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Super scary news from Canada:
October 1, 2020 — The Public Health Agency of Canada is alerting consumers it is investigating a deadly outbreak of Salmonella infections occurring (IN PEOPLE) in British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon.
Based on investigation findings to date, exposure to pig ear dog treats has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak.
Some of the individuals who became sick reported feeding their dog Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats before their illnesses occurred.
These brands are sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods.
October 9, 2020
Sunshine Mills has expanded their September recall of potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin in certain pet food products to include an additional 14 brands with 25 more products.
The additional brands impacted are: Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special, Old Glory, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride, Sprout, Thrifty, Top Runner, and Whiskers & Tails.
This appears to still be breaking news. Just read it and hopped on over to share:
The first is the article, the second is the FDA site data
I know it. I've never heard of the food but that doesn't mean a thing. I was holding my breath hoping it wasn't Crave.
They have extended that recall alert!
On January 11, 2021, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. expanded the recall of 12/30/2020 to include all pet foods containing corn and manufactured in the company’s Oklahoma plant, and having an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022.
As of January 11, FDA has been made aware of more than 70 pets that have died and more than 80 that are sick after eating Sportmix pet food.
The FDA in cooperation with the state departments of agriculture for Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, is investigating certain Sportmix pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins.
Woah, another update on the aflatoxin recall. Now, more than 100 dogs have died!
This is awful!! They should be shut down 😪 and all food pulled.
Yikes! I keep forgetting to share these, will try to be better! Here's the latest recall courtesy of Dog Food Advisor:
August 13, 2021 — Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company of Monroe, Washington, is recalling approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food due to it elevated levels of Vitamin D.
What’s Being Recalled?
Recalled products are marketed in 2-pound and 4.5-pound packages across specific “Best By” dates.
A full list of affected products is included below:
Affected Simply Nourish frozen food products were distributed at select PetSmart stores nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported to date. No other products have been affected.
Read more about Vitamin D Toxicity in Dogs.
Voluntary recall of Fromm wet food due to elevated levels of vitamin D -
Fromm Family Foods issued a voluntary recall for over 5,000 cases of canned dog food shipped to pet stores across the country. The recalled products include Four-Star Shredded Beef in Gravy Entrée, Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée, Four-Star Shredded Pork in Gravy Entrée, and Four-Star Shredded Turkey in Gravy Entrée. All the products were sold in 12-ounce cans and have a best-by date of August 2024.
The company said that an analysis revealed that the dog food had elevated levels of vitamin D.
"We have identified and isolated the error, and in addition to our existing safety process, we have put corrective actions into place to prevent this from happening again," Fromm Family Foods said in its recall notice.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, too much vitamin D can be harmful to dogs.
"Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction," the agency said in the recall notice.
The FDA said that consumers should stop feeding the recalled food to their dogs immediately and return it for a full refund.
From our friends at The Dog Food Advisor:
October 11, 2021 — Tuffy’s Pet Foods is recalling approximately 1,600 cases of NutriSource Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.