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January 28, 2013

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.

January 28, 2013

Hospira, Inc. is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where a spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution.

January 14, 2013

Cadet Chicken Jerky Treat products sold in the United States have been recalled and will not be sold until further notice. These treats tested positive for antibiotic residue.

January 14, 2013

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats because it may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue. These were not sold in Oregon.

January 9, 2013

The FDA provides an update on their ongoing jerky treat investigation, including reports from Chinese plant inspections.

January 9, 2013

Milo's Kitchen® is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats due to residual antibiotics.

December 17, 2012

Hospira has recalled three lots of Carboplatin Injection due to visible particulate matter, identified as Carboplatin crystals.

December 17, 2012

At its December 2012 meeting in Salem, the Board of Directors considered two proposals for a bylaws change to add two new categories of membership: one category for Veterinary Students and a separate one for Affiliate (practice managers, technicians, individual industry representatives, etc.)

December 13, 2012

According to PetSmart, Claudia’s Cuisine has issued a voluntary product withdrawal on Dog Candy Fruit Hound Cake (7.5oz) and Dog Candy Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5oz).

November 21, 2012

Carolina Prime Pet Inc. has recalled Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package due to a positive Salmonella test.

November 16, 2012

Magnolia Bird Farm, Incorporated, of Anaheim, California, is recalling Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanuts contained in the mixes are being recalled by Sunland, Incorporated, of Portola, New Mexico.

November 2, 2012

Charlee Bear Products announced today that it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

November 2, 2012

Veterinarians who want to write Certificates of Veterinary Inspection to certify animals for domestic and international movement must comply with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's National Veterinary Accreditation Program.

October 31, 2012

Wellness Natural Pet Food for Dogs and Cats has recalled its 12 lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of August 18, 2013. A small batch of the product with this specific date code was found to be higher in moisture than called for.

October 25, 2012

Wildwood Seed & Specialties of Monroe, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of their Sleek and Sassy brand bird and small animal foods that contain raw in-shell peanuts. These products contain peanut ingredients recalled by Sunland Inc. due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

October 18, 2012

TBD Brands, LLC has recalled Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavor frozen yogurt dog treats. This is a cautionary action, as these products contain organic peanut butter linked to recent recalls of Sunland, Inc.of Portales, NM, for possible Salmonella contamination. Although there have been no reported incidents of human or animal illnesses in connection with their product, the company has elected to recall all case product of Lot Code 268 12 and earlier, cup and four pack Best By Date of 9.24.14 or earlier.

October 17, 2012

Kasel Associated Industries is recalling its Boots and Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots and Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products are sold at Target stores.

October 14, 2012

Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

October 8, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conducted a one-day public workshop on Oct. 2 in Washington, DC, to examine several issues related to pet medications and veterinary prescriptions. The workshop included three panel discussions. A synopsis of each panel and the OVMA comments as directed to the FTC on each topic follows.

October 4, 2012

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product was distributed to Sam's Club stores in several states. Not originally distributed to Oregon.

October 2, 2012

ZuPreem®, under parent company Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the 11/30/13 and the 11/13 expiration date codes of ZuPreem Medium/Large and Large FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods. This voluntary recall is being initiated because two lots may contain calcium levels higher than the recommended level.

September 28, 2012

Whether it’s H.R. 1406, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act, or the selling of pet medications both online and at other brick-and-mortar retailers, veterinarians are being challenged with the issues surrounding veterinary medications and their availability.

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