Category Archives: Wellness

WELLPET LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS ONE RECIPE


WELLPET LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS ONE RECIPE
OF DRY DOG FOOD
DUE TO SALMONELLA AT DIAMOND PET FOODS’ FACILITY

Tewksbury, Mass. (May 4, 2012) – WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers. The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013.

Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.

No other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall.

“As a pet parent myself, I know how important peace of mind is when it comes to the health of our pets, and that is why we require that all of our products undergo testing for Salmonella, among other things,” said Tim Callahan, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness® products. “All of these lots tested negative prior to being released for sale. We are voluntarily taking this additional step to further safeguard our dogs and to put our customers’ minds at ease.”

The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet’s own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).

READ ON SITE:

http://wellnesspetfood.com/news.aspx

Wellness-General Info and Contact


 

 

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/

I really like what they leave out! :congrats:

To read more about……why…….they leave these items out you can go here:
http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/aboutus_philosophy.html

Scroll down a bit and there is a list called :The Wellness Way: What Stays Out and you will see the reasons listed under the items.

No Meat By-Products
No Corn
No Wheat by-Products
No Soy
No Artificial Preservatives such as BHA and BHT
No Artificial Colors and Flavors
No Excessive Sweeteners
No Excessive Salt

Blue Buffalo Recalls Dry Dog Food Excess Vitamin D


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 8, 2010 – Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs. The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods sold under thc “BLUE” brand which have the potential to contain excessive levels of Vitamin D.

While Vitamin D is a beneficial component of these foods, the Company believes that these products may have levels of Vitamin D that are beyond the formula specifications, and has therefore chosen to withdraw them.

Dogs reacting to the higher levels of Vitamin D may show signs of lethargy or exhibit unusually frequent water consumption and urination. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The affected productions of Blue Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods were distributed nationwide through pet specialty stores.

Only these production runs of the products are involved in this recall:

Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 4.5 1b “Best If Used By JUL2611Z”
“Best If Used By JUL2711Z” &
“Best If Used By JUL2811Z”
Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 11 lb “Best If Used By JUL1211B”
Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food 24 1b “Best If Used By JUL1211B” &
“Best If Used By JUL1311B”
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food 11 lb “Best If Used By AUG2111B” &
“Best If Used By AUG2211B”
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food 24 lb “Best If Used By AUG2111B”
“Best If Used By SEP2311P” &
“Best If Used By OCT2611P”
Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food 30 lb “Best If Used By SEP2211P”
“Best If Used By SEP2311P” &
“Best If Used By OCT2611P”

No other BLUE dry or can pet foods are involved in this recall, and only the specific code dates of these products are involved.

To date there have been 36 cases nationwide of dogs reported with symptoms consistent with elevated Vitamin D in their systems while feeding on these specific productions of the products. In all cases the symptoms have subsided upon discontinuing feeding these products, with no apparent long term health consequences.

Blue Buffalo learned of this potential eondition in its products when it received reports of dogs diagnosed with high Vitamin D levels while feeding on the products from these specifie production runs. On further investigation it was learned that a sequencing error had occurred at the supplier of the dry ingredients for these products. Immediately before producing the ingredients for these specific production runs, the supplier had run a product for another customer that contained a more potent form of Vitamin D used in chicken feeds. It is now believed that there was some level of carry over of this Vitamin D product into the ingredients for the specific manufacturing runs of the BLUE products, thereby increasing the Vitamin D activity to unacceptable levels in the Blue ingredients.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products being recalled are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-523-9114 from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time or visit the Company web site at www.bluebuffalo.com/news9 for more information.

SOURCE: FDA  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm228986.htm

2009-01-23-Companies Combine to Create WellPet


Release Date: Friday, January 23, 2009 The Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack and Holistic Select brands of natural food, treats and supplements for pets are now members of one family, WellPet, according to the press release.

This union brings together Old Mother Hubbard and Eagle Pack, two companies with a long history of producing healthy natural products for pets. “We are excited to bring together the complementary yet unique values, visions and strengths of these leading natural pet product brands to create an unrivaled portfolio that we call the WellPet family,” said Tim Callahan, CEO of WellPet. WellPet will be headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass. with WellPet’s own manufacturing facility remaining in Mishawaka, Ind.

SOURCE: http://www.PetFood%20Industry.com

2008-11-17-Bones and other matter were found in Wellness


Just a Note. ~ THIS IS AN OLD ISSUE NOW……. but I want to make sure it is on the list for those who want to examine track records of foods and manufacturer’s.
There are pros and cons to this video. There are also lots of comment son it on the Youtube site, both good and bad. But, I recommend watching it and deciding for yourself if you think the man is on the up and up or not.
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DIRECT LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB6K2BBd518&feature=player_embedded