Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Organic Baby Spinach possible Salmonella

 Taylor Farms Retail  Organic Baby Spinach potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
The items subject to the recall include:
Private Selections  Organic - Baby Spinach, 5 oz. clamshell   

 TFRS 130B
1503 KT34    5-25-12   
Private Selections    Organic - Baby Spinach, 5 oz. clamshell  
 TFRS 130B
1803 KT34    5-25-12   
Marketside  Baby Spinach – Organic, 10 oz. clamshell   
6-8113132900-2    TFRS130B16    5-25-12   

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

NATIONWIDE RECALL: Many Brands of Bagged Salad possible Listeria

River Ranch Fresh Foods, of Salinas, CA is initiating nationwide recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.
Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Cross Valley, Fresh n Easy, Promark, and Sysco.
 The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either “Best By” code dates between 12MAY2012 – 22MAY2012 or Julian dates between 116 – 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags.  Full list of products and States Page One and Page Two

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food Due to A Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Cat food may contain low level of thiamine, according to Food and Drug Administration tests
Nestle Purina PetCare is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management wet cat food, available through veterinarians in the US and Canada, in response to a consumer complaint received by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Analytical testing of the product sample by the administration indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The recall is for 5.5-ounce cans of Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management Feline Formula marked with a "best-by" date of June 2013, production code 11721159 and can UPC code 38100-13810. This product was distributed to veterinary clinics between June, 2011 and May, 2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada. The product is not sold in retail stores.

Cats fed this affected lot exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Contact a veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs.

Consumers should discard the recalled product immediately. Consumers in the US may contact the company at +1.800.982.8837, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Consumers in Canada may contact the company at +1.866.884.8387, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.....MORE

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

RECALL UPDATE: Another Brand added to Diamond Pet Food Salmonella Contamination

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets,  recall of  WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and  Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date code. 

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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. 

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product....MORE

Saturday, May 5, 2012


An outbreak of a rare strain of salmonella poisoning linked to recalled dog food has infected at least 14 people in nine states, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said.

Diamond Pet Foods produced the dry dog food at a South Carolina plant. The company voluntarily recalled three dry dog food products last month, the CDC said in a statement on Thursday.

Infections were reported from October 8, 2011, to April 22, and five people were hospitalized. Cases were reported in Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Seven of 10 ill people said they had had contact with a dog in the week before becoming sick. Five sick people recalled the type of dog food with which they had contact, the statement said.

The bacteria is salmonella infantis, a rare strain, the CDC said.

Salmonella infections often cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and usually last four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment, but in rare cases it can be fatal.

Diamond Pet Foods has recalled bags of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food, Diamond Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food and Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food.
Via Reuters

Friday, May 4, 2012


May 4, 2012 – Diamond Pet Foods has today announced that it is expanding its voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulations due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
The affected products were manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012.
This current event is in addition to three other recalls announced by Diamond last month.
According to the company, none of the additional products being recalled today have tested positive for Salmonella. However, the manufacturer claims it is pulling these products from store shelves “as a precaution”.
Brands Included in the Recall
Brands named in this recall now include:
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Kirkland Signature
Distributed in These Locations
The recalled products were manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and were distributed in the following states and Canada:
  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Canada
However, further geographical distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.
Important Batch Information
Due to the ever-changing nature of this unusually widespread recall event, we recommend visiting the special Diamond Pet Foods Recall website for the most up-to-date information.
You may also wish to check out the Diamond news release on which this report was actually based.
The recall site provides specific batch information and diagrams that show how to read package codes and “Best By” dates to accurately identify affected products.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RECALL: Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster Because of Possible Salmonella

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster due to possible contamination with Salmonella
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and 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 surfaces exposed to these products.....MORE