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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Clic Sesame Paste Tahina Recalled

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Health Hazard Alert – Clic brand tahina may contain Salmonellabacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 16, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 16, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clic brand Tahina described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is working with the importer to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 454 g Lot Code – LOT # 1432/12 0 58504 74097 7

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. 

    • Sesame Paste Tahina
    • Sesame Paste Tahina-universal product code
    • Sesame Paste Tahina- Lot code
    • Sesame Paste Tahina-Nutrition Facts

 

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Cambrian Solutions Inc. Recalls Solbar Soy Protein Isolate

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Notification – Certain soy protein isolate may containSalmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
May 24, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Cambrian Solutions Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Warehouse
Reference number:
8047

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Solbar Q910 Soy Protein Isolate 20 kg SP910261011 to SP910260413 None Microbiological – Salmonella
Solbar Q920 Soy Protein Isolate 20 kg SP920261011 to SP920260413 None Microbiological – Salmonella

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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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.

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Walnuts Recalled From Produce Depot in Ottawa

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Consumer Advisory – Bulk in-shell walnuts from Produce Depot (Bank St., Ottawa) may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall date:
March 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Recalling Firm:
Produce Depot
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 15, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the walnuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected walnuts were sold in bulk from Produce Depot, 2446 Bank St., Ottawa, ON between February 26 and March 15, 2013, inclusive.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Fact Sheet: Salmonella Food Safety Facts

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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Charcuterie Transilvania Recalls Sausage

Notice not to consume the ready to eat sausage ardelenesc

Quebec, December 21, 2012 – The MAPAQ, in collaboration with Charcuterie Transilvania located at 806 Boulevard Curé-Labelle in Laval , is warning the public not to consume the product described below and manufactured by the company because it may contain Salmonella .

 

Product Lot referred
Sausage ardelenesc All products sold since December 12, 2012

 

The product that is the subject of this warning was sold only at the designated facility above. The company is voluntarily recalling the product. They have agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food have been reported to date.

People who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the institution where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the product does not show evidence of tampering or smell spoiled, microbiological analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious infections, sometimes fatal. In healthy people, salmonellosis may be manifested by short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea.

Additional Information

Directorate of Animal Health
and Food Inspection
Tel. : 450 569-3005

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.

 

Golden Boy Foods Ltd. Recalls Golden Boy Inshell Mixed Nuts

Certain GOLDEN BOY brand INSHELL MIXED NUTS may contain Salmonella bacteria

Product Photos

OTTAWA, December 11, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts are sold in 1.36 kg (3 lb) mesh bags bearing UPC 0 64684 10948 0.

This product has been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The packer, Golden Boy Foods Ltd, Burnaby, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts - Universal product code

Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts UPC

Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts
Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts

 

Compass Brand Walnuts Recalled

OTTAWA, November 30, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Compass Food Sales are warning the public not to consume Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following walnuts, product of USA, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Best Before
Compass California Walnuts (in-shell) 300 g 0 68297 20121 0 07MA2014

This product has been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer / packer, Compass Food Sales, Aurora, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Compass Food Sales at 905-713-0167;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at:http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at:http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit:www.foodsafety.gc.caFood and consumer product recalls are also available athttp://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Compass Food Sales
905-713-0167

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600


Product Photos

Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts
Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts – front

Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts
Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts – back

Nestlé USA Recalls NESQUICK Due to Possible Salmonella

Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.

Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient.

There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.

To ensure the safety of consumers, Nestlé is recalling selected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:

Size  UPC Code Production Codes
40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings) 0 28000 68230 9 2282574810
2282574820
21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings) 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810
2278574820
2279574810
2279574820
2284574820
2284574830
2285574810
2285574820
2287574820
2289574810
2289574820
10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings) 0 28000 67990 3 2278574810

The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

The most common symptoms of Salmonella infection are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, which develop within eight to 72 hours of eating or drinking contaminated food. The illness usually lasts for four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. However, salmonellosis can be severe or even life threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.

Nestlé is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this voluntary recall. We apologize to our consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this incident.

Visit the FDA site here to view the original release:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm327533.htm