Category Archives: Animal Feed

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Animal Protien – Fish Meal -Rapeseed Meal – Soybean Meal – Rapeseed Expeller

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RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (260;280;260;220;260 CFU/g) in processed animal protein for petfood from Poland, via the Czech Republic in Italy

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in fish meal from the United States in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (5 out of 5 samples /25g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (2 out of 5 samples /25g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in rapeseed meal from unknown origin in Ireland

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Tennessee (present /25g) in rapeseed meal from Germany in Finland

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Tennessee (presence /25g) in rape seed meal from Germany in Finland

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Senftenberg (present /25g) in soybean meal from Brazil, via Switzerland in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in rapeseed expeller from Germany in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts –

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 68 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled groundnuts from India in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 56 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Cat and Dog Snacks – Mixed Meat Petfood

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RASFF-too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (up to 8000 CFU/g) in cat and dog snacks from China in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (4 out of 5 samples between 10 and 110 CFU/g) in mixed meat meal for petfood from Ireland in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Mixed Meat Petfood – Fish Meal – Liquid Egg

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RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (4 out of 5 samples between 10 and 110 CFU/g) in mixed meat meal for petfood from Ireland in Italy

RASFF -Salmonella (presence /25g) in fish meal from the United States in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in fish meal from Ecuador in Germnany

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis in liquid egg for pet food from the United Kingdom in the UK

Research – Investigation into an outbreak of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 PT 21/28 Stx2 in England, August 2017 – Raw Pet Foods

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In August 2017, a cluster of 4 cases infected with genetically related strains of STEC O157 was identified. The strains possessed the stx2a toxin subtype, a toxin type known to be associated with more severe disease and the development of Haemolytic Ureamic Syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of this infection, predominantly affecting the kidneys. One case had died following development of HUS.

A multi-agency investigation was undertaken which included re-interviewing cases and the sampling and testing of implicated products. Interviews indicated that 3 of the cases had been exposed to dogs fed on a raw meat based diet), specifically, tripe. In 2 cases, the tripe has been purchased from the same supplier.

While one case was not linked to raw pet food, as cattle and sheep are the main reservoir of STEC in the UK, exposure to the same strain of STEC may have occurred through a different route. This may be indirect or direct exposure to the infected animals which entered the pet feed supply chain for example. Alternatively, the case may have been exposed to an animal fed a raw meat based diet without being aware of, or being able to recall that exposure.

Sampling and microbiological screening of raw pet food was undertaken and indicated the presence of STEC in the products. STEC was isolated from one sample of raw tripe but was different to the strain causing illness in the humans. Nevertheless, isolation of STEC did provide evidence for microbiological contamination of tripe and its pathogenic risk to human health and that it was a plausible transmission route in this outbreak. This adds to the evidence of raw pet food as a risk factor for zoonotic transmission of GI pathogens, which is already relatively widely accepted for salmonella, listeria and campylobacter.

Feeding raw meat based diet to companion animals has recently increased in popularity due to both increasing availability and beliefs that they provide health benefits to animals. Although still rare, an increase in STEC cases reporting exposure to raw meat based diet ’s was detected in 2017. There has also been an increased frequency of raw pet food incidents in 2017, suggesting an increasing trend in potential risk to humans from raw pet food. IMT concluded that the best approach to reduce the risk of infection is to improve awareness of risk and promote good hygiene practices amongst the public when handling raw pet food.

 

USA – Recall Expanded: Now Includes All G & C Raw Dog and Cat Foods – Listeria monocytogenes

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The expanded recall now covers every dog and cat food that G & C Raw made between Feb. 27 and July 20, 2018.

Maker: G & C Raw, LLC
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA report
What was recalled: The products listed in the link above; dog and cat foods produced by G & C Raw with lot numbers that end in “022718” through “072018”:

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Soy Oilcake – Organic Rape Expeller – Rapeseed Meal – Fish Meal

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RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in soy oilcake from Italy in Italy

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. anatum (presence /25g) in organic rape cake expeller from France in Finland

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Tennessee (present /25g) in rapeseed meal from Germany in Finland

RASFF-Salmonella (group C, 0:8 /25g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Germany