Pet Food Safety

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Mycotoxin in UK cat food not linked to blood disease

An ongoing investigation by the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency did not find a causal link between certain cat foods and more than 130 cases of feline pancytopenia.
An ongoing investigation by the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency did not find a causal link between certain cat foods and more than 130 cases of feline pancytopenia.
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Foodomics study not meant to link peas in dog food to DCM

Business-to-consumer news media outlets have covered the research as if it found a causal relationship among certain ingredients, especially peas, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
Business-to-consumer news media outlets have covered the research as if it found a causal relationship among certain ingredients, especially peas, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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No new Midwestern Pet Foods recall despite headlines

Part of the confusion may have resulted from the wording of the FDA press release about the warning letter.
News media outlets reported on FDA’s warning letter to Midwestern Pet Foods. However, much of the coverage framed the warning letter as related to a concurrent recall.
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FDA warns Midwestern Pet Foods over aflatoxin, Salmonella

As of August 9, the FDA is aware of more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 pet illnesses that may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods.
As of August 9, the FDA is aware of more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 pet illnesses that may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods.
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Plant toxin caused Australian dog deaths, illness

Over time, indospicine can build up in the food chain as livestock eat Indigofera plants.
Australian investigators identified a plant toxin, indospicine, as the cause of numerous dog deaths and illnesses clustered near Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
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Prioritizing Pet Food Safety: 3 Questions For Your Pet Food Manufacturer

Whether your prospective pet food supplier has a squeaky-clean reputation or has experienced the dreaded recall, it is critical to ensure that they are committed to the same pet food safety and standards that you are.
Whether your prospective pet food supplier has a squeaky-clean reputation or has experienced the dreaded recall, it is critical to ensure that they are committed to the same pet food safety and standards that you are.
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130 blood disease cases in UK cats correlated to food

Pancytopenia is a rare condition where the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decrease, causing serious illness.
In the United Kingdom, officials advised cat owners not to feed their pets specific foods after finding correlations to a rare disease.
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