HACCPCanada Certifies North American Specialty Pet Products

HACCPCanada has issued Certification to North American Specialty Pet Product Inc. of St. Thomas, Ontario, having demonstrated all of the necessary requirements for dehydrated pet treat manufacturing by maintaining an Active HACCP-Based Food Safety System centered on industry standards which fully meets or exceeds the Food Safety Codes of:

  • Provincial Health Regulatory Authorities.
  • Health Canada.
  • World Health Organization.

HACCPCanada advocates and mandates HACCP System Certification with an emphasis on providing Food Safety Confidence to the Consumer.  HACCPCanada is the only domestic Canadian Certifying Body (an independent & impartial national organization which evaluates and verifies HACCP systems) and has succeeded in furnishing an economical, effective and expedient Certification Process for the Retail Food Supply Chain including Non-Registered Manufacturing, Wineries, Warehousing, Logistics, Restaurants, Sanitation Services and Retail Food Outlets, also providing consulting services, online training and in-house training options.

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Natura Pet Products Inc. Recalls More Pet Foods

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Expanded recall: Various dry pet food products and treats manufactured by Natura Pet Products, Inc.

Starting date:
July 16, 2013
Posting date:
July 16, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Contamination, Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34585
Expansion of May 6, 2013 recall.

Affected products

Various dry pet food products and treats manufactured by Natura Pet Products, Inc.

Product description

This recall involves the following brands of dry pet food with an expiration date prior to June 10, 2014:

  • California Natural
  • EVO
  • HealthWise
  • Innova
  • Karma
  • EVO treats and Innova Cat treats

Additionally, the recall includes Mother Nature dry pet food with an expiration date prior to June 10, 2014.

For a complete list of the specific products affected by this recall, please see the firm’s website.

Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Natura Pet Products, Inc. has recalled several batches of its dry pet food products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling pets, pet food or feces. Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

  • sudden onset of fever
  • headache
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada’s fact sheet.

Neither Health Canada nor Natura Pet Products, Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products.

Number sold

Approximately 582,536 bags of recalled dry pet food and treat products have been distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled pet food products were sold prior to June 10, 2013.

Place of origin

Fremont, NE, United States of America

Companies

Manufacturer
Natura Pet Products Inc.
2779 Rademakers Way
Fremont
68025
Nebraska
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Harmony Dog Products
Halifax
Nova Scotia
CANADA
Distributor
Le Gastronome Animal Inc.
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Quebec
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Edmonton
Alberta
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Delta
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
Pet Science Ltd.
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA

California NaturalEVOHealthWiseInnovaKarmaMother Nature dry pet food

What you should do

Consumers should stop using the product and contact Natura Pet Products, Inc. for further information, product replacement or refund.

Consumers may call Natura toll-free at 1-800-224-6123 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST). Additional information on the recalled products is found at the following firm’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

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NATURA PET ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SPECIALIZED DRY PET FOODS DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

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Contact:

Consumer:  (800) 224-6123

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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.

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.

These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.

The affected products are:
BRAND LOT CODE/UPC/SIZES; EXPIRATION
Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
Healthwise dry dog and cat foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

About Natura Pet Products

Natura Pet Products is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and holistic pet foods and treats. Founded more than 20 years ago by John and Ann Rademakers and Peter Atkins, Natura is dedicated to providing the best natural nutrition. Natura is committed to making premium pet foods and treats based on nutritional science and high-quality ingredients, combined with trusted manufacturing processes, for complete pet health. Lines include: Innova®, California Natural®, EVO®, HealthWise®, Mother Nature® and Karma®. To learn more about Natura Pet Products visit www.NaturaPet.com.

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Expanded recall: Dry pet food manufactured by Natura Pet Products, Inc.

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Starting date:
May 6, 2013
Posting date:
May 6, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-28999

Expansion of April 15, 2013 recall.

Affected products

Dry Pet Food Manufactured by Natura Pet Products, Inc.

Product description

This recall involves the following brands of dry pet food with an expiration date prior to and including March 24, 2014:

  • Innova
  • EVO
  • California Natural
  • HealthWise
  • Karma

Additionally, the recall includes EVO treats and Innova Cat treats with an expiration date prior to and including March 24, 2014.

