Pet Snack Contains Toxic Chemical: Recall – Chemical Free Life


Pet Snack Contains Toxic Chemical: Recall
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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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United States Files Enforcement Action Against Florida Company and Senior Managers to Stop the Adulteration and Misbranding of Medicated Animal Feeds | OPA | Department of Justice

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
United States Files Enforcement Action Against Florida Company and Senior Managers to Stop the Adulteration and Misbranding of Medicated Animal Feeds

A civil complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Syfrett Feed Company Inc. of Okeechobee, Florida; its owner and President Charles B. Syfrett I; its Vice President Melissa S. Montes De Oca; and its Operations Manager Charles B. Syfrett II to stop the adulteration and misbranding of medicated animal feed in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Department of Justice announced today.

Syfrett Feed Company Inc. (Syfrett Feed) manufactures and distributes medicated and non-medicated feed, primarily for food-producing animals and fowl. The complaint alleges that the defendants adulterated and misbranded animal feeds while such feeds were held for sale. The Department filed the complaint at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is designed to make sure that medicated animal feed has sufficient labeling to ensure its safe use,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will work closely with the FDA to ensure that medicated animal feeds are manufactured in compliance with current good manufacturing practices.”

According to the complaint, the company’s medicated animal feeds failed to list the name of the active drug ingredients on the label of the medicated animal feeds and failed to include adequate instructions for use on the labels of the medicated animal feeds. For example, as noted in the complaint, the defendants did not include adequate instructions when they omitted dose administration instructions, feeding limitations and/or cautionary statements for use of the drugs in combination with other drugs on the label of the medicated feeds.

The complaint further alleges that the feed was not manufactured in conformity with current good manufacturing practices for medicated feeds. Specifically, according to the complaint, the defendants: failed to establish and maintain adequate procedures for the identification, storage, and inventory control of drugs intended for use in their medicated feeds; failed to establish and use adequate procedures for all equipment used in the production and distribution of medicated feeds to avoid unsafe contamination of medicated and non-medicated feeds; and failed to adopt labeling practices that assure that the correct labels are used for the medicated feeds they manufacture.

As noted in the complaint, the company conducted a recall of its non-medicated horse pellet food in April 2014 when customers complained that their horses were falling ill. According to the complaint, 15 horses had to be euthanized after consuming the company’s horse pellet food and in September 2014, two more horses had to be euthanized after consuming the company’s horse pellet food. Following these events, the company discontinued manufacturing medicated and non-medicated feeds for horses, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, FDA conducted inspections of Syfrett Feed’s facility located at 3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in January 2014, June 2015 and June 2016. In 2014, following the inspection, FDA sent a Warning Letter to Mr. Syfrett I, notifying him of the significant current good manufacturing practices deviations and misbranding violations observed during the January 2014 inspection. In September 2015, FDA wrote to Mr. Syfrett I, stating that Syfrett Feed had not taken adequate measures to correct the current good manufacturing practice deviations and misbranding violations noted in FDA’s 2014 Warning Letter and 2015 inspection. According to the complaint, Syfrett Feed did not respond to FDA’s September 2015 letter.

“Animal owners and caretakers must be able to have confidence that the feed they purchase is safe and properly labeled,” said Steven M. Solomon, D.V.M., M.P.H., director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. “It is the responsibility of feed manufacturers to have proper procedures in place and follow good manufacturing practices to ensure the safety of their products and the animals that consume them.”

The government is represented by Trial Attorney Jocelyn Hines of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Cheek of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, with the assistance of Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement Tara Boland of the F DA, Office of General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services.

A complaint is merely a set of allegations that, if the case were to proceed to trial, the government would need to prove by a preponderance of the evidence.

Additional information about the Consumer Protection Branch and its enforcement efforts may be found at http://www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch. For more information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, visit its website at https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl.

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BREAKING NEWS: J.M. Smucker Issues Pet Food Recall! | The Animal Rescue Site Blog


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Safety alert and recall: 26,000 baby monitors recalled due to burn hazard | WPMT FOX43

A popular brand of baby monitor is being recalled over the possibility that the video monitor’s batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The recall is for about 26,000 units of the Lorex CARE ‘N’ SHARE Series video baby monitor (in addition, 8,000 were sold in Canada.)

