RECALL ALERT: Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of EVO Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food due to Vitamin Insufficiency
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Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food due to Vitamin Insufficiency
Jason Taylor at 513-622-1017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 24, 2014 – Fremont, Nebraska – Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.
Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.
There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.
The affected product and lot codes are:
|PRODUCT||SIZE||UPC||EXP DATE||LOT CODE|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||15.4 LB||5148 541400||02/19/2016||4300A700D2|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||2.2 LB||5148 541402||02/20/2016||4301A700A4|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||2.2 LB||5148 541402||02/20/2016||4301A700B4|
|EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food||2.2 LB||5148 541402||02/20/2016||4301A700C4|
|EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food||6.6 LB||5148 542101||02/19/2016||4300A700D3|
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.
Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue feeding the product immediately and discard as normal household waste. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident. We are taking immediate corrective action as a result of our investigation.
For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit www.evopet.com.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – (For Immediate Release) – Feeding reptiles and amphibians by hand can be a challenge even for experts – grub worms can bite bare skin and heat-sensitive snakes may become startled when warm extremities move close. Exo Terra is offering a new line of feeding tools with thoughtfully designed features that make feeding time safer, simpler, and less stressful for reptiles and their handlers.
Made from high quality stainless steel for live feeding reptiles and amphibians, the Exo Terra Tongs Feeding Tool offers excellent durability. These handy tongs provide an ergonomic design for handler comfort and a proper length to keep pets at ease. The tips are “soft-coated” to prevent mouth injury and to provide a firm grip on feeder insects.
The Exo Terra Collapsible Snake Hook is designed with features that make handling and feeding hatchling to medium sized snakes safer and more comfortable. The metal construction is less stressful for snakes with heat sensing abilities than being picked up by hand. When the snake hook is fully extended, the shaft secures in place to prevent rotation while lifting or holding the snake.
The new snake hook is also a handy tool for moving décor around a terrarium without startling reptiles. It includes a rounded end to prevent injuries to pets. With pocket-sizing and strong, lightweight construction, it makes a great tool for travel and field herping. It also includes a built-in wristband to prevent accidental dropping and loss.
For a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to standard feeding tools, Exo Terra offers a Bamboo Tweezers Feeding Tool. Bamboo grows far faster than other wood and can be harvested with the root system left intact – making it a naturally sustainable resource. It also requires a minimum of pesticides, fertilizers and space, making it a more environmentally friendly option to grow.
The flexible nature of bamboo prevents injuries to reptiles and feeder insects – both live and canned. Feeding pets with a tool made from natural material also helps reduce stress. The lightweight, flexible design offers superior comfort for handlers.
The new Exo Terra feeding tools from the Rolf C. Hagen Corp. offer quality construction and insightful features from a trusted name. Stainless Steel Feeding Tongs have an MSRP of $11.99. The new Snake Hook extends from 25.5 cm – 60 cm (10in – 24in) and is offered at an MSRP of $14.99. Bamboo Feeding Tweezers are available at an MSRP of $7.99.
For more information contact your Rolf C. Hagen representative, visit www.hagen.com or call 1-800-225-2700.
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Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
AZUSA, Calif. – Pet Botanics dog treats will co-sponsor this year’s “Get Your Licks On Route 66” pet adoption tour. Hosted by FIDO Friendly, the 6th annual, month-long tour kicks off September 12 from Riverside, CA, and ends in Merriam, KS, traveling along legendary Route 66.
Pet Botanics, best known for their nutritious dog treats and training rewards will be the exclusive pet treat sponsor of the tour this fall.
“Pet Botanics has always been involved with rescue events and as a company we are located less than two miles from historic Route 66, it’s a ‘natural’ for us to support this tour,” said Tony de Vos, President and CEO of Cardinal Pet Care, the parent company of Pet Botanics. “We’re proud to contribute to an event that finds homes for so many animals.”
In the first five years combined, the tour placed over 2000 pets in new homes. With 17 adoption stops in 8 states, this year’s event is expected to re-home hundreds of animals.
The 2014 “Get Your Licks On Route 66” co-sponsors are Pet Botanics, the official dog treat sponsor, and Ford Motor Company, the tour vehicle supplier. The 2015 Ford Expedition (an appropriate name for the route’s official SUV) is a new model making its own debut at the tour launch. The event spokesperson is actress and dog lover Danica McKellar, best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on the Wonder Years.
