Once again jerky treats which were made in China for dogs and cats are making animals sick or causing them to die. You must read labels carefully. Avoid food for your cat or dog that is made in China, Thailand or Vietnam. Often stores will cover up the country of origin with the price tag!
Here’s what the FDA says in its latest warning – “As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received more than 3000 complaints of illness related to consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky treats, nearly all of which are imported from China. The reports involve more than 3600 dogs, 10 cats and include more than 580 deaths.”
Even if a product is made in the US they could be sourcing ingredients from anywhere – including China. And while I have your attention, read the labels, if there is fish on the ingredient list do not buy it – more on “why we no longer consume fish” in an upcoming newsletter.
Here’s two articles on the latest FDA warning:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/us/fda-jerky-pet-treats-warning/ – FDA to vets: Watch out for jerky pet treats; some linked to illness, death
http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/jerky-treat-progress-report – Jerky Treat Progress Report?
Here’s a link to the latest FDA warning:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm371450.htm – FDA Releases Progress Report on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation
These recalls for salmonella from Proctor & Gamble brands of cat and dog food seem to occur every few months and we are sick of it.
Here’s the P&G press release with the long list of affected cat and dog dry foods:
P&G press release on Eukanuba and Iams cat and dog food recall
This is the fourth recall notice put out in 2013 by P&G regarding salmonella in cat and dog food. The other three were from P&G’s Natura unit for brands Innova, California Natural, EVO, HealthWise, Mother Nature and Karma. Here are our blog posts on those:
We are disgusted – for the third time Natura has expanded their recall of cat and dog food because of salmonella. All of Natura’s brands are affected – dry cat and dog food and various bars and treats. Brands are Innova, California Natural, EVO, HealthWise, Mother Nature and Karma.
Read Natura’s press release here which gives all of the brand names, products, lot numbers and expiration dates for this latest expansion.
The recall by Natura because of salmonella contamination has now expanded to include all Natura dry cat and dog foods with a range of expiration dates. A shocking number of VERY popular dry cat/dog foods which are considered to be superior to others have salmonella. The brands: Evo, California Natural, Health Wise, Innova, and the weirdest one: Karma. It’s bad karma that these corporations are so careless with preparing cat/dog food.
Read the article for specifics & expiration dates.
Also, here’s the first article on the Natura cat and dog food recall.
Yikes! Salmonella has been found in some very popular brands of cat food made by Natura including Evo and Innova! Please read the article below for all the brand names, flavors and lot numbers that have been recalled, then forward it to all of the cat and dog parents in your world.
Susan Thixton is a cat/dog food advocate who we’ve written about several times. Her newsletter is something everyone should subscribe to and read.
She’s presented a list of foods she would feed to her own animals. You must make a donation and buy the list. Why? Because this gal works really hard for us, and she deserves to be compensated.
Here’s how to buy her 2013 list of foods: