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.
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.
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.
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.
Among many other peanut butter, almond butter and other nut products recalled by Sunland, Inc. for Salmonella contamination, a product specifically manufactured for dogs has now been recalled: Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB, 16 oz.
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.
Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO has recalled its Boots & Barkley 6 Count 5 Inch American Beef Bully Sticks product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product was sold at Target stores. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Emilio DeBess, State Public Health Veterinarian, is interested in gathering data from veterinarians on any Oregon cases of illness related to jerky treat consumption.
The Food and Drug Administration has received over 2,200 reports of illness in pets that may be related to jerky treats. Despite repeated tests since 2007, FDA scientists have been unable to detect any toxin responsible for the these illnesses. The FDA's cautionary warning refers to chicken jerky products that are imported from China. These dried chicken jerky products, intended for dogs, may also be sold as tenders, strips or treats. After receiving reports of illness, the FDA is now also investigating duck and sweet potato jerky treats.
During the recent Oregon State Fair, we held the Pesky Parasites contest. Visitors to our booth who answered 5 questions about parasites correctly were entered into a drawing to win $50 towards a fecal exam for their pet with their veterinarian. Ms. Sharon Harvey of Salem was the winner!
Since 1993, there have been 18 hantavirus cases in Oregon, including two cases this year (Linn and Jefferson Counties). And there have been six cases of plague in humans in Oregon since 1995--most recently, a Crook County man contracted the disease. He was hospitalized and is now recovering. Another person who contacted the same cat also contracted the disease and is also recovering.
Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This product was distributed to California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington (not directly to Oregon).
Eco Health Inc. recalls florAlign Prebiotic Formula (Powder) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall is being posted in the event any pet owners use this product with their pets.
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed naturally occurring anthrax as the cause of death in a Klamath County steer, it was announced today. While the incident does not pose a human public health risk, state officials say, it can be an issue for exposed livestock.
Lloyd, Vedco and Clipper have recalled some thyroxine products due to an “incorrect in-process specification for blend uniformity criteria.”
Bil-Jac recalls 256 cases of its 6 LB Adult Select Formula Dog Food (batch number 1792-02 (Expiration 27 DEC 13) due to mold.
Hospira, Inc. has recalled three lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, 1%, 1g/100 mL, due to visible particles embedded in the glass to the user level.
Hospira, Inc. has recalled one lot of Hydromorphone Injection, USP, 2 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject™, NDC 0409-1312-30 , due to a reported complaint of a single Carpuject containing more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume.
There has been considerable speculation and discussion across the country--including in Oregon--about the current and future needs for veterinarians. After five years of in-depth research and analysis, the National Academies of Sciences has published its report on The Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine.
Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties of poultry feed products due to the lack of added vitamin D in these products. Inadequate levels of vitamin D in a bird’s diet for greater than 2-3 weeks may cause bone weakness, fractures or joint problems, and potentially death, if birds are not exposed to direct sunlight daily. Birds living outdoors may not experience symptoms due to the formation of natural vitamin D that occurs within the bird’s body with exposure to a minimum of 30 minutes of direct sunlight daily.
Arthur Dogswell LLC has recalled 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage. No illnesses have been reported to date.
As of July 20, 2012, PMI Nutrition International has determined that additional Mazuri® and LabDiet® products fall within the scope of previous voluntary recalls, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the additional varieties with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels.
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has determined that an additional Purina® product falls within the scope of a previous voluntary recall, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels.
Lafeber has recalled 5 lots of bird feed due to moisture issues.