Info offered by Hollywood Feed to TruthaboutPetFood.com evidences that the recalled canine treats (revealed on TAPF on 10/11/12) had been by no means put into distribution – had been by no means offered to customers. The jerky treats had been acquired by the pet retailer chain Hollywood Feed, Hollywood Feed examined the cargo, found a Salmonella optimistic pattern, reported the problem to FDA and returned the treats to the producer Carolina Prime. As a result of we (mistakenly) trusted the FDA Enforcement Report data, we had been hesitant to edit the recall discover with out proof, Hollywood Feed offered that proof.
The treats are nonetheless being recalled – a minimum of we assume so (now we have to make an assumption as a result of FDA isn’t bothering to inform the general public precisely what’s going on). However once more, the treats weren’t offered at Hollywood Feed shops – they had been despatched again to the producer Carolina Prime.
Kudos to Hollywood Feed for following correct protocol and reporting the Salmonella optimistic check outcomes to FDA. We’re assured some would have merely returned the cargo with out correctly reporting to FDA – which might enable the producer to redistribute the Salmonella optimistic treats in different shops.
However…why didn’t FDA clarify this to the general public? The FDA set this complete situation in movement by not offering full particulars within the Enforcement Report of how this Salmonella optimistic jerky deal with was dealt with. We despatched FDA questions 24 hours previous to posting the recall – and three days later the company has nonetheless not bothered to reply. As a result of Hollywood Feed adopted correct procedures by reporting the Salmonella optimistic treats to FDA, shouldn’t FDA have clarified within the Enforcement Report this retailer did the appropriate factor?
The FDA needs pet meals security advocates to assist notify the general public when recollects happen, how can we assist notify the general public when the company places deceptive/incomplete info on their web site?
The FDA additionally needs retailers/producers to do the appropriate factor and report points to the company. FDA’s actions with Hollywood Feed – throwing them beneath the bus when the retail chain adopted correct procedures – doesn’t make reporting points to FDA a simple choice to make for retailers or producers.
Wishing you and your pet(s) one of the best,
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