Every year there are many food recalls that the FDA and the CFIA has to deal with. Their number one priority is letting the public know of any hazards that might be on the market.
Dog food is no exception. Keep your dog healthy by making sure you are informed about the latest recalls. To help, here is a list of the following dog food recalls in 2010.
December 18, 2010
Kroger Co. Dog Food Recalls
Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food & Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food
Kroger Co. In Cincinnati Ohio recalled their 22lb and 50lb bags of Old Yeller Dog Food, and their 15lb and 50lb bags of Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food due to a Possible Aflatoxin Contamination. UPC codes include 1111074566; 1111074563; 1111071559. This recall effects states including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia and West Virginia.
Aflatoxin contamination can affect the health of your pets. Symptoms include sluggishness or lethargy, unwillingness to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea. If these symptoms are present after the animal consumes any of the recalled dog food above please consult a veterinarian immediately.
November 10, 2010
Surrey Meat Packers, BC, Canada
Dog Food Recall of Raw Frozen “Beef Pet Food”
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have issued a warning to the public to discard The following Beef Pet Food product have been recalled by the CFIA and PHAC due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination.
Beef Pet Food was sold frozen in 500g blocks assembled in 10-unit and 50-unit packages from October 8 to 23, 2010 inclusively. There is a possibility of human contamination as well if you have been in contact with the effected product or an animal who has consumed the effected product. The product may not look or smell contaminated.
October 8, 2010
Dry Dog Food Recalls
The Blue Buffalo Company in Wilton, Connecticut has recalled four pound, eleven pound and twenty-four pound bag of Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food, eleven and twenty-found pound bags of Blue basic limited ingredient formula salmon and potato dry dog food, and thirty pound bags of blue life protection formula natural chicken and brown rice recipe large breed adult dog food for Possible Excessive Levels of Vitamin D.
There have been no long term effects for animals who have consumed the effected product, symptoms are short lived and disappear once the effected product is removed from their diet.
September 3, 2010
The Hartz Mountain Corporation
“Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats”
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is recalling Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall includes 74,700 8 oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519.
There is a possibility of human contamination as well. If you have one of these bags of dog treats, you must discard it properly immediately.
August 13, 2010
Merrick Dog Food Recalls
Beef Filet Squares & Texas Hold’ems
Merrick Pet care is recalling all lots of 10 oz “Beef Filet Squares” for dogs and “Texas Hold’ems” pet treats due to a possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals as well as humans.
July 30, 2010
P&G – Iams and Eukanuba
“Veterinary Formula” Dry Dog Food Recalls
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is recalling veterinary and some specialized dry pet food due to a potential salmonella contamination. This recall includes Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas, all sizes and varieties; Eukanuba Naturally Wild, all sizes and varieties; Eukanuba Pure, all sizes and varieties; and Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin, all sizes.
July 2, 2010
United Pet Group
Nutritional Supplements For Dogs and Cats
United Pet Group’s recalls pet nutritional supplement products, including Doctors Foster and Smith, Petco, Excel, DDS, Pro-Pet and Excel products for dogs and cats because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.
June 22, 2010
United Pet Group
Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for Dogs
United Pet Group in Cincinnati, Ohio is recalling Pro-Pet adult daily vitamin Supplement tablets for Dogs, for a possible Salmonella contamination.
June 18, 2010
Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc.
Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recalling Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Chicken due to Salmonella contamination.
March 13, 2010
Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. (Canada)
Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat due to possible salmonella contamination.
“The affected Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was sold in 50 g packages bearing UPC 0 60766 88138 1. All lots up to and including March 7, 2010 are affected by this alert.”
March 9, 2010
Raw Frozen Chicken Diets
Nature’s Variety Dog Food Company is recalling Chicken Formula raw dog food and cat food with the “sell by” date of 11/10/10 due possible Salmonella contamination. Chicken medallions, patties, and chubs are affected.
January 14, 2010
Merrick Pet Care
Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats
The FDA is recalling Merrick Beef Filet Squares due to Salmonella contamination.