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FDA/Petco Food Recall

June 26th 2008 8:27 am
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This is the link to the FDA website food recall: html



June 26th 2008 8:06 am
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Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:24 PM
Subject: [PET_STUFF_4_SALE] FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center

Today, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Marshals seized various animal food products stored under unsanitary conditions at the PETCO Animal Supplies Distribution Center located in Joliet, Ill., pursuant to a warrant issued by the United States District Court in Chicago.

U.S. Marshals seized all FDA-regulated animal food susceptible to rodent and pest contamination. The seized products violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because it was alleged in a case filed by the United States Attorney that they were being held under unsanitary conditions. (The Act uses the term "insanitary" to describe such conditions).

During an FDA inspection of a PETCO distribution center in April, widespread and active rodent and bird infestation was found. The FDA inspected the facility again in May and found continuing and widespread infestation.

"We simply will not allow a company to store foods under filthy and unsanitary conditions that occur as a direct result of the company's failure to adequately control and prevent pests in its facility," said Margaret O'K. Glavin, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. "Consumers expect that such safeguards will be in place not only for human food, but for pet food as well.

The distribution center in Joliet, Ill., provides pet food products and supplies to PETCO retail stores in 16 states including Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

FDA has no reports of pet illness or death associated with consumption of animal food distributed by PETCO, and does not have evidence that the food is unsafe for animals. However, the seized products were in permeable packages and held under conditions that could affect the food's integrity and quality.

As a precaution, consumers who have handled products originating from the PETCO distribution center should thoroughly wash their hands with hot water and soap. Any surfaces that came in contact with the packages should be washed as well. Consumers are further advised as a precaution to thoroughly wash products sold in cans and glass containers from PETCO in the 16 affected states.

If a pet has become ill after eating these food products, pet owners should contact their veterinarian and report illnesses to FDA state consumer complaint coordinators.


My friend Putter :)) tagged me now I am tagging you, please- play along

April 3rd 2008 3:49 pm
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We have to answer 4 questions in our diary and tag 4 friends.

here goes.......

name 4 jobs that you have:
1. Official Greeter
2. Bunny & Squirrel Chaser
3. Mom's walking buddy
4. Dad's playmate.

name 4 places where you have lived ( or stayed at ):
1. Uncle Tony's house with Mom(my first house)
2. Mom & Dad's 1st house ( till i was 6yrs )
3. Mom & Dad's 2nd house. (from 6yrs to 11 /12 yrs)
4. Now I live at the Rainbow Bridge.

name 4 places that you have been:
1. Dairy Queen
2. Grandma & Granpa's house
3. Groomer
4. Vet's office

name 4 places you'd rather be:
1. Home with Mom & Dad
2. Home with Mom & Dad
3. Home with Mom & Dad
4. Home with Mom & Dad



April 3rd 2008 11:08 am
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Ok here goes cause I have never been tagged before but I think this is how you do it:

One of my jobs is:
1) Official Greeter

A house I have stayed at is:
2) Mommy & Daddy's house in New Orleans;

Name 4 places I've been:

1) Houston our apartment,
2) Walmart,
3) Sam's; and one of my favorites
4) Millie Bush's Bark Park

And where I would rather be:
1) at home with Mom & Dad (and playing on Dogster with my precious friends like Putter :)),

Jayden Noelani 328841, my sweet friend, so kind and thoughtful;
Morgan 483198, an angel baby who is very nice to look at too;
Kelsie 86023, this is a girl after my own heart who woves to get down and dirty in the mud that is; and last but not least
Megan 232545, a sweetheart of a friend that has been so helpful and welcoming.


My trip to the Vet with my Daddy

March 18th 2008 6:39 pm
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I went to my Daddy's vet; It is a very big place not like my vet. Anyway, they wouldn't let me in (a Vet that WOULDN"T let me in??!!) so me and my Daddy sat outside while Mommy went in to get Daddy's stuff. And they didn't give my Daddy 1 treat or bone or not one thing good to eat. I decided my Daddy's Vet is no good he needs to go to mine.

So I played with all the people that came out instead. It was very fun.

Then we went to the store that lets doggies in and Mommy got me a new collar.

My Daddy's paw is still not right cause he can't throw my ball but I kiss his bad paw and he pets me with the other one. XOXO Chloe


God I sure need some help down here, please???

March 16th 2008 3:55 pm
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Dear God, please help my Daddy. He is still pretty young and he had a stroke one week ago. His right leg and paw does not work very good. Mommy keeps talking about an AVM or something. It was something he had since he was a pup. He had to go to the Vet's hospital for a week. (I sure don't like the Vet.) God please help my Daddy's paw and brain feel better. love XOXO Chloe

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