August 22, 2019

Chef Toby Pig Ears Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Dog Goods USA is recalling Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats for possible Salmonella contamination. Although there is a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats, no illnesses have been linked to this specific brand. The company is investigating this problem and is conducting an internal investigation to determine how this issue may have occurred. The recalled product is Chef Toby Pig Ears, with product lot codes of: 428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999, 074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867, 224897, 1234750, 444525, 1106709, 215812, 230273, 224970, 585246, 327901, 052248, 210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224, 424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207, and 334498.  These are non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears. The company was contacted … [Read more...]

FDA Cautions Pet Owners To Avoid Texas Tripe Raw Pet Food

The FDA is cautioning pet owners to avoid feeding their pets Texas Tripe raw pet food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The company issued a recall of some of these products a week ago, but the recall only mentioned Listeria monocytogenes as a contaminant, not Salmonella. Texas Tripe has recalled 35 lots for each of its 23 product varieties. The FDA is issuing an alert because thee lots "represent a serious threat to human and animal health," according to the notice. These products are sold and stored frozen, and the government is concerned that some may be in consumers' home freezers. The Office of the Texas State Chemist collected 23 finished product samples at the Texas Tripe facility. Of those, 16 tested positive for … [Read more...]

Texas Tripe Recalls Pet Food Recall For Possible Listeria

Texas Tripe is recalling some of its pet food for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to news reports. This information has not yet been posted on the FDA web site. The FDA regulates pet food. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with these recalled products. The recalled products include Ground Turkey Necks, Chicken Tripe Complete, Ground Chicken With Bone, Shepherd Blend, Chicken Pork Salmon With Egg, Chicken Blend Green Tripe, Phat Katz, Senior Pro, All-Star Bully Blend, Beef Blend, Duck-Rabbit, Goat Tripe Complete, Boneless Chicken Blend, Turkey Pork Blend, Beef Tripe and Ground Rabbit, and Wolf Run. The lot numbers of these products are: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, … [Read more...]

CDC Updates Pig Ear Dog Treat Salmonella Outbreak; 127 Sick

The multistate pig ear dog treat Salmonella outbreak has now sickened at least 127 people in 33 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-six people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. No deaths have been reported to date. Since the last update on July 17, 2019, 34 more ill persons have been added to the outbreak total. Twenty-four of these patients are children under the age of 5. The CDC and FDA are now telling people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that you may already have in your home. People can get sick after touching the treats, or after caring for or touching dogs who ate the snack. The case count by state is: Alabama (1), Arizona (1), California (1), Colorado (3), Connecticut (1), … [Read more...]

Lennox Expands Recall of Pig Ear Dog Treats For Salmonella

Lennox INtl Inc, located in Edison, New Jersey, is expanding its voluntary recall of its Natural pig ear dog treats for possible Salmonella contamination. The press release states, "To date, Lennox is aware of cases of human illness related to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak in which several people identified Lennox pig eat treats as the brand they purchased. Individually shrink-wrapped product tested by FDA tested positive for Salmonella. Lennox’s pig ears are also sold bulk unwrapped." These recalled pig ear dog treats were shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from November 1, 2018 to July 3, 2019. The recalled product comes in an 8-pack branded pouch with UPC numbers 742174 995163 and  742174994166. The treats are also sold individually shrink wrapped with UPC … [Read more...]

The Lennox Recalls Pig Ears For Salmonella Contamination; Dog Illnesses

The Lennox Intl Inc, in Edison, New Jersey, is recalling its Natural Pig ears dog treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The company is aware of two cases of their pig ears that caused dog illnesses that may be related to the Salmonella contamination the FDA is investigating in connection with a multistate outbreak. The recall notice did not state that there were any human illnesses associated with this product. Salmonella can affect animals eating this product and the people that handle the pig ears. In addition, dogs can carry Salmonella bacteria and shed it in their feces. Any surface in the home can be contaminated if the feces stays in contact with the dog. Illnesses are then possible when people pet their dogs and don't wash their hands afterwards, … [Read more...]

Pet Supplies Plus Recalls Pig Ears For Possible Salmonella

Pet Supplies Plus is recalling bulk pig ears in the wake of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 45 people in 13 states. But none of these cases are confirmed to be linked to pig ears from Pet Supplies Plus, according to the recall notice. These bulk pig ears were distributed to Pet Supplies stores in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. Bulk pig ears were stoked in open bins. Prepacked branded pig ears are not included in this recall. Test by the … [Read more...]

Aqueon Betta Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Central Aquatics of Franklin, Wisconsin is recalling 96 cases of Aqueon Betta Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This poses a health hazard to fish pets and to the people who handle the food, especially if they have not thoroughly wash their hands after handling the food or any surfaces that may have come into contact with the food. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled product is Aqueon Betta Food sold in 0.95 ounce glass jars. The item number on the product is 100106051, the UPC number is  0 15905 06051 6, and the expiration dates are EX04JUN22 and EX05JUN22.. The manufacturing dates on the food are 06/04/2019 and 06/05/2019. The product was distributed to Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Fish … [Read more...]

Hill’s Expands Recall of Canned Dog Food Again For Elevated Vitamin D

Hill's Pet Nutrition is expanding its recall of canned dog food for elevated vitamin C. A single can date/lot code within an already recalled case of dog food was inadvertently omitted from their list. This is the same vitamin premix that triggered the January 31, 2019 recall. These newly recalled cans were in cases marked with the previously recalled lot code. Most of this product was distributed in October and November 2018 and will most likely not be available.  No calls reporting ill pets for this particular SKU date code/lot code have been received by the Hill's Consumer Affairs and Veterinary Consultation Services. The recalled product is Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food in 12.5 ounce cans. The SKU number is 3389 and the … [Read more...]

Cargill Recalls Animal Feed For Elevated Aflatoxin

Cargill's animal nutrition business is recalling some Southern States feed because it contains aflatoxin levels that are above the FDA's action levels. Aflatoxin is a fungus that grows on several agricultural products, including corn and tree nuts. This toxin has "acute and chronic adverse effects and health consequences" for all species and all ages of animals. Acute aflatoxicosis can cause general hemorrhage, bloody diarrhea, and death in 1 to 3 days. Aflatoxin toxicity can also cause liver damage, jaundice, and eventually death. No adverse health effects to animals have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture tested the feed and found that a single lot of a specific Southern States product contained elevated levels of … [Read more...]

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