Category Archives: Pet Food

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – Supplementary Feed for Dogs

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Salmonella spp. in fish meal from Mauritania in Spain

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Salmonella Typhimurium in supplementary feed for dogs from Germany in Austria and Luxembourg

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Rapeseed Cake – Raw Petfood – Fish Meal

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Salmonella agona in rapeseed cake in the Netherlands

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Salmonella in raw petfood from Netherlands in Belgium

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Salmonella spp. in fish meal from Morocco in Spain

USA – Withdrawal: Zuke’s Mini Naturals Treats (All Flavors) – Mold ???

Withdrawal: Zuke’s Mini Naturals Treats (All Flavors)

USA – The J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Limited, Voluntary Recall of Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Pet Food
Reason for Announcement:
Potential Salmonella Contamination
Company Name:
J. M. Smucker Co.
Brand Name:
Meow Mix®
Product Description:
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food

Company Announcement

Orrville, OH – The J. M. Smucker Co. today announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30LB bag) due to potential salmonella contamination. The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.

If pet parents have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately. This information can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best If Used By Date
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1081804 9/14/2022
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1082804 9/15/2022

Salmonella can affect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat’s foods, food surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the impacted product. 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.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting or diarrhea. Some cats may not develop diarrhea, but may have a decreased appetite, fever, and excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1-888-569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET or visit www.meowmix.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
 1-888-569-6728
 www.meowmix.com/contact-us
Media:
 330-684-3892
 media.inquiry@jmsmucker.com

USA- Recalled: Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food -Salmonella

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Photo of front and back of Meow Mix packages

Maker: J.M. Smucker Co.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: News release dated April 9, 2021 (archived here)
What was recalled: The following 2 specific lots of dry cat food under the Meow Mix brand:

  • Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30 lb. bag, Lot #1081804, UPC #2927452099, best by Sept. 14, 2022
  • Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30 lb. bag, Lot #1082804, UPC #2927452099, best by Sept. 15, 2022

This is the first-ever Meow Mix recall we are aware of — which is quite impressive given the brand’s 47-year history.

The recall was announced in a news release by the parent company, J.M. Smucker Co., and it is limited to only the 2 specific lots of dry cat food listed above. No other Meow Mix products are affected.

The company says the bags of food listed above may be at risk of contamination with salmonella, a type of bacteria that can cause illness in pets and humans. So far, according to the company, there have been no reports of illness stemming from the Meow Mix.

The affected Meow Mix cat food was sold in select Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

If you have either of the specific packages listed above, do not feed it to your cats. Instead, throw the cat food away and request a refund from the store you purchased it from.

If you need more information or would like to report adverse reactions, call the company at 1-888-569-6728.

USA – Dog food product tested positive for Salmonella

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Product Details

Product Description: Ranch Hound Maintenance Mini-Chunk Dog Food UPC 7 22304 39123 2, Manufactured for Atwood Distributing, L.P., Enid, OK. 40 lb. bag

Reason for Recall:Dog food product tested positive for Salmonella

Product Quantity:3 bags

Recall Number:

Code Information:Lots E1066 and E1067, best by 3/7/2022 and 3/8/2022

Classification:

Not Yet Classified

Event Details

Event ID:87553

Voluntary / Mandated:

Voluntary: Firm initiated

Product Type:Veterinary

Distribution Pattern:

Distributed to a distribution center in Texas

Recalling Firm:

Cargill, Inc Corporate Headquarters
15407 McGinty Rd W
Wayzata, MN 55391-2365
United States

Recall Initiation Date:3/17/2021

USA – Pet foods in this huge Salmonella recall may also cause human illness from handling

Food Safety News

Human risk of illness is on the rise due to the handling of contaminated pet foods named in a massive recall by Evansville, IN-based Midwestern Pet Foods.

Specific cat and food brands including   CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, IL production facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

A full list of recalled products is included in this announcement.  In addition to the risk to humans, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.

Surfaces not thoroughly washed after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products are at risk.

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.  Salmonella can result in 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.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. No human or pet illnesses have been reported to date.

Products were distributed to retail stores nationwide and to online retailers.

USA – Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana is issuing a voluntary recall of specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. A full list of recalled products may be found at the end of this announcement.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. No human or pet illnesses have been reported to date.

Products were distributed to retail stores nationwide and to online retailers.

Lot code information may be found on the back of the bags with the following format:
“EXP AUG/02/22/M1/L#

See Example Image Below

This recall covers only certain products manufactured at Midwestern Pet Foods Monmouth, Illinois facility.  The unique Monmouth Facility identifier is located in the date code as an “M”.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that the finished products may contain the bacteria.

Retailers and distributors should immediately pull recalled lots from their inventory and shelves.  Do not sell or donate the recalled products.  Retailers are encouraged to contact consumers that have purchased the recalled products if the means to do so exists.

Do not feed the recalled products to pets or any other animals.  Destroy the food in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them.  Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups and storage containers.  Always ensure you wash and sanitize your hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that come in contact with recalled food.

Contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at info@midwesternpetfoods.com or 800-474-4163, ext 455 from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday for additional information.

This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration.  All other Midwestern Pet Foods products are unaffected by this recall.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Dog Chews – Complete Dog Food – Sunflower Meal

European Food Alerts

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Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in dog chews from the Czech Republic in Austria

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Salmonella (presence /25g) in complete food for adult dogs from Lithuania in Lithuania

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Salmonella enterica ser. Senftenberg (presence /25g) in sunflower meal from Italy in Austria

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RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – Rapeseed Meal – Frozen Raw Pet Foods

European Food Alerts

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Salmonella (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in fish meal from Peru, via France in Belgium

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Salmonella enterica ser. Fillmore (presence /25g) in rapeseed meal from Romania in Romania

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Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in frozen raw petfood from the Netherlands in Belgium