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Pet Food Recall List: Natural Balance Recalls Dog & Cat Food

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DogExplorer.com News – Reports of vomiting and kidney problems have prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Natural Balance Pet Foods to recall Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods. According to the FDA website, the pet food manufacturer has not identified the source of the problem, but the reports are sufficient to justify a recall. All dates of Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food are being recalled despite the belief that the problem is limited to a single production lot. Natural Balance is advising consumers to stop feeding all Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods to their pets until further notice. No link is known between this issue and the melamine...

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Pet Food Recall Expands To Wal-Mart Treats & Biscuits

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DogExplorer.com News – The hidden world of dog food brands and pet treats became a little less obscure today with the announcement by Alabama-based Sunshine Mills, Inc., that their dog treats and biscuits are also being recalled due to the use of suspect wheat gluten from the same supplier that provided wheat gluten to Menu Foods. The recall stems from concerns batches of wheat gluten may be tainted with melamine, a substance with unknown toxicity to pets but which is not approved as a pet food ingredient. As with Menu Foods, this announcement reveals the extent to which brands, appearing to be independent and unique, are often in fact simply re-packaged or private labeled versions of a mass-market product produced by one specialty company. Sunshine Mill’s in-house brands subject to recall are: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb &...

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Pet Food Recall List

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DogExplorer.com News – The hidden world of dog food brands and pet treats became a little less obscure today with the announcement by Alabama-based Sunshine Mills, Inc., that their dog treats and biscuits are also being recalled due to the use of suspect wheat gluten from the same supplier that provided wheat gluten to Menu Foods. The recall stems from concerns batches of wheat gluten may be tainted with melamine, a substance with unknown toxicity to pets but which is not approved as a pet food ingredient. As with Menu Foods, this announcement reveals the extent to which brands, appearing to be independent and unique, are often in fact simply re-packaged or private labeled versions of a mass-market product produced by one specialty company. Sunshine Mill’s in-house brands subject to recall are: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb &...

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Dog Food Recall – China Says “Not Us”

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DogExplorer.com News – Published reports that DogExplorer.com is unable to confirm state that the official Chinese People’s Daily (CPD) claims the wheat gluten sold by Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology to Menu Foods and several other pet food companies was not the source of the dog and cat poisonings reported. In preparing this news item a thorough search was made of the CPD (English edition) website, but no reference to the wheat gluten story was found. In the meantime, another company name has come to light: ChemNutra, Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada. In a press release issued by ChemNutra on April 3, 2007, the firm announced a recall of 792 metric tons of wheat gluten it imported from China and re-sold to “three pet food manufacturers and one distributor who supplies wheat gluten only to the pet food industry.” ChemNutra...

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Pet Dogs Slaughtered In South Korean Reaction To Bird Flu

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www.DogExplorer.com News — The government of South Korea, through the offices of local officials in the rural city of Iksan, have begun destroying pet dogs claimed to pose a risk to public health as potential carriers of the avian flu H5N1, more commonly known as the bird flu. Despite the increasing popularity of dogs as pets among younger and affluent Korean citizens of larger cities, the dog is still bred and raised for meat to be consumed by humans in many parts of the country. Similar measures taken by China recently resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of dogs (due to claims of rabies concerns), and large amounts of criticism from the international community and PETA. According to an Associated Press story, international health experts have stated that there is no evidence non-bird species can transmit bird...

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