Pet Snack Contains Toxic Chemical: Recall – Chemical Free Life


Pet Snack Contains Toxic Chemical: Recall
Chemical-Free-Life.orgJune 14, 2017Uncategorized

Another pet snack recall due to chemicals–this one covers several brands…

Rawhide possibly contaminated with chemicals recalled by United Pet Group

Eileen Faust, Morning Call

A pet treat manufacturer is recalling several brands of rawhide dog chews because they could be contaminated with a chemical used to disinfect manufacturing equipment.

According to a press release from United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands Inc., the packages of rawhide were sold online and distributed to retailers nationwide. United Pet Group issued the voluntary recall after it found certain manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, and a supplier in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound to clean food processing equipment. The chemical compound is not approved in the U.S. as a processing aid for rawhide chews.

The company has received a few reports of illnesses in pets that consumed the rawhide covered in this recall…

Quaternary ammonium compounds can cause the following symptoms in dogs that have ingested it: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These may require treatment by a veterinarian.

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Recall Details

All of the dog chew products in the recall have an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 printed on the back of the package. This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.

The products subject to the recall are described below:
American Beefhide brand

Products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH are affected. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.

The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products: Manufactured by:Salix Animal Health, LLC; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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Digest-eeze brand

Products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB are affected. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.

The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products: Manufactured by:Salix Animal Health, LLC; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fun and Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fit) brand

Products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB are affected. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.

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The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products: United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands Inc.; 3001 Commerce St., Blacksburg, VA 24060; 800-645-5154.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should dispose of them or return them to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they were initially purchased for a full refund.

For more information, call United Pet Group consumer affairs at 855-215-4962 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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US Court Rules Trump Administration Violated the Law By Shortcutting Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline; More Environmental Analysis Required

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Oil Pipeline spill in a residential area of Mayflower AR (US EPA photo of Exxon Mobil oil spill) See photos of impact of another pipeline spill on birds at the bottom of this blog post.

Federal judge orders more environmental analysis of Dakota pipeline
Posted:Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:32:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday, opening up the possibility that the line could be shut at a later date
“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/N_t4OUURdI0/us-northdakota-pipeline-dapl-idUSKBN19538I

News Release from The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law Posted on June 14, 2017. Filed to: News, Press Releases

Ruling: Trump administration shortcut environmental review; Court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down pipeline
Washington, D.C. —
The…

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Trump’s Air Traffic Privatization Plan Would Sell Out America’s Airspace; US Air Traffic By Numbers

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Airline passengers shouldn’t have to pay an extra upgrade fee to ensure their safety.  And the American people shouldn’t be forced to turn over billions of dollars of investments they’ve made over the years to a quasi-private corporation that doesn’t have their best interests at heart and isn’t subject to meaningful oversight“. “

In addition to the possibility of soaring costs for consumers, President Trump’s privatization plan could threaten safety and oversight and lead to less service to small airports and rural areas. ” (US Senators Reed and Leahy)

From the US FAA:

(continued below Leahy-Reed statement.)
From the Office of US Senator Reed of Rhode Island:
Leahy, Reed: Trump’s Air Traffic Privatization Plan Would Sell Out America’s Airspace Safety 6/07/2017 — 
WASHINGTON, DC – Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing And Urban Development And…

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#StandWithBearsEars: Retweet to Stand with Tribes (Protect Bears Ears: @savebearsears twitter)

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Monument Valley, UT (May 25, 2017) As part of an abbreviated 15-day comment period, more than 685,000 comments have been submitted online in support of the Bears Ears National Monument to the Department of the Interior.

“Our sovereign nations spoke with one voice in support of the Bears Ears National Monument.  This comment process makes it clear that all of the American people have joined us in solidarity to continue fighting to protect this living landscape,” stated Carleton Bowekaty, Zuni Councilman and Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Co-Chair, a coalition of five sovereign Tribal Nations – Hopi, Navajo, Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute, and the Pueblo of Zuni.

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition comments were submitted on May 25, 2017. The comments and the original proposal can be found on http://bearsearscoalition.org/.”
Read the rest of the news release here: http://bearsearscoalition.org/more-than-685000-comments-submitted-in-support-of-bears-ears-national-monument/

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Why Special Interests Want Bears Ears National Monument Gone: Uranium, Oil and Gas

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The comment deadline for “Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996; Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment” is July 10th. However, further down the page it says “To ensure consideration, written comments relating to the Bears Ears National Monument must be submitted before May 26, 2017. Written comments relating to all other National Monuments must be submitted before July 10, 2017.https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001

The Bear Ears National Monument was already a compromise. A huge chunk of the original proposal was excluded, as can be seen on the map at the bottom of this post, apparently – at least in part – to protect Canadian miner Energy Fuels’ Daneros uranium mining expansion.

Their biggest shareholder and uranium customer is South Korea: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1385849/000106299313005863/exhibit99-108.htm

Under the 1872 mining law, the miner doesn’t pay royalties for hardrock minerals, such as uranium: https://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/general_mining_law_of_1872#.WT0zjbFOmfA

Excerpted from AmericanProgress.org: “American Treasure at Risk:…

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Original Inhabitants of US West: Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Letter re Trump Executive Order Directing Revue of National Monuments

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Ryan Zinke-Trump administration are so disrespectful that they didn’t bother to answer a letter written by the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal coalition for over 100 days! Below is a second letter sent.

Bureau of Land Management Description of Bear Ears National Monument

The comment deadline, “Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996; Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment is July 11th except Bears Ears where the comment deadline was May 26th, two weeks after posting May 11th: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001

Letter from Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition to the US Secretary of the Interior:
Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington DC 20240 April 26, 2017

Dear Secretary Zinke,

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, a partnership of the Hopi, Navajo, Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute, and Zuni Tribal governments, is deeply troubled by the Executive Order directing the Department of Interior…

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