Sunday, April 01, 2007

More Pet Treat Recalls

Hey Pals,
Please read all of the way down to the bottom. Now Jerky Treats & some Chick'n Jerky Treats are being recalled. Mama says this is getting very scary for all pets. If you have any of the products listed below, please check the package codes with the lists & follow each companies instructions. If you have given your pets any of the treats or dog foods that are being recalled, and you suspect your pet is ill, please rush them to the vet for immediate blood & urine tests & proper treatment. Many pets are already dead from the foods that have been recalled. This is so sad!
On a side note, it has been cold, icky & raining here. We had bad storms yesterday & last night & even our internet service went out, big bummer. Mama hasn't even gotten any new pictures of us cause we can't go out to play & she's been so busy keeping up with all of the pet food recalls. But here is one picture from last weekend. Mama was working on cleaning one of the ponds & I Butchy was on Fish Guard Duty. As you can see, Mama caught me off guard, sleeping on the job, hehehehehe!

Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers


Jerky Treats

Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As a precautionary measure, Del Monte Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select product codes of its pet treat products sold under the Jerky Treats®, Gravy Train® Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels® brands as well as select dog snack and wet dog food products sold under private label brands. A complete list of affected brands and products is below.

The Company took this voluntary recall action immediately after learning this morning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Del Monte Pet Products from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall.

The adulteration occurred in a limited production quantity on select product codes of the brands below. This recall removes all Del Monte pet products with wheat gluten procured from this manufacturing facility from retail shelves.

No other Del Monte Pet Products treats, biscuits or wet dog food products are impacted by this recall, and no Del Monte dry cat food, dry dog food, wet cat food or pouched pet foods are subject to this voluntary recall. The affected products comprise less than one-tenth of one percent of Del Monte Pet Products annual pet food and pet treat production.

Del Monte Pet Products has proactively engaged and fully cooperated with the FDA since the start of its investigation. The adulterated ingredients were used in limited production over the last three months for those items identified by specific product codes. Del Monte Pet Products has not used wheat gluten from this manufacturing facility in China in any other pet products except those described below.

Consumers should discontinue feeding the products with the Product Codes detailed below to their pets.

Del Monte Pet Products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded.

Del Monte Pet Products customers can visit our website (www.delmonte.com) or contact our Consumer Hotline at (800) 949-3799 for further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining a product refund.

Following is a list of the Products and Best Buy Dates that have been voluntarily recalled:





Production Code/Best By Date

BRANDED













Jerky Treats Beef Flavor


Code:
TP7C05
TP7B07
TP7B08
TP7B09
TP6B10

Dog Snacks


Best By:
Aug 05 08
Aug 07 08
Aug 08 08
Aug 09 08
Aug 10 08















Code:
TP7B15
TP7C05
TP7C06





Best By:
Aug 15 08
Sep 02 08
Sep 03 08
















Gravy Train Beef Sticks


Code:
TP7B19
TP7B20
TP7B21



Dog Snacks


Best By:
Aug 19 08
Aug 20 08
Aug 21 08
















Pounce Meaty Morsels Moist


Code:
TP7C07
TP7C12





Chicken Flavor Cat Treats


Best By:
Sep 04 08
Sep 09 08































PRIVATE LABEL













Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Jerky Strips


Code:
TP7B06
TP7B07
TP7C05
TP7C06
TP7C07

Dog Treats


Best By:
Aug 06 08
Aug 07 08
Sep 02 08
Sep 03 08
Sep 04 08















Code:
TP7C08









Best By:
Sep 05 08




















Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Snack


Code:
TP7B19
TP7B20
TP7B21
TP7C08
TP7C09

Sticks Dog Treats


Best By:
Aug 19 08
Aug 20 08
Aug 21 08
Sep 05 08
Sep 06 08













Ol' Roy Bark'n Bac'n Beef &


Code:
TP7C14







Bacon Flavor Dog Treats


Best By:
Sep 11 08




















Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Cuts


Code:
BC6M21







in Gravy Dog Food


Best By:
Dec 21 09




















Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Strips


Code:
BC7A19







in Gravy Dog Food


Best By:
Jan 19 10




















Ol' Roy Country Stew Hearty


Code:
BC6M15







Cuts in Gravy Dog Food


Best By:
Dec 15 09




















Dollar General Beef Flavored


Code:
TP7C06







Jerky Strips Dog Treats


Best By:
Sep 03 08




















Dollar General Beef Flavored


Code:
TP7B20
TP7B21





Beef Sticks Dog Treats


Best By:
Aug 20 08
Aug 21 08


















Happy Tails Beef Flavor


Code:
TPY7B08
TP7B09





Jerky Strips


Best By:
Aug 08 08
Aug 09 08


















Happy Tails Meaty Cuts with Beef


Code:
BC7A29







in Gravy Dog Food


Best By:
Jan 29 10







As part of the pet community, we value the health and well-being of pets, and we deeply regret this unfortunate situation. We will continue to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.


Recall: Dingo Chick’n Jerky for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

Dingo Chick'N JerkyThis is NOT related to Menu Foods, but a treat sold at Target and PetSmart is being recalled for contamination with salmonella. Full press release below.

