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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
                             

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

Contact:

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P&G Consumer Relations, 800-208-0172

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 http://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 http://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

Press Information

Download Press Release (PDF)

Jones Natural Chews Co. recalls Woofers Dog Treats

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2013 Jones Natural Chews Co (877) 481-2663 or (815) 874-9500

JONES NATURAL CHEWS CO RECALLS WOOFERS DOG TREATS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK

Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 245 boxes of Woofers (beef patties) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews 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.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Colorado Department of Agriculture Feed Program which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.

The Jones Natural Chews Woofers were distributed in AZ, CA, CO, PA, VA, and WI. They were shipped to distributors and retailers between November 1, 2012 and November 12, 2012 where they were available for purchase.

Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) bulk 50 count box, Item UPC 741956008169, Lot 2962GPS-Best By 10/22/15 and Lot 2892PAL-Best By 10/15/15

***Woofers in bulk 50 count box may be sold individually***

Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) 1 pack shrink-wrap, 50 count box, Item UPC 741956008657, Lot 3102, Best By 11/05/15.

Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) 1 pack shrink-wrap, 50 count box, Item UPC 741956008183, Lot 2892BF-Best By 10/15/15, Lot 2962PWV-Best By 10/22/15, Lot 2962ASC-Best By 10/22/15, and Lot 3032ASL-Best By 10/29/15.

Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) 2pack shrink-wrap, 25ct box, item UPC 741956008190, Lot 2962ASC-Best By 10/22/15 and Lot 3032ASL-Best By 10/29/15.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased any of these woofers are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-481-2663, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Central Standard Time.

Steve’s Real Food and Bravo! recalled for Salmonella bacteria

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

CONTACT: Margaret Hart, Communications Coordinator 651.201.6131, Margaret.Hart@state.mn.us

Minnestoa Department of Agriculture issues consumer advisory for two brands of raw pet food

Samples tested positive for Salmonella bacteria

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid feeding or handling two separate brands of poultry-based raw pet food after the MDA laboratory found Salmonella bacteria in routine sample tests. The brand varieties include:

Bravo! Raw Food Diet 2 lb. Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats manufactured by Bravo!, LLC, of Manchester, Connecticut. This is a frozen pet food product with the production code of 06/14/12, which is located on the white tag on the end of the package. This advisory is for the 2 lb. size of Bravo! Chicken Blend with the “best used by date” of 6/12/14 only. No other products, sizes, or production dates are involved. For further information, contact the company at 1-866-922-9222.

Turducken Canine Diet 8oz. Patties, manufactured by Steve’s Real Food, Inc., of Murray, Utah. This is a frozen pet food product with the “Use By” date code of 10/27/13 B209, which is located on the lower front panel of package. For further information, contact the company at 801-540-8481 or gary@stevesrealfood.com.

There are no reports of human or animal illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Consumers are asked to discard any of these products they may have.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated raw 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.

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 this product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Human symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 72 hours after exposure, but can begin up to a week after exposure. Salmonella infections usually resolve in 5-7 days, but approximately 20 percent of cases require hospitalization. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can lead to death, particularly in the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Anyone who has become ill after handling this product should see their health care provider.

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Pet treats recalled over possible Salmonella contamination

Monday, March 11th, 2013

One lot of Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats, manufactured by Diggin’ Your Dog, is being recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria. An infected sample was detected in Colorado. The pathogen puts animals and humans who handle their food at risk.  Food Poisoning Bulletin (3/9)

Below is the FDA Press Release

Contact Consumer: 1-775-742-7295

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 7, 2013 – Diggin’ Your Dog™ announced today that they are voluntarily withdrawing one lot of its Strippin’ Chicks™ Pet Treats produced on 8-30-12 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The sample was obtained in Colorado and the company has accounted for its distribution in Colorado of this lot.

No other Diggin’ Your Dog™ products, lots, or production dates are affected.

The lot being voluntarily withdrawn is: Strippin’ Chicks™ Pet Treats 5 oz Bag. Lot Code 250322 Use By Date: 2-23-14.

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.

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

Diggin’ Your Dog™ takes the matter of consumer protection and safety very seriously and strives to deliver only the safest products available.

Diggin’ Your Dog™ is committed to providing the highest-quality pet treats possible to their customers. As a precautionary measure, Diggin’ Your Dog™ will continue to produce all products in very small, handmade lot batches.

No Other Diggin’ Your Dog™ products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal. Customers who have purchased this lot code are urged to stop feeding the product to their pet, remove the lot code from the packaging, and discard the contents.

A full refund, plus $1.00 to cover postage will be received by mailing the UPC and lot code to: Diggin Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511. All refunds will be processed within ten business days (plus postage time).

Diggin’ Your Dog™ values the efforts of all agencies dedicated to the safety of the industry and is committed to consumer safety at all levels.

For questions or more information, contact Diggin’ Your Dog™. By phone at 775-742-7295 Mon-Fri 8:30AM – 4:00PM Pacific Standard Time Email us at info@dydusa.com.

The Honest Kitchen® Voluntuntairly Recalls Limited Lots

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

info@thehonestkitchen.com

THE LOTS OF OF VERVE®, ZEAL® AND THRIVE® PRODUCTS RECALLED DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

SAN DIEGO – February 21, 2013 –

The Honest Kitchen today announced that it is voluntarily recalling five lots of its Verve, Zeal and Thrive pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No other Honest Kitchen batches, production dates or products are affected.

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.

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

The Company is taking this action after learning that one of its raw ingredients suppliers has recalled a batch of humangrade parsley that may contain Salmonella. The batch of parsley was shipped to the Company in 2012 and used in the production of five lots of finished Honest Kitchen products.

The Honest Kitchen regularly tests for Salmonella and other pathogens as part of its quality control process and has not received to date any reports of illness associated with these lots of products. Nonetheless, the Company is proceeding with this action in order to ensure the full safety and quality of its products.  “We are committed to providing the highestquality humangrade food available to our customers’ pets,” said Lucy Postins, founder, CEO and CMO of The Honest Kitchen. “While our quality control tests did not find evidence of Salmonella in any of our finished products, we are accountable for everything we make, and are taking precautionary action to ensure the safety and integrity of our products.”

To see the lots being recalled, go to: http://goo.gl/wKpCu