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MidWestern Pet Foods recalls dog and cat foods with certain expiration dates due to potential Salmonella contamination

Recall date posted: 27 March 2021

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to potential Salmonella contamination

Lot Code/Notes: 

Brands produced by Midwestern Pet Foods that are voluntarily recalled include:

  • CanineX – available in Hong Kong
  • Earthborn Holistic – available in Hong Kong
  • Venture – available in Hong Kong
  • Unrefined
  • Sportmix Wholesomes – available in Hong Kong
  • Pro Pac – available in Hong Kong
  • Pro Pac Ultimates – available in Hong Kong
  • Sportstrail
  • Sportmix – available in Hong Kong
  • Meridian brands

Summary

Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana is issuing a voluntary recall of specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands. Recalled products are produced at its Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility because they doe to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. A full list of recalled products may be found here


FURTHER EXPANDED RECALL

Bravo Packing, Inc. expands voluntary recall due to potential Salmonella & Listeria monocytogenes  health risks to humans and pets

Recall date posted: 16 March 2021

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to potential Salmonella & Listeria monocytogenes health risks to humans and pets

Lot Code/Notes: 

All pet foods and bones in all package sizes

Summary

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is expanding the previously announced voluntary recall of two pet food products to now include all pet food and bones in all package sizes. During an FDA inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and resulted in a recall due to the potential health risks to humans and pets.  Bravo Packing, Inc. is expanding the recall due to potential cross contamination.

For more details, click here.


MidWestern Pet Foods expand recall to include – SportMiX® / Pro Pac/ Nunn Pet Foods/ Splash Fat Cat fish foods

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Recall date posted: 26 January 2021

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to potentially fatal Aflatoxin

Lot Code/Notes: 

Expanded recall includes any pet food with expiration date on or before July 9 2022.

Summary

Midwestern Foods have listed several more pet food brands that are affected by aflatoxin contamination. These include:

  • Sportmix
  • Pro Pac
  • Nunn Pet Foods
  • Flash Fat Cat Fish Foods

As of 21 January 2021, more than 110 dogs (initially 28 dogs) have died and more than 210 are ill subsequent to ingestion of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Foods. Investigation is ongoing.

Pets experiencing aflatoxin poisoning may have symptoms such as sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes or gums due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea. In severe cases, this toxicity can be fatal. In some cases, pets may suffer liver damage but not show any symptoms.

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. may have exported the recalled product to one consignee, respectively, in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, and Vietnam.


Recall date posted: 12 January 2021

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to potentially fatal Aflatoxin

Lot Code/Notes: 

Expanded recall includes any pet food with expiration date on or before July 9 2022.

  • 50# Sportmix Energy Plus Lots Exp 03/02/22/05/L2, 03/02/22/05/L3, 03/03/22/05/L2
  • 44# Sportmix Energy Plus Lots 03/02/22/05/L3
  • 50# Sportmix Premium High Energy Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
  • 44# Sportmix Premium High Energy Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
  • 31# Sportmix Original Cat Lots 03/03/22/05/L3
  • 15# Sportmix Original Cat Lots 03/03/22/05/L2, 03/03/22/05/L3

As of 11 January 2021, 70 dogs (initially 28 dogs) have died and at least 80 are ill subsequent to ingestion of Sportmix pet food although not all cases are confirmed to be due to aflatoxin ingestion. Investigation is ongoing.

Pets experiencing aflatoxin poisoning may have symptoms such as sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes or gums due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea. In severe cases, this toxicity can be fatal. In some cases, pets may suffer liver damage but not show any symptoms.


Albright’s Raw Dog Food Chicken Recipe

Recall date posted: 13 November 2020

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to possible Salmonella contamination

Lot Code/Notes: See link below

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.

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


Sunshine Mills Inc. expands voluntary dog food recall (Family Pet ; Heartland Farms ; Paws Happy Life)

Recall date posted: 2 September 2020

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to elevated levels of Aflatoxin contamination

Lot Code/Notes: See link below

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


Sunshine Mills Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food

Recall date posted: 26 August 2020

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to potential Salmonella contamination

Lot Code/Notes: Not yet available

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.

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


FDA (Food and Drug Administration USA) recalls multiple HEMP products for use in Humans and Animals due to LEAD CONTAMINATION

Recall date posted: 21 July 2020

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Due to lead contamination

Lot Code/Notes: NA

Exposure to lead (鉛毒) could present physical signs and symptoms including, pain, paresthesia/muscle weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite, weight loss, symptoms associated with encephalitis, metallic taste in the mouth, shock, hemolysis or kidney damage

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Pate cat food

Recall date posted: 8 July 2020

Source: US-FDA; AVMA

Reason: Due to elevated levels of Choline Chloride

Lot Code/Notes: Lot number 9217803; UPC code 2363353227; and best-used-by date 08 04 2021

May cause nausea, excessive salivation, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle shaking, tremors, difficulty breathing, cardiac and respiratory failure and in extreme situations, death.

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


Aunt Jeni’s Home Made All Natural Raw Turkey Dinner Dog Food

Recall date posted: 26 September 2019

Source: US-FDA; AVMA

Reason: Due to potential Salmonella contamination

Lot Code/Notes: Lot #: 175331 Exp. date: NOV2020

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


Performance Raw Dog Food Recall Contamination due to Salmonella & Listeria

Recall date posted: 26 September 2019

Source: US-FDA

Reason: 3 products tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Lot Code/Notes: No lot code information can be provided. Products purchased after 22 July 2019 should be thrown out.

For more details please refer to FDA recalls page here.


Dog Goods USA Chef Toby pig ears dog treats

Recall date posted: 16 August 2019

Source: US-FDA

Reason: 3 products tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Lot Code/Notes: There is no lot code information provided. Products purchased after 22 July 2019 are considered to potentially be contaminated and therefore should be thrown out.

For further details please refer to


Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Contamination Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date posted: 15 August 2019

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food samples were tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono)

Lot Code/Notes: Texas Tripe Inc. recall list


Contaminated bulk Pig Ear Pet Treats

Recall date posted: 3 July 2019

Source: US-FDA

Reason: Contaminated Pig Ear Pet Treats Connected to Human Salmonella Infections

Lot Code/Notes: No specific lot codes. These are bulk products.

Information link to FDA website – Contaminated Pig Ear Pet Treats


HONG KONG – Fresh Beef sample containing Sulfur dioxide 二氧化硫

Recall date posted: 8 & 14 May 2019

Source: Centre for Food Safety, The Government of HKSAR

Reason: Fresh beef sample found to contain Sulfure dioxide from:

– Yuen Long Tung Yick Market 同益街市 (726 parts per million)

– Quarry Bay Market 鰂魚涌街市 (150 parts per million)

– Lai Wan Market 荔灣街市 (600 parts per million)

Lot Code/Notes:

Sulfur dioxide is a preservative with low toxicity that is not permitted to be added to fresh or chilled meats. Sulfur dioxide is however permitted and found in dried fruits, picked vegetables and other meat products such as sausages and grilled burgers.

Sulfur dioxide is water soluble therefore may be removed by washing and cooking. Its use may make the meat appear fresher.


Thogensen Family Farm Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food

Recall date posted: 4 April 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

Lot Code/Notes: The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food. Recalled product labels did not contain any lot identification, batch codes, or expiration dates. Products were packaged in two pound flattened, rectangular clear plastic packages and stored frozen. The front of the package contains one large white square label with the company name, product type and weight.


Nestle Purina -Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy (3 oz. cans)

Recall date posted: 29 March 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: May contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard

Lot Code/Notes: Best By date of APR2020 and Production Code 80941162


Darwin’s Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables

Recall date posted: 26 March 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Samples tested positive for Salmonella (沙門氏菌感染)

Lot Code/Notes: Lot code 5309(11)181019, manufactured on Oct. 19, 2018; and lot code 5375(11)181106, manufactured on Nov. 11, 2018


Darwin’s Natural Selections Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables

Recall date posted: 26 March 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Samples tested positive for Salmonella (沙門氏菌感染)

Lot Code/Notes: Lot code 5339(11)181026, manufactured on Oct. 26, 2018


Hill’s Prescription Diet – Expanded Voluntary Recall – Canned Dog Food

Recall date posted: 20 March 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Potentially elevated levels of vitamin D

Lot Code/Notes: For complete list of product descriptions, lot codes and expiration dates, see https://www.hillspet.com/productlist

香港有需要回收的產品:

  1. Canine g/d canned – product batch 092020T22
  2. Canine i/d canned – product batch 092020T21
  3. Canine adult chicken canned – product batch 092020T22
  4. Canine mature health cuisine – product batch 092020T28

Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken

Recall date posted: 23 January 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Lot Code/Notes: Lot 12.04.2018. Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, 1lb, Fine Ground; Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, 2lb, Fine Ground; Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, 3lb, Coarse Ground; Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, 5lb, Fine Ground

Management of contaminated food – Click for details


A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs

Recall date posted: 14 January 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Presence of Salmonella

Lot Code/Notes: Lot 2018 20/08 20

(Source extracted from FDA Recall Website) – Click for details

“Pet owners who have this lot of A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs should throw it away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot access it. Consumers who have had this product in their homes should clean refrigerators/freezers where the food was stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Clean up the pet’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may become exposed.”


Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. voluntary recall of medicines Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP

Recall date posted: 3 January 2019

Source: US-FDA ; American Veterinary Medication Association (AVMA) – Recalls and Alerts

Reason: Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity

(Source extracted from FDA Recall Website)

“Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product.   The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. To date, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.”

Lot Code/Notes: Valsartan Recall Lot Numbers



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