22 March 2017

HEALTH - More Pet Food Recalls

Concerns about pet food may be on the rise this year as more products have been recalled since InfoStream’s initial report in February.

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food voluntarily expanded its recall of Hunk of Beef and is also recalling Evanger’s Braised Beef and Against the Grain’s Pulled Beef Products due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital.  

The 12 oz. cans of dog foods that are being voluntarily recalled have the following barcodes.  The numbers listed below are the second half of the barcode, which can be found on the back of the product label:
  • Evanger’s: Hunk of Beef: 20109
  • Evanger’s: Braised Beef: 20107
  • Against the Grain: Pulled Beef: 80001

Consumers may return any can of these Evanger’s products to their place of purchase for a full refund for the inconvenience.

Customers may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10am and 5pm Central Time, Monday - Friday with any questions.

WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Recalled Product Details:
  • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz
  • Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19 (located on the bottom of the can)

These WellPet products have the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Elevated levels may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with anxiousness, increased thirst, increased urinary output and weight loss.

However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing.

While multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible once the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone, if your pet has consumed this product and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Camelle Kent, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness products, said, “We fully intend on maintaining the trust you have placed in us to keep your pets healthy and happy, and are removing this product as part of our ongoing commitment to quality and food safety.”

If you have any of the 13.2 oz recipe with these three best-by dates, please email WellPet at wecare@wellpet.com or call 1-877-227-9587.

Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs.

Like Wellness, this product has the potential to contain elevated levels of the beef thyroid hormones.

Wet Food for Adult Dogs 12.5 oz cans with a UPC code of 840243101153 and best before date of June 7, 2019 are impacted.

Consumers who have purchased this product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8am to 5pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or by email at  CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com for more information.

EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of its individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac's Choice® Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

The pig ears were distributed throughout the United States and Canada.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above-described Barnsdale Farms® pig ears should return product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Contact the company Monday – Friday from 9am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time at (888) 290-7606 with any questions.

Stay on top of pet food recalls by visiting the AVMA or FDA websites.

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