Tuesday, July 20, 2010

News Reel - Pet Food Recall

Sorry to be a bit late posting this. I had meant to publish it last week and it slipped my mind ... so many things lately slip out of there ... maybe there's a hole somewhere?

The following was emailed to me from Abby and Nancy (yes, I received it twice) at Fucini Productions, Inc.

"IMPORTANT Pet Product Recall News"

As fellow pet lovers, we want to let you know about two recalls involving pet products were announced on Friday July 2. The recall involves 10 oz bags of Merrick Beef Filet Squares made by Merrick Pet Care, as well as nutritional supplements and powdered form products made by the United Pet Group and sold under the Nature’s Miracle, Excel, Petco, DDS, Drs. Foster & Smith and Pro-Pet brands:

1. Merrick Pet Care Recalls 10oz Bags Of Merrick Beef Filet Squares

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of its 10oz “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” pet treats (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Information about the recall can be found on the company’s web site: http://www.merrickpetcare.com/about_us/news_article.php?tid=430. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.

2. Nature’s Miracle, Excel, Pro-Pet, Petco, DDS and Drs. Foster & Smith Nutritional Supplements and Powdered Form Products

United Pet Group has recalled a variety of nutritional supplements for dogs and powdered form products for dogs and cats. THESE PRODUCTS ARE SOLD UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES AT DIFFERENT RETAILERS. Please check the FDA release for a complete listing of products affected by this recall here is the link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm217999.htm


mytwh said...

This is part of the reason I feed RAW! :)

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

No kidding, mytwh! I would love to go RAW, but I just haven't got time right now. :( I thought about the RAW foods prepackaged on the market but I've heard negative things about them from people who feed RAW and have tried those. Mostly the general consensus I've heard is "make it yourself" at which point time becomes an issue.