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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.

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Vital Essentials toppers and raw dog food recalled

The products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers” and “Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs” raw dog food.
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Vitakraft recalls sugar glider food for Salmonella

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, Ohio, USA, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 28-ounce Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula.
The product was distributed to the following states: California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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High phosphorus levels in cat food may cause kidney damage

Animal nutrition scientists suggested that commercial cat food manufacturers reassess the amount phosphorus-containing ingredients they use in their products.
Those researchers found evidence that when phosphate concentrations in cat food exceed the required daily dose, it may damage healthy cats’ kidneys.
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FDA’s key findings from Darwin’s raw pet food plant

On April 2, FDA district director Miriam R. Burbach, issued a warning letter addressed to the Arrow Reliance’s president.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of the raw pet food production facility of Arrow Reliance Inc., doing business as Darwin’s Natural Pet Products.
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Mars Petcare facility in Arkansas wins safety award

The Fort Smith facility received a Three Million Work Hours Safety Award from the Arkansas Department of Labor
A Mars Petcare facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas received a Three Million Work Hours Safety Award from the Arkansas Department of Labor.
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