For a complete list of the specific products affected by this recall, please see the firm’s website.

Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Natura Pet Products, Inc. has recalled several batches of its dry pet food products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling their pets or their pet’s food or feces.

Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

  • sudden onset of fever
  • headache
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada‘s fact sheet, Salmonella and pets.

Neither Health Canada nor Natura Pet Products, Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products.

Number sold

Approximately 442,960 bags of recalled dry pet food products have been distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

The recall pet food products were sold prior to March 24, 2013.

Place of origin

Fremont, Nebraska, United States of America

Companies

Manufacturer
Natura Pet Products Inc.
2779 Rademakers Way
Fremont
68025
Nebraska
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Le Gastronome Animal Inc.
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Quebec
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Edmonton
Alberta
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Delta
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
Pet Science Ltd
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Harmony Dog Products
Halifax
Nova Scotia
CANADA

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Innova
EVO
California Natural
HealthWise
Karma

 

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and discard it and contact Natura Pet Products, Inc. for further information or a product replacement or refund.

Consumers can call Natura toll-free at 1-800-224-6123, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST. Additional information on the recalled products can be found at the firm’s website.

Dry pet food manufactured by Natura Pet Products Inc.

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Natura Pet Products Inc. Recalls Pet Foods Distributed In Canada

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Dry pet food manufactured by Natura Pet Products Inc.

Starting date:
April 15, 2013
Posting date:
April 15, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-26765

Affected products

Various dry pet food products manufactured by Natura Pet Products Inc.

Product description

This recall involves the following brands of dry pet food with expiration date 01/07/2013 through 14/03/2014:

  • Innova
  • EVO
  • California Natural
  • HealthWise
  • Karma

For a complete list of the specific products affected by this recall please see the following website.

Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Natura Pet Products Inc. has recalled several batches of its dry pet food due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling their pets or their pet’s food or feces. Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

  • sudden onset of fever
  • headache
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada’s fact sheet here.

Neither Health Canada nor Natura Pet Products Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products.

Number sold

Approximately 46,405 bags of recalled dry pet food products have been distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

December 17, 2012 to March 24, 2013.

Place of origin

Fremont, Nebraska, United States of America

Companies

Manufacturer
Natura Pet Products Inc.
2779 Rademakers Way
Fremont
68025
Nebraska
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Le Gastronome Animal Inc.
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Quebec
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Edmonton
Alberta
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Delta
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
Pet Science Ltd
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Harmony Dog Products
Halifax
Nova Scotia
CANADA
California Natural
Evo Red Meat Formula
HealthWise
Innova Cat Food

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and discard it and contact Natura Pet Products Inc. for further information or a product replacement or refund.

HACCPCanada advocates and mandates HACCP System Certification; with an emphasis on providing Food Safety Confidence to the Consumer. We are a Third-Party Auditor and a Certifying Body (an independent & impartial national organization which evaluates and verifies HACCP systems) and have succeeded in furnishing an economical, effective and expedient Certification Process for the Retail Food Supply Chain including Non-Registered Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics, Restaurants and Retail Food Outlets.

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Natura Pet Recalls Dry Pet Foods for Salmonella

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Source: www.NaturaPet.com

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaNo Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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.

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 healthcareproviders.

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.

These products were made in a single production facility during a two week window in December 2012. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture collected from a single retail location tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. As a precautionary measure, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products from this production window.

Product expiration dates range from 12/17/2013 – 1/2/2014. Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013. No other dry food, canned food, biscuits, bars or treats are affected by this announcement.

A complete list of products in the scope of this recall can be viewed here.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

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United Pet Group Inc Recalls Bird Feeds

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United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws “Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets,” “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets,” “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches,” and “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels” Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

These Products Were Distributed In The United States And Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 27, 2013 – United Pet Group, Inc., announces that it has voluntarily withdrawn a limited quantity of the products “Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets,” “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets,” “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches,” and “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels.” These products contain small quantities of dried parsley flakes supplied to United Pet Group by Specialty Commodities, Inc. On February 11, 2013, Specialty Commodities, Inc. initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to United Pet Group and other pet food suppliers because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specialty Commodities, Inc. distributed the products to United Pet Group on May 30, 2012, and August 29, 2012. Above listed products were distributed throughout the USA and Canada between Oct 2012 and Feb 2013.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection withSalmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

