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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food Due to a Possible Health Risk

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on an isolated instance in which a product sample with a “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, had a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product was originally manufactured on December 17, 2009, and is the only Natural Balance product being recalled.


United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

United Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its PRO-PET ADULT DAILY VITAMIN Supplement tablets for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The product was sold nationally at various retailers. The product comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and UPC code 26851-01800. These products are being removed from retail stores and consumers should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets. The affected products are those with expiration dates on or before “06/13”. The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.

Laboratory testing has revealed that one Lot of this vitamin product was contaminated with Salmonella. The company is recalling all unexpired Lots of the product out of an abundance of caution.


P&G Recalls Specific Canned Cat Foods Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats. Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency.


Illinois Firm Recalls Mini Pretzel Dog Products Due To Lack Of Inspection

Vienna Beef Ltd., a Chicago, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 49,600 pounds of fully cooked mini pretzel dog products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced May 7th. These products were previously recalled in FSIS Recall Notification Report # RC-015-2010. Today’s recall reflects a determination by FSIS that a change in status from a Class III to a Class II recall was warranted due to a lack of inspection. No new products are included in today’s action.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 16-ounce bags of “VIENNA Beef Mini Pretzel Dogs.” Each package bears a sell-by date ranging from February 2, 2010 to July 1, 2010
  • 32-ounce bags of “VIENNA Beef Mini Pretzel Dogs.” Each package bears a sell-by date ranging from May 31, 2010 to October 24, 2010

Nature’s Variety Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall

Nature’s Variety has expanded its voluntary recall of Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats to include the “Best If Used By” dates of 10/29/10 and 11/9/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.


FDA Health Alert for Certain Pet Treats Made by Pet Carousel

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing this health alert to warn consumers not to use Pig Ears and Beef Hooves pet treats manufactured by Pet Carousel because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were distributed nationwide in both bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores. Pet Carousel is based in Sanger, California.

Health & Safety

Pet First Aid On Your iPhone

When vet bills are too expensive …
pet-first-aidIf you’re reading this, I already know that you love and want the best for your pet. Whether it be your running companion golden retriever or your lazy, yet fluffy, Persian cat, I know that you would do anything for the happiness, healthiness, and well-being of your pet. At the same time, I know that veterinary care can be very expensive. With stressful economic times and veterinary rates rising by almost 9 percent each year, finding the money for vet bills may become increasingly difficult or even impossible. Well, I am here to offer a solution that will combine your love for your pet with your love for technology without breaking your bank account.

Health & Safety

Adulterated Animal Feed Seized

Filthy conditions, failure to correct violations prompted action at Kentucky facility.

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. marshals today seized livestock and horse feeds stored under filthy conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, Inc., in Florence, Ky.

“The FDA will not tolerate a company’s failure to adequately control and prevent filth in its facility,” said Michael Chappell, the FDA’s acting associate


Rachael Ray’s Recipe for Puppy Love Contest

Rachael Ray’s got a contest! You have until 11:30 PM (PT) on July 30 to share your “paw-spective.”

She knows all about “Puppy Love” and understands that you want what’s best for your furry family members. That’s why Rachael teamed up with a group of pet nutrition experts to create Rachael Ray Nutrish. Rachael Ray Nutrish covers all the bases with a full line of premium dog food that

Animal Rights

Business Owners Plead Guilty to Distributing Tainted Ingredient Used in Pet Food


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada company and its owners pleaded guilty in federal court today to distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food, which resulted in a nationwide recall of pet food and the death and serious illness of countless pets