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Vital Essentials Dog Food Recall | February 2018

Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. [Read more…]

Wellness Dog Food Recall of March 2017

Wellness Dog Food company has issued a recall for it’s 95% Beef canned variety because of  a naturally occuring beef thyroid hormone found present in the food. The hormone can affect metabolism, but thankfully side effects are reversible. Read on for details!

Complete details of the March 2017 Wellness dog food recall as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor:

What’s Being Recalled?

Recalled product includes:

  • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs
  • Size: 13.2 ounce cans
  • Best-By Dates: 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19

Best-By dates can be found on the bottom of each can.

No other Wellness products are affected.

 

About the Recall

Elevated levels of thyroid hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with increased thirst and urinary output, restless behavior and weight loss.

Multiple studies indicate that for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible as soon as the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone.

Because the recipe is a mixer or topper and intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote.

WellPet has received no reports of any health problems as a result of feeding the affected recipe.

However, the company is voluntarily recalling three best-by dates as an extra level of precaution.

What to Do?

If you have any of the 13.2 ounce cans of this specific recipe and marked with one of the three best-by dates, please email the company at wecare@wellpet.com

Or call the company at 877-227-9587.

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.

Source: Wellness Dog Food Recall of March 2017

Evanger’s Dog Food Recall Expands

The previous dog food recall for Evanger’s Hunk of Beef and other varieties has expanded. Additional lots have been recalled due to pentobarbital contamination. Please read further for the latest updates. As always, pleas share far and wide!

Complete details of the expanded February 2017 Evanger’s dog food recall as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor:

February 28, 2017 — Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. of Wheeling, Illinois, is expanding its voluntarily recall of specific lots of its beef products due to their potential of contamination with the deadly drug, pentobarbital.

Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance or nausea — or in extreme cases, death.

Only limited information regarding this expanded recall is available at this time. Further details will be added to this article as they become available.

Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Canned Dog Food Recall

What’s Recalled?

The following 3 items are now being recalled:

  • Evanger’s Hunk of Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #776155
  • Evanger’s: Braised Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #776150
  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef
    12 ounce can
    Item #776107

The three recalled products were manufactured between December 2015 and January 2017, and have expiration dates of December 2019 through January 2021.

The products were distributed online and through independent pet stores nationwide.

What to Do?

Consumers in possession of the affected product should return the cans or cases to the retailer where purchased for a full refund or replacement of product.

Retailers are asked to return the product to the distributor from whom they purchased it.

And distributors are required to quarantine all products with the relevant lot numbers.

Consumers with questions are asked to contact the company at 847-537-0102.

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.

Source: Evanger’s Dog Food Recall Expands

Against the Grain Dog Food Recall of February 2017

Folks, you are NOT going to believe this, but there is yet another dog food recall. Another Evanger brand, Against The Grain, may be contaminated with pentobarbital. 

This is very disturbing because it causes one to wonder why exactly is this chemical continually being found in this pet food? Pentobarbital has a few medical uses, but when it pertains to animals, it is used for euthanasia. This causes me to wonder where this company is obtaining it’s meat sources. It’s unfortunate for all and I truly hope that no dogs are affected by this contaminated food.

Please read the details below and be sure to share this with friends and family!

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Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall of February 2017

We just received information about a new dog food recall. It appears that there is aluminum metal contamination in selected varieties of Blue Buffalo canned food. Please read below for details, lot numbers and what to do.

Please share this important recall information, this is a widely fed dog food.

Complete details of the Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall of February 2017 as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor:

February 13, 2017 — Blue Buffalo Company has issued a voluntary recall for specific lots of Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight due to possible aluminum metal contamination.

What’s Recalled?

The recalled product includes:

  • Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables
  • 12.5 ounce can
  • UPC: 8-40243-10017-0
  • Codes: Best By 08/03/2019

The “Best By” date is on the bottom of the can.

No other Blue Buffalo products are involved. The company has not received any reports of illness or injury as a result of the problems giving rise to this recall.

What to Do?

Customers are invited to return the impacted product to your local retailer for a full refund. For additional information, call 866-800-2917.

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.

Source: Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall of February 2017

Companion Dog Food Recall of February 2017

February 8, 2017 — Giant Food Stores has issued a voluntary recall for specific lots of Companion Canned Dog Food due to possible metal contamination.
What’s Recalled?

