Friday, July 24, 2015

Bravo Chicken Dog Food Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Salmonella




 Bravo Recalls Select Chicken Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

 Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence ofSalmonella spp. Poly A contamination.
All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.
No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.
Salmonella can cause serious illness or fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.
The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.
Product      Item     Size   Best Used   Upc

Bravo       21-102    2 lb   12-05-16    829546211028
Blend
Chicken
Diet for
Dogs& Cats
-Chub

105 cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
These products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella, but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.
Product      Item     Size   Best Used     Upc

Bravo       21-401    3 lb   12-05-16    829546214012
Balance                   (48)
Chicken                    oz
Dinner                      bag
For Dogs
Patties

Product      Item     Size   Best Used   Upc

Bravo       21-402    2lb   12-05-16    829546214029
Balance                  (32)
Chicken                 chub
Dinner
For Dogs
Chub

Product      Item     Size   Best Used   Upc

Bravo       21-508    5 lb   12-05-16    829546215088
Balance                  (80)
Chicken                   oz
Diet                        bag
For Dogs
& Cats
Patties

These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle).
To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product.
To get a refund at the store where you bought the product: Customers should return to the store where they purchased the product and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo websitehttp://www.bravopetfoods.com/consumerrecall.html for a full refund or store credit. See Bravo Product Claim Form for details.
More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST).



Friday, July 10, 2015

Carnivore Meat Company Is Recalling Select Products And Lots Of Carnivore Vital Essentials Pet Food



 Carnivore Meat Company, LLC Voluntarily Issues a RecallVoluntarily Issues a RecallTwo Batches of Raw Pet Treats

 
Carnivore Meat Company, LLC is recalling select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeriamonocytogenes.

Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria monocytogenes. In humans, however, Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
If an animal becomes ill with Listeria, it will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People with concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.
The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015
The "Best By" date code and lot # is located on the back of the package. The affected product was distributed in WA, CA, TX, GA, IL, CO, NM, FL, PA, RI, OH and VT.
This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in samples during a recent review. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.
If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag of Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties with the "Best By" date code of 20160210 or a bag of Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets with a "Best By" date code of 12022015, we ask that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase.
If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.
Consumer Questions
Representatives are available from Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Who's Going To Win The Dirty Dog Contest Sponsored By Wahl And GreaterGood.org



WAHL REVEALS BEST SHELTER DOG MAKEOVERS IN AMERICA

 – Pet grooming leader partners with GreaterGood to put new face on adoption –

 
More than 8 million dogs enter shelters each year, and a vast majority of them are dirty and matted. Unfortunately, less than half of these dogs are getting the grooming they need so their lovable, adoptable selves can shine through.  

 
That’s why Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up with shelters nationwide to demonstrate how the transformative power of grooming can help shelter dogs find their forever home.

                                                                                                                                                             
 
Introducing the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery
 
“When it comes to pet adoption, a first impression is crucial in determining if an animal will find a family,” says Shay Moeller, pet product manager for Wahl. “By providing pet shelters with the grooming supplies they need we can demonstrate that the same animals often perceived to be 'damaged goods' are actually healthy, fun loving pets deserving of a new home.”

It’s this mission that has motivated Wahl over the past four years. To date, the company’s donation of all-natural pet shampoos has helped shelters clean up more than 50,000 dogs. And with the help of these shelters, hundreds of amazing transformations have been captured through photos and compiled into the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery.
What makes this gallery unique is that visitors can view each animal as they arrived at their shelter, and after they were cleaned up. They can also search for adoptable dogs in their area, and learn more about their stories. What’s more, social media integration makes it easy for visitors to share a dog with friends or join a conversation already started.
“When it comes to pet adoption, a first impression is crucial in determining if an animal will find a family,” says Shay Moeller, pet product manager for Wahl. “By providing pet shelters with the grooming supplies they need we can demonstrate that the same animals often perceived to be 'damaged goods' are actually healthy, fun loving pets deserving of a new home.”
It’s this mission that has motivated Wahl over the past four years. To date, the company’s donation of all-natural pet shampoos has helped shelters clean up more than 50,000 dogs. And with the help of these shelters, hundreds of amazing transformations have been captured through photos and compiled into the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery.
What makes this gallery unique is that visitors can view each animal as they arrived at their shelter, and after they were cleaned up. They can also search for adoptable dogs in their area, and learn more about their stories. What’s more, social media integration makes it easy for visitors to share a dog with friends or join a conversation already started. “When it comes to pet adoption, a first impression is crucial in determining if an animal will find a family,” says Shay Moeller, pet product manager for Wahl. “By providing pet shelters with the grooming supplies they need we can demonstrate that the same animals often perceived to be 'damaged goods' are actually healthy, fun loving pets deserving of a new home.”
 
