Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Salmonella Warning On Rollover Pork Tenders Dog Treat

Here is a release by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in regards to Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treats:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.

The affected Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was sold in 50 g packages bearing

UPC 0 60766 88138 1. All lots up to and including 07 MAR 10 are affected by this alert.

Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was distributed nationally.

There has been one illness reported associated with this product.

People may risk bacterial infection by handling the treats directly or by contact with pets who have used the treats. Anyone who may have handled the treats should wash their hands with warm water and soap. Consumers should dispose of these treats in the trash.

Common symptoms of Salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, although more serious consequences are possible, especially in young children, the elderly, and in people with weakened immune systems.

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd., High River, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd.

(403) 652-4300 or 1-800-616-9267

info@rolloverpetfood.com

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

4 Responses to “Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Salmonella Warning On Rollover Pork Tenders Dog Treat”

  1. martin says:

    Looks like we are all in for another wind of toxic food.

  2. martin says:

    A seasoning made with imported Chinese ingredients used on recalled snack foods was contaminated with salmonella, http://www.marlerblog.com/2007.....rom-china/

    Salmonella poisoning blamed on Chinese-made ingredients
    http://www.iht.com/articles/20.....uality.php

    The tests conducted on various materials from other companies revealed the fact that some of the shark cartilage capsules are salmonella contaminated.
    http://www.associatedcontent.c.....etary.html

    In China, some farmers try to maximize the output from their small plots by … that up to 10 percent of shrimp imported from China contains salmonella.
    http://www.boston.com/business.....rom_china/

    Newhouse News Service In the past year, federal inspectors have found salmonella in Hershey’s Kisses imported from Mexico
    http://article.wn.com/view/200.....od_safety/

    and they want more free trade?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Eating dangerously

    Shanghai Star. 2002-10-10
    Food contamination draws concerns in a safety-conscious world.Some countries may use it as a trade barrier

    I think it’s very unfair to give the impression that China is a major source of food problems compared with other countries in the world

    TRUCKS from the Chinese mainland pull up in the dead of night at a sprawling warehouse complex to the north of Hong Kong, boxes are unloaded and samples taken.

    In a world where deadly food scares are increasingly regular occurrences, Hong Kong is taking no chances with produce arriving from the mainland.

    The food safety centre at the ParknShop supermarket chain is in the frontline of the battle to protect consumers. China is not the only potential source of danger, but the experts here are well aware of risks posed by cargoes from specific localities.

    “There are issues for food from China,?Peter Johnston, the quality assurance manager at ParknShop, said.

    “Pesticide in Chinese vegetables is an area which is a particular problem,?Johnston said. “If you eat some contaminated vegetables, you can end up in hospital or even worse. It has happened and generally it happens every year.?

    Chinese food safety standards were once a largely domestic issue as the country’s produce was not so widely exposed to international markets, but the country’s goods are now much more visible on Western supermarket shelves.

    And China’s entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) late last year will open doors further to the global marketplace.

    China’s food exports, often very competitively priced, include fresh and processed fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat.

    World concerns

    One of the main international concerns is over the use of antibiotics for livestock, poultry and seafood. Earlier this year, Russia banned imports of US chicken and turkey, citing health concerns over antibiotics in feed and fears of salmonella.

    China was involved in a similar scare early this year after the antibiotic chloramphenicol ?which can cause a potentially lethal form of anaemia in humans ?was detected in shrimp shipped from China to Europe.

    The scare affected exports from China and other Asian nations such as Thailand and Viet Nam.

    Despite efforts by China’s Government, industry officials say it is extremely difficult to control the use of potent drugs in such a vast country with some 900 million farmers and countless backyard farming operations.

    Farmers often use antibiotics and other drugs to enhance growth of livestock or fish, they say. Some also use pesticides without paying enough attention to instructions, such as keeping products off the market for a certain time after application.

    The European Union (EU) has kept its door shut for more than six months to imports of certain types of fresh food from China, although it recently relaxed tough controls on some fish products.

    Japan is also conducting tough inspections and considering a ban on imports of frozen spinach from China after discovering high level of pesticides.

    Some industry officials and experts worry that some countries, including the EU and Japan, may be using such food safety fears as non-tariff trade barriers to limit imports of low-priced products from China to protect their own farmers.

    Green trade barriers

    “China firmly opposes any protectionist and discriminatory measures taken in the guise of food safety,?Jian Fan, China’s deputy director at the Foreign Trade Ministry, told a news conference last month, referring to the spinach row with Japan.

    A non-Chinese industry official in Beijing shared such concerns, saying the EU had been slow in reopening its market following the chloramphenicol scare and that Japanese checks on poultry were stricter than necessary since an outbreak of Newcastle disease in China last year.

    “There are some very clean, efficient poultry operations here in the northeastern part of China. The Chinese feel they are unfairly treated,?the official said on condition of anonymity. “We’ve also had lots of problems with Japan in particular.?

    Xue Yongjiu at Beijing University of International Business and Economics has predicted “green barriers?will be a major source of future disputes between China and other WTO members.

    “The key to overcoming and avoiding these kinds of restrictions is to enhance farmers?standards,?he told the South China Morning Post, an English daily in Hong Kong.

    “The fact is that food safety and environmental management standards in China are behind international levels.?

    While countries like the EU and Japan have limited food imports from China, it is difficult for Hong Kong to turn away produce from the Chinese mainland.

    HK solution

    It is set to open the door to imports of chilled chicken and pork from China within the next few months, instead of only frozen or live animals.

    Hutchison Whampoa’s ParknShop, which also has more than 20 supermarkets in southern China, has found a way to source fresh food from the mainland without taking the risk of food poisoning.

    It has created a team of 22 scientists to set up its own supply chain in the mainland, selecting farmers to improve food quality and the hygiene standards. Suppliers are also kept under close scrutiny.

    “If you want to buy safe food from China ?it is no more difficult than anywhere else ?but go in there, take control by going direct,?food scientist Johnston said.

    “If you just go and tap into the existing supply chain from the wholesale or the market, then you are at risk,?he said.

    “It can work and it can work well… I think it’s very unfair to give the impression that China is a major source of food problems compared with other countries in the world.? (Agencies via Xinhua)

    http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/.....fo5-1.html

  4. Nell Liquorman says:

    We will continue to have problems with imported goods until the general public is educated about imports.

    Just last week, my sister and I were in the Walmart candy aisle, reading labels - looking for Made in the USA labels on Easter candy. A lady who was shopping said something astonishing. “Just buy Walmart brands and you won’t have to worry about where it comes from because Walmart makes all it’s stuff in Missouri.” (I can only assume she means Arkansas.)

    Walmart is a sell/distributor. They make nothing, but have their brand put on goods made elsewhere, often in foreign countries. So, we showed her how to read the labels. If it says distributed by, this does not indicate where the products were made.

    Many people do not read labels, while others like the lady we met, just do not understand clever labeling or clever marketing. I guess it will be the job of the rest of us to lead them to the truth. Chinese goods, and other imports may be unsafe. Please read the labels.

    Every person and every pet must be protected from bad foods. Look for the made in the USA label. Often the true country of origin is not evident, or cleverly hidden where you would probably not notice.

    In addition, we must put pressure on the corporations in this country to stop them from importing ingredients from China and adding it to food products for people and pets. Only public pressure will fix this problem. But buying goods made here is a start.

    And, if you think the corporations here are clever at marketing, then you had really better watch out for the clever marketing from foreign sources!


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