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Dog food recall: 4 companies pull products after deaths, illnesses

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Updated Feb 15; Posted Feb 15

Four pet food companies have recalled products due to a risk of salmonella.

USA Today reports Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics, Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food, Redbarn Pet Products, and Smokehouse Pet Products have all issued a recall of dog food after detecting salmonella in samples of raw pet food.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says at least six animals have died or gotten sick from consuming Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics products, manufactured by Arrow Reliance of Tukwila, Wash. One was a cat, but the other animal types have not been disclosed.

Fortune reports Listeria monocytogenes was also detected in some Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics products and a fifth company, Arrow Reliance Inc,

The FDA also says it received two reports of human illness from contact with the Minneapolis-based Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food. The products tested positive for salmonella, according to he Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Redbarn Pet Products and Smokehouse Pet Products also found positive tests for salmonella, but no illnesses have been reported in connection with their products.

Affected products include:

ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41957)
ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41567)
Raws for Paws 5-pound and 1-pound sealed plastic tubes of ground turkey pet food, also known as “chubs”; can be in Turkey Pet Food cases or Combo Packs
3-packs of 7-inch Bully Sticks dog chews (Redbarn Pet Products)
4-ounce bags of Beefy Munchies dog treats (Smokehouse Pet Products)
See the FDA website for additional details about recalled products. Consumers who purchased affected products are urged to throw them away, clean and disinfect any bowls or other surfaces that may have been contaminated, and contact health care providers or veterinarians.

The FDA says salmonella can cause salmonellosis in humans and animals. Pets can get sick and/or carry the bacteria to infect humans.

“Raw pet food is more likely than other types of pet food to contain salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. Pet owners who choose to feed raw pet food should be aware of the risks associated with these products,” the FDA said.

Human symptoms of a salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, which last up to week. Pets don’t always have symptoms, according to USA Today, but warning signs include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy.

The majority of people recover without treatment, the FDA said.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

PRODUCT RECALLS
Dog food recall: Euthanasia drug found in Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits products
Updated Feb 15; Posted Feb 15

One of the products recalled due to the presence of a euthanasia drug in dog foods. (Chewy.com)
By Geoff Herbertgherbert@syracuse.com
syracuse.com

Another dog food recall has been announced, following a salmonella outbreak affecting four companies.

Smucker’s said Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling some of its products after the FDA found a euthanasia drug in them. The company said tests found pentobarbital in “extremely low levels” in several products under the brands Kibbles ‘N Bits and Gravy Train.
Pentobarbital is a drug is commonly used to euthanize animals, according to WNDU.

Smucker’s said the levels detected are not dangerous and do not pose any threat to the safety of pets, but apologized and issued a recall “out of an abundance of caution.”

“The presence of this substance at any level is not acceptable to us and not up to our quality standards,” the company said. “We sincerely apologize for the concern this has caused.”

Affected products are being recalled from the warehouses of retailers nationwide, though the company insists veterinarians and the FDA confirmed the low levels of pentobarbital do not pose a risk. No information about refunds has been offered, but concerned consumers can contact 1-800-828-9980 or email them.

The following products are affected:

Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks, UPC code: 7910052541
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips, UPC code: 7910052542
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks, UPC code: 7910052543
Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks, UPC code: 7910051645
Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks, UPC code: 7910051647
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks, UPC code: 7910034417
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks, UPC code: 7910034418
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew, UPC code: 7910051933
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley, UPC code: 7910051934
Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks, UPC code: 7910034417
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack, UPC codes: 7910010377, 7910010378
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Var. Pack, UPC codes: 7910010382, 7910048367, 7910010378
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack, UPC codes: 7910010380, 7910010377, 7910010375
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack, UPC codes: 7910010375, 7910048367
Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy, UPC codes: 7910010375, 7910048367
Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy, UPC codes: 7910010378, 7910010380
An investigation is ongoing, and Smucker’s promised to take the appropriate steps to ensure this does not occur again. The company said it’s already narrowed the issue to “a single supplier and a single, minor ingredient, used at one manufacturing facility.”

WJLA reports the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration was first alerted last week when Ellipse Analytics said it found nine of 15 cans made by Gravy Train tested positive for the drug pentobarbital. Gravy Train, owned by Smucker’s, is made by Big Heart Pet Foods, the same manufacturer behind Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Kibbles ‘N Bits, 9 Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo’s Kitchen, Alley Cat, Jerky Treats, Meaty Bone, Pounce and Snausages.

More than two dozen brands were tested, but only Gravy Train and Kibbles ‘N Bits tested positive.

The recall comes in the same week that four pet food companies — Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics, Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food, Redbarn Pet Products, and Smokehouse Pet Products — issued a recall after detecting salmonella in samples of raw dog food. At least six animals died or got sick; two humans also fell ill.

PRODUCT RECALLS
Harley-Davidson recalling 175K motorcycles in U.S. because brakes could fail
Updated Feb 8; Posted Feb 8

The Harley-Davidson name is seen on the gas tank of a 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N at a Harley-Davidson dealership, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Glenshaw, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail.

The voluntary recall, which last week Harley said would cost it $29.4 million, covers CVO Touring and VSRC bikes — model years 2008 through 2011 — equipped with anti-lock brakes.

Worldwide it includes more than 251,000 motorcycles, with nearly 175,000 of those bikes sold in the United States.

In July 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems with the brakes after getting 43 complaints, including reports of three crashes and two injuries.

The problem is linked to a module that’s part of Harley’s anti-lock brake system that can corrode and fail without warning. Usually, only the front or rear brakes won’t work.

But in one case, both systems gave out, resulting in a low-speed crash into a garage door. The trouble appears to lie with the brake fluid, which some owners apparently aren’t changing as required every two years.

The old fluid can become contaminated by moisture and may be corroding the anti-lock brake system’s actuator valves.

If it does, the valves won’t work. “While it may be true that complainants failed to adhere to Harley-Davidson’s two-year brake fluid service interval requirement, the consequent sudden and complete loss of brakes, without warning, is a concern,” the recall documents said.

PRODUCT RECALLS
Panera Bread recalls cream cheese nationwide due to listeria risk
Updated Jan 29; Posted Jan 29

Panera Bread says it is recalling its 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products due to a possible Listeria contamination
By Geoff Herbertgherbert@syracuse.com
syracuse.com

Panera Bread has announced a nationwide voluntary recall of cream cheese due to a listeria risk.

The restaurant chain said it was acting “out of an abundance of caution” after samples of one of its cream cheese products from a single day of production showed a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

Panera says it’s recalling all 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before April 2, 2018. The recall only affects cream cheese sold in U.S. Panera Bread bakery cafes and does not affect Canadian locations or any other Panera Bread food products.

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