United Pet Group, Inc., is voluntarily withdrawing the following specific lot numbers of its “Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets,” “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets,” “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches,” and “ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels” because of the recall initiated by for parsley by Specialty Commodities, Inc. The specific lot numbers/production codes subject to this notice are as follows:

Ultra Blend Gourmet, Food for Parakeets (80oz bag)
UPC 26851 00904 Item # A904 / 056-0904-01 – USE BY dates: 07/20/15 and 10/20/15

ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets (8oz bag)
UPC 26851 00505 Item # A505 / 11-20700 – USE BY dates: 10/23/15 and 11/14/1

ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches (8oz bag)
UPC 26851 00546 Item # C546 / 11-20712 – USE BY date: 10/16/15

ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels (6.5oz bag)
UPC 26851 00512 Item # B512 / 11-20711 – USE BY date: 12/05/15

No other United Pet Group, Inc., products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal. Customers who have purchased any of the products noted above are urged to dispose of them or return them for a full refund. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there may be 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.

There have been no known illnesses to date associated with the consumption of these products. If you have these products, please contact United Pet Group’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-645- 5145, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM – 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.

For press inquiries, please contact David Prichard at 608-278-6141, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Central Standard Time.

 

 

Kaytee Products Recalls Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster

 

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Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster Recall

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The product affected by this recall is identified below and has the following “Best Before” dates:

Material # UPC Code Size Product Name/Description Best Before Code
(day-month-year)
100502315 71859 00001 6/5 lb. Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster 03-Apr-2013 K61
100502086 71859 99995 25 lb. Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster 31-Mar-2013
100502085 71859 99994 6/3 lb. Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster 31-Mar-2013 K63
100502275 71859 00000 25 lb. Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster – Petco Stores Only 30-Mar-2013


Product and product lots that do not appear on the list above are not subject to this recall.

Having a hard time finding the best before code please click here.

No human or pet illnesses have been reported to-date. The recall notification is being issued based on a single manufacturing batch wherein a sample with the “Best Before” date of (lot) 03APR13K61 had a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster product was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012. Kaytee is taking immediate action to remove the product from all retail stores and distribution centers, and to fully investigate the cause.

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.

Healthy people exposed to 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.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin; and, into the countries of Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Dutch Antilles, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, and Trinidad.

Consumers who have purchased the Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster product with the above-referenced “Best Before” dates are urged to contact Kaytee Customer Service representatives.

Kaytee Customer Service representatives and company veterinarians are responding to inquires through the 1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) phone number or the form below and will answer any questions regarding pets that have been fed the product.

Contact:
Customer Service:
1-800-KAYTEE1 (1-800-529-8331)
Email: KayteeForti-DietProHealthMouseRatHamsterRecall@central.com

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats

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Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

CHILTON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Kaytee.

Product
Code/SKU/
Material #
UPC Code Size Product Name/Description Best Before Code
(month/day/yr)
100032244 07185940410 2 lb Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch 9/28/2013 through
5/7/2014
100032881 07185900431 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet 12/6/2013 through
5/29/2014
100032922 07185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 12/4/2013 through
8/2/2014
100032982 07185900434 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet 12/6/2013 through
8/2/2014
100502615 07185999885 3.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet 1/15/2014 through
7/24/2014
100502749 07185999855 9.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Fruit & Veggie Treat – Parakeet 12/18/2013 through
7/31/2014
100502937 07185994235 3.5 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet 12/5/2013 through
7/17/2014
100502940 07185994236 7 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Honey Treat – Parakeet
(Value Pack)
12/4/2013 through
8/1/2014
100503001 07185994268 4 ct Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Munchables Shred-A-
Box Honey Seed Treats (4 Boxes)
3/7/2014 through
7/30/2014
100503064 07185994264 11 oz Kaytee Forti-Diet ProHealth Molting & Conditioning
– Small Birds
12/25/2013 through
8/5/2014
100503808 07185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat – Parakeet (Value Pack) 12/6/2013 through
7/31/2014
100504021 07185994368 2.25 oz Kaytee Fiesta Nutty Papaya Treat – Parakeet &
Cockatiel
12/4/2013 through
6/25/2014
100504029 07185994370 1.5 oz Kaytee Fiesta Foraging Treat for Pet Birds 1/27/2014 through
5/29/2014
100504971 73725727166 3.2 oz Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds
(2 sticks)
12/13/2013 through
2/4/2014
100504974 73725727165 9.6 oz Grreat Choice Treat Sticks for Small Birds
(6 sticks)
12/10/2013 through
3/19/2014
100506593 07185994615 1.5 oz Kaytee Foraging Box O’Fun Treat for Pet Birds 1/28/2014 through
7/30/2014
100510282 07185994708 1 oz Kaytee Bird Greens Foraging Treat 12/1/2013 through
5/28/2014
Product and product lots that do not appear on the list above are not subject to this recall.

