Pet Food Recalls

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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Eurofins responds to changes in US food safety legislation

Company offers its help to petfood manufacturers in complying with new provisions
Eurofins commented on the recently passed, US Food Safety Modernization Act, with praise of the bill's increased regulation as well as an offering of the company's services to help food processors and petfood manufacturers comply with the changes. The main highlights and implications of the bill in the petfood industry include mandatory risk prevention plans for all handlers and processors of food; required updates to the Foodborne Contaminant list every two years; mandatory measures for traceability, sanitation and testing performed by accredited laboratories; more animal feed products required to meet food safety standards; and foreign supplier verification programs required for US food importers.
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Obama to sign legislation for improved US food safety regulation

US $1.4 billion overhaul gives FDA greater authority, requires mandatory recalls of contaminated products
President Barack Obama is expected to sign this week a US$1.4 billion overhaul of the US food safety system, which gives the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to increase inspections at food processing plants and forces companies, including petfood manufacturers, to recall tainted products. Congress passed the bill in December 2010, in response to a series of outbreaks of E. coli and Salmonella contamination.
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High level of toxins in corn grains blamed for Kroger petfood recall

Aflatoxin found in corn grains after Tennessee Department of Agriculture, USDA investigation
Tennessee Department of Agriculture and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators found elevated levels of the toxic substance aflatoxin in some corn grains to blame for the Kroger Co. petfood recall in late December 2010. "We took finished samples and grain samples that were stored and used to make petfood," said Tom Womack, spokesman for the Tennessee, USA, Department of Agriculture.
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AFIA commends FDA on Compliance Policy Guide for Salmonella in petfood

Updated CPG directs FDA staff on compliance policies for products with Salmonella contamination
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) filed comments on December 31, 2010, supporting the US Food and Drug Administration’s updated Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) Sec. 690.800 on Salmonella in animal feed, including petfood. FDA created CPGs to direct its field staff who regulate compliance policies for animal feed or feed ingredients contaminated with Salmonella as well as products that come into direct contact with humans, such as petfood.
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