Archive for the ‘Pet Food Recalls’ Category

From a Reader re: Dynamic Pet Products

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

My name is Khristie Reed ,I purchased a Real Ham Bone made by Dynamic Pet Products, from Wal-Mart on Sunday 3/1/15. I gave it to Fred, our basset hound, he chewed on it and ingested some. By Monday morning 3/2/15, he was vomiting and having severe diarrhea. By the afternoon, he was bleeding out of his rectum and we rushed him to the vet. He was put in intensive care and we were told he was so sick, the vet recommended we put him to sleep. I am never going to forgive myself for buying him that deadly treat. Please share this so others don’t make the same mistake I did. DYNAMIC PET PRODUCTS (in Missouri) know they’ve killed dozens of dogs and they still sell them at big retail companies like Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart.

Bravo Dog and Cat Food Recall

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Bravo! Dog and Cat Food Recall

FROM DOGFOODADVISOR.COM

May 14, 2014 — Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals sick with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The recalled product was distributed nationwide to retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (Best Used By date) printed on the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the box.

What’s Being Recalled?

The recalled products include:

1) These products are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that did test positive.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BASIC FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
2lb. tubes
Product Number: 42-202
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF & BEEF HEART FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
5lb. tubes
Product Number: 53-130
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! 100% PURE & NATURAL PREMIUM GRASS-FED BUFFALO FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
NET WT 2LBS (32 OZ) .91KG (Tubes)
Product Number: 72-222
Best Used By Date: 1/7/16

PRODUCT: BRAVO! TURKEY BALANCE FORMULA (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
NET WT 2 LBS (32 OZ) .09KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 31-402
Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

NET WT 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 31-405
Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 42-105
Best Used By Date: 2/11/16

Reason for the Recall

This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review.

The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products.

The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Bravo discontinued all manufacturing in New Zealand on October 10, 2013. Bravo will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves.

The company will also be announcing the recall to pet owners to ensure they dispose of any affected product that has been purchased.

Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

What to Do?

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle).

Customers can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website www.bravopetfoods.com for a full refund or store credit.

More information on the Bravo dog food recall can also be found at bravopetfoods.com by calling Bravo toll free at 866-922-9222.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to https://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Katrina lessons keep Colo. flood victims and pets together

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Colorado FloodPets have been routinely evacuated from flood areas in Colorado, despite life-threatening conditions for the rescuers, because officials there made a conscious decision to save pets and people, adopting the motto “No pets left behind,” according to a National Guard spokesman. Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina led rescuers to include pets in their evacuation plans, and temporary shelters have been ready with pet essentials including water bowls and kenneling capabilities. The Seattle Times/The Associated Press

By JERI CLAUSING   Associated Press

Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.

In contrast to stories of people forced to leave their pets when New Orleans was swamped by Hurricane Katrina, the motto during one of the largest evacuations in Colorado history was “No pets left behind,” said Skye Robinson, a spokesman for the National Guard air search and rescue operations during Colorado’s floods. That’s because including pets in the rescue effort helped convince even reluctant residents to leave their homes. Officials also had more than enough space for the animals and even carried animal crates with them.

More than 800 pets have been ferried to safety with their owners via helicopter, the National Guard said. Hundreds more were rescued by ground crews. Livestock, like horses and cattle, were left behind, but a monkey was among those saved.

Once safely on dry ground, Red Cross shelters had water bowls, on-site dog kennels and all the necessary supplies to ensure already stressed evacuees wouldn’t be separated from their pets.

“We kind of learned after Katrina, when people wouldn’t evacuate because of their pets,” said Kathy Conner, a worker at a shelter at a YMCA in Boulder.

Evacuees Jerry Grove and Dorothy Scott-Grove said they never would have abandoned their vacation cabin in Estes Park without their two golden retrievers. But they didn’t have to make that hard choice. Firefighters carried the two large dogs to safety on the same zip line used to rescue the retired Ohio couple.

“They put them in a harness and one of the firefighters hooked himself to them and brought them across,” Dorothy Scott-Grove said. “We will not be separated.”

Once out, the Red Cross found the couple a pet-friendly hotel where the dogs the next day “were resting comfortably on our king-sized bed,” she said.

In a state where dog passengers are as common as humans in cars, Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, said taking care of pets has become a central part of disaster planning.