The model numbers included in this recall are WL3520, WL4320 and WL3401. The model numbers are printed on the back panel of the monitor. The monitors were sold in bundles with cameras. The monitors contain a blue lithium polymer battery and measure about 4 inches tall by 5 inches wide. The monitors have a white plastic back and either a white or black border. “LOREX” or “The Lorex Baby” is printed below the monitor screen.

Picture: Lorex Technology

Babies “R” Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, Walmart and online at http://www.amazon.com andwww.lorextechnology.com from May 2013 through April 2016. The video baby monitors were sold in bundles for between $60 and $140.

The firm has received 488 reports of batteries overheating and expanding; about 140 reports involved the swelling of the battery pack, causing its plastic casing to open or come off. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled monitors and contact Lorex to receive a full refund.

Lorex toll-free at 844-265-7388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday

GIANT removes pancake mix from shelves due to possible E. Coli | WPMT FOX43


CARLISLE, Pa.– Following a recall by Continental Mills, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it has removed from stores Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix that may be contaminated with E. coli 0121.

The company was notified by its supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

The Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix was distributed nationwide where consumers purchased product through retail stores.

If you have recently purchased Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix 28 oz. carton with a best by date code between 3/30/2018 and 6/16/2018, and a UPC code 041449001289, please contact Continental Mills at 1-800-457-7744 for information to receive a full refund. Please dispose of the product.

If you have recently purchased Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake a 3.5 lb. bag, with a best by date code between of 4/27/2018 to 4/28/2018, with a UPC code 041449001487, please contact Continental Mills at 1-800-457-7744 for information to receive a full refund. Please dispose of the product.

GIANT/MARTIN’S customers can also take their purchase receipt to the store for a full refund.

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

No illnesses have been reported, however, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Consumers looking for additional information may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S website.

Recall: Betty Crocker cake mix recalled due to potential E. coli contamination | WPMT FOX43


NEW YORK — General Mills Inc. recalled three flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the United States and Canada on Monday over E. coli concerns.

The recall includes Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip and Delights Super Moist Carrot cake mixes in the U.S., and Super Moist Rainbow Bit cake mix in Canada, a press release stated. The flavor chips in the mixes were made by the supplier Wondra, who announced a larger flour recall on July 1 over possible E. coli contamination.

There have been no reported illnesses, but consumers are advised not to eat the raw cake mixes and throw the recalled products away.

The following items are part of the recall:
Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix: Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, 25MAY2017

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix: Recalled Better if Used by Dates 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, 08JUL2017

Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix: Recalled Better if Used by Dates 27AL2017, 08JN2017, 09JN2017

The Betty Crocker cake mixes were recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. (General Mills)

The Betty Crocker cake mixes were recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. (General Mills)

General Mills and health officials are currently investigating flour-related E. coli outbreaks in several states. The company had also recalled flour products earlier in the month that include:

8 SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal Flour

3 SKUs of Signature Kitchens Flour

1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra Flour

For more information, see the General Mills website.

More E. coli cases prompt General Mills flour recall expansion | WPMT FOX43

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

General Mills on Monday announced another expansion of its flour recall. The move was prompted by an announcement from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four more individuals from two different states (Minnesota and Wisconsin) have developed E. coli illness linked to the flour.

One of those individuals is suffering from a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This results from E. coli illnesses that last longer and are more severe, according to the CDC.

There are now 46 cases of E. coli infection linked to this outbreak, which began in December. The most recent illness reported began on June 25.

Symptoms can include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever that can last five to seven days. Individuals who are very old or very young and those with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of becoming ill.

The youngest patient in this outbreak is just 1 year old and the oldest is 95. Most of those who have become ill, 80%, are female.

Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour are included in the updated recall announcement.

“The expansion announced today includes select production dates through February 10, 2016,” according to the company. Previously, the recall was for products produced between November 4, 2015, and December 4, 2015. The specific items recalled, including some previously identified Betty Crocker cake mixes, are listed on the General Mills website. None of the recalled flour should be used, sold or consumed.

