March 10, 2016

Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Cause: Inadequate vitamins and minerals
Announcement: Company news release dated March 10, 2016
What was recalled: The following wet dog food brands with both a “Best Before” date range of June 2017 to August 2017 and production code range starting with the first 4 digits of 5363 to 6054:

  • Beneful Prepared Meals, 10 oz. tubs (all varieties)
  • Beneful Chopped Blends, 10 oz. tubs (all varieties)
  • Pro Plan Savory Meals, 10 oz. tubs (limited to 5 varieties: Braised Chicken Entrée, Braised Pork Entrée, Braised Turkey Entrée, Grilled Salmon Entrée, Braised Beef & Rice Entrée)

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Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of Unexpired Sterile Human and Animal Compounded Products Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

For Immediate Release

January 16, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy
510-548-8777

Media

Tony J. Park
tpark@capharmacylaw.com

Announcement

Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of sterile compounded products due to concerns of lack of sterility assurance. All unexpired lots are subject to the recall. These include injectable medications, sterile solutions, eye drops, and eye ointments. All recalled products were distributed to patients, physician offices and clinics, and veterinarians within California.

All recalled products have a label that includes the Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy name and expiration date. If unsure, Customers can call the pharmacy to determine the expiration date. This recall impacts all sterile products distributed between 01/01/2015 and 01/14/2016.

The recall was issued after a series of onsite inspections by the FDA. Out of an abundance of caution, Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded products within expiry. If there is microbial contamination in products intended to be sterile, patients are at risk for serious and potentially life-threatening infections.

To date, Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy has not received any reports of any adverse effects or injuries, and the recalled products were distributed exclusively within the state of California directly from its Berkeley, California pharmacy location.

Customers that have recalled product should immediately stop using it and contact the pharmacy to arrange for the return of unused product. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products.

Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy by phone Monday thru Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm at (510) 548-8777, or email its media representative.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy deeply regrets any disruption that this voluntary recall and temporary suspension of Sterile compounding services have on its Customers, but notes that safety and quality are its primary concerns.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Carnivore Meat Company, LLC Voluntarily Issues a Recall for One Lot of Frozen Pet Food

For Immediate Release

January 15, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Carnivore Meat Company, LLC
info@vitalessentialsraw.com
920-370-6542

Announcement

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. Always use caution when handling raw foods.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animal has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The single lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs, Net wt. 6 lbs.
UPC 33211 00807, Lot # 11475, Best by date 20161108 (11/08/16)

The “Best By” date code and lot # is located on the back of the package. The affected product was distributed in CA, FL, GA, RI, TX and WA.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected and tested product as part of a national collection initiative, which was issued by the Center of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) on June 3, 2015. The FDA notified Carnivore Meat Company that one of samples collected, tested positive for Salmonella, bacteria commonly associated with fresh and frozen poultry, in human and in pet products. The company has received no complaints or reports of illness. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall.

If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, net wt. 6 lbs., with the “Best By” date code of 20161108 (11/08/16) and lot # 11475, we ask that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.

Consumer Questions
Representatives are available from Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542.

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Product Photos

  • Front label, Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, Net Wt. 6lbs
  • Back label, Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, lot code and nutritional information

Big Dog Natural Recalls Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk

For Immediate Release

January 4, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Big Dog Natural
 (732)785-2600
 info@bigdognatural.com

Announcement

Big Dog Natural of Brick, NJ is voluntary recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme potentially contaminated withSalmonella and Fish Supreme potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that was shipped in the week of 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes 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 and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonellaand Listeria monocytogenes 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 and Listeria monocytogenes 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 sold directly to consumers through the company’s online website and in the US. The voluntarily recalled product include all weight volumes of the Big Dog Natural Chicken and Fish Supreme. No additional products are affected by this recall.

Big Dog Natural became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that an investigational sample of Chicken Supreme tested positive forSalmonella and an investigational sample of Fish Supreme for Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers should discontinue feeding the affected product and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who purchased the product can obtain a full refund or exchange by returning the product in its original packaging.

