Dog Food RECALL: Blue Ridge Dog Food

blue-ridge-recall  January 17, 2017 — Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia, has announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Turkey with Bone raw frozen product due to its potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Blue Ridge Dog Food Recall 

The affected Products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

NC – SC – GA – FL

Consumers who have purchased the above lot of turkey for dogs are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

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RECALL: Blue Ridge Beef (dog or kitten)

blue-ridge-beef-dog-food-recall    Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two (2) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a 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 surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

The affected products are sold in 2 lb chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

Lot #mfd ga8516
Beef for dogs
UPC code 8542980011009
Lot #mfd ga81216
Kitten grind
UPC code 854298001016

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • NC
  • SC
  • GA
  • FL
  • AZ
  • TX

 

What caused the Recall:

This recall was initiated after the FDA received two complaints associated with these products, including one complaint of two kitten illnesses and one complaint of a puppy death. Subsequent testing by the FDA of a 2 lb chub of beef for dogs and kitten grind collected at a veterinary office revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There is no direct evidence linking these unfortunate instances to contaminated product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

What to do:

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of beef for dogs or kitten grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

Contest: Balanced Blends Dog Food Give-away!

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Balanced Blends raw pet food is giving away 15 pounds of frozen raw food to THREE winners.

Do not wait one more minute….. one winner will be drawn today 11/7/16, one on Friday 11/11/16 and one next Monday 11/14/16.

 

 

RECALL: Cesar Filet Mignon Dog Food

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Mars PetCare has initiated a voluntary recall of their Cesar Filet Mignon wet dog food due to a potential choking risk from small pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

More information of which product codes are being recalled and how to return their product for full refund, is available at:  Cesar October 2016 Recall

 

Recall: Frozen Vegetables Sold at Costco

I decided to post this information because so many of our families eat these frozen vegetables from Costco, whether they walk on two or four legs.  Please be careful because the listeria monocytogenes organism is not something to take seriously and can be deadly.

costco_wholesale_214_64On May 2, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods expands their voluntary recall to include “All Frozen Vegetables and Fruit Products” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Their original voluntary recall was on April 25, 2016 but has since been expanded.

The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

A list of recalled products by name, sell by date and UPC code can be accessed by clicking the “Recall Information” below.  I even had 3 bags of the recalled products in my freezer this afternoon, so I will be returning them to Costco for a refund.

Recall Information

 

Recall: Smallbatch Pets Duckbatch Sliders

Smallbatch Pets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Smallbatch Pets is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.

The potentially affected lots of dog duckbatch sliders were distributed to retail pet food stores in States CA, CO, OR, WA through pet food retailers/distributors. Eighty cases of this product were sold between the dates of 2/23/16 – 3/10/16.

More information …

Recall: Fromm 3 Gold Pate Dog Food

Fromm Dog Food Recall   Fromm has discovered through its own analysis, that the below referenced canned dog foods do not contain recommended levels of vitamins and minerals. These products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

This recall is being implemented in an abundance of caution as symptoms should only be noted in situations where dogs have eaten the affected products as their only meal for an extended period of time, which could lead to depression of appetite. While there have been no reports of any health problems, Fromm is recommending the affected products not be fed.

Fromm Family Foods is recalling all lots of the following three canned product skus: 12 oz. Gold Chicken Pate Dog can case code#11893, individual can upc : 72705 11892 12 oz. Gold Chicken & Duck can case code #11895, individual can upc: 72705 11894 12 oz. Gold Salmon & Chicken Pate can case code #11891, individual can upc: 72705 11890

Read more …

 

Recall: Purina Wet Dog Food

Purina Recall 3-11-16Purina discovered through their own internal quality tests, that some of the 10-oz. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals.

They have voluntarily recalled select lots of 10-oz. tubs under the Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals.  To see their complete list and next steps….

Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love! 

Yorkie on Valentine Day    A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe or make a new toy.  If your pet is already swimming in toys and treats, consider giving toys, bedding, food, or a donation to an animal shelter or rescue group in your pet’s name.    Read more

Cranberry Pumpkin Woof-uts Recipe (donuts)

Cranberry Pumpkin Donuts        What pup doesn’t love to eat pumpkin and throw in some cranberries for a healthy option – for a wonderful experience.  Cranberries contain a high level of resveratrol, which is a natural compound found to have anti-cancer properties. These properties also reduce the risk of heart disease.

Pumpkin helps to balance the pancreas, which produces insulin so it is especially important in the diets of dogs with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Dry Ingredients      Start by mixing the soy, fava bean and hazelnut flours together.   Then mix in the baking soda and baking powder.  Set aside.

 Other Ingredients 2    Gather the wet ingredients and beat together.

Cranberry Pumpkin Mixture     Add the wet mix to the dry mix on low speed of a stand mixer.  Beat on medium for about a minute.

Cranberry Pumpkin Donuts - before baking    Lightly oil a miniature donut pan and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and turn over to remove the donuts. Let them cool completely before giving to your little pup/s.

Keep in an airtight container within the refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost completely before giving to your pup/s.  Makes about 25 to 30 miniature woof-uts (donuts).

OPTIONAL:  You can also make these into cakes and bones sticks. You can use any shape that you have, including miniature cupcakes.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bones     Bone Sticks – Make this recipe as written and place in the bone pan shapes.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bone Cakes     Bone Cakes – Make this recipe but add 1 cup of warm water to the recipe. This will make the cakes lighter.

Special Note:  Remember that gluten-free flours do not react as wheat flours (gluten) do when mixing and baking. I have added fava bean flour, baking soda and baking powder so that these will expand some.

Ingredients:

1 cup soy flour

½ cup hazelnut flour

½ cup fava bean flour

1-½ tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ cup finely chopped organic dried cranberries (no sugar added is the best)

2 eggs – beaten

½ cup olive oil

1 cup pure organic pumpkin (canned or fresh from the garden)

1 cup warm filtered water (optional: for cakes)