminated parsley flakes and another for apparent environmental contamination problems. Kasel Associates Industries Inc. announced a wide-ranging recall of meat-based dog treats suspected of Salmonella contamination. The products were manufactured between April 20 and
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