The following shelters and hundreds of their homeless animals will benefit from this year’s Route 66 adoption tour:
Sept 12 – Riverside Animal Shelter in Riverside, CA
Sept 13 – LA Animal Services in Van Nuys, CA
Sept 14 – Best Friends Pet Adoption in Mission Hills, CA
Sept 16 – Halo Animal Rescue in Phoenix, AZ
Sept 20 – Watermelon Ranch at PetSmart in Albuquerque, NM
Sept 21 – Santa Fe Animal Shelter at PetSmart in Santa Fe, NM
Sept 24 – Amarillo SPCA at Cowboy Gelato Restaurant in Amarillo, TX
Sept 27 – Best Friends of Pets at Petco in Edmond, OK
Sept 28 – Animal Rescue Foundation at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, OK
Sept 30 – Joplin Humane in Joplin, MO
Oct 2 – Humane Society of SW Missouri in Springfield, MO
Oct 4 – Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis, MO
Oct 5 – 24th annual Canine Carnival in St. Louis, MO
Oct 11 – PAWS Chicago in Chicago, IL
Oct 12 – Animal Protection League in Springfield, IL
Oct 18 – Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO
Oct 19 – Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, KS
For more information, contact Abby Fournier with Fucini Products at (248)987-6221 or visit Cardinal Pet Care at www.cardinalpet.com. To make event donations visit FIDO Friendly’s tour page at www.fidofriendly.com.
To learn more about Pet Botanics visit www.PetBotanics.com. Stay up to date with Pet Botanics through social media:
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PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition Limited Recall Due to Metal Fragments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The voluntary recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states, but it now is being expanded to 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
This recall is being expanded to Sam’s Club in the U.S. because some of the affected production lot was originally said to be held in inventory but was instead released to consumers, which has necessitated the expansion of the recall. We are confident no other packages or retailers are affected by this recall.
Bags may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed.
We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.
At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for this situation and encourage you to reach out to us at 1-800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions.
This voluntary recall affects two packages sold in the United States only. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats. The affected packages are:
- 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15. See below for a list of Sam’s Club stores.
- 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. See below for a list of Dollar General stores.
|23100 10944||PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags|
|23100 10731||PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55 pound bags|
Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in:
- Baton Rouge
Sam’s Club Affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in:
- Comstock Park
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Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana
Erin Conn, 312-988-2214
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2014 – Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.
Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.
Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
Recalled Pet Food
Only 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.
|23100 10944||PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags|
At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit http://www.pedigree.com/update
*Affected product would only have been sold in Dollar General Stores in these cities:
- Baton Rouge
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.
Check out this ‘crazy’-easy contest from our friends at Crazy Dog.
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(BOWLING GREEN, OH) –Vitakraft® Sunseed, known for developing, manufacturing and marketing cutting- edge premium quality pet products is pleased to announce the newly refreshed look of its logo. The updated logo reflects the continually evolving nature of this more than 175 year old company.
“Being the forerunner in the development of new and innovative premium pet products and continually improving our current products is what Vitakraft® Sunseed strives to do, and our new logo reflects this, “states Brent Weinmann, President and CEO of Vitakraft Sunseed. “The products that we offer are designed to enrich the lives of pets and their owners and to promote the human-animal bond,” states Brent Weinmann, CEO and President of Vitakraft® Sunseed.
The new logo is being rolled out around the world for both Vitakraft® and Vitakraft® Sunseed products. Vitakraft® is a global company with more than twenty subsidiaries around the world.
Vitakraft® Sunseed products are made “for Pet Lovers, by Pet Lovers.”
For more information on Vitakraft® Sunseed products, please visit http://www.vitakraftsunseed.com.
About Vitakraft Sunseed:
Celebrating over 175 years of expertise in pet care and nutrition, Vitakraft of Germany joined with Sunseed of Ohio, celebrating over 30 years in the pet industry, to create Vitakraft Sunseed Inc. in 2008. They now offer a wide range of more than 500 products, including bird and small animal food, treats, supplements and accessories and dog, cat and horse treats. By offering a wide selection, the company works to help ensure every type of pet gets the proper care and nutrition. http://www.vitakraftsunseed.com