It appears to be working. One week after floods and mudslides forced the local evacuation of more than 3,000 people, Pederson said the Boulder area shelter had just 72 pet evacuees – all but two of which were delivered by their owners for temporary shelter after they were forced from their homes.

“It just makes sense that you bring the pets along. They are part of the family,” Robinson said. “You wouldn’t leave a family behind because they had kids.”

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Purina ONE beyOnd Dry Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
By News Desk |
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) of St. Louis, MO, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the best-by date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:

  • “Best By” Date: OCT 2014
  • Production Code: 31071083
  • UPC Code: 17800 12679

“Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.

No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this voluntary recall at this time.

No Salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product. However, due to the time required to link illnesses to a food source, it is impossible to say whether or not any humans or dogs have fallen ill.

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food products with the specific “Best By” Date and Production Code should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

 

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Iams and Eukaneuba pet food recall

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.

Products affected by this announcement:

                             

EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS

                           
                             
Description         Size     Lot Code     UPC Code     Best-by Date
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Large Breed Mature Adult         15 LB     31874177     19014270156     6Nov14
        30 LB     31874177     19014270309     6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Mature Adult         30 LB     31954177     19014149308     14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Puppy         16.5 LB     31884177     19014042234     7Nov14
        33 LB     31884177     19014609468     7Nov14
        5 LB     31884177     19014039852     7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Adult         16 LB     31904177     19014010516     9Nov14
        4 LB     31904177     19014039722     9Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Puppy         16 LB     31944177     19014010509     13Nov14
        4 LB     31874177     19014039678     6Nov14
        40 LB     31874177     19014011070     6Nov14
            31944177     19014011070     13Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Boxer Adult         36 LB     31944177     19014019588     13Nov14
            31954177     19014019588     14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult         4 LB     31884177     19014607037     7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult         36 LB     31954177     19014019564     14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Premium Performance 30/20 Adult         33 LB     31884177     19014609475     7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy         44 LB     31874177     19014113194     6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Weight Control Large Breed Adult         30 LB     31894177     19014269303     8Nov14
            31924177     19014269303    

11Nov14

                             
                             

IAMS DRY DOG FOODS

                           
                             
Description         Size     Lot Code     UPC Code     Best-by Date
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult         13.3 LB     31884177     19014612017     7Nov14
            31904177     19014612017     9Nov14
            31924177     19014612017     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612017     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612017     13Nov14
        2.9 LB     31944177     19014700165     13Nov14
        25.7 LB     31884177     19014700646     7Nov14
            31894177     19014700646     8Nov14
            31904177     19014700646     9Nov14
            31914177     19014700646     10Nov14
            31934177     19014700646     12Nov14
        5 LB     31904177     19014612635     9Nov14
            31914177     19014612635     10Nov14
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult         13.3 LB     31894177     19014612024     8Nov14
Iams Dog Food Premium Protection Chicken Adult         12.1 LB     31894177     19014611362     8Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult         30 LB     31884177     19014611331     7Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus         13.3 LB     31934177     19014612000     12Nov14
        26.2 LB     31934177     19014700615     12Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult         15 LB     31944177     19014610815     13Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Adult         13.3 LB     31874177     19014610990     6Nov14
            31894177     19014610990     8Nov14
            31924177     19014610990     11Nov14
        3.1 LB     31874177     19014700110     6Nov14
            31894177     19014700110     8Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612055     6Nov14
            31894177     19014612055     8Nov14
            31924177     19014612055     11Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy         5 LB     31904177     19014700943     9Nov14
                             
                             

IAMS DRY CAT FOODS

                           
                             

