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Dog Food Recall – BARF World Inc.

Another recall, this is raw food called BARF Inc. recalling three of its products due to salmonella:

April 1, 2013 – BARF World Inc. has today confirmed it is conducting a voluntary recall of three of its raw frozen dog food products due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

BARF Raw Frozen Patties Dog Food RecallThe company is recalling the following three products:

  • BARF Lamb Patties
  • BARF Combo Patties
  • BARF Combo Patties (bulk package)

All three products share the same “Use By” date of July 27, 2013.

BARF World has published a Frequently Asked Questions page to provide more details about the recall.

What to Do?

Consumers who find they have a recalled product at their home are advised to dispose of the product in a safe manner (i.e. in a securely covered trash receptacle).

They may also contact Christopher Hampson at 866-282-2273 to request a replacement or a refund. According to the company…

“In the meantime, you can go ahead and continue feeding any other bags of the BARF Diet that you have in stock.”

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/Treat Recall – Steve’s Real Food/Diggin’ Your Dog

Two more recalls for your perusal.   One for food and one for a dog treat.  Read on:

March 7, 2013 – Steve’s Real Food of Murray, Utah has announced it is recalling its 5 pound bags of Turducken Canine Diet 8 ounce patties due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

The recalled products were distributed from October 2012 through January 2013 in retail stores in…
Steve's Real Food Turducken

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Tennessee

The product is sold in 5 pound green and cream colored bags with lot number 209-10-27-13 and an expiration date of October 27, 2013.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this event.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.

In addition, there’s 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 surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • 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 have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What Caused the Recall?

The potential for contamination was noted after a routine sampling of one 5 pound bag by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Production of the product has been suspended while the company and the FDA continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased 5 lb. bags of Steve’s Real Food Turducken Canine Recipe are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact the company at 801-540-8481 or gary@stevesrealfood.com Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm MST.

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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March 7, 2013 – Diggin’ Your Dog announced today the brand is voluntarily withdrawing one lot of its Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats produced on August 30, 2012 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product sample was obtained in Colorado and the company has accounted for its distribution.

What’s Being Recalled?

The product being withdrawn is Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats in the 5 ounce bag. The Lot Code is 250322 and its “Use By” date is February 23, 2014.

No other Diggin’ Your Dog products, lots or production dates are affected.

About Salmonella

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms…

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • 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.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If an animal is known to have consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, pet owners are asked to contact their veterinarians.

What to Do?

Customers who have purchased this lot code are urged to stop feeding the product to their pet, remove the lot code from the packaging, and discard the contents.

A full refund plus $1.00 to cover postage will be received by mailing the UPC and lot code to Diggin Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511.

All refunds will be processed within ten business days (plus postage time).

For more information, consumers are invited to contact Diggin’ Your Dog by phone at 775-742-7295 Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PT — or by email at info@dydusa.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.

Dog Food Recall – Nature’s Variety Raw Dog Food

Instead of a product review, I am posting this dog food recall.  It is one batch that is being recalled, please read on:

February 15, 2013 – Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13.Nature's Variety Raw Organic Chicken

This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be present in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets.

The source of plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.

What Products Are Affected?

The affected product is strictly limited to a single batch of Organic Chicken Formula with the “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This includes:

  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lbs. bag
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lbs. case

The “Best if Used By” date is located on the back of the package below the “Contact Us” section.

Where Were the Products Distributed?

The affected product was distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States and Canada. No other products were impacted.

Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a consumer complaint. The source of the issue was identified and resolved.

To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats.

What to Do

Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns.

Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.

Consumers with additional questions can call the Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

Or click this link to email the company directly.

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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