Pet Food Recalls


#tbt Pet food recall trends: melamine to vitamin D

Over the past decades, several waves of pet food recalls have rattled the industry, including recalls related to melamine, salmonella, pentobarbital, jerky and vitamin D.
While large numbers of deaths were associated with some of the recalls, many were precautionary measures especially following implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Acts.
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J.M. Smucker recalls 9Lives cat food for low thiamine

The J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).
No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date from this pet food recall.
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King Soopers recalls dog foods made by Sunshine Mills

King Soopers announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc.
The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure.
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Recalled dog foods had up to 70 times intended vitamin D

On December 3, the F.D.A. has issued a warning to consumers about the numerous dog food recalls related to excessive levels of vitamin D.
F.D.A. scientists have evaluated samples of some of these products, and state and private lab test results indicate that the food contained as much as approximately 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.
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