RECALL:Chef Toby Pig Ears Dog Treats

As of August 16, 2019, Dog Goods USA LLC of Tobyhanna, PA has recalled its Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Dog Goods purchased the affected products from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and then distributed them nationwide in retail stores.

The FDA sampled pig ears manufactured by its supplier in Brazil and one sample tested positive for Salmonella.  Additional information can be found on the FDA website.

Dog Goods has also launched an internal investigation to determine if, when and where the products may have been contaminated.  The company has conducted a voluntary recall of the following bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears:

327901, 052248, 210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224, 424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207 and 334498.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 786-401-6533 (ext 8000) from 9am EDT through 5pm EDT.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the complaint coordinator in your area.

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RECALL: Centinela Duck Jerky Treats Withdrawn From Market

The Dog Food Advisor announced yesterday that on October 16, 2015, Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies of Torrance, California, announced it was voluntarily withdrawing all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck Treats from its stores.

Learn more at:  http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/centinela-withdraws-duck-jerky-treats/

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RECALL: Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chew Bones

Blue Buffalo Wilderness BonesFDA reported on Wednesday of this week, that Blue Buffalo has voluntarily recalled one lot of the Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chew Bones, due to the potential of Salmonella poisoning.

The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap.

Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-641-9736 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday and the weekend of November 28, 2015, or by email at Bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

Treat Recall: Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle”

Dingo Chip Twist Recalled Dog Treats       Last week, the FDA announced the recall of Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” dog treats, as contaminated with amantadine.

Amantadine is an antiviral drug used by humans and not approved for use in animal food.

I have not seen any press release from the company but understand that the FDA has labeled this event a Class III recall. By classifying this event a Class III, United Pet Group in Cincinnati, OH, can choose whether to issue a press release or not on the recall. Personally, I don’t agree with allowing the company to make a choice not to release the recall information and should take responsibility for the Amantadine contamination.  BTW – This product is made in China.

The recalled products are called Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” dog chew treats and include two different package sizes being recalled:

  • 6 pack with “Best by Date 5/16/2017”
  • 16 pack with “Best by Date 12/27/2015” and “5/16/2017”

The recalled product was distributed to the following states:

California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin

Dog Treat Recall: Cow-Boom! Strips – Beef Gullet Recall Expanded

Cow-Boom Strips      FDA last week, released information that NatPets LLC, d/b/a “I and love and you,” of Boulder, CO would be expanding its voluntary recall of Cow-Boom! Strips – Beef Gullet because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

More information can be read on the FDA Recall website.

Treat Recall: Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks

good-n-fun-beefhide-sticks-2      The FDA released this morning, that Salix Animal Health, LLC announced it has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, especially if their immune system is compromised and there is risk to humans from handling products contaminated with salmonella.

Dogs with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” was distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health to Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores.

The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with lot # AO15010 and with an expiration date of 03/2018. The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1.

Customers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it for full refund.

If you have these products, please contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.

Dog Treat Recall: Strippin Chicks Pet Treats

On March 7, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Diggin’ Your Dog has issued a voluntary withdrawal for a single lot of its “Strippin’ Chicks” Pet Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.   More information

Dog Treat Recall: Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

January 9, 2013 – IMS Trading Corp has announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products sold in the United States until further notice.
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The Company is taking this action after learning this week the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found traces of antibiotic residue in samples of Cadet brand Chicken Jerky Treat products.

These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other major countries, but are not among those approved in the U.S.

 

At first, New York State authorities requested that IMS Trading Corp remove Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky treats from retail locations only in the state of New York.

Because of this request, the company has decided to conduct a voluntary withdrawal of these chicken treat products nationwide.

 

What to Do

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Basic Dog Kibble Recipe and How to Make it Organic and Healthy

Due to the continued use of ingredients from China by U.S. dog food companies and continued recalls of contaminated dog food and treats, I have decided to bake kibble for our dogs each week. Below is a recipe I found but have made changes to make it organic and healthy. I have changed the instructions but have left the ingredients crossed out so that you can see how I changed the recipe to make it healthier. Keep in mind when reading dog food or treat recipes:

– Dogs cannot digest milk products (it is the lactose in the milk)

– Some dogs are allergic to whole wheat flour or rye flour because of the gluten

– Bone meal is necessary to build strong dog bones

– Salt is not needed to be added in most recipes

– Worcestershire sauce has many spices including onion and garlic, that is not needed in a dog’s diet

–  Homemade vegetable broth is far more healthier than store bought (salt added) broth

– Fresh fruit and vegetables are healthier than dried

– Always substitute pork products with healthier lean meat, such as turkey or chicken

This is a basic kibble recipe that you can change for varying taste.  Seal enough fresh healthy dog kibble in a Seal-a-Meal food storage bag (or similar type of bag)  for each day. The kibble will keep in an airtight container for several weeks in the refrigerator or several months in the freezer.  Every morning take out one bag of frozen kibble and place in the refrigerator so you will have fresh kibble for the next day.  (1 c. per dog x 2 meals = 4 c. fresh kibble for 2 dogs)

4 cups whole wheat flour or oat flour
2 cups rye flour or brown rice flour

1/2 cup pumpkin powder
2 cups nonfat milk powder
2 teaspoons bone meal
1 cup flaxseed

1/2 cup oat bran
2 1/2 3 tablespoons dried parsley spinach flakes or 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 eggs
1 cup corn oil  1/2 cup Blended oil
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 cups water or 1 cup homemade broth
4 cups  1-1/2 lbs. cooked ground beef, pork, lamb, duck, chicken or turkey
2 large cooked and puréed sweet potatoes or 1 – 15 oz. canned organic pure pumpkin
1-1/2 cups chopped dried apples or  4 medium chopped fresh apples
2 cups frozen chopped spinach – thawed and drained or 1 large pkg. of frozen spinach

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two large cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, pumpkin powder, bone meal, wheat germ, oat bran, and parsley.

3. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs and blend them with the oil, broth, pumpkin, spinach, apples and meat.

4. Fold in the wet ingredient mixture and combine it until evenly distributed. It takes elbow grease to mix this but you can use a Kitchen-aid mixer.

5. Spread the dough onto the two cookie sheets while making it very flat. Use a knife to score into long lengths but do not score width wise.

8. Bake for 45 minutes or until the kibble is golden brown.

9. When you remove the kibble from the oven, it will be  moist. Let it sit on cooling racks for about 30 minutes. Then separate the rows of kibble and cut into bite-sized squares. I have basset hounds and decided to cut the kibble into 1/2″ squares. After separating the kibble, place back into the oven for another 30 minutes and then turn off the oven but leave the kibble in the oven.

Variations:  Other healthy ingredients you can add for flavor and beneficial nutrients:  barley, fresh basil leaf, beets, carrots, green beans, green peas, nutritional yeast flakes, potatoes, rolled oats, rosemary and zucchini.

Target Store Brand Dog Treats Recalled

Target store brand, Boots and Barkley, has been voluntarily “recalled” for salmonella contamination on September 21, 2012. The American Beef Bully Sticks were manufactured by the Denver-based Kasel Associated Industries.

Salmonella bacteria can sicken dogs when they are eaten or humans can become sick by handing the bully sticks and NOT washing their hands throughly.

The following lots are being recalled: BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN, BESTBY23JUN2014DEN, and BESTBY23SEP2014DEN and were all sold between April 2012 and September 2012.

Complete information can be found at the official FDA website.