Dietary Supplement for Dogs is Recalled

On April 12, 2010 Response Products, Broken Bow, NE voluntarily recalled the product Cetyl M for Dogs due to a possible Salmonella contamination.  The possible contamination is from the hydrolyzed vegetable protein component provided by Basic Foods of Las Vegas, NV.   The FDA and Basic Foods of Las Vegas had detected Salmonella in Basic Food’s facility and had issued a recall on the vegetable beef flavoring, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, which are components of Cetyl M for Dogs.  Response Products has recalled all products that came from lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010 which can be found directly above the bar code on the label for Cetyl M for Dogs.  The believed to be affected Cetyl M for Dogs was distributed nation-wide in either 120 count bottles (shipped between 1/8/2010 -4/2/2010) or a 360 count bottle (shipped between 2/11/2010-4/2/2010).

Pets and people can be infected with Salmonella.  People who come in contact with the dry pet food or treats can get infected especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after handling.    If infected, the person would have some of the following symptoms; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever, and sometimes more severe symptoms.  If pets become infected they can become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.  Some pets could experience decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.  Some pets can even be carriers while showing no symptoms and can infect other animals or humans.  If a person or pet is experiencing some of the above mentioned symptoms after handling the Cetyl M for Dogs, they should contact their physician or veterinarian.  Consumers may contact Response Products at 1-877-266-9757 with questions or concerns.

Nature’s Variety Pet Food Recall

Nature’s Variety has recently recalled all of their raw frozen chicken products with “Best if used by” date on or before 2/5/2011.  This voluntary recall was made out of concern for Salmonella contamination.  The products included in this recall are as follows:

* Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions

* Chicken Formula 6 lb patties

* Chicken Formula 2 lb single chubs

* Chicken Formula 12 lb retail display case of chubs

* Organic Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions

* Organic Chicken Formula 6 lb patties

If you have purchased an affected product, you can return the unopened package to your local retail store.  If your package has been opened, discard it and bring your receipt back for a full refund or exchange for another variety.  Nature’s Variety now utilizes a new test and hold protocol to ensure all high pressure pasteurized raw frozen diets are not harmful.  Nature’s Variety is a small, independent pet food company that provides natural health solutions for your cat or dog through raw frozen diets.