Having 5 Dogs keeps Mr. Bluejeans and I on our toes when it comes to their health. When our beloved dog Harley became ill, years ago, from the melamine contamination… we decided to do a lot of research. This was before “organic” came into being for dogs. In the end we made their food. Since then many companies have been inspired to create well made dog foods and we now have them on products we believe in. A real time saver for me!
We still pay attention to dog food recalls, keeping in mind brands that tend to show up more than they should. In order to pass along this information I decided to create a post anytime I hear of a recall. Here are the latest Dog Food Recalls from the FDA for March 2018. I hope your dog food is not part of this recall.
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
The pet food included in the recall is as follows:
•Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #43887, manufacture date 1/30/2018
•Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44147, manufacture date 2/5/2018
•ZooLogics Chicken Meals with Organic Vegetables for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44037, manufacture date 2/7/2018
•ZooLogics Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44127, manufacture date 2/4/2018
What to do: Customers who have any of the affected products should dispose of the pet food as regular garbage, and contact Darwin’s for replacement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 866-832-8319, Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm, Pacific Time; and Saturdays, 7am-3pm, Pacific Time.
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
The cause of the recall:
This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.
The recalled lot would affect the following states:
The affected product is sold in two pound chubs that are frozen and are distinguished by the manufacturing codes:
Manufacturing date: 01/31/2018
What to do: Consumers are encouraged to check the clips of product to ensure that they possess the affected lot#GA0131. Those who have purchased the above lot of BRB Complete are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at email@example.com.
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited, voluntary recall of specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
The impacted production includes the following items and lots:
Consumers who have purchased the specific lots of product listed above should stop feeding it to their dogs. If consumers have questions or would like to receive a refund or coupon for replacement product, they should call us at 1-888-569-6767, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST or email us by completing this form.
No other Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, or any other product manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company, are impacted.
The voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Hopefully, this will be the last of the recalls for a long time!
Do you make your own dog food?