Category Archives: microbial contamination

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

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

USA – Updated Food Recall Warning – Certain Abbott brand formulated liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans recalled due to possible bacterial contamination

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Recall details

Ottawa, October 15, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on September 23, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation in collaboration with Abbott.

Abbott is recalling certain Abbott brand formulated liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans from the marketplace due to possible bacterial contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products

USA – Sprayology Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Aqueous-Based Medicines Due to Microbial Contamination

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Eight and Company LLC, d/b/a Sprayology is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry from 10/18-7/22 of its aqueous-based homeopathic product line for human use. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination.

RISK STATEMENT-Administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals.

Eight and Company LLC, d/b/a Sprayology has not to date received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The products are for assorted symptom relief can be identified by the main label on the bottle and by the expiration date printed on the backside of the label. Each product recalled is an individual 1.38 oz. oral spray in white bottle manufactured at the King Bio, Inc. facility in Asheville, NC. Product was distributed nationwide via wholesale, retail and online sales.

USA – Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination

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Silver Star Brands, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of six products for humans (including four Native Remedies® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products with  lot numbers, see table below, to the consumer level. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

Administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals and animals. To date, Silver Star Brands, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

These products can be identified by the main label on the bottle and the lot number that is printed on the label. Each product recalled is an individual 2 oz. oral spray in amber bottle (see table below), manufactured at the King Bio, Inc. facility in Asheville, NC.  Product was distributed nationwide via wholesale, retail and online sales.  Native Remedies®, PetAlive® and Healthful Naturals™ package images for products affected are attached (below).

HUMAN PRODUCTS
PRODUCT INDICATION NDC UPC LOT EXPIRATION DATE
Native Remedies VertiFree oral spray Temporary relief for dizziness and nausea 68703-253-02 818837012260 K061417B 6/20
Native Remedies VaricoGo oral spray Relieves discomfort associated with varicose veins 68703-105- 59 818837010419 K111717A 11/20
Native Remedies HypoSlim oral spray Assists with healthy weight management and metabolism 68703-275- 02 818837013724 K051818A 05/21
Native Remedies EyeClear Pro oral spray Relieves symptoms of mineral buildup and eye irritation 68703-151- 59 818837011652 K022317A, K022317B 02/20
Healthful Naturals DizziFree oral spray Temporarily relieves dizziness and nausea 68703-204- 02 840853166535 K022616D N/A
Healthful Naturals Leg Cramp Support Temporary relief from cramps and spasms while resting 68703-206- 02 840853166559 K022216C N/A
PET PRODUCTS
PRODUCT INDICATION NDC UPC LOT EXPIRATION DATE
PetAlive Plump-Up Pet oral spray Improves appetite in underweight dogs and cats 68703-290- 02 818837013908 K011617E 01/20
PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease oral spray Relieves skin itch 68703-135- 59 818837011102 K111617B 11/20

Silver Star Brands, Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return and replacement (or refund) of the recalled products.

Consumers/distributors/retailers that have this product which is being recalled should discontinue use/distribution and contact Silver Star Brands, Inc.
at Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com to make arrangements to return the product. These
products were distributed nationwide to retailers (doctor offices, pharmacies, health food stores) and consumers (direct sales and website).

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Silver Star Brands, Inc. at 1-888- 736-6389 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST or email Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they believe they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this product.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Enterobacteriaceae – Dog Chews and Pet Food

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RASFF -Salmonella (present /25g) and high count of Enterobacteriaceae (<1030 CFU/g) in dog chews from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in dog chews from India in Germany

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) and high count of Enterobacteriaceae (1400 CFU/g) in pet food from the Netherlands in Belgium