We found the following article on The National Humane’s Society’s webpage and wanted to share it with you.

Common-sense tips, the latest recalls, and new FDA rules to protect your pets

While it’s nearly impossible to ensure that your pet will never come in contact with tainted pet food or treats, you can reduce your pet’s risk. Protect your pet by taking these four important steps:

 1. Follow common-sense tips for protecting your pet from harmful food

•  Start by practicing good hygiene with your pets’ food and water bowls.

•  Check our list of recalled foods and treats regularly for information about items that have been recalled. You may also want to join our online community to receive information about recalls via the Pet of the Week enewsletter.

•  If your pet’s food or treats are recalled, immediately stop feeding the product to your pet. You can return recalled products to the store where you purchased them for a full refund or dispose of them in a secure area not accessible to animals. If you have questions about recalled food or treats, contact the manufacturer.

•  If your pet may have consumed a recalled product, consult your veterinarian, even if your pet isn’t showing any symptoms.

2. File a complaint with the FDA if your pet has been poisoned

If your pet has become ill or died because of a tainted food or treats, please report it to The FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your state.

3. Watch this video from The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine

4. Help the FDA protect your pet

The FDA is proposing stronger rules on tainted pet food. Act now to make those rules effective:

5. Read recent FDA advisories on recalled pet food and treats

June 2, 2014: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntary Recall of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ Dry Dog Food in California, Hawaii and Nevada Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

May 27, 2014: Pet Center, Inc. Voluntary Recall of 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

May 16, 2014: FDA Provides Latest Information on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

May 14, 2014: Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

April 10, 2014: The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC Recalls “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” Because of Possible Health Risk

February 5, 2014: Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

January 28, 2014: PMI Nutrition, LLC Recalls Red Flannel® Cat Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

 

Original Article https://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/facts/pet_food_safety.html?credit=web_hpfs1_declawing_060514_id93480558