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INDEX:Updated Lists: Of SAFE PET FOOD, FDA, Itchmo, PetSitUSA Blog, and FOOD RECALLS~(Please check this thread Daily)

A former member
Post #: 343
In light of everything that is going on with the pet food and treat recalls I am posting this information on the boards. This site has the most current and up to date information on all the food and treats that are safe and NOT SAFE on the recall list. sad

Compliments of the BLOG:

With the massive pet food recall that is going on, I have had people asking me what pet food is safe. At this point, feeding our pets any commercially prepared food can feel quite risky. The following companies have made statements that their food is not affected by the Menu Foods recall. Keep in mind that we are not ?recommending? any of these foods. Rather, we?re compiling a list of foods that are reported safe by the manufacturers.

For those with just the business name listed, we have obtained information from their websites. We will be contacting them for further information and will update the list appropriately as soon as possible.

CLICK below to see the full details of the companies that are SAFE to buy from:­

Pet Food Tracker:

These are the Main sites you should be checking daily for the latest updates:

Pet food list updated Daily:


Menu Foods Recall List:


FDA listing...updated daily:­

Whole Foods Journal:

Ask Susan Peters:­

FDA Rules and Regulations~

Pet Foods

The FDA regulates that can of cat food, bag of dog food, or box of dog treats or snacks in your pantry. The FDA's regulation of pet food is similar to that for other animal feeds. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires that pet foods, like human foods, be pure and wholesome, safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. In addition, canned pet foods must be processed in conformance with the low acid canned food regulations to ensure the pet food is free of viable microorganisms (see Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 113).

How to Report a Pet Food Complaint

To report complaints about pet food (and other animal feed), please contact your state FDA's Consumer Complaint Coordinator(s). Contact information can be found at the list of FDA's Consumer Complaint Coordinators . When reporting, please include as much information as possible, including the specific product name, lot numbers, veterinarian's report and diagnosis, etc.

Click below to

USFDA website with Pet Food Rules and Regulations:­

A former member
Post #: 396
Please make sure you check this site out daily for up to date info on pet food info and recall info.

A former member
Post #: 445
Hello again,

Please make sure to check these sites out as often as you can especially the petfood list one and the AVMA ones...they are the most up to date and thorough with all the food recall information.

Keep reading the labels to make sure that they dont have any of the rice protein or wheat gluten in them. smile
A former member
Post #: 497
FDA....More Recalls...sad Click below to see the latest details:­
A former member
Post #: 560
More recalls added today and the list keeps coming. sad More recalls will be announced today angry

Please click on PEt Tracker and Itchmo and Petfood listing to see the latest recalls. These links are all on the first post of this thread. Go to the top of this thread. confused
A former member
Post #: 674
Please keep checking this thread...Food is being recalled all the time...make sure your dogs food is on the safe list!!!

Any questions...just click on the links and your questions will be answered!!! wink
A former member
Post #: 82
Natural Balance Recalls Food Due To Botulism Risk

Full details at:­

Read the latest news at:

Natural Balance has announced that it is recalling its Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs due to a suppliers recall. The affected formulas include 15oz cans of: Irish Stew, Hobo Chili, Chinese Take-Out and Southern Style Dumplins with Gravy. The supplier, Castleberry Foods, found one instance of botulism in improperly sealed cans.

The recall information was only sent to subscribers to their newsletters. This information is not yet available on the Natural Balance website.

Full details at:­

Read the latest news at:

A former member
Post #: 916
Thanks Karen for posting this. I just got it emailed to me. Everyone, please keep reading the lables and making sure that your pets food is ok and not one of the recalled items. Please make sure to check this link everyday to see what is on the recalled list and bad food list.

