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By: Alexandra Wepner
Original Publish Date: January 4, 2017

As verified by Pet Age, the J.M. Smucker Company yesterday announced in a press release a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017.

The affected production includes the following:

Brand

Product Description

UPC Code Consumer Unit

Lot Numbers

Units per Case

Selling Unit Size

UPC Code

on

Case

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna

7910052238

6354803

12

13 oz

7910052228

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000402

6356803

24

5.5 oz

7910000402

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000367

6355803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910003670

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000327

6358803

24

5.5 oz

7910000327

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000286

6358803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910002860

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6355803

12

13 oz

7910052229

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6364803

12

13 oz

7910052229

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood

7910000364 (793641)

6356803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910003640

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna

7910000324

6356803

24

5.5 oz

7910000324

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner

7910000410

6356803

24

5.5 oz

7910000410

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken

7910000312 (793121)

6355803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910000312

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish

7910000420

6358803

24

5.5 oz

7910000420

 

9Lives

Seafood Poultry Variety Pack

7910053377

6307803

24

5.5 oz

7910053377

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna

7910000366

6357803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910003660

 

EverPet

Mixed Grill Dinner

7910053114

6356803

12

13 oz

7910053114

 

Special Kitty

Beef and Liver Dinner

8113112120

6355803

12

13 oz

8113112120

 

Special Kitty

Classic Tuna Dinner

8113112157

6358803

12

13 oz

8113112157

 

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap

8113109609

6355803

1

12 pk
13 oz each

8113109609

 

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap

8113112119

6356803

12

13 oz

8113112119

 

Special Kitty

Super Supper

8113179041

6355803

12

13 oz

7910079041

 

No other products of The J.M. Smucker Company are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have cans of cat food from the impacted lots should stop feeding it to their cats and call 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

 

Manchester, CT – Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the box. 

The recalled products are as follows:

1) These products are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! BEEF BLEND for DOGS and CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Product: BRAVO! Balance Premium Turkey Formula(Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

3 lb. box with (12) 4oz. burgers

Product Number:  31-401

Best Used By Dates:  1/07/16 and 2/11/16

2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that did test positive. 

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! LAMB BLEND for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

 

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! LAMB BASIC for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

2 lb. tubes

Product Number: 42-202

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! Beef & Beef Heart for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

5 lb. tubes

Product Number: 53-130

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

 

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! 100% PURE & NATURAL PREMIUM GRASS-FED BUFFALO for dogs and cats (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

NET WT 2 lb. (32 oz.) .91 kg. (tubes)

Product Number: 72-222

Best Used By Date: 1/07/16

Product:  Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

NET WT 2 lb. (32 oz.) .91 kg., Chub (tube)

Product Number: 31-402

Best Used By Dates:  1/07/16 and 2/11/16

NET WT 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3 kg., Chub (tube)

Product Number: 31-405

Best Used By Dates: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! LAMB BLEND for DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3 kg., Chub (tube)

Product Number:  42-105

Best Used By Date:  2/11/16

This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.     

Bravo discontinued all manufacturing in New Zealand on October 10, 2013. Bravo will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be announcing the recall to pet owners to ensure they dispose of any affected product that has been purchased.

Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement. 

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle). They can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website www.bravopetfoods.com for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222.

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Salmonella Scare Prompts Pet Food Recall

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CHICAGO – BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommends for pet owners to keep a
close eye on their dogs after a major pet food manufacturer announced a recall
of one of their brands due to potential salmonella contamination.

According to a press release issued by Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods, the company
is recalling only its AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula
with the “Best Before” dates of 28 Aug 2013, 29 Aug 2013, 30 Aug 2013.

The recalled product was distributed to retailers and distribution centers in
California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Washington.

People who have the potentially contaminated product should discard it
immediately and stop handling it as it poses a risk to humans and other animals
as well.

In addition to direct transmission to dogs, salmonella is zoonotic disease,
which means it can be passed from animals to humans. Common symptoms of
salmonella in dogs include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea,
lethargy, fever and abdominal discomfort.

“If your pet is experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or otherwise not acting right,
contact your primary care veterinarian as soon as possible,” said Dr. Neil Shaw,
chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a group of specialty and
emergency veterinary hospitals. “If it is an after-hours emergency, we would be
glad to help at one of our locations.”

The product information is:
Product Code/SKU/ Material #    UPC Code    Size    Product Name/Description    Best Before
Code (day/month/yr)
1000065074    0 5290702043 8    26 lb.    AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult
Dog Formula    28 Aug 2013
29 Aug 2013
30 Aug 2013

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,000 people
including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only
and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency
care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved
veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also
participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new
drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet
commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our
patients.

Important factors to consider for the protection of all family members

NEW YORK—In response to the recent spike in pet food recalls, the ASPCA®’s (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Animal Poison Control Center has some suggestions on how to best keep two-legged and four-legged family members safe:

• Do your research. Salmonella is the contaminant that appears to be the cause of concern during this most recent round of pet food recalls. The most important thing for pet owners to do if they suspect their dog’s food has been contaminated is to stop feeding their pet the recalled food immediately. If the pet shows signs of illness after eating a recalled pet food, a trip to the vet should be first on the list of to-dos, and then the food manufacturer should be notified. Pet owners can identify the recalled foods by visiting the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov.

• Know the signs. While healthy adult dogs are relatively resistant to illness from Salmonella bacteria, pets with health issues (such as young puppies, elderly and pregnant dogs that could have compromised immune systems) may be at greater risk for becoming ill. Dogs who are affected by Salmonella may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and drooling or panting—an indication of nausea. In severe cases, the bacterium may spread throughout the body resulting in death.

• Clean is key. Salmonella isn’t only dangerous to the pet eating the food, but could also affect the pet parent serving the food. Salmonella can be spread through direct contact with the affected product and animal feces, so exposure should be avoided. The best way to protect family members, including other animals in the home, is to thoroughly wash your hands (or paws) after any dealings with the product or feces. In addition, all bowls, utensils and surfaces that may have come in contact with contaminated food should be washed using hot soapy water and rinsed thoroughly or sanitized in the dishwasher.

For more information about the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center and potential pet toxins, visit www.aspca.org/apcc.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspca.

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