Food poisoning bacteria such as Salmonella and pathogenic Escherichia coli were also detected in some pet foods.
According to the Korea Food Communication Forum (KOFRUM) on the 25th, a research team from the Gwangju City Research Institute of Health and Environment investigated the degree of microbial contamination and the use of food additives in 130 pet food and snacks distributed in Gwangju from March to August 2021, and this was revealed. .
The results of this study investigation of microbial contamination and food additive use of pet food and snacks distributed in the Gwangju area were published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Korean Society of Livestock Hygiene.
The risk of mycotoxins co-occurrence in extrusion-produced dry foods increases due to their composition based on various grains and vegetables. This study aimed to validate a risk estimation for the association between ingredients and the ELISA-detected levels of DON, FUM, ZEA, AFs, T2, and OTA in 34 dry dog food products. The main ingredients were corn, beet, and oil of different origins (of equal frequency, 79.41%), rice (67.6%), and wheat (50%). DON and FUM had the strongest positive correlation (0.635, p = 0.001). The presence of corn in the sample composition increased the median DON and ZEA levels, respectively, by 99.45 μg/kg and 65.64 μg/kg, p = 0.011. In addition to DON and ZEA levels, integral corn presence increased the FUM median levels by 886.61 μg/kg, p = 0.005. For corn gluten flour-containing samples, DON, FUM, and ZEA median differences still existed, and OTA levels also differed by 1.99 μg/kg, p < 0.001. Corn gluten flour presence was strongly associated with DON levels >403.06 μg/kg (OR = 38.4, RR = 9.90, p = 0.002), FUM levels >1097.56 μg/kg (OR = 5.56, RR = 1.45, p = 0.048), ZEA levels >136.88 μg/kg (OR = 23.00, RR = 3.09, p = 0.002), and OTA levels >3.93 μg/kg (OR = 24.00, RR = 3.09, p = 0.002). Our results suggest that some ingredients or combinations should be avoided due to their risk of increasing mycotoxin levels.
TFP Nutrition announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of a dry cat food formulation manufactured on November 13, 2022, at its Nacogdoches, Texas facility. HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food is being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated cat products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. No cat or human illness has been reported with respect to the recalled cat food to date.
Cats with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some cats will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy cats can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
This product was only distributed in the State of Texas and sold in HEB retail stores. All recalled product has been removed from store shelves and no other HEB products are affected by the voluntary recall. Affected product will contain “MFG 13 NOV 22” on the second line of the lot code located on the back of the bag.
H-E-B Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food
MFG 13 NOV 22
Cat owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or would like a replacement product or refund, may contact TFP Nutrition via a toll-free call at 1-800-560-9197, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 5pm CST. Consumers may also go to tfpnutrition.com/recallExternal Link Disclaimer for more information.
Maker: TFP Nutrition Cause: Potential salmonella contamination Announcement: FDA recall notice dated Dec. 16, 2022 (archived here) What was recalled: 16 lb. bags of H-E-B Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food with Production Code “MFG 13 NOV 22”
TFP Nutrition has announced a voluntary recall of a batch of its H-E-B Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food due to potential contamination with salmonella. The affected product was manufactured on Nov. 13, 2022, at the company’s facility in Nacogdoches, Texas, and was distributed only in that state and sold exclusively in H-E-B retail stores.
Salmonella can affect animals that consume contaminated products and also poses a risk to humans who handle the products, particularly if they do not wash their hands thoroughly after contact. No cases of illness in either cats or humans have been reported in relation to the recalled cat food at this time.