LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats because it may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue. The UPC, located on the back right-hand corner of the product, is 41415-18527 and the product comes in a 3.5oz bag. This product was sold in Publix grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
"As part of our commitment to food safety, including that of our four-legged family members, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "To date, there have been no reported cases of pet illness. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Consumer Relations department, Monday-Friday, 8a.m. – 7p.m., at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.com/contact.”
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 157,000 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,067 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website,www.publix.com.
At "Healthy Pets DeKalb" LifeLine will offer FREE rabies and distemper vaccinations for dogs and cats, vouchers for FREE spay/neuter at our clinics and FREE pet food for pet parents living in DeKalb County!
When: Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 am - 2 pm
Where: Shoal Creek Park II, 3643 Glenwood Road, Decatur, GA
Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported.
Consumer Contact: 800-442-0402
Media Contact: 816-255-1974
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 06, 2012
Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The product, Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice, was distributed to customers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 6lb DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 1/4/13
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 20lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 1/3/13
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 1/3/13
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 1/3/13
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 1/4/13
Consumers who have purchased the Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice with the specific production and “Best Before” codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.
At Diamond Pet Foods, the safety of our products is our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may have caused. For further information or to obtain a product refund please call us at 800-442-0402 or visit www.diamondpet.com.
Safety Tips: Using an Auto Restraint For Your Pet
Many dog owners love to take their pets along with them when they get in their car. Whether it’s a short drive locally to the grocery store, or a longer trip; it’s a pleasure to have their beloved pet accompany them. Most dogs love to ride in the car too! Unfortunately, many owners don’t realize the dangers that exist for their unrestrained pet in an automobile that can be avoided by simply following a few safety rules.
Keeping your pet safe while in the car is just as important for both short trips to the grocery store and long road trips. No matter where you go with your pet, his safety is your responsibility and should always be a priority. Each year, thousands of pets are injured in vehicle accidents, because their owners allowed them to move freely about the vehicle or sit in their laps while they ride or drive. Just as many pets are lost after a car accident, while running from the vehicle because it is hurt or scared; or even worse, hit by an oncoming vehicle as they dart into the roadway because they were not safely restrained in their owner’s vehicle. A responsible pet owner will do whatever it takes to keep their pet safe.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PET RESTRAINTS:
Keeping your pet safe is easier than you think. With a variety of options available from pet set belts to enclosed carriers to barrier systems for larger vehicles with storage decks; pet owners should be able to find something suitable to their needs.
- Dog Seatbelts – come in a variety of sizes and price ranges, and fit your dog comfortably and securely. These work especially well on small and toy breed dogs. Pet owners with very small vehicles will find this a great option, both for its easy of use as well as its cost.
- Small Pet Crates – available in mesh, wire, or plastic versions, also work well with toy breeds and cats. An added benefit of a travel crate is that it provides a way to easily transport your pet in and out of the car. This is especially important when carrying a sick or injured pet to the veterinarian.
- Pet Vehicle Barriers – provide a safe, small area for your dog to move around in while in a vehicle. These are designed primarily for SUVs, vans, jeeps and station wagons. This choice works best for large breed dogs who need more space and are too large for dog seatbelts. Many will come in fabrics and materials that complement the design of your car.
BENEFITS OF USING A PET VEHICLE RESTRAINT:
Although pet automobile restraints are designed primarily as a means to keep your pet safe while traveling in an automobile, there are additional benefits to using them:
- Keeps your pet safe and secure while in a moving vehicle.
- Reduces distractions while you are driving.
- Allows other passengers to ride in comfort without having to deal with an anxious or excited pet jumping on them or across them.
- Allows driver to view their pet and communicate with them easily while driving, which helps reduce risk of an accident while trying to grab or view your constantly moving pet.
- For pets that do not like riding in the car, this will reduce the risk of your pet attempting to run away or refuse to enter the vehicle.
- In the case of an accident, it will be easier for you or someone else to retrieve your pet, especially when he is scared or anxious.
- Helps keep them safe from flying debris if you are involved in a serious accident.
- Allows your pet a place to sleep and move around safely for long trips.
- Easy to install, and come in a variety of sizes to fit almost all dogs.
- Make a great gift for your favorite pet owner.
The TIAA (Travel Industry Association of America) has reported that approximately 71 million dog owners in the U.S. take their pets with them when they travel, and that only about 20% of them restrain their pets when in their automobiles.
Nestlé Purina Recalls Limited Number of Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk (Shipped Only to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon)
Consumer Contact: Nestlé Purina PetCare Office of Consumer Affairs: 1-800-982-6559
Media Contact: Jill Winte 314-982-3032
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ST. LOUIS, MO, June 27, 2011—Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Only the following products with both the "Best By" date and production codes shown are included in this voluntary recall:
Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food6.3 lb.AUG 2012 10331083 1317800 11320
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food3.15 lb.AUG 2012 10381083 0650000 08450
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food16 lb.AUG 2012 10381083 0650000 57578
"Best By" Date and Production Code is found on the back or bottom of the bag.
The bags of dry cat food in this recall were distributed in error in February, 2011 to a small number of customers in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon, which may have further distributed the product to other Western states. There have been no consumer complaints and no reports of illness. No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved.
Only products which match the "Best By" date and production codes above are involved.Consumers who have purchased any of these dry cat food products with these "Best By" Dates and Production Codes should discard it.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
At Nestlé Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or visit www.purina.com.