Updated December 28, 2011
On December 14, 2011, Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product is being recalled because the product was manufactured with corn which tested above acceptable levels for Aflatoxin. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.
The recall only applies 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging Date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307. Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.
The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.
While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 318-443-2259, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
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Posted in PetWork Special Programs on December 28, 2011 |
From the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley, California 94710)
In September 2011, we launched an exciting new pilot program designed to provide unique 24/7 care for kittens under 8 weeks old. Underage kittens have long been the group of animals most at risk for euthanasia in community shelters because of their many care needs, the lack of available foster homes, and the number of kittens born in the East Bay every year. At the nursery, caregivers work in shifts around the clock to provide supportive care, age-appropriate transition from bottle feeding to solid diets, and crucial socialization. Kitten Nursery goals include reducing euthanasia of underage kittens in shelters, providing quality care to allow kittens to thrive, and nurturing the human-kitten bond by raising kittens to be excellent pet cats. Since the first kittens entered the nursery on September 7th, we have cared for more than 40 litters of over 100 kittens who would have otherwise been euthanized. We estimate that we can save up to 300 kittens throughout the fall and winter season, and hundreds more if the program is continued past the pilot period into the spring and summer.
Donations: Monetary donations are needed to keep the kitten nursery operating and expand the program’s capacity to care for more kittens. The nursery team maintains a wish list of new and used items needed to run the nursery — all donations are tax deductible.
Read more about the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery Program.
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