Pet Food Safety

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Tips for pet food recall rehearsal and preparation

The fundamentals matter in pet food recall preparation, and the bedrock is a plan.
Data management is critical in a pet food recall program. A data-driven recall program can provide more than just a means to trace a specific lot of a certain ingredient.
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Insect-based pet foods not risk for zoonotic pandemic

A team of researchers at Ÿnsect has been working to assess potential risks from mealworm farming operations.

Approximately 60% of infections afflicting humans arose in animals, from rabies and the plague to other coronaviruses. Post-pandemic, pet food companies may look for ingredients with reduced zoonotic potential.


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Bravo Packing recalls frozen raw dog food for Salmonella, Listeria

Performance Dog generally works with the distributor located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide.
Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, New Jersey, USA recalled all Ground Beef and Performance Dog frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
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5 ways to avoid aflatoxin in pet food ingredients

Scientists at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes) reviewed decades of research on aflatoxin contamination in dog food, including prevention methods.
As the recall of potentially aflatoxin-contaminated dog food goes international and a lawsuit over dozens of pet deaths goes to court, dog, cat and other pet food manufacturers can learn how to avoid their own tragic and costly recalls.
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Aflatoxin pet food recall goes international; 110 deaths

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. may have exported the recalled product to one consignee, respectively, in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
On January 25, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a list of countries to which the recalled product may have been exported by Midwestern Pet Foods.
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