Category Archives: Animal Feed Testing

Belgium – Recall of Kivo Petfood BV – Salmonella

AFSCA

Recall of Kivo Petfood BV
Product: “Kivo Kip Compleet”, “Kivo Kip-Vis Compleet” & “Kivo Pens-Kip mix” (frozen products) pet food of the Kivo Petfood BV brand.
Problem: possible presence of Salmonella Typhimurium in raw animal feed.


In agreement with the AFSCA, Kivo Petfood BV is withdrawing the products “kip compleet”, “kip-vis compleet” & “pens-kip mix” from sale and is recalling them to consumers due to the possible presence of salmonella.

Kivo Petfood BV asks its customers not to use these products and to return it to the point of sale where they were purchased for reimbursement.

Product description:

– Product names: kip compleet, kip-vis compleet & pens-kip mix (frozen products)
– Brand: Kivo Petfood BV
– Kivo Kip Compleet Batch number 210917, “darmcode” 250624
– Kivo Kip- Vis Compleet Lot number 210917, ”darmcode” 20210101002
– Kivo Pens-Kip mix Lot number 210917, “darmcode” 260721
– Date of minimum durability (DDM): 03-2023
– Sale period: from 17-09-2021 to 01- 10-2021
– Weight: 500g & 1000g

The products were distributed by 4dogs and cats (Genkersteenweg 80B, 3500 Hasselt).

For any further information , contact:

Customer Service Kivo Petfood BV on +31 (0) 40 – 253 03 66

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Soybean Expeller – Soybean Press Cake

RASFF

Salmonella spp. in organic soybean expeller from Italy in Belgium and Germany

RASFF

Salmonella London in organic soybean presscake from Italy in Germany and Finland

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Sunflower Seeds

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 34.79 µg/kg – ppb) in sunflower seeds from Egypt in Spain

Ireland – Heavy presence of Mycotoxins confirmed in some Irish silage

Agriland

Surveys carried out by Alltech have confirmed the heavy presence of mycotoxins in silages across Northern Ireland (NI), Munster and south Leinster.

To date, forage samples across the rest of the country seem to be relatively free of the problem — for now, at least.

As a consequence, farmers may not know that they are offering their dairy and beef herds diets that can seriously impact both animal health and overall performance.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Rice Bran

RASFF

Aflatoxins in rice bran from the Netherlands, with raw material from Pakistan in Belgium

USA- Raw Pet Food Recalled due to Salmonella

Food Poison Journal

Woody’s Pet Food Deli of Minneapolis, MN is recalling Raw Cornish Hen pet food “With Supplements” sticker due to a Salmonella health risk.

The product was distributed in the company’s retail stores in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

RASFF Alert- Animal Feed – Salmonella – Raw Petfood

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Salmonella Typhimurium in raw petfood from the Netherlands in Belgium

Scotland- FSS – Advice Feeder Mice and Salmonella

HPS

21 December 2021

Article: 55/5107

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are reminding reptile owners who have purchased certain frozen feeder mice for their pets to take extra precautions in order to avoid contracting salmonellosis. An outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to specific frozen mice products and as a result, a product recall information notice detailing affected products has been issued.

FSS and the FSA are instructing reptile owners and others who have a supply of the affected frozen mice to return them to the place of purchase so they can be carefully disposed of. They are also warning people to be extra careful when handling any frozen rodents, not just the batches identified, due to the risk of Salmonella from other batches linked to this recall.

Since the outbreak was first reported in 2015, there have been almost 900 cases of illness. FSS and the FSA advise that the risk to the general public is considered to be very low.

Source: FSS, 14 December 2021

UK – Advice to reptile owners following withdrawal and recall of frozen mice used as food for pets linked to Salmonella outbreak in people

FSA

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is issuing further instructions to reptile owners following an outbreak of human salmonellosis linked to frozen mice used to feed snakes and other animals and birds.
11 December 2021
 

The FSA, along with Food Standards Scotland, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the UK Health Security Agency, Public Health Wales and Public Health Scotland are advising animal keepers not to feed their pets specific batches of frozen mice.   

Since the outbreak was first reported in 2015, there have been almost 900 cases of illness. Salmonella (which causes salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestines and can pass from animals to people or via consumption of contaminated food or exposure to contaminated environments and cause infection. 

This outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to specific frozen mice products and as a result, a product recall information notice detailing affected products has been issued by the FSA. The recall does not affect rats from the same supplier, however investigations are ongoing. Should concerns about the safety of rats be identified, our advice will be updated accordingly.
The FSA is instructing reptile owners and others who have a supply of the affected frozen mice to return them to the place of purchase so they can be carefully disposed of.

However, the FSA and partners are also warning people to be extra careful when handling any frozen rodents including mice product and packaging, not just the batches identified, due to the risk of salmonella from other batches linked to this recall. 
People should be extra vigilant, washing hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after contact, when handling not just the product, but their reptiles and associated equipment and environment, due to the risk of the illness. 
Further general advice on reducing the risk of contracting Salmonella is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/salmonella-reducing-infection-from-reptiles(Opens in a new window)

A government spokesperson said:

“In September this year, the FSA introduced new requirements for shops to provide a leaflet warning about the risks of Salmonella and how to keep customers safe when buying and feeding frozen mice to their reptiles. However, the outbreak continues and a full withdrawal and recall of the specific batches of frozen mice is necessary. The withdrawal and recall does not affect rats from the same supplier, however investigations are continuing, should concerns about the safety of rats be identified, advice will be updated.

Therefore, if you have the affected feeder mice product in your freezer, please return it to where you purchased it from so it can be disposed of carefully and thoroughly clean and disinfect any surfaces it has been in contact with, including your hands. We are also asking people to be extra vigilant with all frozen rodent product, however, do check the specific information about which batches are involved as retailers will not be accepting other material.”

Advice to reptile owners about feeding their pets

Snake owners and others using frozen mice as food may have concerns about maintaining their animal’s welfare, as the product withdrawal and recall will cause short term shortages. There should be sufficient mice to maintain animal welfare for all snakes and other animals, including birds that need to be fed mice, if owners adapt their current feeding routines. Detailed advice for reptile owners will be published at www.casc.org.uk/rodent-recall(Opens in a new window)

Advice to parents and guardians of children handling reptiles

Children have been particularly affected so we are urging parents and guardians to make sure everyone washes their hands thoroughly with warm soapy water every time they handle and feed frozen mice to their pets and handle their reptiles to reduce risk of becoming ill with Salmonella. Both the vivarium and the areas reptiles are able to roam could be contaminated with salmonella. Good hygiene should be observed.

If you, or other family members become ill with symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever, consult your doctor or NHS 111 and inform them that you own/keep a reptile. If you have symptoms, make sure you wash your hands regularly and avoid preparing food for others. Do not go to work or school until 48 hours after symptoms have passed to reduce the chances of passing on the infection.
 

 

UK – Monkfield Nutrition extends recall to all batches of frozen Feeder Mice products for feeding reptiles because of the presence of Salmonella

FSA

Monkfield Nutrition is extending the recall to all batches of frozen feeder mice products for feeding reptiles because Salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Mouse Pinkies Small
Pack size 25 pack (1g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Mouse Pinkies Large
Pack size 25 pack (2-3g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Fluff
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (3-5g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Small Mice
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (10-15g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Medium Mice
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (16-20g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Large Mice
Pack size Individual and 20 pack (21-30g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ X Large Mouse
Pack size Individual and 15 pack (>31g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Mouse Fluff
Pack size 25 pack (4-6g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Mouse Crawlers Small
Pack size 25 pack (7-9g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Small Mice
Pack size 10 pack (10-15g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Medium Mice
Pack size 10 pack (16-20g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Large Mice
Pack size 10 pack (21-30g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
Jumbo Mice
Pack size 10 pack (>31g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Pinkies Small
Pack size Individual, 20 pack and 100 pack (1g per mouse)
Batch code All batches
‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Pinkies Large
Pack size Individual, 20 pack and 100 pack (2-3g per mouse)
Batch code All batches

Risk statement

The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of Salmonella, either through direct handling of the products, or indirectly, for example from handling infected reptiles, their vivarium, utensils or contact with the faeces of these animals.

In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea.

Action taken by the company

Monkfield Nutrition Ltd is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Our advice to consumers

(pet owners): If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.
When handling and serving pet feed it is always advised to clean utensils after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling reptiles, pet feed, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. Raw pet feed should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.
Carefully and thoroughly clean and disinfect any surfaces it has been in contact with, including your hands.