March 31, 2007 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Eight In One Announces Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Dingo® CHICK’N JERKY Treats for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eight In One, Inc., a division of United Pet Group, Inc., is voluntarily recalling nationally all lots of Dingo® CHICK’N JERKY treats due to Company concerns that the jerky treats have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination, in people, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

The products affected were sold at Target, PetSmart and other retailers. The products subject to this voluntary recall are Dingo CHICK’N JERKY 3.5 oz. and 8 oz. for dogs and Dingo Kitty CHICKEN JERKY 1.5 oz. for cats and Dingo Ferret CHICKEN JERKY 1.5 oz for ferrets.
Laboratory testing has shown that some samples of these chicken jerky treats were contaminated with Salmonella. The company is recalling all these products out of an abundance of caution.

Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling these pet treats, 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 can have some or all of 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. Apparently well animals can be a carrier and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The company has received one report of Salmonellosis in a dog. There are no reports of human illness.

These products are being removed from retail stores. Consumers should immediately stop feeding these treats to their pets.

Consumers who purchased any of the above-identified CHICK’N JERKY TREATS should discontinue use of the products and should discard the unused portion. Consumer can obtain information on receiving refunds by contacting the Eight In One consumer affairs department at 1-888-232-9889.

Retailer and other inquiries into this recall should also be directed to the Eight In One consumer affairs department at 1-800-645-5154 x 3.

20 comments:

Maggie said...

Boy there are just way too many recalls! Geez, it almost isn't safe to eat anymore! Pretty soon mom is just going to have to cook for us!
Breakfast in bed, comin' right up! hehehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Liberty Doo Dah said...

This recall stuff is just too frightning! Mum has totally put me on raw since the very first recall. She was even on the news here in LA buying raw food in a nautral pet store. My heart goes out to those poor animals that passed away or are sick from the tainted food!
AireSAD!
Liberty

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Poor Janie can only eat one kind of food - hope we don't find out that's gonna be recalled! Mommy's been feeding me that too!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Putter said...

Hi Butchy and Snickers! Thanks for coming by my blog earlier! I am happy to meet you both and look forward to talking to you more!:) I agree with you that this recall situation is out of hand and scary!!!

Your Friend,

Putter

Ferndoggle said...

Well that's pretty scary b/c we LOVE chicken jerky! Looks like a different brand than we eat. Mom is totally freaking out over all of this recall stuff...it's all good for use b/c she's now going to make all of our food & dog treats. Dad thinks she's a crazy person. We think she's the smartest lady on earth! Bring on the Chicken Stew!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Joe Stains said...

holy moly, I think its time for us to just start eating pizza and french fries because nothing else seems safe!

Sophie Brador said...

Give your dog carrots instead of jerky treats! This is getting so crazy. Thanks for the update.

Jasper said...

Pizza and French Fries...yah, Joe...yeah!!
Thanks Butchy & Snickers for this update.
xoxo
Jasper

Bogart said...

Grrrrr... this is getting waaaaaay too scary... I'm gonna have to talk with mom about feeding me regular human food again (even tho I got pancreatitis the last time when I was being fed all human-cooked food)...

Thanks guys for keeping us updated!

Love,
Bogart

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

These are so scary. Mom says no treats for now. As for food, we should be okay cos we are eating home cooked food.

Love
Boy n Baby

Huskee Boy said...

Geez.. that's a real long list of treats being recalled! Really frightening! I sure hope all the doggys are fine.. *frown*
Fortunately my food is mostly home-cooked..
Opps.. You have been caught skivving..

Hui Min said...

hey guys, i am so glad now that i don't get too many commercial treats, and i think i am going to get fewer of those from now on! i am so sorry for those doggies and kitties who got sick from eating those.

hope the weather gets better over there!

love..
chiyo

Fu Fu said...

That's so scary. So what is safe for pets to eat now?


~ fufu

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my my...Not good right now! If I'm not mistaken , the 2nd picture with that bacon treats, I think they're sold here in Malaysia. If my mommy see that in the market, definitely she'll not buy it! Well, ofcourse I'll have to remind her too coz she gets too intimidated by the packaging & flavor of the treats.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

More recalls!! I hope every doggie is ok.

Simba xx

Oscar Airedale said...

It is really scary. I'm glad I eat human grade raw meat & bones. I hope no other dogs get sick.

Licks
Oscar x

T-man said...

Thank you for collecting all this info on the recalls. I had no idea pet treats were being recalled too! (For the first time, I'm glad Mom has been on this yukky special diet cause I only get Hill's prescription food!). You're lucky your mama is so careful with you. She'll make sure you're safe!

T-man

Jay said...

Hi Butchy & Snickers, there's so much recalls... it's scary to hear those news.

Luckily, I am fed home-cooked food for 2 years.. but paranoid J is worried about the affect of those commercial food which I consumed those years back.

~Jay

Marie said...

Hi My name is Boomer and have died from this stuff. :(( I was 128 lb German Shepherd. I came from an abused home.Then to where I found was such a loving home and had routines and my mom was not going anywhere with-out me. We played daily and I could even spell...OUT and ran to the back door. I went to Ohio and Loved Rides in the car to the parks and anywhere to play and have fun. I knew when the computer went off it was time to go to bed. I had mornings outside chasing and listening to the birds at 5am. My mom still cries daily for me. And my ferret named Bosco...misses me as well. He looks for me all day.
The recall came out after it was too late for me, but please make sure anyone else has the chance to survive. I am sorely missed.

Boomer-Quakertown PA
www.rdx-alliance.com/phpbb/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1397

Wired for Mackie said...

You do look sleepy Butchy! heheheh!

Better stay awake, those fisies are bound to be hungry!!

Your pal, MAckie