Pet Food Recalls

Bravo! recalls pig ear chew pet treats for Salmonella contamination

Product recalled voluntarily after tests find bacteria in final products
Bravo! issued a voluntary recall for select boxes of Bravo! pig ears chews because of the potential for Salmonella contamination. The recalled Bravo! pig ears were distributed to retailers on the East and West Coasts of the US between January 1 and February 28. 
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California, USA, petfood company recalls raw cat food for Salmonella

Primal Pet Foods recalled product distributed to retail stores throughout US
A California, USA, petfood company issued a voluntary recall of its raw cat food because the food may be contaminated with Salmonella. Primal Pet Foods of San Mateo, California, USA recalled its Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula, 4-pound chicken and salmon nuggets (UPC# 8 95135 00025 0) with a "best by" date code of 043112-17.
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Two petfood companies issue pig ear dog treat recall

Recalls issued after Illinois, USA, supplier reported a batch tested positive for Salmonella
Two additional petfood companies issued recalls for pig ear dog treats after Illinois, USA-based supplier, Keys Manufacturing, found that a batch of the pet chews tested positive for Salmonella. Boss Pet Products recalled its Diggers Natural Treat Pig Ear pet treats, which were distributed from November 2010 through April 2011, in the following states:  Montana, California, Washington, Oklahoma, Tennessee, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oregon, Utah, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and Minnesota, USA.  
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Illinios, USA, petfood maker recalls pig's ear treats over possible Salmonella contamination

Pig Ears for Pet Treats chews linked to illness in one dog so far, company says
Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. recalled pet chews made of pig's ears because of possible Salmonella contamination. The Paris, Illinois, USA, petfood maker's Pig Ears for Pet Treats were distributed in the following US states: Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.  
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FDA launches consumer website for recall information

Web page's 'animal health' tab includes petfood recalls, product information, direct links
The US Food and Drug Administration launched a website to make it easier for consumers to find information on recalled products, including petfoods, by compiling notices in a searchable tab. FDA's Web page displays information on all recalls since 2009 by date, product brand name, product description, reason for the recall and the organization initiating the recall.
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Pig ear dog chews recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

Products recalled after Washington, USA, sampling found bacteria
Jones Natural Chews Co. of Rockford, Illinois, USA recalled 2,705 boxes of its pig ear dog chews due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled pig ear chews were shipped to distributors and retailers in the following states: Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
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WellPet recalls canned cat food due to possible thiamine deficiencies

Lots involved have best-by dates of 14APR13 through 30SEP13, 10NOV13, 17NOV13
WellPet, maker of Wellness natural petfood, has voluntarily recalled certain lots of its canned cat food due to potentially insufficient amounts of thiamine (vitamin B1). The issue was discovered during independent testing conducted with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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CNBC to air documentary examining regulation in the petfood industry

'Pet Food' documentary set to premier Thursday, February 10
On Thursday, February 10, CNBC will air a documentary that goes inside the US$16 billion dollar petfood industry to determine what caused thousands of dogs and cats in North America to become seriously ill in 2007. "Pet Food: A Dog's Breakfast," will examine regulation in the petfood industry, trying to answer the question, is petfood safe?
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Food Safety and Modernization Act affects petfood industry

Five areas of new law to focus on
The Food Safety and Modernization Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 4, 2011, will affect petfood as well as human food as companies work to become compliant with the new rules set forth by the act. Five areas of the act should be of particular focus to petfood manufacturers and processors.
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