Friday, March 29, 2013

More/Expanded Pet Food Recalls

Please everyone educate yourselves!


Recall BARF Diet brand Lamb Patties and Combo Patties

The following recall information was forwarded to me – via a pet food retailer.  This is to inform you of a voluntary recall involving BARF DIET brand which includes our BARF Lamb Patties and BARF Combo patties as noted below:
BARF LAMB PATTIES (UPC 3752800104) Use By Date 072713, Lot 209 Total of 68 cases (Four, 6 pound bags per case. 12 patties per 6 pound bag).
BARF COMBO PATTIES (UPC 3752800106) Use By Date 072713, Lot 209 Total of 42 cases (Four, 6 pound bags per case. 12 patties per 6 pound bag).
BARF COMBO PATTIES (BULK) Use By Date 072713, Lot 209 Total of 42 cases net weight 24 pounds per case.
Please note that some of these products may be included the Variety Pack case.
Please be aware that this is a voluntary recall for potential Salmonella and BARF World has received no reports of illnesses from pet owners or pets on the above-mentioned frozen raw diet product, which was manufactured on 07/27/2012. None of this product has been tested and found positive for salmonella.
Since BARF World routinely produces its products in small batches to maintain freshness and shelf life of the product, this voluntary recall involves only the small number of cases and diet varieties listed above.
There are no other varieties of our diets or sizes involved.  Out of an abundance of caution due to the potential of Salmonella, the recalled product should not be fed to your pets. You may have received this product by ordering directly from BARF World.  The product can be identified by the Use By date of 072713.
Please check your freezer and dispose of any unopened or unused product and contact BARF World for a full refund.
This product  (23 cases of Lamb Diet) was shipped to you from York Cold Storage over 2 shipments on October 18th, 2012 and September 28th, 2012 for further distribution to your customers. The product can be identified by the Use By date of 07/27/13.  Please immediately examine your inventory and segregate/quarantine any product that is subject to recall.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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 surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets 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.
In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to family members and caregivers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow appropriate pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets. A list of safe pet food handling tips can be found at:
If you would like more information on this voluntary recall, please contact Christopher Hampson toll-free at 1-866-282-2273 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.


Natura Expands Recall

Provided to from a pet food retailer is the following information of recall expansion by Natura Pet Food…
Natura Pet is expanding the recall of specific California Natural, Innova, EVO, Karma and Healthwise formulas as a precautionary measure due to potential Salmonella contamination. Mother Nature and wet products are not included in this recall. No other P&G Pet Care brands are impacted by this recall.
We were alerted to a single case of Salmonella in a 2.2lb package of EVO Turkey & Chicken Cat Food on March 15th and took the precautionary measure of recalling all products produced on the same line within the same time frame. In the course of further examination, Salmonella was also discovered in other packages of EVO Turkey & Chicken Cat Food and Innova Cat Treats.  We are taking the immediate and precautionary action of expanding the current recall to include additional Natura products that were produced between December 14th 2012 and March 24th, 2013 on the same production line. We are also recalling a single lot of Innova Cat treats.  True to our heritage, we will be transparent as we work through this issue.
Plans are in place to increase production and expedite release of product, but some supply disruptions should be expected.
Salmonella and other contaminants pose a great challenge to the food industry.  No company is immune. We assure you that we are extensively investigating, inspecting and taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your customer’s expectations and ours.
If additional risks are identified, we will take immediate action to protect the health of our pets and integrity of our products. We are committed to doing what is necessary to make the healthiest pet foods in the world.
The attached document lists impacted SKUs with specific lot codes and expiration dates for both the previously announced voluntary recall and this expansion.
What to do if you have this product in your store or warehouse:
Managers or designee should immediately secure all affected SKUs to an isolated location.  Product should be secured/segregated from saleable product.
Distributor partners, please notify your retail outlets and ensure they take the appropriate action to remove the impacted products from the shelf.
Your Natura Sales Representative and/or distributor will be in contact with further instructions.
If you need additional information please call 800.224.6123.  We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause, and want to assure you that Natura Pet is taking all the necessary steps to ensure our product quality meets your expectations.
Global Pet Care CBD Leader
Bruce Eyre
Click Here to view Natura letter to retailers and list of all products involved in the expanded recall.
Click Here to view the Natura statement from their website.

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