Category Archives: Pet Food

RASFF – Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Pet Food

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RASFF – high count of Enterobacteriaceae ( 4730 CFU/g) in pet food from China in Sweden

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Poultry MEal – Frozen Raw Pet Food

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RASFF -Salmonella (present /25g) in poultry meal from Ukraine in Cyprus

RASFF -Salmonella enterica ser. Agona (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in frozen raw pet food from the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Dog Chews – Sunflower Seed Meal – Rape Seed Meal

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RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (1100 CFU/g) in dog chews from Germany in Austria

RASFF -Salmonella enterica ser. Senftenberg (presence /25g) in sunflower seed meal from Ukraine in Poland

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

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Frozen Sausages – Dog Chews – Rapeseed Meal – Rape Seed Expeller -Lamb Meal – Pig Ears -Palm Flakes

Last two weeks catch up.

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RASFF – Salmonella (1 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen sausages for dogs from Croatia in Croatia

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in dog chews from Germany in Austria

RASFF – Salmonella group E4 (presence /25g) in rapeseed meal from Ukraine in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Mbandaka (presence /25g) in rape seed expeller from Estonia in Finland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Brandenburg (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in lamb meal from New Zealand in Belgium

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Kottbus (presence /25g) in rapeseed meal from Germany in Finland

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in dog chews from Germany in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in dog chews from the Netherlands in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in pig ears from Poland in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Mbandaka (presence /25g) in palm flakes from the Netherlands in Belgium

 

 

Research – Feeding pets raw food is not considered by pet owners as a significant source of infections

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An extensive international survey conducted at the University of Helsinki indicates that pet owners do not consider raw food to considerably increase infection risk in their household. In the survey, targeted at pet owners, raw food was reliably determined to be a contaminant only in three households.

The safety of feeding raw food to pets has become a topic of debate on a range of forums, but so far, no outbreaks of contamination among humans caused by raw pet food have been reported. Raw food denotes any meat, internal organs, bones and cartilage fed to pets uncooked.

Now, a survey conducted at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine investigated perceptions on food-transmitted pathogens among pet owners who feed their pets raw food.

A total of 16,475 households from 81 countries responded to the survey. Out of these, only 39 households (0.24%) reported having been contaminated by pet food, and were also able to name the pathogen. The most common pathogens reported were Campylobacteria followed by Salmonella, in addition to which there were occurrences of Escherichia coli, Clostridium, Toxoplasma and a single Yersinia infection.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Pet Food

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RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Gaminara (presence /25g) in pet food from Thailand in the Netherlands

USA – All ‘Berkley & Jensen’ pig ear treats sold at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs recalled

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Dog Goods has expanded an existing recall to include all 30-packs of “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ears sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores.

Dog Goods purchased the pig ears from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state partners, is investigating a link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis.

This recall is being expanded after Rhode Island Department of Health testing found Salmonella in “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ear pet treats.