Recalls

RECALL ALERT: Iams and Eukanuba Dry Dog & Cat Foods Recalled Written on 08/14/2013 by Brandy Arnold in Front Page News, Recalls Top of Form Multiple brands and flavors of both Iams and Eukanuba brand dry dog and cat foods were voluntarily recalled by the Procter & Gamble Company due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Please see the list below for specific brands and flavors affected by this massive recall action. Several dry cat foods were also named in the recall and can be viewed at the link below. The following information was announced on Wednesday night via a Proctor & Gamble press release: The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111. *** Please go to the following website to view the full list of products affected by this announcement:  http://dogingtonpost.com/recall-alert-iams-and-eukanuba-dry-dog-cat-foods-recalled

RECALL ALERT: Iams and Eukanuba Dry Dog & Cat Foods Recalled
Written on 08/14/2013 by Brandy Arnold in Front Page News, Recalls
Top of Form
Multiple brands and flavors of both Iams and Eukanuba brand dry dog and cat foods were voluntarily recalled by the Procter & Gamble Company due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Please see the list below for specific brands and flavors affected by this massive recall action. Several dry cat foods were also named in the recall and can be viewed at the link below.
The following information was announced on Wednesday night via a Proctor & Gamble press release:
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.
P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.
*** Please go to the following website to view the full list of products affected by this announcement: http://dogingtonpost.com/recall-alert-iams-and-eukanuba-dry-dog-cat-foods-recalled

Cat Treat Recall - 7/30/13 Several cat food and cat treat brands from Arthur Dogswell might contain an unapproved antibiotic. Catswell cat treats with a "Best Before" date of Jan. 28, 2015, are being pulled from shelves. Dogswell and Catswell jerky treats made with chicken or duck and bearing a "Best Before” date of Jan. 28, 2015, or earlier are being withdrawn because they may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue not approved for use in the United States. The dog and cat treats should not pose a health risk to pets or people, according to the manufacturer, Los Angeles-based Arthur Dogswell LLC. The company reported Friday that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered the antibiotic during routine product sampling. The antibiotic is accepted for use in poultry in other parts of the world, the company added. The withdrawn dog and cat food products include Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality and Vitakitty brands. Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky with a "Best Before” date of Jan. 29, 2015, and later are not affected. The date is stamped in black ink on the back of the package on the bottom right-hand side. "We encourage our customers to reach out to us with any questions about this withdrawal,” said company spokesman Brad Armistead. "It is important for consumers to know that all Dogswell and Catswell products remaining on the market are safe for dogs and cats to consume and enjoy as directed. "Since January, the company has been using state-of-the-art testing procedures to ensure that our chicken and duck products do not contain these unapproved antibiotics,” Armistead added. Dog and cat owners may request a refund by calling 888-559-8833 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through   Emilio DeBess DVM, MPH State Public Health Veterinarian Clinical Epidemiologist Center for Public Health Practice Oregon Health Authority T: 971-673-1111 F: 971-673-1100
Cat Treat Recall – 7/30/13
Several cat food and cat treat brands from Arthur Dogswell might contain an unapproved antibiotic.
Catswell cat treats with a “Best Before” date of Jan. 28, 2015, are being pulled from shelves.
Dogswell and Catswell jerky treats made with chicken or duck and bearing a “Best Before” date of Jan. 28, 2015, or earlier are being withdrawn because they may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue not approved for use in the United States.
The dog and cat treats should not pose a health risk to pets or people, according to the manufacturer, Los Angeles-based Arthur Dogswell LLC.
The company reported Friday that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered the antibiotic during routine product sampling. The antibiotic is accepted for use in poultry in other parts of the world, the company added.
The withdrawn dog and cat food products include Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality and Vitakitty brands. Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky with a “Best Before” date of Jan. 29, 2015, and later are not affected.
The date is stamped in black ink on the back of the package on the bottom right-hand side.
“We encourage our customers to reach out to us with any questions about this withdrawal,” said company spokesman Brad Armistead. “It is important for consumers to know that all Dogswell and Catswell products remaining on the market are safe for dogs and cats to consume and enjoy as directed.
“Since January, the company has been using state-of-the-art testing procedures to ensure that our chicken and duck products do not contain these unapproved antibiotics,” Armistead added.
Dog and cat owners may request a refund by calling 888-559-8833 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through
Emilio DeBess DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Clinical Epidemiologist
Center for Public Health Practice
Oregon Health Authority
T: 971-673-1111
F: 971-673-1100

 

 

Purina ONE beyOnd Dry Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Risk BY NEWS DESK | SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) of St. Louis, MO, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the best-by date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall: •“Best By” Date: OCT 2014 •Production Code: 31071083 •UPC Code: 17800 12679 “Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag. No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this voluntary recall at this time. No Salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product. However, due to the time required to link illnesses to a food source, it is impossible to say whether or not any humans or dogs have fallen ill. Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food products with the specific “Best By” Date and Production Code should discontinue feeding the product and discard it. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Purina ONE beyOnd Dry Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Risk
BY NEWS DESK | SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) of St. Louis, MO, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the best-by date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:
• “Best By” Date: OCT 2014
• Production Code: 31071083
• UPC Code: 17800 12679
“Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.
No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this voluntary recall at this time.
No Salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product. However, due to the time required to link illnesses to a food source, it is impossible to say whether or not any humans or dogs have fallen ill.
Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food products with the specific “Best By” Date and Production Code should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

 

October 2013 – FDA Facts regarding the recall of Jerky Pet Treats