Today the FDA released an update to their Chicken Jerky treat investigation. They still do not know the cause but are asking for help from the veterinarian community by requesting that lab testing be submitted to their database. They continue to investigate the Chinese chicken supplies to try to determine potential sources of contamination. The update includes the current tally of sick and diseased pets:
As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received more than 3000 complaints of illness related to consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky treats, nearly all of which are imported from China. The reports involve more than 3600 dogs, 10 cats and include more than 580 deaths.
If you have not already stopped feeding foods imported from china, you must stop. The FDA can not conclusively determine that chicken imported from China is the problem, but in our opinion, if the FDA is targeting their investigation on it and the NY Department of Agriculture has determined that the chicken is toxic then it is best to stay away.
Raw Goat Milk Yogurt is not the thick creamy delight you are used to. Its tart, almost tangy flavor and milk like texture make it irresistible for your pets. You can feel good about giving this treat to them, knowing that the active cultures help to balance the gut flora and improve digestion.
The addition of Chia and Coconut Flour add fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids boosting your pet’s digestion and providing the important fats needed for health inside and out.
Rebuild After Antibiotics
Have you ever had your pet on antibiotics and had to deal with the loose stool side effects? This is due to the antibiotics wiping out good and bad bacteria. To repair your pets gut you have to add probiotics. Do it naturally with Raw Goat Milk Yogurt.
It is finally here RAW GOAT MILK YOGURT
with coconut and chia!
Steve’s Raw Goat Milk Yogurt marries premium nutrition to crave-able treat. This super-food is packed with probiotics and the full gamut of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Feed it as a snack or use as a food topper to add raw nutrition to a dry or canned meal.
We take milk from free range, hormone and antibiotic free goats and add active cultures to make it a powerful digestive aid with added immune boosting properties. The coconut acts as a anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral while the chia is a protein packed, gluten free seed high in omgea-3s.
RE: Product Announcement from Steve’s Real Food
July 29, 2013 by Steve’s Real Food
Dear Steve’s Real Food Retailer,
At Steve’s Real Food, quality and safety are our biggest concern. We are writing today to inform you that we are voluntarily recalling one lot of our Chicken Patties with the lot number A220 (best by 11/7/13). This recall affects less than 168 five pound bags which represents a small fraction of the food distributed. We are taking this precautionary action after learning that one of the bags of Chicken Patties produced in this lot was tested positive for Salmonella by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
At Steve’s Real Food we are accountable for every pound of food that we produce. We are committed to providing the healthiest diets for you pets using the highest quality ingredients and strict manufacturing safety practices which do not compromise the nutrition of the finished product.
As you may know, Salmonella is often present in raw meat and poultry and the most effective way to remove pathogens is to heat the food to 160° or higher; however, doing this or other common pathogen removal processes will denature the food and remove the enzymes which help with digestion and promote a healthy pet. There are other pasteurization processes that will eliminate all bacteria that we have opted out of. We are continually researching and improving our food safety procedures, but you and your customers must know to safely handle the food by washing all surfaces, utensils and hands that come in contact with any raw meat product.
What to do if you have the recalled product.
If you have a 5lb bag of Chicken Patties with the lot number A220 please follow these steps:
- Stop feeding the product
- Remove the UPC with the Lot Number from the packaging
- Discard the Product
- Send the UPC with Lot number to the address below for a full refund of the MSRP to:
If you have questions, concerns or frustrations please call our toll free number at 1-888-526-1900 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize for the inconvenience this situation has created and will continue to do what we have to produce a healthy product for your pet.