NEW RECALL: Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition For Dogs Recalled Due To Salmonella

Doane Pet Care is recalling a specific single lot of 55 pound bonus bags of Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. This product was produced at one facility in Manassas, VA and was distributed exclusively by some Wal-Mart Stores. The press release states:

This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product. Consumers who have the dry dog food bearing the code “04 0735 1” with a “Best By Apr 13 08” should not feed it to their pets.

This voluntary recall has been issued because FDA detected Salmonella in the product. Doane Pet Care has not confirmed the presence of Salmonella, despite extensive independent testing of duplicate samples. Nonetheless, the company is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

This product was distributed in 69 Wal-Mart stores in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The full press release after the jump.

(Thanks Szabo138)

Single Lot of 55lb Bags of Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition Dry Dog Food Voluntarily Recalled In Select Stores by Doane Pet Care

Manassas, Virginia – Doane Pet Care is announcing today a voluntary recall on a specific single lot of 55 pound bonus bags of Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. This product was produced at one facility in Manassas, VA and was distributed exclusively by some Wal-Mart Stores. Please note that no other Ol’ Roy products are affected, and that this recall is not related to the Menu Foods recall (and other recent recalls) of pet food due to tainted Chinese vegetable proteins.

This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product. Consumers who have the dry dog food bearing the code “04 0735 1” with a “Best By Apr 13 08” should not feed it to their pets.

This voluntary recall has been issued because FDA detected Salmonella in the product. Doane Pet Care has not confirmed the presence of Salmonella, despite extensive independent testing of duplicate samples. Nonetheless, the company is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. The company regrets any inconvenience to pet owners. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product, or any product produced at this facility.

Product: Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food
Size: 55 pound bonus bag
UPC Code: 6 05388 72076 4
Lot Number: 04 0735 1
Best Buy Date: Apr 13 ‘08
Best Buy Date Location: Back of bag
Affected Stores: Only 69 Wal-Mart Stores potentially received this product from 2 distribution warehouses in Virginia. The 69 stores are located in Maryland (4 stores), North Carolina (10), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (3), Virginia (40) and West Virginia (11).

A full listing of the affected stores is available by clicking this link: www.doanepetcare.com/recall/stores. This product UPC has been blocked from retail sale at these 69 locations.

Any remaining product should not be fed to pets. Dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of this 55 lb bonus bag of Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food products should call 800-624-7387, or visit the web site listed above.

63 Responses to “NEW RECALL: Ol’ Roy Complete Nutrition For Dogs Recalled Due To Salmonella”

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  1. Itchmo » Blog Archive » Recall Update: Thursday says:

    […] New, Non-Melamine, Recall: Ol’ Roy dry dog food recalled due to salmonella. […]

  2. Cynthia says:

    “elliott Says:
    June 7th, 2007 at 2:01 am
    itchmo - perhaps China has now banned you in the US!!”

    THAT”S A GOOD ONE, elliott! LOL!

  3. Jan says:

    When the acetaminophen alert came Up I did a little google and found this.
    China makes most of our Tylenol and also the capsules for the tylenol. Interesting enough the manufacturer uses melamine as a binder to form the tablets, and empty caplets. Now this thought just came to me. Does anyone remember the old Tylenol scare maybe about 10 to 15 years ago?
    Remember when they pulled Tylenol off the shelves because they thought someone tainted the Tylenol? And remember no one was ever charged with the tainting? The whole issue just disappeared. Now I am wondering whether this was nothing other than a combo of melamine and acetaminophen reaction in the people who took them to make fda recall the Tylenol. This is just a thought on my part, but makes you kind of think doesn’t it? Geeze the combo cocktail kills animals and guess what kids the combo isn’t too healthy for humans either. What does anybody else think about this? Am I really off target on this thought or have I hit the nail on the head so to speak?

  4. Susan says:

    My daughter works for a group of radio stations (12 of them) in the area. The news director for all the stations has agreed to check here at Itchmo for breaking news. So this morning the acetaminophen contamination and the Salmonella contamination will be on the news! Hopefully, they will shame the local papers into more coverage. The papers dropped the story in early April. She will also be recording a public service announcement, but can’t mention the blogs. Sorry, it’s an advisory for people to check the FDA website. I guess that’s better than nothing for people who have ignored the recalls.

  5. Lisa Clay says:

    Jan - your idea about the tylenol is not off target… there is most likely a connection but you know to get that made public would be really difficult.

    Susan - any advisory about the recall is better than nothing. The people who really start reading about this, will probably end up reading the blogs. Until the pet food scare, I rarely read blogs, but now I do.

    The problem with the media is they only manage to report on the story of the day. We all know Paris went to jail, but Heaven forbid we hear about important new!

    I also had problems on the site around midnight (in NJ).

  6. Fivecatsandadog says:

    Must.. not.. allow.. head to explode.. ARRGGGH!
    Is there no end to this madness?