I wish the insanity would end already...sigh...confused

Below you is a copy of the email that the FDA sent to me:

FDA Press Release

This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at:­

July 21, 2007 Media Inquiries:
Kimberly Rawlings
Michael Herndon
Consumer Inquiries:

FDA Expands Its Warning about the Risk of Botulism Poisoning From Certain Castleberry Food Products and Dog Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its July 18 warning to consumers. This expansion is for consumers and pet owners regarding canned food products and dog food produced by Castleberry Food Company of Augusta, Ga., due to the risk of botulinum toxin. Castleberry is expanding the recall to include all of the following canned products with all "best by" and code dates, and FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or eat any of the canned products listed in the table below.

Hot Dog Chili Sauces SIZE UPC CODES
Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 30300-97101
Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 30300-99533
Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 30300-00101
Castleberry's Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 30300-07101
Bunker Hill Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 75266-04152
Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 11110-83942
Meijer Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 41250-85862
Food Lion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 35826-06911
Bloom Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 25439-92448
Thrifty Maid Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ 21140-21367
Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties:
Irish Stew with Beef Dog Food 15 OZ 23633-59860
Chinese Take Out with Sauce with Vegetables and Chicken Dog Food 15 OZ 23633-59861
Southern Style Dumplings with Gravy with Chicken and Vegetables
Dog Food 15 OZ 23633-59862
Hobo Chili with Chicken Pasta Dog Food 15 OZ 23633-59863

The agency is expanding its warning based in part on FDA test results and information obtained during a joint FDA and U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection of the Castleberry?s facility in Augusta, Ga.

Exposure to botulinum toxin can be fatal and two people in Texas and two people in Indiana remain seriously ill and hospitalized with botulism poisoning associated with eating Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce.

While the previous recall and the known illnesses are linked to production dates of April 30 to May 22, 2007, the firm has extended the recall to include all products listed irrespective of "best by" date. The firm is cooperating with FDA in the recall of these products and has ceased processing and distribution.

In addition, Castleberry is recalling other products containing meat, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is also warning the public not to eat certain brands of Castleberry products containing meat. The list of these USDA-regulated products can be viewed at this link to the USDA website: http://www.fsis.usda....­

Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. Double bag the cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed then place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at

Retailers that have any of these products are asked to assure that they are removed from use and do not accidentally get reintroduced for sale, service or donation.

Symptoms of botulism poisoning in humans can begin from 6 hours to 2 weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness that moves progressively down the body, affecting the shoulders first then descending to the upper arms, lower arms, thighs, calves, etc. Botulism poisoning can also cause paralysis of the breathing muscles which can result in death unless assistance with breathing (mechanical ventilation) is provided. Individuals who show these symptoms and who may have recently eaten one of the Castleberrys products currently under recall should seek immediate medical attention.

The disease has only been seen occasionally in dogs and has not been reported in cats. Ferrets are highly susceptible to botulinum toxin. The incubation period can be 2 hours to 2 weeks; in most cases, the symptoms appear after 12 to 24 hours. Botulism is characterized by progressive motor paralysis. Typical clinical signs may include muscle paralysis, difficulty breathing, chewing and swallowing, visual disturbances and generalized weakness may also occur. Death usually results from paralysis of the respiratory or cardiac muscles. Pet owners who have used these products and whose pets have these symptoms should contact their veterinarian immediately. At this time we are not aware of pet illnesses associated with these products although we recommend that all these products should be discarded.

Castleberry recommends consumers with any questions or concerns about this recall should go to Castleberrys website (­) or call Castleberrys consumer hotline at 1-800-203-4412 or 1-888-203-8446.

Consumers with questions can call FDA at 1-888-SAFEFOOD.

FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page:­
Angel & P.
Wanaque, NJ
Post #: 202
when will this is just too much !!! I can't believe these companies -it is just ridiculous!!!! when will this madness end?

A big thank you goes to josie for bringing this out in to the open thank you so much we really do apperciate it really

I just hoping at some point in our lifetimes this madness will end smile
A former member
Post #: 936
Thanks Aly,

Karen originally posted this message...She is so on top of things that she beat me too love struck

I know...its never ending this madnessangry...Just pray for it to stop soon...sigh...confused
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