No human or pet illnesses have been reported to-date. The recall notification is being issued based on a recall letter dated February 11, 2013 from Specialty Commodities, Inc. The above-referenced Kaytee products were originally manufactured as early as June 12, 2012. While Kaytee has not had any positive Salmonella results on finished product to suggest possible contamination, we are initiating this recall in accordance with FDA guidelines. Kaytee is taking immediate action to remove the potentially affected product from all retail stores and distribution centers.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Pet owners should thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with these products and clean any surfaces that were exposed.

Healthy persons exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomit, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary track symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with these products should contact their physician or healthcare provider.

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. Infection but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product(s) and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin; and, into the countries of Canada, China, Guam, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, and the UAE.

Consumers who have purchased the above-referenced Kaytee products with the referenced “Best Before” dates are urged to contact Kaytee Customer Service representatives.

A letter and instructions will be forwarded to all Kaytee customers. Kaytee Customer Service representatives and company veterinarians are responding to inquires through the 1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) phone number and will answer any questions regarding pets that have been fed the product. Pet owners can also visit the Kaytee website for more informationhttp://www.kaytee.com/.

 

Contacts

Kaytee Products
1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) (Consumers)
Mark Newberg, 847-330-5367 (Media)

 

 

Salmonella found in Canadian commercial animal feed

CBC News investigation finds salmonella in 2 out of 12 bags

By Joanne Levasseur and Leif Larsen, CBC News

Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:24 AM CST

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2012 7:39 AM CST

Canadian food inspectors find salmonella in more than 10 per cent of commercial animal feed they test despite a zero tolerance stance, a statistic that has food safety experts alarmed, a CBC News investigation has found.

“We’ve got to do something about the presence of salmonella in the animal feed,” says Rick Holley, a food sciences professor at the University of Manitoba.

“It’s just insane to think we are going to be able to prevent [outbreaks] from happening unless we do something about it.”

Rick Holley of the University of Manitoba says he believes there's a link between salmonella contamination in animal feed and contamination in meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Rick Holley of the University of Manitoba says he believes there’s a link between salmonella contamination in animal feed and contamination in meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts. (CBC) 

 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) told CBC News it does not accept any amount of salmonella in animal feed, and takes any detection seriously.

However, the agency has confirmed that it finds salmonella in 13 per cent of the feed it routinely tests.

To confirm just how prevalent salmonella in feed is today, CBC News purchased 12 bags of animal feed from retailers around Winnipeg and asked Holley to test samples for salmonella.

Results showed two out of the 12 bags of feed, or about 17 per cent, contained salmonella.

There are, on average, 6,700 cases of salmonella-related illness in Canada each year, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. These cases result in about 800 hospitalizations and three to five deaths annually.

According to Holley, animals contaminated with salmonella produce contaminated manure, which farmers then spread on fields as fertilizer.

Earlier this month, the CFIA issued a warning about hazelnuts that may be contaminated with salmonella.

Link between animal feed, human food?

Holley said he believes salmonella in animal feed is one of the ways our meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts are becoming contaminated. Other researchers and a CFIA official seem to agree.

“Reducing the potential for animals to be infected with salmonella reduces the potential that those animals will shed the organism and, as a result, contaminate animal-derived foods,” said Paul Mayers, the CFIA’s vice-president of policy and programs.

However, Mayers also said the CFIA takes a “risk-based” approach after it detects salmonella.

