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Carnivore Meat Company Issues Voluntary Recall of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” Pet Food

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  1. Tracey

    Sad to fear this. I thought this was a reputable company and bought a lot from them.

    1. Tracey

      Sad to hear this, not fear this. Lol

      1. HK

        They are one of the only pet food manufacturers under USDA inspection. A voluntary recall is honorable, not a red flag. Raw meat always has the possibility of salmonella. 0% is allowed in pet food. You’d cringe to know how much is allowed in human food! Just wash your hands and use fresh bowls. It’s more of a risk for humans. Your pet’s gut bacteria can handle it.

        1. Emily

          So much this!

        2. O. Catt

          ALL recalls are “voluntary” – who are you working for? [nevermind replying, you’d just deny being an obvious shill anyway]

  2. Chris

    “The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution following the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s collection of a retail sample from a single batch which tested positive. ”

    Interesting. Does the state Dept of Agriculture usually test pet food?

    1. Emily

      Apparently they have tested at least one chub of raw and one bag of freeze dried, as per these two recalls (har, har). Seems like random sampling methodology being applied to USDA inspected foods… Since no consumer reported illnesses seem to have occurred and and no testing by origin companies showed positive for contaminants. Hope they are testing feed grade foods and holding them to the same standards despite the fact salmonella is ironically more scrutinized in pet meat than it is for human meat.

      1. Chris

        Wonder what their testing procedures are? I’m sure I’ve read when FDA has done tests there’s not a lot of transparency if the manufacturer has questions.

  3. brit

    nothing is safe, glad I cook all my own dog food

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