General Mills initially announced a recall of 10 million pounds of flour in June, which it said at the time was “out of an abundance of caution” because it was possibly linked to the outbreak. Earlier this month, the company expanded that recall. It says consumers should not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour.

Another frozen veggies recall due to Listeria concerns | WPMT FOX43

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The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

Frozen mixed vegetables and peas packaged by Bountiful Harvest, First Street, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry and Sprout between the dates of September 2 and June 2 are included in the recall.

Product tests by the National Frozen Food Corp. revealed the potential contamination. A full list of the recalled items is available at FDA.gov.

Green Cuisine, which is supplied by National Frozen Food, is also recalling its pesto pasta salad with arugula because of potential Listeria contamination. The recalled product was sold in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona Whole Foods Market locations between between June 15 and 16.

Additional related recalls are likely as other companies identify that they’ve used recalled frozen vegetables in their products. In May, CRF Frozen Foods recalled all of its frozen vegetable and fruit products from its Pasco, Washington, facility dated since May 2014 after an outbreak of Listeria illness was linked to the company.

Listeria primarily affects the elderly, children, pregnant women and those who suffer from weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. Infection is liable to spread into areas of the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system, and some infections can cause death.

There have been no reports of illness related to the consumption of these recalled items.

If you experience any symptoms, contact your physician. Listeria is treatable with antibiotics.

The Food and Drug Administration cautions people not to consume these products. Any products matching these descriptions should be disposed or returned for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the National Frozen Food Corp.

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Frozen vegetable recall: Possibly-tainted products sent to 35 states, Canada | WPMT FOX43

Frozen vegetable recall: Possibly-tainted products sent to 35 states, Canada
Posted 9:16 AM, April 26, 2016, by Tribune Media Wire

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PASCO, Wash. – A Washington company is recalling its frozen vegetables in the United States and Canada over a possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned over the weekend.

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is taking the voluntary precaution after Ohio state health officials found the organism in one lot of peas and another of white sweet cut corn.

The vegetables involved in the recall were distributed to the following states in the U.S. but may have been redistributed nationwide: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV and WI. In Canada, the vegetables were sent to British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Listeria can cause potentially fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women may suffer a still birth from an infection. In healthy adults, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

No listeria infections have been connected to the company’s vegetables as of Monday.

The following is a list of the items under recall:

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Anyone who purchased the vegetables is urged to discard them or take them back to the store for a refund. Anyone with questions should call (844) 551-5595 or visit the FDA.gov website.

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Coca-Cola Recalls Dasani Water After Clear Parasite Worm Was Found In Bottles Across U.S.

UPDATE PLEASE READ:  FALSE  CLAIM THAT DASANI WATER WAS RECALLED

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NEWS 4 –  If you purchase/drink Dasani water you might want to listen up. There has been a major recall by the Coca-Cola company today after several thousand bottles of their drinking water was found to be contaminated with a parasite. It has sent several hundred people to the hospital and is responsible for parasitic symptoms such as fever, rash, vomiting and stomach bloating.

This comes on the heels of a recent report in which Coca-Cola admitted that Dasani is really just “purified” tap water. The corporation admitted in January that their water brand was just purified tap water dressed in a fancy looking bottle. Like many other bottled waters, Dasani is sold at a premium price, and many people perceive it to be superior to tap water – even though it actually is just tap water.

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Baby wipes recalled due to possible bacteria

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A Pennsylvania company has started a nationwide recall of 10 different brands of its baby wipes after finding bacteria in some lots of the products and numerous customer complaints, according to a news release.

Brands of the diapers include Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings.

These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com.

Complaints of odor and discoloration and a single report of irritation first alerted the company to a possible issue and microbial testing showed that B. cepacia was present in some of the wipes.

That discovery prompted a limited recall of specific lots on Oct. 3, but the company is now recalling all of its baby wipe products as a precaution.

Questions can be directed to Nutek at 1-855-646-4351.

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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.

The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters sold under the Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway brands.

A complete list of products involved in the recall can be found on FDA.gov. The company is working with consumers and retailers to remove inventory from retail shelves and warehouses. The products were sold in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and online.

Customers are being advised to dispose of any potentially affected containers of nut butter and contact the…

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