 
It’s this mission that has motivated Wahl over the past four years. To date, the company’s donation of all-natural pet shampoos has helped shelters clean up more than 50,000 dogs. And with the help of these shelters, hundreds of amazing transformations have been captured through photos and compiled into the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery.
What makes this gallery unique is that visitors can view each animal as they arrived at their shelter, and after they were cleaned up. They can also search for adoptable dogs in their area, and learn more about their stories. What’s more, social media integration makes it easy for visitors to share a dog with friends or join a conversation already started.

 Top 10 Transformations Compete in Dirty Dogs Contest
To promote the gallery, Wahl is launching the fourth annual Dirty Dogs Contest. Ten of the most dramatic transformations from the gallery have been selected to participate in the contest, and public votes will determine the top three winners. The animal shelters or rescue groups affiliated with these transformations will receive monetary grants to further support their efforts. First place takes home $5,000, second place receives $2,000 and third place earns $1,000.
The Dirty Dogs Contest runs from July 6-19, 2015. To vote for one of the shelters, visit the Wahl Pets Facebook Page. Winners will be announced on July 20, 2015. For information about Wahl or Wahl's pet grooming products, visit WahlPets.com or follow Wahl Pets on Facebook and Twitter.
About Wahl Pet Products 
Wahl offers a line of pet grooming solutions that make grooming from home safe, easy and enjoyable. The line includes all-natural hygiene products, clippers and accessories. Every year, Wahl is also dedicated to giving shelter animals a fresh start by donating pet grooming products to support adoption efforts and shelters devastated by natural disasters. For more information, visitwww.WahlPets.com.
About GreaterGood.org 
GreaterGood.org is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Since 2006, it has given more than $30 million to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward our mission.

 
Dogs transformation with the most votes will win a monetary grant.
Vote today:
http://bit.ly/DirtyDogs2015  

  I would vote for all of the dogs.

A Big Thanks goes out to all Those who work in these shelters that help our friends out when nobody else will. 


Stella & Chewy’s Is Voluntarily Recalling Some Dog And Cat Food Nationwide Due To Concerns Of A Possible Presence Of Listeria Monocytogenes




Stella & Chewy’s Voluntarily Recalls Products Due to Possible Health Risk

 
Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111–15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall.
Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling all products nationwide from
Lot # 111-15 which includes:
Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By

Freeze-­‐DriedChewy's Chicken Dinner for Dogs 15 oz. 186011000045 111-­‐15 4/23/2016 and 4/26/2016

Freeze-­‐Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 111-­‐15 4/29/2016 and 5/3/2016

Carnivore Crunch -­‐ Turkey Recipe 3.25 oz. 186011001103 111-­‐15 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016

 Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011001394 111-­‐15 4/21/2016

 Frozen Chewy's Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011001387 111-­‐15 4/21/2016

 Frozen Surf 'N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs 6 lb. 186011000533 111-­‐15 4/21/2016

 Frozen Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs 6 lb. 186011000120 111-­‐15 4/21/2016

 Frozen Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs 3 lb. 186011000038 111-­‐15 4/21/2016

 Moreover, while the below listed product has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution, we are also recalling the following products which may have come into contact with the affected lot:

 Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By

Freeze-­‐Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 18 oz. 186011000229 105-­‐15 5/3/2016

 Freeze-­‐Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 9 oz. 186011000205 105-­‐15 5/3/2016

 Freeze-­‐Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 109-­‐15 4/29/2016

 Freeze-­‐Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 104-­‐15 4/23/2016 

Carnivore Crunch -­‐ Chicken Recipe 3.25 oz. 186011001080 110-­‐15 5/3/2016

Freeze-­‐Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 18 oz. 186011000229 113-­‐15 5/3/2016

Freeze-­‐Dried Chewy's Chicken Dinners for Dogs 15 oz. 186011000045 114-­‐15 4/26/2016

 Freeze-­‐Dried Tummy Ticklin' Turkey Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000663 114-­‐15 5/4/2016

 Freeze-­‐Dried Tummy Ticklin' Turkey Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000663 115-­‐15 5/4/2016

 Freeze-­‐Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000403 107-­‐15 4/23/2016

   Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list at http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/.

