Pet Food Recalls

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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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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