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RECALL ALLERTS ON PET FOOD AND TREATS - Details split into several posts

Ann V S.
Morrison, CO
Post #: 656
Hi All, I have included 2 separate email below for 2 different recalls. This is likely caused by left over remains of "farm" animals, and possible even euthanized pets, being ground up for pet foods. One of the reasons I put my animals on a vegan diet years ago, which they thrive on.


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Subject: RECALLS: NATURA PET FOODS & SUPPLEMENT - Steroids & Salmonella

2 Full Articles Below

FDA: Steroids Found in Popular Supplement, Could Pose Danger to ...
Christian Post
A pet food recall has been issued by Nebraska-based Natura Pet Products after a . ... In the statement, the FDA said that two types of steroids were found in ...

Consumer Alert: Pet Food Recalled Due to Salmonella Fear
Consumer Alert: Pet Food Recalled Due to Salmonella Fear. Natura pet foods is ... A manufacturer is asking pet owners in La Mesa and throughout the nation to check their dog and cat food because it might have been tainted by salmonella. The Natura Pet ...

Natura Pet Products Recalled Because of Salmonella Concerns
Fox 28
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- A popular pet food company is recalling several products because of possible Salmonella contamination that could affect pets and humans. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a ...

Some Natura pet food products recalled
Among the products recalled are Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma dry pet foods and treats that expire before June 10, 2014. ... The company said the FDA detected salmonella on their products manufactured April 3.

Natura issues voluntary recall
Fremont Tribune
On June 18 the company issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of potentially contaminated dry pet food. The recalled items include all lot ... During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. There have been ...


Pet food recall: Sweeping recall affects food for cats, dogs,
and ferrets
Natura is recalling all pet food manufactured before last week. The recall includes all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature, and Karma branded dry pet food and treats.
By Liz Fuller-Wright, Correspondent / June 18, 2013

Natura is recalling all bags of Innova brand cat food and dog food, as well as all bags of California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature, and Karma branded dry pet food and treats.
Courtesy of Natura Pet
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Ann V S.
Morrison, CO
Post #: 657
FDA: http://www.csmonitor....­

Natura is issuing a massive pet food recall after the FDA found salmonella in one of their products. They are recalling pet food from all of their product lines, including food for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

The Christian Science Monitor
Weekly Digital Edition

While a single positive test for a contaminant usually leads to a limited recall, just covering a few days' worth of pet food production, Natura has chosen to recall everything produced more than a week ago, when they implemented additional product testing procedures.

"We are taking the additional precautionary measure," the employees announced in a press release, because "our first priority is the wellbeing of the pets we serve."

If your animal is showing symptoms of stomach distress, you should seek immediate treatment for your pet.

The recall includes all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature, and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit treats with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. The expiration date appears in different places on the various products. To find out where to look for your pet food's expiration date, see the illustrated guide on the Natura website.

If you own any of the recalled pet food, dispose of it immediately, but not before you clip key information off the bag. To get a full refund, you need to fill out this form and mail it to Natura with the UPC label, expiration date, and product code cut from the pet food bag.

For further information, you can contact the company online or by calling (800) 224-6123.


Salmonella Contamination in Pet Food Prompts Voluntary Recall
EMSL Analytical provides testing for Salmonella and a wide variety of other foodborne pathogens.
WEBWIRE ­ Thursday, June 20, 2013

According to Food Safety News, a voluntary recall has been issued by Natura Pet Foods due to possible Salmonella contamination. All dry pet foods sold under five of Natura¹s brands are included in this recall.

The voluntary recall was issued after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a test at the facility and discovered one positive result for Salmonella. As a precautionary measure, Natura has recalled all products manufactured in the facility where the infected product was produced.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in response to this recall.
Infected pet food puts both pets and humans at risk of acquiring Salmonella poisoning. While consumption of the product is an obvious risk for pets, handling the product may pose a less apparent risk for humans.

Pets infected with Salmonella may develop diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Infected pets can become carriers of the bacteria and infect other pets or humans. Rarely, Salmonella may spread from the intestines to other parts of the body and may be fatal if not treated properly with antibiotics, or could lead to arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms, according to the FDA.

³Healthy individuals are usually able to recover from Salmonella without treatment, but children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems are susceptible to developing severe illness in which hospitalization is required,² states Dr. Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., EMSL¹s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences. ³EMSL Analytical¹s experienced staff of trained microbiologists provides testing to detect Salmonella strains in food and environmental samples in our advanced microbiology laboratories across the United States and Canada.²

For more information about EMSL¹s food testing division, please contact EMSL at 800-220-3675, email info@EMSL.com , or visit www.EMSL.com or www.foodtestinglab.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.

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Ann V S.
Morrison, CO
Post #: 658

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Subject: RECALL: Dogswell jerky products - antibiotic residue


Dogswell jerky products recalled for antibiotic residue

Contaminated products contain chicken and duck breast products

sourced from China.
Jul 31, 2013

Arthur Dogswell LLC, a pet food and treat manufacturer based in Los Angeles, has voluntarily recalled its chicken breast and duck breast jerky under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality and Vitakitty brands that are labeled with a ³best before² date of Jan. 29, 2015, or any earlier date. The jerky products were found to contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that is not approved for use in the United States.

Contamination of Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Breast Jerky was discovered during routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets the week of July 22, prompting the company to recall all of the aforementioned chicken breast and duck breast jerky products. The company says the majority of the affected products were distributed before March 1 this year.

Dogswell says it began implementing new testing procedures to detect unapproved antibiotics in January. ³All chicken and duck breast jerky products with a ŒBest Before¹ date of Jan. 29, 2015, and later have been fully tested for and do not contain these antibiotics,² the company states in a release. Dogswell also says it does not consider the recalled products to be a health threat to consumers. ³It is important to note that this antibiotic is accepted for use in other countries (including the European Union), and there is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets or humans,² the release reads.

However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer warning against jerky products imported from China in July 2012. Dogswell sources its protein ingredients from China and manufactures some of its treats there as well. ³China is a country where dark meat is more popular due to its inherent fat and flavor,² the company states in a ³frequently asked questions² section of its website. ³Dogswell believes it is less wasteful to obtain our white meat in China where it is abundant, rather than sourcing it domestically, where white meat is less available and held at a premium.²

The FDA has been testing chicken and other jerky products since 2007 after reports began mounting concerning imported products. The FDA has not been able to identify a contaminant in the products and therefore has not issued a recall. Currently, FDA continues to urge pet owners to use caution with regard to chicken jerky products.

As for the Dogswell recall, retailers have been instructed to destroy the recalled products in stock. Consumers can call 1-888-559-8833 or email info@dogswell.com with questions or concerns.

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