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USDA orders largest beef recall in nation's history

February 19, 2008

Chino, Calif. - 2/19/08 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month from a California meatpacker due to oversight lapses by public health veterinarians who were not summoned to re-evaluate nonambulatory cattle pre-slaughter.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

3 firms, executives indicted in pet-food case

February 8, 2008

National Report - 2/8/08 - A federal grand jury indicted two Chinese firms, an American firm and their principals on multiple counts related to tainted pet foods that sickened or killed perhaps thousands fo pets last year and triggered the largest pet-food recall in the nation's history, involving some 150 brands or about 1 percent of the total pet-food supply.


Life after the pet-food recall

January 1, 2008

A nationwide network of veterinary toxicology laboratories, each with similar testing capabilities and an efficient communication system, could become one of the best weapons to help ward off another major pet-food crisis, even helping protect the human food supply against a serious poisoning outbreak.

Pet food commission suggests safety tips for DVMs, manufacturers

December 27, 2007

Washington, D.C. - 12/27/07 - Improved communication between veterinarians and the pet food industry, the development of state feed regulations and the establishment of DVM-patient diet histories can all help improve the safety and monitoring of pet food, according to the National Pet Food Commission (NPFC).

AAVLD releases pet-food survey results, urges improved system to evaluate toxins

November 29, 2007

Reno, Nev. - 11/29/07 - This year's pet-food crisis points to a need for more efficient means of finding, evaluating and halting any future food-supply contamination.


ACVIM forum sets record-breaking attendance, tackles pet food recall

June 11, 2007

Seattle, Wash. - 6/11/07 - The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) 25th Annual Forum set an attendance record even before the hosting of the featured pet food recall panel, scheduled for Saturday, June 9.


May 10, 2007

Check here for updates from Veterinary Economics on the pet food recall


Responding to the recall

May 1, 2007

National Report — As confusion, outcry and updates continue to grow on pace with the pet food recall, several key organized veterinary associations stepped up to help calm the frenzy and restore pet owner sanity.


Hill's takes steps to cope with pet-food recall

May 1, 2007

Topeka, Kan.— Hill's Pet Nutrition dispatched a 250-person team to collect its recalled products after they were snared in the large-scale pet-food contamination crisis from Menu Foods.


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