Pet Food Recalls

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At Walmart, petfood safety equals behavior

Frank Yiannas, VP of food safety for the retailer, explains why ensuring petfood safety means creating the right culture
Food safety is no small enterprise. As Frank Yiannas, VP of food safety for Walmart, describes, thousands of professionals around the world have been trained, millions are spent on research, countless inspections are done at home and abroad—and yet, food safety remains a significant global health challenge.
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Merrick recalls Doggie Wishbone treats due to Salmonella

Dog treats recalled after US FDA sampling finds potential Salmonella contamination
Merrick Pet Care is recalling 248 cases of its Doggie Wishbone pet treats because of potential Salmonella contamination. The affected treats are marked as follows: ITEM # 29050, UPC code 2280829050, Lot 11031 and a "Best By" date of January 30, 2012.
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Nestle Purina recalls adult cat food for Salmonella contamination

Purina One Vibrant Maturity cat food shipped to customers in 12 states
Nestle Purina is voluntarily recalling bags of its Purina One Vibrant Maturity 7+ dry cat food due to concerns the petfood could be tainted with Salmonella, according to the company. Purina is recalling select 3.5- and 7-pound bags of the petfood, marked with a "Best by" date of May 2012. Recalled 3.5-pound cat food bags have production codes of  03341084 and 03351084, with UPC codes of 17800 01885.  
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Nestle issues dry cat food recall in US

Concerns over Salmonella contamination in products distributed to western US
Nestle Purina PetCare Co. recalled select bags of its Cat Chow and Friskies brands of dry cat food over concerns of Salmonella contamination. The food was shipped to distributors in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon, USA, and in turn, may have been distributed to other western states, according to the company.  
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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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