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Dog Treat Recall – Pet Center Dog Treats

Here is a recall on Pet Center Dog Treats due to salmonella, please read on:

May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, California has issued a voluntary recall for its Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Pet Center Dog TreatsThe affected product includes the 3 ounce bags of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats with…

  • UPC number 727348200038
  • Date code 122015

Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The FDA has confirmed this event in a recent news release.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The product was distributed by Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply and Independent Pet in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a 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 surface 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.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday through Friday between 7:30am through 4:00 pm PST.

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 – Breeder’s Choice Recalls Active Care Healthy Joints Treats

Another recall, please read:

April 17. 2013 – Breeder’s Choice Pet Food of Irwindale, California has has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to the presence of mold.

Breeder's Choice Active Care Healthy Joints Biscuits Dog TreatsThe recalled product includes the following information:

  • Breeder’s Choice Active Care Healthy Joint Treats
  • Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080
  • UPC Code: 0130104895
  • Size: 24 ounces
  • Best Before Code: 19-Dec-2013

Products and product lots that do not appear in the above lists have not been affected.

According to a release from the manufacturer, the mold seems to have occurred due to varying dryer temperature settings for drying biscuits. This exposed the recalled product to excess moisture and has since been remedied.

Pet owners who fed their pets the recalled biscuits should watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool.

At the time of this release, there have been no reports of human or pet illnesses associated with this recall.

What to Do?

For information, consumers are asked to call Central Customer Care line at 866-500-6286 or visit http://www.goactivedog.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 Treats Recall – Charlee Bear Dog Treats

Here is yet another recall e-mail I received and wanted to pass along:

November 1, 2012 – Charlee Bear Products is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The event was reported by the company in a news release dated November 1, 2012.

According to the company, there have been no reported animal or human illnesses related to these products.

The Protein Crunch Bar dog treats were distributed nationally in September and October 2012.

The recall has been confirmed in an official FDA news bulletin.

What Products Are Being Recalled?

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Carrots sold in 5.5 oz packages with UPC Code 8710890000

  • Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
  • Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
  • Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
  • Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes sold in 5.5 oz packages with UPC Code 8710890001

  • Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015

According to the company’s news release…

The potential for contamination was noted after a finished product sample of Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Carrots (Lot no. 19812) tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.

Charlee Bear is recalling that lot number and, out of an abundance of caution, the additional lot numbers identified above, all of which are manufactured by a contract manufacturer that is not otherwise involved in the production of any other products in the Charlee Bear line.

What to Do?

Consumers are urged to return the recalled product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Those with questions may visit http://www.charleebear.com or contact the company by email info@charleebear.com or call 800-396-8893.

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 Food Recall – Wellness Dry Dog Food(Batch)

It’s pretty scary, but there is another recall for Wellness, a batch of dry dog food.  Here is the e-mail I received:

October 30, 2012 – WellPet LLC of Tewksbury, MA has announced the withdrawal of a limited number of one of its dry kibble products due to possible moisture contamination.

This action affects Wellness Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food in the 12 lbs package and bearing a “Best By” date of August 18, 2013.

No other dates, bag sizes or recipes are affected.

According to a statement made by the company on its Facebook page…

“A small batch of the product with this specific date code was found to be higher in moisture than our recipe calls for. High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration date, but poses no health risk.”

What to Do?

As far as what to do with your affected product, the company goes on to state:

“We want you and your pet to be completely satisfied, so we are asking those who may have this limited supply of food to contact us for a replacement.”

Consumers with questions may call Wellness Customer Service at 800-225-0904.

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 – Yoghund Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats

This is getting ridiculous and scary.  I have recipes to make treats for your dog and cat, it seems that many packaged treats cannot be trusted.  I won’t be posting a recipe this week in lieu of this post, however, you can check out all the recipes I have posted.  Here is another e-mail I received that I thought I would share:

October 18, 2012 — TBD Brands has announced a voluntary recall of Yoghund brand Organic Banana and Peanut Butter flavor frozen yogurt dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

The event was reported by the FDA in a news release updated October 17, 2012.

Yoghund claims this is a cautionary action, as these products contain organic peanut butter linked to recent recalls of Sunland, Inc. of Partales, NM.

Salmonella can affect both humans and non-human animals and are the result of ingesting contaminated food.

What Products Are Being Recalled?

Although there have been no reported incidents of human or animal illnesses in connection with their product, the company has elected to recall all case product of Lot Code 268-12 and earlier with a cup and four pack Best By Date of 9-24-14 or earlier.

Where Were the Recalled Products Sold?

Recalled lots of Yoghund brand Organic Banana and Peanut Butter flavor frozen yogurt dog treats were distributed through retailers nationwide.

What to Do?

Salmonella is serious business — for both you and your pet. So, if you can confirm your package of treats is one of the products being recalled, stop feeding or handling it immediately.

If you’ve already discarded the packaging – or you’re in any way in doubt – do not take chances. Be safe. Stop feeding the product anyway.

In its bulletin, the FDA suggests:

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is in the recall or have additional questions may call us at 603-775-7772 extension 1007 between 9 AM and 5 PM

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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