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SoulPup Recall Alert: Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

SoulPup Recall: Hubbard Life Happy Hound

SoulPup Recall Alert: Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Type of Recall: Voluntary

Initial FDA Recall Announcement Date: Feb. 5, 2014

Products: Pro-Pet LLC has recalled a limited number of dry dog and cat foods for possible Salmonella contamination. Brands included:  Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food, Hubbard Life Maintenance dog food, Hubbard Life Cat Start Cat Food, Joy Combo Cat Food and QC Plus Adult dog food,

Reason for recall: Potential contamination of Salmonella — bacteria that can affect animals eating the products. There also is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any exposed surfaces.

Distribution areas: Select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

What to do: Stop feeding your pet these products. Call Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 for more info. Representatives will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Monday through Friday. Company website: http://www.hubbardlife.com/default.aspx

More info: Visit the FDA website for regular updates on recalls, or simply bookmark SoulPup.com!

Product Best By Lot Code UPC Number
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food                                               05 06 14                                 096 13 SM L2 2A                                1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878
18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food                                                           05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033875
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 7065407713
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 1A 2351780104

 

Video of the Week: Dog loves chasing snow

Dog Celebrates Inner Puppy

Dogs remind us to live life to the fullest. For the latest example, check out footage of a sweet pooch who loves chasing freshly blown snow. In this weather, the frisky pup should have plenty of chasing to do!

Watch the video and remember to keep pets indoors when temperatures dip. 
 

Warning: FDA Issues Advisory about Jerky Treats for Dogs

Why are jerky treats making dogs sick? The FDA needs your help finding an answer

 

The FDA issues alerts to notify pet lovers about mandatory and voluntary recalls. Although they have NOT recalled jerky treats for dogs, there is no shortage of sick pets continue and the FDA has not determined a cause. As of  Sept. 24, 2013, the FDA has received approximately 3,000 reports of pet illnesses that may be related to consumption of the jerky treats. The reports involve more than 3,600 dogs, 10 cats and include more than 580 deaths. Here’s the latest FDA info about these treats, which affect consumers in multiple states.

Type of warning: Advisory

FDA Advisory Announcement Date: Oct. 22, 2013.

Products: Treats sold as jerky tenders or strips made of chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and/or dried fruit. In most cases, China is the origin of these products. MSNBC notes several consumer reports linked to three brands that have factories in China: Waggin’ Train (above) and Canyon Creek Ranch by Nestle Purina, as well as Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats by Del Monte. Check the label on your dog’s treat bag. Several U.S. companies purchase meat, vegetables or ingredients from China.

Product code: Multiple, see list below. Product expiration dates range from 12/17/2013 – 1/2/2014. Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013.Waggin Train - Jerky Treats for Dogs

Reason for advisory: Potential contamination of Salmonella — bacteria that can affect animals eating the products. The FDA also is testing for contaminants such as metals, pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals and poisonous compounds.There also is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any exposed surfaces.

Manufacture date: Ongoing. The FDA initially received reports of sick pets in 2007. They have not been able to determine the cause of these illnesses and deaths.

Distribution areas: Global. Jerky treats are sold by various pet specialty retailers, and online.

What to do:

>> Read the label: Discard any treats made in China.

>> Monitor your pets: According to the FDA, symptoms include decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood or mucus), increased water consumption and/or increased urination. Severe cases are diagnosed with pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and kidney failure or the resemblance of a rare kidney related illness called Fanconi syndrome.

>> Help the FDA investigate these illnesses: Visit the Safety Reporting Portal (www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov) or your local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator (www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/default.htm). You can also contact the pet food/treats company (see packaging for contact).

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Read the FDA’s “Fact Sheet for Pet Owners.” Also, try a few SoulPup-approved DIY pet treats.