Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dog Treat Recall – True Raw Choice Pet Treats

Instead of a recipe, I have another recall.  These are from Canada, they are being recalled due to salmonella bacteria.  Even though they are from Canada, some people may have bought them and brought them to the US, or various other reasons.  I also want to make sure my Canadian readers are kept up to date.  Please read on:

November 20, 2013 — Health Canada has announced Your True Companion Pet Products is recalling its True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

True Raw Choice Pet TreatsRecalled products include:

  • Duck Feet (Lot 228870)
  • Duck Wings (Lot 213825)
  • Chicken Feet (Lot 214733)
  • Lamb Trachea (Lot 225215)
  • Chicken Breast (Lot 154339)

A total of 280 total cases of the affected treats were sold in bulk at various pet food stores across Canada.

Editor’s Note: Even though the recalled products may have been purchased in Canada, they may also have been carried home to pets in the United States. So, be sure to check your own records for purchase information.

About Salmonella

Pets such as dogs and cats (and their food) can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling pets, pet food or feces.

Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

  • Sudden onset of fever
  • Stomach cramps
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

What to Do?

Consumers should contact Your True Companion Pet Products at 855-260-5024 if unsure if the product you have is affected or not.

As of November 8, 2013, all affected products have been disposed of in the market place.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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FDA Finds Harmful Bacteria In Some Raw Pet Food Samples

This is a short post today.  I will link to the article.  It is an interesting read.  Take the time to read and comment on the article on the site if you wish.  Draw your own conclusions and see where you stand with this issue.

Here is the article.

Recipe Friday – Turkey Cuppy-Cakes For Dogs

With Thanksgiving here in the USA just a few weeks away, here is a great recipe where you can use up some of your leftovers and make treats for your pups.  I have included gluten free ingredients for those pups with allergies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground Turkey, cooked and drained (If your dog cannot eat turkey, ground chicken, duck, pork or beef is fine.)
  • 1/4 cup dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree (check that label says gluten free if you are making it for dogs with allergies.)
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Milk (you can use any other milk if your dog cannot handle cow’s milk.)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour (you can try 3/4-1 cup of rice flour if your dog has allergies.)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder (make sure the label says gluten free if your dog has allergies.)

 

Directions;

1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin with olive oil or skip greasing and just line with paper cups.

2. In a medium bowl mix whole wheat flour (or rice flour) and baking powder then set aside.

3. In a large bowl mix cooked ground turkey (or other ground meat), cranberries, pumpkin puree, butter, milk and egg.

4. Once well combined add the flour mixture and stir until mixed.

5. Spoon cupcake batter into muffin tin until 1/2 full, flatten to fill the cups.

6. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

7. Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.

If you want something extra special, top with a scoop of mashed potatoes and a sprinkling of parsley.

Makes about 3 dozen cuppy-cakes.  Store in the fridge in an airtight container for about a week.  Freeze any leftovers and thaw as needed.

Dog Treat Recall Expanded – Bailey’s Choice

This recall has been expanded to other treats.  Please read on to see if any Bailey’s Choice product you purchased has been recalled due to salmonella:

November 6, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Georgia is expanding its voluntary recall to include additional five-ounce packages of its chicken dog treats.

According to an FDA news bulletin, the recall was announced by officials of the Georgia Department of Agriculture because of possible contamination of the treats with Salmonella bacteria.

Baileys Choice Dog Treats

  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 2 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 3 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Breast Treat
    Lot “Jun 4 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 15 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jul 8 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jul 11 2013″
  • 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats
    Lot 132881

This recall announcement is a follow-up to our original story posted here on Friday, November 1, 2013.

What to Do?

If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Treat Recall – Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats

Here is another dog treat recall due to salmonella, please read on:

November 1, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC of Waleska, Georgia, has announced it is recalling certain packages of dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Georgia Department of Agriculture LogoThe recall includes packages of chicken treats in various sizes and with the following lot dates:

  • June 5, 2013
  • October 8, 2013

According to the announcement on the company’s Facebook page:

“These two lots tested positive for Salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. These treats will not harm your dog, dogs digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept of Agriculture closely to recall the effected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.”

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors are checking retail stores and warehouses to be certain the recalled products have been removed from sale.

What to Do?

If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Recipe Friday – Pumpkin Treats For Dogs

Have any leftover pumpkin?  Here is a great recipe for some yummy treats for your dog!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Fresh Pumpkin
  • 1 and ½ Cups Rice Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Tablespoon Freshly Ground Ginger
  • 1 Free Range Egg
  • 1 Cup Honey (if you are worried about using honey, you can use less or omit if need be)
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.

2. Peel and dice pumpkin into cubes and bring to boil in saucepan of water. Drain pumpkin and allow to cool. Puree in blender or food processor (or if you want to be old school, mash your pumpkin to a fine puree). Chill in refrigerator.

3. Combine flour, cinnamon and ginger in bowl and mix well.

4. Combine egg, honey and vegetable oil in large bowl and whisk until well combined.

5. Add the chilled pumpkin puree to the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.

6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking well until all ingredients are combined.

7. With teaspoons, spoon the batter onto the lined tray spacing about one inch apart to make mini cake patties.

8. Bake for 15 minutes. To test, insert a toothpick into the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready and can be removed from the oven. Allow cakes to cool and serve.

Makes approximately 30 pumpkin dog treats. Freeze any leftovers not consumed within several days.