Category Archives: Pet Food

Summary of the last two weeks RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Aflatoxin – Enterobacteriaceae – Dog Chews -Fish Food Meal Worms – Blanched Peanuts

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RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in dog chews from Poland in Austria

RASFF – high count of Enterobacteriaceae (<4500 CFU/g) in fish food mealworms from China in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 279.4 µg/kg – ppb) in blanched peanuts from Argentina in Germany

USA – More pig ear dog treats recalled in multistate outbreak

Food Safety News

Dog Goods USA LLC of Tobyhanna, PA joins the list of companies involved in a federal and state investigation regarding contaminated pig ear dog treats that are likely responsible for a multistate, multidrug-resistant Salmonella outbreak. 

Dog Goods USA LLC has recalled its Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the FDA and several state agencies on the outbreak investigation.

According to the recall notice, the affected product includes non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears, due to potential Salmonella contamination.

UK – Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd recalls Varieties of Frozen Raw Pet Food due to the presence of Salmonella

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Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling batches of frozen raw pet food because Salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Beef

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1583
Best before date 2021-07-10
Best before 10/07/21
Lamb Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1590
Best before date 2021-07-09
Best before 09/07/21
Beef & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881590
Best before date 2021-07-09
Best before 09/07/21
Chicken & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15601590
Best before date 2021-07-06
Best before 06/07/21
Venison

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1498 1498 1498
Best before 28/05/21 04/07/21 23/07/21
Duck

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1515 1515 1515 1515
Best before 02/07/21 06/07/21 12/07/21 22/07/21
Duck & Beef

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15151570 15151579 15151596
Best before 26/06/21 02/07/21 12/07/21
Duck & Lamb

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15151567 15151567 15151594
Best before 26/06/21 02/07/21 09/07/21
Duck & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15151576 15151590
Best before 29/06/21 06/07/21

No other Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd products are known to be affected.

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

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling the above products from their customers. 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. Please see the attached notices.

Our advice to consumers

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 after use and wash hands thoroughly after handling. 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 – Pigs Ears – Salmonella

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Lennox INtl Inc, located in Edison, New Jersey, is expanding its voluntary recall of its Natural pig ear dog treats for possible Salmonella contamination. The press release states, “To date, Lennox is aware of cases of human illnessrelated to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak in which several people identified Lennox pig eat treats as the brand they purchased. Individually shrink-wrapped product tested by FDA tested positive for Salmonella. Lennox’s pig ears are also sold bulk unwrapped.”

CDC

Latest Outbreak Information
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At A Glance
Photo of some pet treats.
  • CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already be in homes.
  • People can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treats. Dogs might get sick after eating them.
  • Since the last update on July 17, 2019, a total of 34 ill people have been added to this investigation.
  • A total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 33 states.
    • 26 ill people (30%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • 24 illnesses (21%) are among children younger than 5 years.
  • Epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback evidence indicates that contact with pig ear dog treats from many different suppliers is the likely source of this outbreak.
  • State health and regulatory officials in several states and the FDA have tested pig ear dog treats at various suppliers and identified many different strains of Salmonella. No single supplier, distributor or common brand of pig ear treats has been identified that could account for all the illnesses. This is why CDC and FDA are now advising people to not buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets.
  • This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

UK – Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd recalls Frozen Raw Beef, Chicken, Lamb, and Chicken & Tripe Pet Food due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes

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Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling four batches of frozen raw pet food because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the products.

Product details

Frozen Raw Beef

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1544
Best before date 2021-06-17
Best before 17 June 2021
Frozen Raw Chicken

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1533
Best before date 2021-06-13
Best before 13 June 2021
Frozen Raw Lamb

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1545
Best before date 2021-06-13
Best before 13 June 2021
Frozen Raw Chicken & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15331547
Best before date 2021-06-13
Best before 13 June 2021

No other Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk 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 this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling the above products from their customers. 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. Please see the attached notice.

What a Pigs Ear! – Salmonella

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CBS USA

Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats expands to 27 states.

Austria

Salmonella enterica ser. Livingstone (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in dog chews- dried pig ears from Switzerland

 

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Feed for Ornamental Fish – Raw Pet Food

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RASFF – high count of Enterobacteriaceae (150 CFU/g) in feed for ornamental fishes from China in Germany

RASFF – too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (190; 89; 21;140; 86 CFU/g) in frozen raw pet food from the Netherlands in Belgium