OC Raw Dog LLC Warning Date: March 3, 2022 Warning Items:
Hazard evaluation did not include an evaluation of environmental pathogens whenever an animal food is exposed to the environment prior to packaging and the packaged animal food does not receive a treatment or otherwise include a control measure that would significantly minimize the pathogen, as required by 21 CFR 507.33(c)(2).
Did not validate that your preventive control identified and implemented in accordance with 21 CFR 507.34 is adequate to control the hazard, as appropriate to the nature of the preventive control and its role in your facility’s food safety system, as required by 21 CFR 507.47.
Midwestern Pet Food Warning Date: August 9, 2021 Warning Items:
Significant violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals regulation, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 507 (21 CFR Part 507)
Did not identify or implement preventive controls to provide assurances that any hazards requiring a preventive control will be significantly minimized or prevented and the animal food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by their facilities will not be adulterated.
Facilities failed to follow proper sample preparation procedures for aflatoxin testing leading to potentially inaccurate analyses and test results for sampled products.
Did not properly implement preventive controls to minimize or prevent the aflatoxin problems.
Failed to implement preventive controls to provide assurance that the Salmonella problems are minimized or prevented.
Did not submit supporting documentation of corrective actions taken.
Reason: Ongoing aflatoxin contamination of pet foods manufactured at their facilities.
The insect repellant DEET and the antiviral drug Amantadine were found by a veterinary pathologist conducting an independent investigation. The antiviral drug was also detected in samples tested by the FDA. http://news.vin.com/vinnews.aspx?articleId=32153
Residue of illegal antibiotics were found in several brands of treats. Only a couple companies initiated formal voluntary recalls, the rest "withdrew" products.