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Old 06-13-2009, 12:16 PM
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http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/.../ucm166265.htm

FDA Suspends Temporary Emergency Permit of Pet Food Maker
June 12, 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it was suspending the temporary Emergency Permit issued to Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc.

Evanger's, operating in Wheeling, Illinois, deviated from the prescribed process, equipment, product shipment, and recordkeeping requirements in the production of the company's thermally processed low acid canned food (LACF) products. The deviations in their processes and documentation could result in under-processed pet foods, which can allow the survival and growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium that causes botulism in some animals as well as in humans.

In April 2008, Evanger’s was issued an “Order of Need for Emergency Permit” after the agency determined that the company had failed to meet the regulatory requirements to process a product that does not present a health risk. In June, 2008, FDA issued Evanger’s a temporary Emergency Permit. During inspections conducted between March 2009 and April 2009, FDA determined Evanger’s was not operating in compliance with the mandatory requirements and conditions of the Temporary Emergency Permit.

“The FDA is stopping Evanger's ability to ship pet food in interstate commerce,” said Dr. Bernadette Dunham. “Today’s enforcement action sends a strong message to manufacturers of pet food that we will take whatever action necessary to keep unsafe products from reaching consumers.”

In order for Evanger's to resume shipping in interstate commerce, the company must document that corrective actions and processing procedures have been implemented to ensure that the finished product will not present a health hazard.

http://www.thepetfoodlist.com/manufacturers.htm

Evanger's also produces these brands for these companies:

Artemis Holistic Dog Food

Blackwood Pet Food

Canidae

Life4k9

More Evanger's Produced Brands

http://www.mastiffonlinecommunity.ne...ote=viewresult

Beowulf Natural Feeds, Syracuse NY – Back to Basics Perfection. Made by Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Wheeling IL. www.beowulfs.com

Weruva International Inc, Natick MA – Weruva Kobe and Kurobuta formulas only. Made by Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Wheeling IL. www.weruva.com

Basically, they currently cannot ship anything they can out of IL.

http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showpost...45&postcount=9

http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showpost...9&postcount=11

Above are our board links from April 2008, when the problems began and Evanger's was allowed to operate under the emergency permit.

Kathy
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:57 PM
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http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/art...wal/Page1.html

September 29, 2009-Truth About Pet Food

"Nutro provided the following information regarding a "Voluntary Withdrawal" of Nutro products.

Nutro Natural Choice Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal Puppy 5# bags sold at Petsmart and Petco (only)

Nutro Ultra Puppy 4.5# bag sold at Petsmart and Petco (only)

Nutro Ultra Puppy 30# bag sold at Petco (only)

Specific Best by date 09/10/10


"The reason stated for the voluntary withdrawal..."Possible melted plastic in the bag."

"If you or anyone you know feeds either of these Nutro products, please alert them to the "Voluntary Withdrawal".

"Added after original posting...

"I personally called Nutro - 1-800-833-5330 and spoke with Nicole."

No notice of the withdrawl posted on Nutro's website nor on FDA's as of now. Also no notices on either the PetSmart or Petco websites, where the products were shipped.

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Withdrawal of Some Dry Nutro Puppy Food-Melted Plastic in Bags

http://www.nutroproducts.com/press10-1-09.shtml

From the Nutro website-September 30, 2009

PRODUCT THAT MADE IT TO SELECT PETSMART STORES IN CA, AZ, CO, TX and NM ONLY

Product Name UPC Size Best by Date

NUTRO® ULTRA™ Puppy food for dogs 79105 51313 4.5 LB 09/10/10

NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Chicken Meal, Rice and Oatmeal Formula Small Bites Puppy 79105 23050 5 LB 09/10/10

PRODUCT THAT MADE IT TO SELECT PETCO STORES IN CA, NV, HI and UT ONLY

Product Name UPC Size Best by Date

NUTRO® ULTRA™ Puppy food for dogs 79105 51315 30 LB 09/10/10
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Default Re: Withdrawal of Some Dry Nutro Puppy Food-Melted Plastic in Bags

Still more to add to this story. If you read the recall information posted on Nutro's website, you'll see the following:

http://www.nutroproducts.com/press10-1-09.shtml

"Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO dry dog and cat food products."

The company is saying that this did not just affect some of their dry dog foods.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...uppy_mix2.html

Consumer Affairs October 1, 2009

"Although Nutro said it found pieces of melted plastic in the production line for dry dog and cat food products, the company is not pulling any feline food off the market."

So far, there are no recalls for any of their dry cat foods and no reports of anyone finding plastic in them.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:54 AM
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http://www.wysong.net/recall.php

The following batches of Wysong Canine Diets Maintenance™ and Senior™ have shown above acceptable moisture levels and may contain mold.

Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090617
Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090624
Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090706
Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090720
Wysong Senior™: lot #: 090623


We ask that if you have received any of these Wysong products to please not feed them, and contact Wysong for product replacement.

Email: Wysong@Wysong.net
Subject: Product Replacement

Alternatively, please return or exchange at the store from which you purchased the product. Credit will be issued via our Distributors to the Retailer.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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There is nothing about this at FDA.

The rumor is that the mold is aflatoxin; someone posted this the Pet Sit Blog:

http://petsitusa.com/blog/?p=2525#comment-313058

"julie pittman October 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

"Aloha Please be aware that Wysong dog food is supposed to be recalling for the MOLD – Aflatoxin !!! My purebred Doberman died last week from this !!!! Ido not see alot of warnings on net – Beware julie Oct. 8th 2009"
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Update on the recall. The recall notice is still not at FDA and still not prominently displayed on the Wysong website. The original notice has been updated, but what has been added omits some VERY pertinent information in favor of PR-type statements from the company:

http://www.wysong.net/recall.php

You need to go here, to Consumer Affairs, to learn what type of mold is in the food:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0..._pet_food.html

Consumer Affairs-October 15, 2009

Wysong Pet Food Pulls Products Due to Mold

"Wysong Pet Food confirmed its recall of five batches of Canine Diets Maintenance and Senior dry dog food -- manufactured in June and July 2009 -- because the products contain mold.

""Penicillium and fusarium mold species have been identified," Lucas Wysong, the company's vice-president, told ConsumerAffairs.com. "All mycotoxin tests conducted thus far are negative with regard to the recalled products.""
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Default Re: Wysong Recalls Some Dry Dog Food-Mold

This recall has been extended to more Wysong dry dog food products:

http://www.wysong.net/moreinfo.php

Mold has been found in some bags of Wysong dry extruded dog foods manufactured in June, July and August of 2009. No problems have been found or reported in any other Wysong food product.

No products from the following batches should be sold or fed. The affected products are:

Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090617
Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090624
Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090706
Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090720

Wysong Maintenance™: lot #: 090817 NEW
Wysong Senior™: lot #: 090623
Wysong Senior™: lot #: 090811 NEW
Wysong Synorgon™: lot #: 090629 NEW


None of the above are listed at FDA....

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