Category Archives: Animal Feed Testing

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Chickens for Feed – Raw Pet Food


Salmonella in raw pet food from the Netherlands in Belgium


Salmonella in chickens for animal feed from Denmark in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Peanuts- Dairy Sheep Compound Feed


Aflatoxin B1 in Indian peanuts for bird feed in the Netherlands


Aflatoxin B1 in dairy sheep compound feed from France in Spain

USA – Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Kaytee® Wild Bird Food Birders Blend, 8 Lb Bag, Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin


Front Label, Kaytee Wild Bird Birders Blend

CHILTON, WI – March 18, 2023 – Kaytee Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Kaytee® Wild Bird Food Birders’ Blend, 8 lb. bag, UPC 0 71859 02711 1, Lot Number PennPak1 102022 933, best buy date of 041224, due to potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin above the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to wild birds if consumed in significant quantities. No illnesses have been reported in association with this product to date and no other Kaytee products are affected.

On March 13, 2023, the Georgia Department of Agriculture notified Kaytee Products Inc. that after conducting a routine laboratory analysis of the product, Lot PennPak1 102022 933 located on the bottom right corner of the front of the 8 lb. bags of Kaytee® Wild Bird Food Birder’s Blend was found to contain elevated levels of Aflatoxin.

The products affected by this announcement are:




Lot No.

Best by

Kaytee® Wild Bird Food Birders’ Blend 8 lb 0 71859 02711 1 PennPak1

USA – Two pet food companies warned after Salmonella and Listeria found in finished products

Food Safety News

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems.

Primal Pet Foods
Fairfield, CA

An animal food firm in California is on notice from the FDA for serious violations of the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals regulation, including Listeria found in the finished product. Pathogens in pet food can make people as well as pets sick.

Arrow Reliance Inc.
Tukwila, WA

An animal food firm in Washington is on notice from the FDA for not being in compliance with FDA regulations due to adulterated animal food, including finished products with Salmonella. Pathogens in pet food can make people as well as pets sick.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Microbiological Contamination – Hay


Microbiological deviation in hay for animals from Austria in Croatia

RASFF Alert- Animal Feed – Salmonella – Pigs Ear


Salmonella spp. in Ear Pork from Poland in Malta

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Dog Treats – Rapeseed Extraction


Salmonella enterica ser. Derby in horse meal from the Netherlands, used to produce dog treats from Belgium in the Netherlands and Germany


Salmonella spp. in rapeseed extraction meal from Germany in Denmark

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Post Extraction Soya Meal – Brewers Yeast


Salmonella in brewer’s yeast from Russia in Poland, Lithuania and Austria


Salmonella Senftenberg in post extraction soya meal from Ukraine in Poland

RASFF Alert- Animal Feed – Mycotoxin – Ergot Alkaloids – Rye Feed


Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) in rye (feed) from Poland in Germany

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Rapeseed Meal – Soya bean Extraction Meal – Dog Chews


Salmonella Mbandaka in rapeseed meal from Poland in Finland


Suspicion of salmonella in soybean extraction meal from Germany in Poland and Switzerland


Salmonella Liverpool in rape seed meal from Germany in Switzerland and Finland


Salmonella spp. and Enterobacteriaceae in dog chews from Türkey in the Netherlands and Germany