Pet Food Safety

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4 pet food blogs July ‘19: Salmonella, DCM, supplements

In July 2019, bloggers and columnists on Petfood Industry wrote about South America’s growing market, ties among human food, pet products and pathogens, as well as dilated cardiomyopathy.
These blogs and columns reflected Petfood Industries opinions and observations about recent developments in the dog, cat and other pet food markets.
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FDA, CDC recommend no pig ear dog chew use in US

As of July 31, people in 33 states have reported 127 cases of Salmonella infections. Twenty-six humans were hospitalized in these cases.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that people neither buy nor use all pig ear pet treats in the United States.
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Lennox recalls pig ear dog treats for Salmonella

The recalled products where shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from May 1 to July 3.
Public health officials in the United States continue investigating 93 cases of Salmonella infection in humans, as of July 17, which pig ear dog treats may have spread.
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93 Salmonella cases likely caused by pig ear dog treats

On July 3, Pet Supplies Plus recalled bulk pig ear product distributed to all its locations by several different vendors due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.
CDC officials stated that the likely sources of the bacteria were pig ear dog treats. Officials have not identified a common supplier.
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