Category Archives: Pet Food

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Microbial Contamination

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Pet food with high number of bacteria, no labeling and defective closure from Austria in Germany and Romania

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Dog Chews – Poultry Feed – Poultry Meal

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Salmonella Infantis and Enterobacteriaceae in dog chews from Germany in Austria

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Salmonella Agona in feed for poultry from Belgium in France

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Salmonella in poultry meal from the UK in Belgium

USA- Cat Food Recall -Listeria monocytogenes

FDA

NomNom Cat Chicken Cuisine 50gm, 70gm, 90gm, and 110gm bags 7meal bags per bundle – up to 8 bundles per month.

Lot Numbers : 18700, 18714, 18728, 18742, 18756, 18770 Product Numbers : CC5, CC7, CC9, CC11

105540lbs TotalDownstream Recall. Potential L. mono contamination due to ingredient used.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – MSM Chicken – MDM Rabbit – Pig Ear Dog Chews

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Salmonella typhimurium in dog chews (pig ears) from Germany in Iceland.

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Salmonella in frozen mechanically separated (MSM) chicken meat cat 3 from the Netherlands in Belgium

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Salmonella in rabbit mechanically deboned meat (MDM) cat 3 from Denmark in Belgium

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Salmonella in fish meal from Morocco in Spain

UK – Raw Pet Food company recalls five products following Salmonella contamination

Vet Times

A pet food manufacturer has recalled several of its product lines containing duck after they were discovered to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that raw pet food company Natural Instinct has recalled five of its products.

Full refund

Advice published by the FSA says: “If you have bought any of the affected products do not use them.

“Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use.

“Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals.

“Raw pet food 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.”

Affected products

The affected products are:

  • Working Dog Duck – 1kg and 2 × 500g
  • Pure Duck – 1kg and 2 × 500g
  • Working Dog Puppy – 1kg and 2 × 500g
  • Duck Carcass – Pack of 2
  • Duck Necks – Pack of 6

Iceland – Salmonella in pork ears for pets

MAST

The company Petmark ehf has, in consultation with the Food Administration, recalled pig semen for pets after salmonella was detected in a sample. These are unpacked pork ears that were sold by choice in the stores Gæludýr.is and Bendir for the past four weeks (1.5.2021-6.6.2021). 

Product information:

  • Product name: Pork ear
  • Importer: Petmark ehf, Völuteig 6, 270 Mosfellsbær.
  • Country of manufacture: Germany
  • Manufacturer: Be-So GmbH
  • Lot number / best for dates: 13.5.2022. NOTE no packaging. The recall applies to pig semen purchased at Gæludýr.is and Bendi last year. 4 weeks
  • Storage conditions: Ambient
  • Distribution: Points and stores Gæludýr.is

Ears

Those who have purchased the product are asked to return it to the point of sale or discard it.

Related material

USA – Backyard Poultry sickens 471, hospitalizing 103 and killing 1

Food Poison Journal

Salmonella Campylobacter

A few weeks ago, she  the Salmonella outbreak had only 100 confirmed victims, someone sent me Tucker’s Friday segment “asking” about the CDC warning of the risks of poultry and Salmonella.

The Fox News host invited Tiara Soleim, a “poultry enthusiast” and former contestant on “The Bachelor,” onto his show Friday night to discuss her love for cuddling chickens and her distaste for the CDC.

Like I said, Tucker, shut the cluck up!

As of June 17, 2021, a total of 474 people infected with one of the outbreak strains have been reported from 46 states (see map). Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 15, 2020, to June 4, 2021 (see timeline).

UK – Happy Hounds Wales Ltd recalls frozen raw dog food products due to the presence of Salmonella

FSA

Happy Hounds Wales Ltd is recalling certain types of frozen raw dog food because of the presence of salmonella in the products.

Product details

Frozen Beef Mince 993
Pack size 1kg
Batch code 993
Best before 31/05/2022
Frozen Lamb & Beef 992/993
Pack size 1kg
Batch code 992/993
Best before 31/05/2022
Frozen Turkey and Beef 991/993
Pack size 1kg
Batch code 991/993
Best before 01/06/2022
Frozen Diced Heart
Pack size 1.5kg
Batch code 993
Best before 01/06/2022

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 pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of 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

Happy Hounds 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 product.

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 raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash their hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. Raw pet food 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.

USA – After U.S. recall, firm initiates nationwide Canadian recall of cat food because of Salmonella concerns

Food Safety News

Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. is recalling certain cat food products in Canada because of possible Salmonella contamination, which can be dangerous to pets and people who handle the food.

The company reported that 378 units of the affected product were sold in Canada from February to April 2021.

As of June 2, the company had not received any reports of illness, complaints or injuries in Canada.

The products are the same that were recalled in the United States in May.

In the U.S. the issue was found by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture during a routine state surveillance sample.

USA- Recalled: A Single Lot of Freshpet Select Small Dog – Salmonella

Petful

Maker: Freshpet, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA alert dated June 13, 2021 (archived here)
What was recalled: Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food, 1 lb., UPC # 627975012939, with sell by date of Oct. 30, 2021 and Lot Code 1421FBP0101

Only the dog food listed above — with the exact UPC, sell by date and lot code — is part of this recall, and no other Freshpet products are affected.