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Pet food recall: November 2013

dog treats recall November 2013
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Your True Companion Pet Products Recalls True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats  

PRESS RELEASE- November 23, 2013  Paws For Reaction: For pet parents

Starting date:November 20, 2013
Posting date:November 20, 2013
Type of communication:Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:Microbiological – Salmonella
Source of recall:Health CanadaIssue:Poisoning Hazard
Audience:General Public
Identification number:RA-36815


Affected products

True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats

Product description

This recall involves True Raw Choice dehydrated bulk:

Lot Number

Chicken Feet 214733

Duck Feet 228870

Duck Wings 213825

Chicken Breast 154339

Lamb Trachea 225215


Please note that Your True Companion Pet Products has confirmed that no remaining stock of the affected lots of chicken breast and lamb trachea were found at retail and the chicken feet, duck feet and duck wings have all been removed from the market place as of November 8, 2013.


Hazard identified

The bulk dehydrated True Raw Choice Pet Products were found to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling pets, pet food or feces. Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

 sudden onset of fever,


 stomach cramps,



For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's fact sheet.

Health Canada is aware of one case in Canada of illness related to these products.

Number sold

In total, 280 total cases of the affected pet treats were sold in bulk at various pet food stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected pet treats were sold from August 2013 to November 7, 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Distributor Your True Companion Pet Products





Chicken Feet - Lot Number 214733        

Duck Feet - Lot Number 228870  

Duck Wings - Lot Number 213825          

Chicken Breast Lot Number 154339       

Lamb Trachea - Lot Number 225215       

What you should do


Consumers should contact Your True Companion Pet Products at 1-855-260-5024 if unsure if the product you have is affected or not. All products affected have been disposed of in the market place as of November 8, 2013.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Bailey's Choice expands its dog treat recall

Novermber 7, 2013

Press release- (WDEF)  Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the expanded recall of particular packages of Bailey’s Choice dog treats sold in Georgia. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and should be discarded.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding the recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats, including:

• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 2 2013”

• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 3 2013”

• 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # “Jun 4 2013”

• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 15 2013”

• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 8 2013”

• 100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 11 2013”

• 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # 132881

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will continue checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale.

Dogs that have become infected by consuming treats contaminated with Salmonella may experience fever, lethargy, diarrhea or mucus in stool, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss or rapid heart rate. Pets experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. This bacterial disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted to humans.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. The very young, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illnesses. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who purchased these products for their pets should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, for additional information at 770-881-0526 or or online at .

To see the previous recall announcement issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, please visit: . To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit . If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information.

Facebook Press Release- November 1, 2013

Bailey's Choice is issuing a voluntary recall of our chicken jerky treats that have two lot dates: June 5, 2013 and October 8, 2013. These two lots tested positive for salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. These treats will not harm your dog, dogs digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept of Agriculture closely to recall the effected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.

Pet Food Recall: Archive
JANUARY-no recalls


MARCH-no recalls




JULY-no recalls
















OCTOBER- no recalls


DECEMBER-no recalls

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