Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dog Food Recall – Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

Today has been quite the day in terms of recalls, this one is for potential contamination with the salmonella virus, please read on:

February 11, 2015 – Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Dogswell Nutrisca Dog Food Recall

The product was manufactured for Nutrisca by Tuffy’s.

What’s Been Recalled?

The affected product was distributed nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores and internet retailers.

The recall is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food in 4 pound bag sizes and bear UPC Code “8 84244 12495 7″ (found on lower back of the bag).

Products included in the recall are identified by the below first 5 digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and “Best by Dates” (found on upper back of the bag).

No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements or other products are affected by this announcement.

First five digits of Lot Codes include:

  • 4G29P
  • 4G31P
  • 4H01P
  • 4H04P
  • 4H05P
  • 4H06P

Best By Dates include:

  • Jul 28 16
  • Jul 30 16
  • Jul 31 16
  • Aug 03 16
  • Aug 04 16
  • Aug 05 16

About Salmonella

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.

No Salmonella-related illnesses in people or animals have been reported to date in association with these products.

What Caused the Recall?

The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 4 lb. bag of product.

The company is coordinating this voluntary recall with the FDA and is issuing the recall action out of an abundance of caution.

What to Do?

Consumers who purchased the 4 lb. bags of dry dog food product subject to the recall should stop using the product, discard it in a safe manner (for example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and contact Nutrisca at the number below for further information.

For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Nutrisca at 888-559-8833.

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.

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

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Dog Treat Recall – Buster’s Natural 6 Beef Trachea

Please read on to find out more information of this recall due to salmonella:

February 11, 2015 — Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of its 6″ Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Bustera Natural Beef Trachea Pet Treat Recall

What’s Being Recalled?

The potentially affected product will pertain to a particular lot number, and are specific to a particular size of the pouch it’s sold in. Anyone having these products should verify the following:

  • Buster’s Natural Pet Supply Beef Trachea Treat
  • Lot Code: 8501450
  • Size: 6″ Beef Trachea / 12 Pack Plastic Pouch
  • UPC Code: 8501450

No illnesses have been reported to date. The company is still warning consumers that if any of the above information is on the package you have, do not feed it to any animals.

It may be hazardous and should be disposed of immediately.

Where Was It Distributed?

The affected product was distributed to retail stores in the following Colorado Cities: Conifer and Lakewood.

What Caused This Recall?

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and analyzed by FDA, obtained from Buster’s Natural Pet Supply in Conifer, CO. and found to be positive for Salmonella.

The sampled product had a Buster’s label but was manufactured by Pet International.

Buster’s Natural Pet Supply recalled the entire product from the two stores that the distributor sells it. Pet International Inc. continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals (i.e. dogs) 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. Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some pets (like dogs) 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 dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What to Do?

If you have this product, use gloves and put in a double bag and throw it away as soon as possible.

Do not touch the product in any way. However, if you do, it’s recommended to wash your hands immediately with an antibacterial soap.

Consumers who have purchased 6″ Beef Trachea with Buster’s Natural Pet Supply Label on it and are wishing to be refunded because of the recall, can take the product back to where it was purchased (with receipt).

A special form will be provided to be filled out as well. Both the form and the receipt are needed for the refund.

Consumers with any questions about the recall product may contact the company by phone at 305-591-3338 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST or via e-mail at sergioh@petint.com.

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.

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

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