Category Archives: Pet Food

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Dried Dog Food

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RASFF – too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (2.6 x 10E3) in dried dog food from China in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – Soy Protein Concentrate – Grilled Mealworms and Crickets

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in soy protein concentrate from Denmark in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Aberdeen (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in grilled mealworms and crickets from China in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in organic soybean meal from China in Germany

 

 

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Enterobacteriaceae – Dog Chews – Fish Meal

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (>300, 990, 2200 CFU/g) in dog chews from Turkey in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (1200 CFU/g) in fish meal from Mauritania in Spain

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Organic Sunflower Press Cake – Rape Seed Meal -Dog Chews – Raw Petfood – Fish Meal – Sunflower Seed Flakes – Soya Cake

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RASFF – Salmonella (present /25g) in organic sunflower seed press cake for feed from Turkey, via the United Kingdom in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Münster (presence /25g) in rape seed meal from Luxembourg in Sweden

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (>300, 990, 2200 CFU/g) in dog chews from Turkey in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (>49000 CFU/g) in raw petfood from the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in fishmeal from Mauritania in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Senftenberg (presence /25g) in sunflower seed flakes from the Netherlands in Belgium

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in organic soya cake from China, via the Netherlands in Sweden

 

 

 

Research – Occurrence and Antimicrobial Profile of Bacterial Pathogens in Former Foodstuff Meat Products Used for Pet Diets

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European legislation stipulates that food no longer intended for human consumption, due to commercial reasons, manufacturing problems, or some defect, can be used in pet feed. However, the presence of former foodstuffs in pet diets could constitute a public health issue because pets can act as reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance genes. In this study, for the first time, biological hazards due to the presence of Escherichia coli and Salmonella in former foodstuff meat products were evaluated. Among the 112 samples of packaged fresh meat (poultry, pork, and beef) collected from cold storage warehouses of a mass market retailer, the overall prevalence of E. coli and Salmonella, the prevalence of strains with multidrug resistance, the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of strains that produce extended-spectrum β-lactamase, and the presence of biofilm producers were assessed. A high prevalence of E. coli was observed in former foodstuffs of poultry (100%), pork (100%), and beef (93.3%). Salmonella Derby and Salmonella Typhimurium were found in 11.5% of the poultry samples, and Salmonella Typhimurium was found in 13.3% of the pork samples. Salmonella was not recovered from the beef samples. Multidrug resistance was found in E. coli and Salmonella isolates from poultry, pork, and beef. Overall, 18.2% of E. coli isolates and 20% of Salmonella isolates were resistant to various types of antibiotics with various mechanisms of action. Salmonella isolates from pork are an important source of extended-spectrum β-lactamase production. Both E. coli and Salmonella were carriers of antibiotic resistance marker genes (blaTEMblaSHV, and blaCTX-M) associated with β-lactamase production in poultry and pork. Approximately 30% of the E. coli isolates from the various types of meat were phenotypically biofilm producers, and all carried the fimH gene. These findings indicate that the use of former foodstuff meat products in pet diets can represent a risk for public health.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – Rapeseed Cake

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RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in fish meal from Morocco in Spain

RASFF – Salmonella (presence /25g) in rapeseed cake from Germany in Germany

USA – Minnesota Salmonella Patient Prompts Warning About Woody’s Pet Food Deli

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A case of Salmonella food poisoning in Minnesota has prompted the state to issue a consumer advisory for Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey Pet food. The case is part of the multistate Salmonella Reading outbreak that is linked to raw turkey that has sickened at least 216 people. That outbreak is ongoing.

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