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Boehringer Ingelheim issues a recall of Metacam

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim issues a recall of Metacam.

We have just been notified by our distributor about a recall of certain Metacam lot numbers:

Metacam 0.5mg/ml ‪#‎15ml‬, Lot AH001AN and AH006JG
Metacam 1.5mg/ml ‪#‎10ml‬, Lot 5402LHT, AH001AR and AH001G4

The reason for the voluntary recall is “due to the possibility that a small number of the unit cartons (which contain the bottle) may contain a bottle of Metacam Oral Suspension of a different strength than listed on the unit carton.”

If you think your pet has been affected please call Boehringer Ingelheim’s veterinary technical services at 1.866.638.2226

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METACAM ORAL SUSPENSION FOR DOGS 10ML

Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Natura has expanded it’s voluntary recall if dry pet foods. Below is their release found on their  website. Please visit  http://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123 for more information.

Dear Natura Family,

On March 18, 2013, we informed you of a voluntary recall on select Natura products.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are extending our recall to include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. We are sorry for the disruption, but we simply want to ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards.

Natura canned products and Mother Nature biscuits are not affected. (see Treats table below for further detail).

Please read below for more information about the recalled products and how to replace your pet food if it is included.

Your pet’s health and safety are our #1 priority. We are taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours. Our Fremont plant has been focused on quality enhancements and is now shipping new product to stores that will be on shelves soon.

As fellow pet owners feeding Natura products, we share your disappointment and again, we are very sorry. For additional inquiries, contact us at http://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123.

Sincerely,
Employees of Natura Pet Products

Updated Product Information

Natura has issued a voluntarily recall of all dry products with an expiration date on or before March 24, 2014, for the following brands.

Innova
EVO
California Natural
HealthWise
Karma

To clarify what is meant by “treats” in our communication above, only the following “treat” products are included in the recall:

Treats Included in Recall

Innova Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Herring & Salmon Formula Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Cat Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Herring Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Dog Treats

EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Dog Treats

NO other Natura biscuits/bars are included.

 

Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Heartworm Preventive Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables | petMD

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Virbac recently announced that it is voluntarily recalling six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables due to efficacy concerns. According to PetMD, the heartworm preventive failed to meet stability specifications throughout the life of the product.

Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Heartworm Preventive Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables | petMD.

 

 

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Updated Recall Information

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

RECALL INFORMATION

UPDATED: CORRECT PRODUCTION CODE INFORMATION

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential  Salmonella Contamination 

Batches of the brands manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 are affected


Consumer Contact: 866-918-8756
Media Contact: 816-255-1974

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination.

In April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods initiated three voluntary recalls of Diamond manufactured dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella, the company is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution. Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets.

The company stated: “We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets.”

Brands included in the recall include:

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country  Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond  Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

The following graphic is an example of how to read the production code and best before date:

The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states and Canada.  Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Canada

The Kirkland Signature products included in the recall include:

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags must have both a number “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 11th position. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.

The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New  Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Canada
  • Puerto Rico

Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may cause consumers and their pets. Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.  Consumers may also go to a special website, diamondpetrecall.com, for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever 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.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella. We are working with the CDC, but due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment further.

 

For more information, please visit the FDA website and Diamond Pet website.

Diamond Pet Food Recall

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

We apologize this is a bit late.  These foods were NOT recalled in California.

RECALL INFORMATION

Diamond Pet Food issued a recall on April 10, 2012 for a limited number of dry dog food bags. That recall was expanded today to include certain lots of its Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul dog food. Laboratory analysis completed by ODA’s Consumer Protection Laboratory showed the pet food tested positive for Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail and elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill. Anyone exhibiting signs of a Salmonella infection should contact a healthcare provider.

“People typically contract a Salmonella infection by ingesting food or water that has been contaminated,” said Dr. Beverly Byrum, ODA Laboratory Director. “In this case, however, an infection can occur by putting objects or fingers that have touched a contaminated product, such as pet food, into the mouth or by touching a pet or, in extreme cases, a person, that is infected.”

Pets that have consumed food contaminated with Salmonella may also become ill. Signs of an infection in a pet include decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may also become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and may vomit. If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, contact your veterinarian.

“It is important to note that healthy pets can also be carriers of Salmonella, even if they are not exhibiting signs of illness, and they can still infect other animals or humans,” said Dr. Byrum.

Consumers who believe their pet has consumed the recalled product should limit contact with the animal by humans and other animals, and be sure to thoroughly wash any hands or objects that come in contact with the animal.

Update: specifics regarding lots/formulas are as follows: 

We encourage consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with the specific production codes and best before dates to discard the product. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused our customers and their dogs.  No dog illnesses have been reported.

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food:

35 lb – CLF0102B31XCW,    Best by Date 27/JAN/2013

35 lb – CLF0102B31XCW,    Best by Date 28/JAN/2013

35 lb – CLF0102B32XWR,    Best by Date 28/JAN/2013

6 lb – CLF0102B3XALW,     Best by Date 28/JAN/2013

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.

(information provided from http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/04/recall-alert-chicken-soup-for-the-pet-lovers-soul/)

 

RECALL INFORMATION

Diamond Pet Foods Voluntary Recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula and Diamond Puppy Formula

Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula dry dog food and Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. The company took this precautionary measure because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No dog illnesses have been reported.

Customers who have purchased the following product with the specific production and “Best Before” codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it:

Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula – dry dog food:

6lb – DLR0101D3XALW, “Best Before” Date 04 Jan 2013 


20lb – DLR0101C31XAG, “Best Before” Date 03 Jan 2013

40lb – DLR0101C31XMF, “Best Before” Date 03 Jan 2013 


40lb – DLR0101C31XAG, “Best Before” Date 03 Jan 2013 


40lb – DLR0101D32XMS, “Best Before” Date 04 Jan 2013

Distributed in:
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Virginia

Diamond Puppy Formula – dry dog food:

6oz Samples – DPP0401

8 lb – DPP0401B2XALW, “Best Before” Date 07 Apr 2013 


20 lb – DPP0101C31XRB, “Best Before” Date 11 Jan 2013


20 lb – DPP0101C31XME, “Best Before” Date 11 Jan 2013


20 lb – DPP0401B22XJW, “Best Before” Date 06 Apr 2013


40 lb – DPP0101C31XME, “Best Before” Date 11 Jan 2013


40 lb – DPP0401B22XJW, “Best Before” Date 06 Apr 2013


40 lb – DPP0401A21XAW, “Best Before” Date 06 Apr 2013


40 lb – DPP0401B21XDJ, “Best Before” Date 07 Apr 2013

Distributed in: 

Alabama
Florida
North Carolina
Ohio
Georgia
Kentucky
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Maryland
Michigan
Tennessee
Virginia

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.

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.

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.

Pet owners, who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, 8 am – 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com.

(information provided from http://www.diamondpet.com/information/)

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