The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine announced the second Vitamin D dog food recall this month on Monday, Oct. 11. Tuffy’s Pet Foods is ‘voluntarily’ recalling “approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.” The announcement […]
Manufacturer behind latest dog food recall for toxic levels of Vitamin D “identified and isolated the error” but declines our requests to identify “the error,” elaborate on “corrective actions”
On October 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Wisconsin-based Fromm Family Foods had issued a “voluntary recall” of 5,500 cases of canned dog food. The announcement noted that the “affected recalled products” had already been delivered to “neighborhood pet stores” around the country; in other words, no, Fromm did not apparently identify […]
FDA issues another letter to firm behind deadliest dog food recall in years. Letter threatens more letters.
The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is kicking its letter-writing rhetoric up a notch. On Tuesday afternoon, the agency issued a strongly worded “WARNING LETTER FY21-HAFE6-04″ to the manufacturer responsible for the deadliest dog food recall due to aflatoxin contamination on record. The FDA says that at least 130 dogs were poisoned to death […]
Secret sauce? Target again refuses to name the ‘expert’ veterinarians involved with new in-house pet food brand Kindful — or even to name the manufacturer
After a series of email exchanges with officials at Target (TGT) over several days including executive vice president Katie Boylan regarding the Minneapolis, MN-based company’s just-launched pet food brand Kindful, company spokesman Konnor Schmaltz told TCR late Monday that the company would decline to name any veterinarian who was involved in any capacity with the research and development of Kindful, which includes 50 dry dog and cat dry foods, canned foods, meal toppers, and treats. The company also refused to name the entity responsible for manufacturing the food.
Five recalls in twelve months: Sunshine Mills, Inc. has one report of illness believed to be linked to recalled dog food, FDA says
This story was updated at 4:18 a.m. EDT on Thursday, August 5.*
Siobhan Delancey, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told TCR Wednesday that there had still been only one report – an illness – thought to be connected to the recalled food.
We still have received only one report (8/2/21, after the recall was announced). This was an illness report and the dog is reported to have recovered. FDA has not yet determined whether the symptoms were caused by the food or another trigger. I’m afraid I can’t provide location information.
Sunshine Mills, Inc. tells TCR no adverse health effects so far and compliance issues raised in 2019 FDA warning letter all addressed; “nothing incomplete”
Alabama-based Sushine Mills, Inc. issued its third aflatoxin recall in less than one year on Friday. This latest recall also marks the company’s fifth recall in about twelve months. Reached for comment late this evening through LinkedIn’s messaging service and asked if it remains the case that there have been no reports of illness or […]
Freshpet dog food suspected of Salmonella contamination and designated for trash is shipped to retailers instead; FDA announces Freshpet recall
New Jersey-headquartered Freshpet (FRPT: NASDAQ) is recalling Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe due to suspected Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Sunday. Freshpet, founded in 2006, was one of the earliest pet food companies to market non-traditional pet food diets to consumers. “Freshpet has a single-minded mission,” its […]
For the fourth time in less than 12 months, Alabama-based pet food manufacturer Sunshine Mills, Inc., whose products are sold at big-box retailers such as Walmart, announced a “voluntary” recall of some dog food products because of suspected Salmonella contamination. Sunshine’s troubles with regulators are not new. The FDA’s latest Sunshine recall here: Sunshine Mills, […]