    Susan - Yahoo!! (The exclamatory, not the search engine) Any word getting out onto the public airwaves is for the better. Good for your daughter!! I wish I had some way to do the same.

    I also agree with Christine’s comment, ”I do not regret any inconvenience to manufacturers and hope to hell you all go broke.”..

    Except my view is, “I do not regret any inconvenience to manufacturers, and hope you all go to hell!”

    Sorry.. I’ve gotta try and laugh, or I’ll go crazy.

  7. Barbara says:

    WHY is it a VOLUNTARY recall????? This means if the mfg didn’t pull it off the shelves the FDA would let it be sold! They would allow poison to be sold and people who handle it will get sick.

    This blog has been VERY important to me–there does not seem to be ANY other news media reporting these problems, and I look at MSN news several times a day. I would not have found the names of the good companies to switch to. Keep up the good work, bloggers, and THANK YOU ITCHMO!

  8. e wem says:

    “Any remaining product should not be fed to pets. Dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund”

    “People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product”

    1. Ever see ripped bags or spilled food at Walmart? Who would have thought about this level of danger? A bag rips open. Employee uses broom to sweep up. Shelves, floor and other bags now have salmonella which can be contracted just touching a bag to read the label

    2. If it is that bad, what about cross contamination at the plants? We can be pretty sure they aren’t sterilizing equipment since gobs of melamine and cyanuric acid somehow managed to jump into unrelated batches

    Klondike: I thought you were joking about the serial killer taking barrels to a rendering plant but the article is for real. He was allowed to bring what he wished to a rendering plant in Canada? This tells me there is no control to prevent euthanized animals from rendering, much less the victims of serial killers!

    I think the world has gone insane. I had to read a book in high school about practices in meat packing at the turn of the century including urban legends about people falling into the pot and getting rendered. That book caused a clean up of our industry. Now all is back to square one

    What a bad dream I am having

  9. Maddy says:

    I’m not sure this is for public consumption or if it has come out yet. But Mars has also purchased Nutro.

    The politicians, manufactures, etc. .and regulatory agencies could careless about the health and safety of food for pets or people. This may be cynical but I don’t think any - any problem will make them change.

    What is this about acetaminophen? I must have missed that one.

  10. Stephanie says:

    You all need to stop freaking out about the salmonella in the dog food. I guarantee you came in contact with about 20 different types of salmonella before you left your house today. And you just had some more with lunch.Salmonella, of which there are 2000 serotypes are everywhere, and you are immune to to the ones you come in contact with frequently. The concept of innoculation. It is when you come in contact with a serotype that you have not been exposed to, say the types they in Iceland or Taipai, that you have had no exposure to will make YOU sick.
    However, a dog or cat that has daily contact with feces ( and therefore salmonella) during the grooming process, has developed immunity to a much broader spectrum of serotypes.
    You might also note that the company can not substantiate the FDA’s tests results with there own testing, which was probably sent to lab like Eurofins. Being that the product is cooked at quite a high temperture, it should have killed the pathogens.

  11. Jo says:

    I just sent my sample of the food I suspect made my dog sick and then fed the can version after she had surgery, but of course mine was Prime Slices and not Cuts and Gravy, but had exact same numbers. I still have several of cans within recall numbers and some of the dry as well. I want the truth, I wonder if I will get it. I took a Picture of the Can I sent and then end that believe it or not for once my digital worked with me (I am newbie) and got the numbers to show up, then a photo of the can with the dry food and then a photo of the envelopes it was going in showing the label of who it was being sent to. Ah, my Post Mistress…she taped them up and since padded and sturdy, should get there intact. Oh, with a photo of the one that passed and her brother who developed skin sores and urinary tract infections that show crystals on his bloodwork. Vet I work for told me all was fine…but I saw the paperwork and it isn’t bad, but do crystals usually just exist?? He is doing good for now. Eating frozen Bill-Jac and simmered chicken livers for a treat that I cooked when my girl was sick and froze in tiny little serving bags. Then got some beef liver from a local farmer that I dried into jerky like treats. Just for the record, don’t do on a dehydrator, what a huge mess. Made the house smell bad for 48 hours and impossible to get off trays.

  12. Lab Tech says:

    Stephanie–maybe you need to think this through. PEOPLE CAN GET IT FROM HANDLING ANIMAL FOOD! Have you read the CDC website? Animals DO get diarrhea from salmonella. And until we know the serotype, it should be recalled. Or do you think it’s a conspiracy of the FDA against Walmart. Maybe you work for Doane’s?

  13. sandi says:

    As a nurse, my major concern is for older persons, young children, individuals on fixed incomes, who do purchas Walmart brand of dog foods, th inking that they are saving monies,

    They are susceptible to becoming seriously ill from salmonella, Oh, and also those with compromised immune systems.

    Sandi

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