Pet Food Safety

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Bravo Packing recalls frozen raw dog food for Salmonella, Listeria

Performance Dog generally works with the distributor located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide.
Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, New Jersey, USA recalled all Ground Beef and Performance Dog frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
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5 ways to avoid aflatoxin in pet food ingredients

Scientists at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes) reviewed decades of research on aflatoxin contamination in dog food, including prevention methods.
As the recall of potentially aflatoxin-contaminated dog food goes international and a lawsuit over dozens of pet deaths goes to court, dog, cat and other pet food manufacturers can learn how to avoid their own tragic and costly recalls.
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Aflatoxin pet food recall goes international; 110 deaths

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. may have exported the recalled product to one consignee, respectively, in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
On January 25, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a list of countries to which the recalled product may have been exported by Midwestern Pet Foods.
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Toxicologist, vet catch dog food toxin after early deaths

Sikes recognition of symptoms and Evans’ analysis may have caught the aflatoxin-contaminated dog food early, potentially saving lives.
During the stress of the pandemic and political unrest in the U.S., pet food companies, government regulators, diagnostics laboratories and other need to work together and remain vigilant to other threats.
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Lamb kidney may be palatable sub for liver in cat food

While liver was the most palatable raw ingredient in the test, the scientists pointed out limitations to the ingredients' use.
Researchers at Massey University observed distinct differences among cats’ preference for various raw organ meats and co-products from cows and lambs. Likewise, raw ingredients from lamb and beef had different palatability.
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