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Dog Food Recall Expands – J.J. Fuds Raw Frozen Food

The recall has expanded due to an unspecified contamination:

January 27, 2015 — According to a fax document1 obtained by The Dog Food Advisor, J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana is expanding its dog food recall to include 2 more products due to contamination.

The following products have been added to the recall:

  • J.J. Fuds Duck Strips (2 ounce)
  • 5 lb. bags
  • UPC #: 654592-345928
  • Lot Code Date: 5/7/14
  • J.J. Fuds Beef Strips (2 ounce)
  • 10 lb. bags
  • UPC #: 654592-345751
  • Lot Code Date: 1/6/15

Limited Information

The distributor’s fax announcement does not specify the type of contamination. No other information is available.

This article will be updated as soon as further details are made available by the company or the FDA.

What to Do?

Due to the limited information provided to The Dog Food Advisor by the distributor, we have included the following text from our earlier recall article dated January 23, 2015.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.

Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, consumers are asked to contact the company at jjfuds.com or call 888-432-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM CT.

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/Cat Food Recall – Pro-Pet LLC

Here is another recall for salmonella, on Pro-Pet LLC dog food from St. Marys, Ohio. There are a few cat food batches that are being recalled as well. Please read on:

 

February 5, 2014 – Pro-Pet LLC of St. Marys, Ohio has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of dry dog and cat foods for possible Salmonella contamination.

Pro-Pet LogoAccording to the FDA, a single field test indicated products manufactured during a two-day period and on the same line of production may have the potential to contain the bacteria.

There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

What’s Being Recalled?

The three affected brands include:

  • Hubbard Life
  • Joy Combo
  • QC Plus

Pro-Pet Dog Food Recall Lot Numbers

No other products or lot numbers are affected by this recall.

Where Were the Products Distributed?

These products were distributed through select stores, distributors and on-line retailers in:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

About Salmonella

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.

What to Do?

Customers should immediately discontinue use of any recalled product.

For more information, customers can contact the Pro-Pet customer service line at 888-765-4190. Representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CT.

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 – Joey’s Chicken Jerky Treats

Here is another dog treat recall, please read on it is especially important for those in New Hampshire:

September 10, 2013 — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky Chicken Jerky treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Joey's Jerky Chicken Jerky TreatsA total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness.

However, no deaths have occurred.

Joey’s Jerky is produced in New Hampshire and the manufacturer, Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of the product.

Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores:

  • America’s Pet in Hudson
  • Blue Seal in Bow
  • K9 Kaos in Dover
  • Osborne’s Agway in Concord
  • Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord
  • The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington

Confirmation through laboratory testing of the jerky is pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs.

What to Do?

DHHS is asking people to determine if they have any of these jerky treats at home — and if so, to discard them.

For more information on Salmonella, contact the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496. Or visit the DHHS website at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella.

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 – Hartz Mountain Treats

Here is the latest in the voluntary recalls of dog treats:

January 25, 2013 — The Hartz Mountain Corporation of Secaucus, New Jersey, has announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue.
Hartz Oinkies Dog Treats

Hartz is taking this action after recent testing found trace amounts of illegal antibiotic residue in samples of the affected dog treats.

These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other countries but are not in the U.S.

What’s Being Recalled?

All Hartz® Chicken Chews™ Soft and Tenders:

  • 3.5 oz package
  • 8 oz package
  • 16 oz package
  • 24 oz package
  • 20 oz package

All Hartz® Chicken Chews™ Soft and Tender Bite Sized:

  • 5.7 oz package
  • 16 oz package
  • 16 oz package

All Hartz® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken

  • 20 pack Pig Skin Twist Sticks
  • 7 pack Mini Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
  • 15 pack Mini Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
  • 5 pack Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken

No other Hartz products are affected by the withdrawal.

What to Do?

If you have these products contact Hartz Consumer Affairs at 800-275-1414.

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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