January 17, 2017

Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Frozen Pet Food for Listeria

Blue Ridge Beef is recalling one of its frozen pet food products because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria can sick the animal eating the product and can sicken humans who come into contact with the product, or with a sick pet. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Turkey with bone for dogs, with lot number 103 mfd12716 and UPC number 854298001887. The product was sold at the retail level in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. What is strange is that the picture provided at the FDA website is for Beef pet food. We can only assume the Turkey with bone is in a similar package. If you purchased this product, do not feed it to your pet. Throw it away in a sealed or double … [Read more...]

9Lives Cat Food Recalled for Low Thiamine Levels

The J.M. Sucker Company is recalling certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date. Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks can be at risk for gastrointestinal or neurological problems. Contact your veterinarian if you cat is displaying decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, weight loss, wobbly walking, circling, and falling. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with UPC numbers, lot numbers, and UPC case codes at the FDA web site. They include 9Lives brand foods in several varieties, EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner, and Special Kitty brand foods in several varieties. If you purchased any of these products, do not use … [Read more...]

Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Pet Food for Possible Listeria and Salmonella

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two of its frozen pet food products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Animals and people can get sick; animals from eating the product, and people from handling the product or petting sick animals. Two complaints have been associated with these products; one complaint of two kittens getting sick and one complaint of a puppy dying. Testing by the FDA of one of the chubs revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The press release states, "There is no direct evidence linking these unfortunate instances to contaminated product." The recalled products are sold in 2 pound chubs. The first is Beef for dogs, with lot number mfd ga8516 and UPC number 8542980011009. The second … [Read more...]

CESAR Wet Dog Food Recalled for Potential Plastic Pieces

Mars Petcare is voluntarily recalling CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food because hard white pieces of plastic entered the food during the production process. This presents a choking hazard to dogs. There have not been any reports of injury or illness associated with the recalled food. Two lots codes of the dog food are recalled. Each has a lot coded printed on the side of the tray that begins with 631FKKC, 631GKKC. The products have the Best Before date of 080418 (August 4, 2018) and 080518 (August 5, 2018). The UPC number of the recalled products is 23100017792. The product can also be found in variety packs with the lot codes 632D14JC, 633B24JC, 634A14JC, 634A24JC, 634B14JC, 634B24JC, 634E14JC, 635A24JC, 635B14JC, 636D24JC, and 636E14JC. If you purchased CESAR® … [Read more...]

Frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella and Listeria

Radagast Pet Food is recalling four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. These bacteria can sicken the animals eating the products and there is a risk to human health as well. People can contract Salmonella and Listeria from pets who carry the bacteria, whether or not they are sick, by petting them, or by coming into contact with feces or saliva. In addition, surfaces exposed to the recalled products can become contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with package sizes, lot numbers, best by dates, and UPC numbers. They include Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef, Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken, and Rad Cat Raw … [Read more...]

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...]

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