Consumers with questions should contact Big Dog Naturalhttps://www.bigdognatural.comdisclaimer icon or by calling 1-732-785-2600 (from 9am till 4pm EST).

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Product Photos

  • Product label, Big Dog Natural Chicken Supreme
  • Product label, Big Dog Natural Fish Supreme

Stella & Chewy’s Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dinner Morsel Products Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

December 11, 2015

Contact

Consumers

Customer Service
info@stellaandchewys.com
888.477.8977

Media

Greg Coccari
gcoccari@stellaandchewys.com
888.477.8977

Announcement

Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S and 26 cases in Canada). The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, “Use by 6-25-2016”, during routine surveillance testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling all products from Lot # 165-15, which includes:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. 186011 001554 165-15 6/25/2016
Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011 001370 165-15 6/25/2016 & 6/26/2016
Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats 1.25 lb. 186011 001455 165-15 6/25/2016

Moreover, while the below listed product has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution, we are also recalling the following products which may have come into contact with the affected lot:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats 1.25 lb. 186011 001448 160-15 7/2/2016
Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats 1.25 lb. 186011 001448 152-15 7/2/2016

Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list and additional information at: http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/disclaimer icon.

Consumers should look at the product descriptions, UPCs, lot numbers, and “Use By” dates on each bag for an exact match to determine if it is subject to the recall. Anyone who has purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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Product Photos

  • Front Label - Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels, Net Wt. 4 lb
  • Back Label - Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels
  • Front Label - Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels, Net Wt. 8.5 oz.
  • Front Label - Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels, 1.25 lbs.
  • Back Label - Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels, 1.25 lbs.
  • Front Label - Chick, Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels, 1.25 lbs.

Bravo Turkey            Bravo Blends

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.

For Immediate Release

December 10, 2015

Contact

Consumers

info@bravopetfoods.com
 (866) 922-9222

Media

info@bravopetfoods.com
 (866) 922-9222

Announcement

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16 due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella . Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella , but were manufactured on the same day. 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. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.

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 sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers, and directly to consumers in the U.S.

The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella .

Product Item # Size Best Used by Date UPC
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – chub 21-102 2 lb.(32oz.) chub 11-13-16 829546211028

The recall was initiated after routine testing of a 2 lb. chub of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats (Item #21-102) by the Colorado State Department of Agriculture, collected at a single retailer, revealed the presence of Salmonella . Two hundred and one cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, and directly to consumers in the U.S. between 11/21/14 and 1/15/15.

Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella , but were manufactured on the same day: 250 cases of Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – 5 lb. chubs only, 8 cases of Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs & cats – 8 oz. patties only and 60 cases of Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs – 4 oz. patties only.

These products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella , but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution.

Product Item # Size Best Used by Date UPC
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – chub 21-105 5 lb. (90 oz.) chub 11-13-16 829546211059
Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs & cats – patties 31-508 5 lb. bag of 8 oz. patties 11-13-16 8829546315085
Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs – patties 31-401 3 lb. bag of 4 oz. patties 11-13-16 829546314019

No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.

All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution and sale to consumers.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example: a securely covered trash receptacle).

To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product.

  • To get a refund at the store where you bought the product: Customers should return to the store where they purchased the product and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website,
    http://www.bravopetfoods.com/consumerrecall.htmldisclaimer icon, for a full refund or store credit. See Bravo Product Claim Form for details.

More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.comdisclaimer icon, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST).


Wild Chews

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones Due to Potential Salmonella Health Risk

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2015

Contact

Consumers

Bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com

888-641-9736

Announcement

Product Distributed Since November 19 Through PetSmart Stores in 9 States; No Illnesses Reported

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product 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 provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Other clinical signs may include lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. 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.

The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap. Consumers should look at the UPC Code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall.

The voluntary recall is limited to the following product and production lot:

Product Name UPC Code Expiration Date
Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bone 840243110087 November 4, 2017

Routine testing at the manufacturing site revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Blue Buffalo products are affected.

Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-641-9736 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday and the weekend of November 28, 2015, or by email at Bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com for more information.

About Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is a pet products company that makes natural foods and treats for dogs and cats.