Recalled products include:

Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice
13.2 ounce can
UPC: 68826707501
Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice
13.2 ounce can
UPC: 68826700360
Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon
13.2 ounce
UPC: 68826700356
Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

What to Do?

Customers are invited to return the impacted product for a full refund. For additional information, call 479-935-6145.

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.

Complete details of the Companion canned dog food recall of 2017 as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor.

Source: Companion Dog Food Recall of February 2017

PetSmart Grreat Choice Dog Food Recall of February 2017

Another recall from PetSmart, a really popular  pet store. Please share!

 

Complete details of the PetSmart Grreat Choice dog food recall as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor

February 8, 2017 — PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of one production lot of Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken and Rice Classic Ground due to possible metal contamination.1

What’s Recalled?

The recalled product includes:

  • Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken and Rice Classic Ground
  • Size: 13.2 ounce cans
  • UPC: 7-3725726116-7
  • Best By Date: 8/5/19
  • Lot Code: 1759338

The Best By date is found on the bottom of the can.

What to Do?

The company writes:

Please stop feeding this product to your pet and bring any remaining cans affected by this recall to your nearest PetSmart for a full refund. We recommend the other varieties of Grreat Choice canned dog foods as alternate options until this product is once again available.

For more information, please contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

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.

Source: PetSmart Grreat Choice Dog Food Recall of February 2017

Dog Food Recall: Evanger’s Hunk of Beef Canned Dog Food

We have just been alerted to a dog food recall. Please read and share this info with your friends and family that may feed this food!

5 lots are recalled after testing turns up a euthanasia drug in the pet food.

 
Evanger’s Hunk of Beef canned dog food

Maker: Evanger’s
Cause: Euthanasia drug Pentobarbital
Announcement: Evanger’s report dated Feb. 3, 2017; FDA Report dated February 3, 2017
What was recalled: 

  • Hunk of Beef, dog food, Lot #1816E03HB, UPC Code ending in 20109
  • Hunk of Beef, dog food, Lot #1816E04HB, UPC Code ending in 20109
  • Hunk of Beef, dog food, Lot #1816E06HB, UPC Code ending in 20109
  • Hunk of Beef, dog food, Lot #1816E07HB, UPC Code ending in 20109
  • Hunk of Beef, dog food, Lot #1816E13HB, UPC Code ending in 20109

The affected products were sold in Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

According to the FDA, “Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.”

 

Blue Ridge Beef Pet Food Recall | January 2017

January 17, 2017 — Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia, has announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Turkey with Bone raw frozen product due to its potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

What’s Being Recalled?

The affected product is sold in 2 pound chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

  • Blue Ridge Beef Turkey with Bone
  • Size: 2 pound chubs
  • UPC Code 854298001887
  • Lot #103 mfdga12716

About Listeria

Listeria can affect animals eating the product.

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 Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Where Was It Distributed?

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

What Caused the Recall?

This recall was initiated as a result of an FDA inspection and sampling of the product. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the above lot of Blue Ridge Beef Turkey with Bone raw frozen product are urged to stop feeding the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Or dispose of the affected product immediately.

Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com

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

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

Complete details of the Blue Ridge Beef dog food recall of January 2017 as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor

Source: Blue Ridge Beef Pet Food Recall | January 2017

Cesar Dog Food Recall of October 2016

Hi Everyone! I have copied and pasted the recall information below from the original Dog Food Advisor release. Please click on the link for more details and product codes. Don’t forget to share with a friend…this is a widely fed food!

October 7, 2016 — Mars Petcare has announced it has initiated avoluntary recall of a limited number of Cesar Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food due to a potential choking risk from small pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

What’s Recalled?

Cesar Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually as well as in flavor variety multipacks.

The affected dog food can be identified by checking the Best Before and Lot Code on the product lid.

Each product will have a lot code printed on the side of the tray that begins with 631FKKC or 631GKKC and best before date that falls between 08/04/18 and 08/05/18.

Why the Recall?

Select packages of this product may contain small pieces of plastic, which entered the food during the production process.

What to Do?

Mars Petcare encourages consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.

While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, we have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.

At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and are working with all of our distributors and retail customers to ensure the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Consumers can reach the company at 800-421-6456.

Complete details of the October 2016 Cesar Dog Food recall as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor

Source: Cesar Dog Food Recall of October 2016

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