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Pet Food Safety

Find the latest pet food safety and quality articles, research and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers produce safe and healthy wet and dry dog and cat food, understand how the latest pet food regulations affect your operation, and stay up to date on the latest US and international pet food recalls. Register for free to access premium content.

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#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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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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