Description

        Size     Lot Code     UPC Code     Best-by Date
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult         16 LB     31874177     19014611881     6Nov14
            31944177     19014611881     13Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612697     6Nov14
            31944177     19014612697     13Nov14
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult         5 LB     31894177     19014612703     8Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Adult         10.8 LB     31864177     19014612086     5Nov14
            31904177     19014612086     9Nov14
            31914177     19014612086     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612086     11Nov14
            31944177     19014612086     13Nov14
        17.4 LB     31864177     19014611836     5Nov14
            31864177     19014611836     5Nov14
            31914177     19014611836     10Nov14
            31924177     19014611836     11Nov14
            31944177     19014611836     13Nov14
        3.2 LB     31904177     19014612659     9Nov14
            31924177     19014612659     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612659     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612659     13Nov14
        5.7 LB     31864177     19014612499     5Nov14
            31914177     19014612499     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612499     11Nov14
            31944177     19014612499     13Nov14
        6.3 LB     31944177     19014611621     13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Kitten         17.4 LB     31904177     19014611867     9Nov14
        3.2 LB     31904177     19014612628     9Nov14
            31954177     19014612628     14Nov14
        5.7 LB     31904177     19014612505     9Nov14
            31904177     19014612505     9Nov14
            31954177     19014612505     14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Digestive Care Adult         16 LB     31904177     19014611904     9Nov14
            31954177     19014611904     14Nov14
        3 LB     31904177     19014700202     9Nov14
            31954177     19014700202     14Nov14
        5 LB     31904177     19014612451     9Nov14
            31954177     19014612451     14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Adult         16 LB     31874177     19014611911     6Nov14
            31954177     19014611911     14Nov14
        3.1 LB     31884177     19014700219     7Nov14
            31914177     19014700219     10Nov14
            31954177     19014700219     14Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612420     6Nov14
            31884177     19014612420     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612420     10Nov14
            31934177     19014612420     12Nov14
            31954177     19014612420     14Nov14
        9.8 LB     31894177     19014612161     8Nov14
            31914177     19014612161     10Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Mature Adult         5 LB     31954177     19014612604     14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control & Hairball Adult         16 LB     31884177     19014612147     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612147     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612147     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612147     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612147     13Nov14
        2.9 LB     31914177     19014700240     10Nov14
            31924177     19014700240     11Nov14
            31934177     19014700240     12Nov14
            31944177     19014700240     13Nov14
            31954177     19014700257     14Nov14
        5 LB     31884177     19014612789     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612789     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612789     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612789     12Nov14
            31954177     19014612789     14Nov14
        5.5 LB     31924177     19014611652     11Nov14
        9.8 LB     31884177     19014612130     7Nov14
            31914177     19014612130     10Nov14
            31924177     19014612130     11Nov14
            31934177     19014612130     12Nov14
            31944177     19014612130     13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control Adult         16 LB     31874177     19014612178     6Nov14
            31934177     19014612178     12Nov14
        5 LB     31874177     19014612680     6Nov14
            31934177     19014612680     12Nov14
        9.8 LB     31874177     19014612123     6Nov14
Iams Cat Food Professional Feeding Bag Chicken Adult         33 LB     31914177     19014105458     10Nov14
            31944177     19014105458     13Nov14
                             

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Abady Dog Food Recall

Monday, June 24th, 2013

ROBERT ABADY DOG AND CAT FOOD CORPORATION

201 SMITH ST, POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK 12601

TELEPHONE (845) 473-1900

Dear Abady Users,

After so many years of making frozen foods we have to give you the bad news that we have
voluntarily recalled two of our limited specialty products:

1. Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food 3 lbs

2. Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed 31bs.

The decision was made due to a positive salmonella test by the FDA. At this time we are removing
the products from the market place.

Our first priority is to produce foods with great care and keeping in mind the safety of pets and their
owners. We have many safety measures in place, and continually search for the best technologies and
procedures to ensure product safety.

When handling these raw frozen pet foods please make sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling
the product
Please contact us at 845-473-1900 or 877-99ABADY with any question that you have.
Thank You
The Robert Abady Dog And Cat Food Company

Natura pet food recall

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

natura-pet-food-recallJune 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products of Fremont, Nebraska, has today announced it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

 

 

 

The recall includes specific lots of these brands

  • Innova
  • EVO
  • California Natural
  • Healthwise
  • Karma
  • Mother Nature

No canned food is affected by this announcement.

The news of the event has been confirmed in a news release posted by the FDA.

What Products Are Recalled?

Natura Pet Dog Food Recall

Where Were They Distributed?

The affected products are sold in bags through…

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Select pet specialty retailers
  • Online in the USA and Canada

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.

There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund, call Natura toll free at 800-224-6123, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CT.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to https://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Natura recall expanded to include all dry pet food products

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Natura Pet Products has voluntarily recalled all dry pet food and treats that expire by March 24, 2014, expanding a recall initiated in March because the food may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Agriculture officials in Georgia and Michigan identified salmonella in some of the products included in the recall. “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” the company said. International Business Times

PRODUCTS INCLUDED:

California Naturals; Innova; EVO;  Healthwise; Karma

By | April 20 2013 8:09 PM

Natura Pet Products, a unit of the Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), announced Friday it is expanding its voluntary recall to encompass all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014. The company announced its initial recall March 29.

