Individuals became sick between late February and late September 2020. Three individuals were hospitalized. In addition, one death was reported.
The Public Health Agency of Canada announced that the group is winding down its investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella linked to pig ear dog chews. On September 29, 2020, the supplying company, Masters Best Friend, voluntarily issued a notice of stop sale for Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats. These products were sold throughout Canada.
The Public Health Agency of Canada collaborated with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections that occurred in British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon. The outbreak appears to be over, according to a press release from the agency.
In total, ten cases of Salmonella Typhimurium illness were reported in the following provinces and territories: British Columbia (5), Alberta (4), and Yukon (1). Individuals became sick between late February and late September 2020. Three individuals were hospitalized. In addition, one death was reported. Individuals who became ill were between 7 and 95 years of age. The illnesses were distributed equally among men (50%) and women (50%).
Recent Petfood Industry recall listings
Stay up to date with Petfood Industry’s list of US and international cat and dog food, pet treat and companion animal feed recalls. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pet food can be recalled by a manufacturer to remove product from the market, by FDA request or by FDA order under statutory authority.
November 16, 2020 – Albright’s Raw Dog Food of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA recalled 67 cases of chicken recipe for dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
October 13, 2020 – Sunshine Mills, Inc. expanded its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained aflatoxin at levels above U.S. Food and Drug Administration action levels.
September 30, 2020 – Some of the individuals who became sick reported feeding their dog Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats before their illnesses occurred.
Source: Petfood Industry.com