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Petsmart Dog Food Recalled; Pieces of Metal Found in Grreat Choice Chicken & Rice Adult Dog Food

Petsmart Dog Food Recalled; Pieces of Metal Found in Grreat Choice Chicken & Rice Adult Dog Food

Product Safety News: Pieces of Metal Found in PetSmart Dog Food

Two months after Cuisinart recalled millions of food processors over concerns that pieces of metal could break off into consumer’s food, PetSmart is recalling their Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food for the same reason. Dog owners are being told to immediately return the Chicken & Rice mix sold at PetSmart stores and online at PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, & PetFoodDirect.com (from October 2016 to February 2017) because pieces of metal have been found in the food. At the time of the recall no injuries were reported.

This is now the third recall over pieces of metal found in consumer products in the last two months. In addition to the PetSmart and Cuisinart recalls, at the end of January 2017 the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco company recalled some of their Skoal, Copenhagen, and Husky dip products after eight consumers reported finding pieces of metal in their tobacco. No injuries were reported, but the complaints came in from six states; Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Previous Petsmart Recalls

PetSmart is not new to recalls. In December 2015 they recalled Nutro dog treats sold in their stores because they were molding. One month earlier, in November 2015, PetSmart recalled a line of dog chew bones made by the Blue Buffalo Company because they found some contained Salmonella. Those chew bones were sold in November 2015 at PetSmart stores in California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. No illnesses were reported at the time of the recall.

At the end of 2016 PetSmart was forced to pay the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission a $4.25 million penalty for not immediately disclosing a defect in thousands of their Grreat Choice and Top Fin fish bowls, which could cause them to crack. At least 19 incidents have been reported to authorities, including 12 serious injuries. Consumers who purchased PetSmart’s recalled dog food are being told to stop feeding the mix to their pets even if it seems like there’s no metal. PetSmart told authorities that the recall is isolated to lot 1759338. If the best by date, found on the bottom of the 13.2 oz. can, is 8/5/19 consumers should bring the dog food into PetSmart for a full refund.

To contact PetSmart call: (888) 839-9638

38,000 Pounds Of Gwaltney Pork Rolls Recalled After Reports Of Impurities

38,000 Pounds Of Gwaltney Pork Rolls Recalled After Reports Of Impurities

If ever there was a time for people to start dieting, it might be now, as food news has been nothing but bad with new recalls announced daily. The latest food recall has been declared by Smithfield Packing Company and much like other recent recalls, it involves impurities being found in food products. In this case, Smithfield is recalling more than 38,000 pounds of pork sausage because two consumers have alerted the company about finding pieces of plastic in their food.

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FDA Investigating 5-Hour Energy Drinks Over Reports Of 13 Deaths

FDA Investigating 5-Hour Energy Drinks Over Reports Of 13 Deaths

Available at most register counters in convenience and grocery stores for approximately $2, 5-Hour Energy Shots have become a popular choice for people of all ages, whether at work or school, in providing a little extra pep in their step during the day. The commercials, airing regularly across dozens of networks, boast that the shots are no more harmful than a cup of coffee, and the advertisements even suggest that the shots provide no ill effects when they wear off.

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Monster Energy Drinks Being Investigated in Connection with 5 Deaths

Monster Energy Drinks Being Investigated in Connection with 5 Deaths

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it was investigating reports that five deaths were associated with the popular Monster Energy Drink. Distributed mainly by Coca-Cola, Monster is currently the most popular energy drink in America, as sales have skyrocketed in recent years with the company reporting $9 billion in revenue in 2011.

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Kellogg’s Recalls 282,000 Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Cereal Due to Metal Shred Scare

Kellogg’s Recalls 282,000 Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Cereal Due to Metal Shred Scare

According to the nutrition facts on a box of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats, there are roughly 9 servings per container. In a family of four that values a balanced, nutritious breakfast as the most important meal of the day – especially for kids before they head off to school – that can mean one box of Frosted Mini-Wheats will last a little more than two days. The point is that cereal won’t last very long in the average household, which can make a major recall announcement all the more concerning.

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Winn-Dixie Announces Extension Of Mango Recall As FDA Detains Imports

Winn-Dixie Announces Extension Of Mango Recall As FDA Detains Imports

With 121 illnesses reported as of last week, the August recall of more than 1 million mangoes over salmonella concerns was undoubtedly one of the more notable food recalls of 2012. It was initially reported that the Daniella Mangoes that had been recalled in 16 states were expected to have been pulled from the various supermarkets and stores by their expiration dates, which were believed to have fallen between the August 25 and 28.

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