Pet Food/treats Recalls

United States
September 8, 2010 12:04pm CST
What is going on with all these recalls? Now Hartz has become the latest pet product company to join the list of companies recalling products due to possible salmonella contamination. Hartz Recalls 75,000 Dog Treat Bags In July United Pet Group recalled over 50 Pro-Pet and Excel branded products for dogs and cats, and in August Iams & Eukanuba recalled multiple brands of dry food and Merrick recalled dog treats - all due to possible salmonella contamination. Now, the Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. The affected lot includes 74,700 8-oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519, which were imported by Hartz from a Brazilian supplier. The product was then distributed to a number of stores across the United States. The Brazilian supplier, Bertin, did not detect salmonella in routine tests before shipment but a routine sample test conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did indicate the presence of salmonella. In response, Hartz has voluntarily recalled the entire lot, and say they are "aggressively investigating the problem" http://www.petpeoplesplace.com/resources/news/dogs/hartz-recalls-75-000-dog-treat-bags.htm After the bad scare we had with dog treats which were made in China and killed so many of our pets I started to make my own pet treats. I was going to stop this and start to buy them again....now I am so glad I didn't. [u] What do you think of these latest recalls. So many of these recalls in people food as well as pet food could be avoided if these companies who send the products to foreign countries just to save a few dollars should be punished in some way. What do you think? Perhaps FDA could make them pay a huge fine?[/u]
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Sep 10
yup I think they should fine them and make them bring the company back here all countries hate us so why do they send stuff to them to send back to us makes no since to me . and here we need the jobs let them make food for thier people and leave us along
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• United States
9 Sep 10
I agree with you Lakota makes one think!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Sep 10
sure does
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I didn't hear of this one yet. With all of the recalls in our world these days, nothing seems to surprise me anymore. Makes you wonder what exactly we're supposed to buy when we can't trust anything or anyone. You have the right idea making your own dog treats.
• United States
9 Sep 10
I have also found it is quite a bit cheaper for me to make them myself. I freeze them so I can make a decent sized batch each time.
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• United States
8 Sep 10
Thanks for the link..I am going to add it to my favorites because I didn't know about any recalls on the Hartz brand foods. This way I can go in and check to be sure again and again. Thanks again!!
• United States
9 Sep 10
You're welcome!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
18 Sep 10
Hi Heather I have started to feed Gissi on a dry food called High Life and also he now gets cooked Chicken or Liver I do not trust the Dog Foods as such any more, specially the tin Dog Food It is getting bad I mean specially when it now even starts being the treats and that I just do not get what is going on with all this
@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
12 Sep 10
I am very thankful that I have not purchased anything from any of the companies that have issued a recall for pet food.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
10 Sep 10
I agree with you about the big fine they should make sure the food is ok before it get to the stores . cd
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Sep 10
i think processed and packaged food should be CLOSELY inspected FIRST for all possible contamination, even BEFORE it reaches the public market. should we be let to pay for food that would make us or our animals sick? careless people concerned should be strictly fined, argh!