CBC News had samples from 12 bags of animal feed tested in Rick Holley's lab in Winnipeg. The feed in two of the bags contained salmonella.

CBC News had samples from 12 bags of animal feed tested in Rick Holley’s lab in Winnipeg. The feed in two of the bags contained salmonella. (CBC)

 

 

“If you have the situation where you have [an animal] that’s not susceptible to salmonella infection, and you have a very low-risk feed, then the corrective action that’s employed may be different than in a [high-risk] situation,” he said.

Mayers said among the most severe corrective actions include product destruction and mandatory CFIA-issued recalls.

He would not indicate what the least severe responses would be, but he said a “corrective action is always required.”

Mayers also declined to give examples of when the CFIA has issued mandatory recalls for salmonella in animal feed.

But one Manitoba feed producer says the CFIA is only concerned with six of the more than 2,500 strains of salmonella, and it lets the feed enter the market normally if it doesn’t detect one of those six strains.

When CBC News shared its testing results with the companies that manufacture the sampled feed, officials with those companies said they were not concerned and would not remove the products from shelves.

Melissa Dumont, director of technical services for the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), which represents feed manufacturers, would not comment directly on the CBC News test results.

However, she said salmonella is “everywhere in the environment…it’s very hard to control, so there’s a possibility that we can find salmonella in [animal] feed.”

When asked about the link between salmonella in feed and human illness, Dumont said she’s not convinced.

“I can only speak of the science that I’ve seen, and right now the link is not evident, if there at all, at this point in time,” she said.

‘I was ready to die’

Lynn McMullen, a professor of microbiology at the University of Alberta, said she was the victim of severe salmonella poisoning.

“I came home from California on a Sunday, and by about 7 o’clock Sunday night, my body was aching. By midnight I couldn’t decide which end of my body should be over a toilet,” she recalled.

McMullen said her doctor initially would not requisition a test for food poisoning, insisting that the problem would take care of itself.

McMullen pushed for the test, which came back positive for salmonella.

Because she was likely exposed while travelling, McMullen was not able to find out how she was infected.

McMullen said salmonella poisoning was one of the worst things she has ever gone through.

“I would never wish this on my worst enemy…I actually was at the point where I was ready to die, it was so bad,” she said.

FDA changes import rules on salmonella

As late as in 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, like the CFIA, enforced a zero-tolerance policy for salmonella in animal feed.

This led to an import alert against four Canadian canola processors in 2009 and 2010, after several shipments of canola meal — a byproduct of the canola oil industry and a popular ingredient in animal feed — tested positive for salmonella.

For more than a year, the FDA effectively shut the U.S.-Canadian border to canola meal from Bunge, Viterra, ADM and Cargill plants in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Hundreds of shipments were stopped during this period.

But in late 2010 and early 2011, the import alert was lifted after stakeholders petitioned the FDA to relax the way the regulator deals with salmonella in feed.

Robert Broeska, president of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, says his group worked with the FDA and other American regulators to narrow the focus of their import restrictions.

As a result, only eight of more than 2,500 strains of salmonella are currently banned from animal feed entering the U.S. These eight strains were singled out for causing sickness in animals.

When asked if salmonella in canola meal could put people at risk, Broeska said he doesn’t think humans consume canola meal directly.

“Canola meal is used for a protein ingredient in livestock feed. So it is really the concern of the feed industry as well as the crushing industry,” he said.

Zero tolerance in Scandinavian nations

Some European countries take the threat of salmonella in the food chain much more seriously than Canada does.

Ola Magnus Loemo, a spokesperson for Norway’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food, says Scandinavian countries “established strong national [salmonella] surveillance-regimes” in the mid-1990s and fought to implement tight controls on salmonella while negotiating European Union treaties.

Loemo said as a result, salmonella outbreaks are very rare in Norway, and “the majority of those cases [almost all] could be traced to contamination abroad.”

Holley said he would like to see Canada take similar steps, and he sees cleaning up our act when it comes to feed as being part of that.

“We can’t possibly hope to reduce the frequency to which these animals that we use as food shed salmonella with the hope that [our food] will not be contaminated unless we stop feeding [salmonella] to our animals,” he said.