May 30, 2016

More People Get Sick From Contaminated Pet Food Than Pets

The FDA sent a warning letter to Answers Pet Food on March 17, 2016, warning them that their product was contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Detailed Answers Chicken, 8 ounce raw chicken patties, were contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, and Detailed Answers Chicken Formula, 2 pounder, was contaminated with Salmonella Kentucky. In that letter, FDA states that their concerns with Salmonella-contaminated pet foods include health of pets and health of people. The letter states, "it is more common to have human illnesses linked to contaminated pet food or treats than it is to have an animal illness. The association between human outbreaks of salmonellosis and Salmonella-contaminated pet foods is well established by the CDC." Salmonella in pet products can sick people in … [Read more...]

Smallbatch Pets Recalls Dog Food for Salmonella and Listeria

Smallbatch Pets is recalling some of their dog food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. They are recalling one lot, or eighty cases, of frozen dog duckbatch sliders. The recalled product is sold frozen in 3 pound bags. The product has lot number CO27, best by date of 01/27/17, and UPC number 713757339001. The "Best By" date is located on the back of the package below the seal. The products were sold in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington state through pet food retailers and distributors between 2/23/16 and 3/10/16. FDA testing of the product collected at a distributor revealed the presence of the pathogenic bacteria. If you purchased this product, do not feed it to your pet. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package so … [Read more...]

MFA Recalls Rabbit Feed for Excessive Sodium

MFA Incorporated is recalling bagged and bulk MFA 16% and 17% rabbit feed because three lots tested high for salt. Consumer complaints to the company stated that animals were sick and some died. Symptoms of excess salt intake in rabbits include depressed feed intake, weakness, and increased thirst. The product was distributed to MFA retail stores in southwest Missori. Three lot numbers tested positive for excess salt: lots #214865, #216032 and #217178. Lot numbers appear on the feed tag attached to the bags. MFA is recalling those lot numbers in addition to lot #213802 of bagged MFA 16% rabbit pellets and MFA 17% rabbit pellets lots #213877, #216427 and #217549. If you have any packages of rabbit pellets with any of the above numbers, do not feed them to your animals. Return them to … [Read more...]

Fromm Recalls Canned Dog Food for High Vitamin D

Fromm Pet Food of Wisconsin is recalling three types of its canned dog foods because they contain too much vitamin D. Too much of this vitamin can be deadly to dogs. No health problems associated with this recall have been reported. The recalled products are Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food in 12 ounce cans with case code 11893 and individual can UPC number 72705 11892. In addition, Fromm Gold Chicken & Duck is recalled, with case code 11895 and individual can UPC number 72705 11894. Finally, Fromm Gold Salmon & Chicken Pate is recalled, with case code 11891 and individual can UPC number 72705 11890. If you purchased any of these items, do not feed them to your dog. Discard them or return them to the place where you bought them for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Frozen Chicken Patties for Dogs Recalled for Salmonella

Carnivore Meat Company is recalling a single lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entree for Dogs because one of the samples collected and tested by the FDA was positive for Salmonella. No reports of illness of dogs or people have been received to date. The recalled product is Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entree for Dogs in 6 pound packages. The UPC number is 33211 00807, Lot number 11475, and best by date of 20161108 (11/08/16). The "Best By" date code and lot numbers are located on the back of the package. These product was distributed in California, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington state. Dogs can contract Salmonella food poisoning. They may be lethargic, or vomit, have diarrhea, weight loss, and a fever. Dogs can be carriers of Salmonella … [Read more...]

Big Dog Natural Recalls Raw Dog Food for Possible Listeria and Salmonella

Big Dog Natural of New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, and Fish Supreme because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The FDA notified the company that samples of both of those products tested positive for the pathogenic bacterium. The recalled products, Chicken Supreme and Fish Supreme, were shipped from 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers. The recalled products include all weight volumes of the Big Dog Natural Chicken and Fish Supreme. There is a risk to humans in this recall; people who handle these products and who do not thoroughly wash their hands can get sick. Pets infected with Salmonella may be lethargic … [Read more...]

Stella & Chewy’s Recalls Pet food for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Stella & Chewy's was notified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that some of their dog food tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company is recalling five products for possible contamination as a precautionary measure. The product that tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria and the first recalled is Frozen Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs in 8.5 ounce packages, lot #165-15, UPC number 186011 001554 and Use by date 6/25/2016. The other four recalled products include Frozen Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs in 4 pound packages. It has a UPC number of 186011 001370, lot #165-15, and Use by dates of 6/25/2016 and 6/26/2016. Another recalled product is Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats in 1.25 pound packages. … [Read more...]

Spot’s Stew Sensitive Cat Turkey Kibble Recalled for Mold

Halo, Purely for Pets is voluntarily recalling its Spot's Stew Sensitive Cat Turkey kibble because of consumer reports of mold in the product. Some pets can eat mold without any adverse side effects, but others can experience digestive issues. If your cat has been ill after eating this product, see your veterinarian. The recalled product is Spot's Stew Wholesome Turkey Recipe Sensitive Formula for Cats stamped "Best By 09/04/2016" in 6 pound bags with UPC number 745158350231 and 3 pound bags with UPC number 745158340232.  Halo is telling its retailers to remove the product from their store shelves. If you purchased this product, do not feed it to your pet. Discard in a sealed or double bagged container so other animals can't eat it, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Blue Kitty Cat Treats Recalled for Propylene Glycol

Blue Buffalo Company is recalling Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol which can cause illness in cats.  One illness has been reported. The recalled products were sold online and at specialty stores. Consumers who have purchased these treats should not give them to their cats. Symptoms of a propylene glycol reaction in cats include depression, loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. The recalled product is packaged in a 2 oz., plastic stand up pouches with the UPC 859610007820  and "Best If Used By" dates April 24, 2016 and  July 24, 2016. No other Blue Buffalo products are involved in this … [Read more...]

Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella and Listeria Contamination

K-9 Kraving Dog Food is voluntarily recalling their Chicken Patties Dog Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, although listeriosis, the illness caused by Listeria bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. The recalled product was shipped between July 13 and July 17, 2015 and distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. No other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are affected by this recall. Pets can be sickened with Salmonella and Listeria bacteria, and there is a risk to people handling contaminated pet products. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea that may be bloody, abdominal cramps, and fever. A Listeria monocytogenes infection in dogs can cause lack of … [Read more...]

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