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 […]
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.
In damning written comments submitted to the Pet Insurance Working Group task force on Wednesday, consumer representatives blasted the pet insurance industry’s trade group, the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), for comments made by the group’s attorney Cari Lee during last week’s meeting. “We have given, and given, and given, and given, and […]
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 […]
The Canine Review has obtained a devastating inspection report with details about what investigators uncovered at one of two Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. manufacturing facilities in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Breaking *** Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. recall finally expands as TCR speaks with growing list of bereaved dog owners around the country * Midwestern CEO Jeffrey Nunn has declined multiple requests from TCR to comment as of late Monday * New reporting coming in hours * FDA death count now 70+ dogs, 80+ sick ***
Breaking *** Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. recall finally expands as TCR speaks with growing list of bereaved dog owners around the country * Midwestern CEO Jeffrey Nunn has declined multiple requests from TCR to comment as of Monday evening * New reporting coming in hours * FDA death count now 70+ dogs, 80+ sick ***
United Airlines spox to TCR: United “no longer restricts any breed as long as it’s a service animal and the customer has the proper documentation”
After January 11, reservations on all United flights will be permanently closed to all emotional support animals. Cabin access will be limited to service dogs that can meet the service animal requirements.
Asked if United was maintaining its ‘pitbull ban,’ United spokesman Charles Hobart told TCR in an email: “We no longer restrict any breed as long as it’s a service animal and the customer has the proper documentation.”
Delta lifts ban on pitbulls that meet service dog requirements, emotional support animals permanently grounded
There’s something unique about Delta’s announcement today. Delta — the airline which led the move to ban “pitbull-type dogs” following a series of violent incidents inflight involving pitbulls traveling as emotional support animals — also becomes the first major U.S. carrier to announce the removal of its pit-bull ban today. “Delta will lift its ban on pitbull-type dogs that meet documentation requirements for trained service animals,” the announcement says.