Consumers should look at the lot numbers and UPC codes printed on the bag to determine if it’s subject to the recall. People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Boulder Dog Food Has Another Recall This Time It's Seven Bags of Turkey Sprinkles



 Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. Voluntarily Recalls Seven Bags of Turkey Sprinkles, 3 oz with A "Best By" Date of "05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016" Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk  

 Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Turkey Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a "Best By" date of "05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016", a Lot Number of "743", and a UPC Code of 899883001224 because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the product.

Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may 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 the Product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
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 Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
This voluntary recall is regarding Turkey Sprinkles 3 oz with a "Best By" date of "05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016", a Lot Number of "743", and a UPC Code of 899883001224. The product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. The "Best By" date and Lot Number are a label on the back of the bag in the center.
The recalled product consists of 7 bags that were distributed to one retail customer in the State of Colorado, one retail customer in the State of Virginia. Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. has identified and notified the customers to whom the recalled product was sent. If you are in possession of the recalled product ("Best By" date of "05/18/16, 05/28/16 or 05/30/16", a Lot #"743" and a UPC Code of 899883001224 please discontinue use and return the unused product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C.
The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Food and Drug Administration which revealed a "positive" test forSalmonella in Turkey Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a "Best By" date of "05/30/16", a Lot Number of "743", and a UPC Code of 899883001224.
One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the product.
Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. at 303-449-2540 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (M.D.T.)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Boulder Dog Food Company Voluntarily Recalling Chicken Sprinkles 3 oz Bags


 

Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. Voluntarily Recalls Ten Bags of Chicken Sprinkles, 3 oz. With A “Best By” Date of “05/04/16” Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk  

 Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231 (the “Product”), because the Product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella Salmonella can affect animals eating the Product, and there is risk to humans who handle the Product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the Product.

Healthy people handling a product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.  Although rare, Salmonella may 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 the Product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
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 Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, Lot # “998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231. The Product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag.  The “Best By” date and Lot Number are on a label on the reverse side of the bag. 
The recalled Product consists of 10 bags of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) that were distributed to two retail stores in the State of Colorado, one retail store in the State of Washington, and one retail customer in the State of Maryland.  Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. has retrieved 8 of the 10 bags of the recalled Product, and believes that the remaining two bags of the Product have been used or destroyed.  If you are in possession of the recalled Product (“Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot #”998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231) please discontinue use and return the unused Product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C.
The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed a “positive” test for Salmonella in one package of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and  a UPC Code of 899883001231.
One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the Product.

Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. at 303-449-2540 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (M.D.T.)    


Friday, June 5, 2015

Wet Cat Food Varieties By Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Recall



Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Five Nutrish® Wet Cat Food Varieties For Potentially Elevated Vitamin D Levels  

  Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection, and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12-36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. Any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

Two variety packs that contain some of these recalled products (the Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, and the Ocean Lovers Variety Pack) will also be recalled. The recalled products are distributed nationwide. No other Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® products are affected by this recall.
Single PackUnit UPC CodeBest By Dates Thru
PAW LICKIN CHICKEN AND LIVER (2.8 oz)071190007032AUG 17 2015
OCEAN FISH AND CHICKEN CATCH-IATORIE (2.8 oz) 071190007049DEC 1 2016
OCEAN FISH A LICIOUS (2.8 oz) 071190007056DEC 1 2016
TUNA PURRFECTION (2.8 oz)071190007063DEC 1 2016
LIP SMACKIN SARDINE AND MACKEREL (2.8 oz)071190007070DEC 1 2016
Multi Packs - 12 CountUnit UPC CodeBest By Dates Thru
CHICKEN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups)071190007773DEC 1 2016 
OCEAN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups)071190007780DEC 1 2016
The UPC code can be found on the bottom of the cup. The Best By code can be found on the side of the cup.
To date, there have been 11 reports of illness associated with these products.
After conducting a number of product tests, Ainsworth confirmed that the affected products have elevated levels of vitamin D. The high levels result from the natural levels of vitamin D that are found in some of the fish ingredients that were used in these specific formulas.
"At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority," says Jeff Watters, CEO. "For the time being, we recommend disposing of any of the affected wet cat varieties. Rest assured we have implemented additional operating procedures to prevent an issue like this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologize to our loyal consumers everywhere."
Ainsworth is working to ensure the removal of all affected products from store shelves. Retailers with affected products are asked to contact 888-943-4218 for additional information.
Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to contact Ainsworth’s Consumer Care Team at 877-650-3486 or visit www.nutrishforpets.com/newsdisclaimer icon.
Representatives will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday thru Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.
Vitamin D is important in regulating calcium and phosphorus in a cat’s body. But, when ingested at very high levels, it can lead to serious health issues.
Production of the affected varieties has been suspended and will resume after reformulation.