Pet Food Recalls

Purina recalls Veterinary Diets Overweight Management cat food cans

Cat food may contain low level of thiamine, according to Food and Drug Administration tests
Nestle Purina PetCare is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management wet cat food, available through veterinarians in the US and Canada, in response to a consumer complaint received by the US Food and Drug Administration. Analytical testing of the product sample by the administration indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1). 
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The latest petfood recalls: Is our industry at another crossroads?

Recalls in our industry are nothing new, of course, and with new food safety regulations bringing new reporting requirements, petfood recalls seem to have increased within the past two years -- even though industry professionals know that's not the case. Rather, manufacturers have become more proactive and complied with the new regulations by reporting any incidence of Salmonella or another pathogen found in a facility, even if no products were contaminated (which is usually the case).
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Petfood Industry offers listing of contract petfood manufacturers

Online Buyer's Guide may be helpful resource for petfood manufacturers after recent petfood recalls.
  For petfood companies and marketers looking for additional or alternative contract manufacturers in the wake of recent recalls, a list is available online in the Petfood Industry Buyer's Guide, under the Services category. To directly access this supplier directory, please visit: http://www.directorypub.com/PET/SRCH/proddetail2.php?aid=4010&prodid='Co-packing/Custom%20Manufacturing'&pub_id=6000050.    
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Diamond adds more brands in dry dog food recall

Expanded recall includes some cat foods manufactured at same South Carolina facility.
  Diamond Pet Foods has further expanded its dry dog food recall to include several more brands of dry dog food produced at the company's Gaston, South Carolina, USA, facility, after samples of dog food from the same plant tested positive for Salmonella infantis. The recall was expanded as a precautionary measure, the company says, to include the following brands:  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul  
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Dog food recall expanded: Canidae, Wellness, Natural Balance

Petfood brands recall products made at same Diamond Pet Foods' plant in Gaston, South Carolina, USA
Following the dry dog food recalls by Diamond Pet Foods over concerns of Salmonella contamination at the company's Gaston, South Carolina, USA, petfood manufacturing plant, Canidae, Wellness and Natural Balance have also issued voluntary recalls for certain dry petfood formulas manufactured at the same South Carolina plant. Canidae Pet Foods is recalling select dry dog food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011, and January 31, 2012, at the Gaston plant. 
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Chicken jerky pet treats: the new melamine?

Are chicken jerky pet treats from China being falsely maligned, or is this the biggest petfood safety issue since 2007?
Are chicken jerky pet treats falsely maligned or the new melamine? To be frank, I do not know the answer. I am not privy to any of the details regarding reported incidences of harm to dogs from consumption of chicken jerky manufactured in China or to any test results or other investigative findings; hence I do not have a sufficient basis to make a determination.
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CDC confirms 14 human Salmonella cases linked to dry dog food

Human cases of Salmonella confirmed in US linked to Diamond Pet Foods recalled dry dog food, CDC reported.
  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 14 people in the US have been sickened with Salmonella infantis infections, including at least five that are hospitalized, in a nine-state outbreak linked to dry dog food. The CDC reported that multiple brands of Diamond Pet Foods dry dog food, including several that have been recently recalled, are linked to human illnesses, which could be transmitted either through contact with the contaminated petfood or through handling an animal that has eaten the contaminated dog food.   
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Kaytee Pet Products recalls Forti-Diet Pro Health small animal food

Mouse, rat and hamster food recalled after FDA sample tested positive for Salmonella
Kaytee Pet Products is recalling select packages of its Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster food due to possible Salmonella contamination. According to Kaytee, the product is being recalled because a sample from a 5-pound bag of the small animal food tested positive for Salmonella in a random test conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration, but no human or pet illnesses have been reported. 
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Diamond Pet Foods expands dry dog food recall to include Puppy formula

Dry dog food recall now includes Puppy formula in select bag sizes after sampling was found to contain Salmonella
Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food because a sampling of the product was contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall includes Diamond dry dog food Puppy Formula in the following bag sizes, marked with the following production codes and "Best-by" dates, respectively:
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