Pages Navigation Menu

Dogs and amazing dog pictures - dog travel - premium dog food - pet supply - dog forums

Pet Food Recall: Melamine Enters Human Food Supply Through Hogs

Posted in Dog News News – Melamine-contaminated recalled pet food may have found its way into the human food supply via pork producers. Hog farms in California, North Carolina, New York and South Carolina have been identified. An additional farm in Ohio is currently being investigated. These farms received “salvaged” pet food containing melamine, an ingredient used in plastics and industrial processes. The hog farm in California caters to individuals purchasing an entire hog and those specific consumers have been alerted, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the farms located in other states have not yet distributed any of the contaminated pork. Those animals are now quarantined and being tested. It still remains unclear what effects melamine has on animals or humans. According to the FDA website...

Read More

Pet Food Recall List Grows As Natural Balance Rice Protein Contaminated With Melamine

Posted in Dog News News – Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods has expanded the list of recalled products just a day after announcing an initial recall. This time the blame is placed on rice protein which has tested positive for melamine contamination. The suspect rice protein was purchased from China, but not from the same supplier that sold ChemNutra wheat gluten which triggered the initial round of massive recalls, reported pet illnesses and deaths. This recall involves all Natural Balance Venison dog food (dry, wet and canned) as well as Venison and Brown Rice dog treats and Venison and Green Pea dry cat food. Natural Balance says laboratory tests show “the products contain melamine.” Natural Balance added that they have received complaints that a small number of both dogs and cats “developed kidney failure after eating the affected product.” Tragically,...

Read More

Pet Food Recall List: Menu Foods Recalls More Dog Food

Posted in Dog News News – Menu Foods has added another variety of canned dog food to its list of recalled pet food. The addition comes thanks to a further review of production records from its plant in Emporia, Kansas. The recall statement also added two production dates to eight varieties of pet food already recalled and, according to the company, presumably off store shelves. Once again this recall stems from links in the production process to allegedly adulterated wheat gluten from China supplied by ChemNutra, Inc. The new pet food on the recall list is: Product: Natural Life Date On The Bottom of Can: Nov/22/09 Variety Description: Vegetarian 13.2oz Can UPC code: 12344-07114 Please visit this thread in our forum for the details about this dog food recall and a list of dog food brands recalled by Menu Foods and others:...

Read More

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

Posted in Dog News 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...

Read More

Pet Food Recall Expands To Wal-Mart Treats & Biscuits

Posted in Dog News 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 &...

Read More