Natura said the products could be contaminated with salmonella. “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” the company said.

Five brands are subject to the recall: California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Innova and Karma. “This action affects dry pet foods and treats only; no canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement,” Natura said.

“Your pet’s health and safety are our #1 priority. We are taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours,” the company said on its online site. Referring to the recall, it added, “We are sorry for the disruption, but we simply want to ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards.”

The Georgia and Michigan departments of agriculture both confirmed samples of the recalled listed products did contain traces of salmonella.

List Of Dry Pet Food Products Recalled

California Natural

— All Sizes

— All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties

— All UPCs

— All Lot Codes

— All expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014

EVO

— All Sizes

— All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties

— All ferret food varieties

— All UPCs

— All Lot Codes

— All expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014

Healthwise

— All Sizes

— All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties

— All UPCs

— All Lot Codes

— All expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014

Innova

— All Sizes

— All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties

— All UPCs

— All Lot Codes

— All expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014

Karma

— All Sizes

— All dry dog food varieties

— All UPCs

— All Lot Codes

— All expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014

List Of Treats Recalled

EVO Wild Cravings Herring & Salmon Formula Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Herring Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Dog Treats

Innova Cat Treats

Dog biscuits recalled due to possible fungal contamination

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Breeder’s Choice has voluntarily recalled one batch of its Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats because the biscuits weren’t properly dried before packaging, and mold may have developed on them. Symptoms of mold ingestion include loose stool, but no human or canine illnesses related to the biscuits have been reported to date

Breeder’s Choice, a Central Garden & Pet company, has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to mold discovered in one of the lots of dog biscuits.

 The following product is included in the recall:

 Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080

 UPC Code:  0130104895

 Size: 24 oz.

 Product Name: Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats

 Best Before Code: 19/Dec/2013

 Product and product lots that do not appear above have not been affected.

 According to a release from the manufacturer, the mold seems to have occurred due to varying dryer temperature settings for drying biscuits. This exposed the recalled product to excess moisture and has since been remedied.

 Pet owners who fed their pets the recalled biscuits should watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool. At the time of this release, there have been no reports of human or pet illnesses associated with this recall.

 For more information, call the Central Customer Care line at (866) 500-6286 or visit goactivedog.com.

Natura Pet issues recall of several brands of food for cats, dogs

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Natura Pet has issued a recall of dog and cat foods available under the EVO, Innova, Healthwise and California Natural brands, driven by concerns about possible Salmonella contamination. The contamination was detected by the FDA, and no human or animal health problems have been reported, the company said. Food Poisoning Bulletin

Dear Natura Family,

As pet parents and dedicated pet health advocates, it pains us to inform you of the first recall in our company’s 21-year history.

During a recent random sampling, the FDA confirmed the presence of salmonella in one of our products. We take this extremely seriously, because your pets are like ours – they’re part of the family – and we aren’t taking any chances. As a result, we have voluntarily recalled a number of our products as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, there have been no reported animal or human health issues associated with these products, and we have confirmed that this is not a widespread issue.

Natura was founded on the commitment to provide the healthiest natural pet food in the world. As Natura employees who live this commitment every day, words cannot express our disappointment with this finding. We place quality as the cornerstone of our products. It is a process of ongoing improvement, and we will continually review and raise these standards. Unfortunately, salmonella and other contaminants pose a great challenge to the food industry, and no company is immune.

We want to assure you, our valued customers, that we are more committed than ever to animal and human safety. We have fully investigated and identified the cause of this incident. Our production is ongoing, and you can continue to feed any Natura products outside of this incident with confidence.

We know that trust is earned. This incident further fuels our passionate commitment to your pet’s health and safety. We promise to demonstrate this commitment through our actions now and in the future.

See below for details on the recall products. If you have a product included on this list please contact us at https://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123.

Sincerely,     Employees of Natura Pet Products

 

Affected Products

Please download the appropriate PDF to see which products are affected by the voluntary recall. Innova EVO California Natural HealthWise

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