Pet food makers are reporting problems with the pet possumi food they sell, and it’s now being recalled after a test revealed the insects were present.
Pet Food Safety Australia (PFSA) says the company sold pet food made in Australia and the US in August and September.
PFSA said it notified customers in both countries in September, and that’s where the problems began.
“The product was sold in the US as pet food that was certified to meet the US Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Code,” PFSA told ABC News.
Pet Food safety is a top priority for the Australian government, which says it has already conducted a review of all pet food brands and made some changes. “
Pet food products manufactured or supplied to the US market prior to September 1, 2017, are no longer suitable for use as pet foods and should be recalled.”
Pet Food safety is a top priority for the Australian government, which says it has already conducted a review of all pet food brands and made some changes.
However, there are no plans to recall Bentley’s product.
Bentley is a manufacturer of pet food for people and dogs, which is a subsidiary of Petfood Brands, which makes pet food and supplements for people.
Petfood Companies Australia said Bentley was not aware of the problem and was in the process of contacting its Australian distributors.
“Bentley has a long and proud history of providing high quality pet food to pet owners across Australia, and Petfood is committed to continuing to make this a priority,” Petfood companies said in a statement.
“While the Pet Food Industry has worked diligently to address the issue with the company, it’s clear Bentley does not take the concerns of pet owners seriously and does not meet its strict food safety standards.”
Petfood company says it will refund affected customers.
Bentleys spokeswoman Julie Lister told ABC the company had not received a report of an issue.
“We’re very sorry for any concerns this has caused, and we’re currently contacting affected customers to refund them and offer an exchange,” she said.
“All of our products have been thoroughly inspected and are compliant with the latest standards set by the FDA.
The recall comes after Bentley revealed its pet food was contaminated with possums in an August report. “
Any pet food manufactured or sold to the UK, US or Europe since September 1 2017 has to be tested and meets FDA standards.”
The recall comes after Bentley revealed its pet food was contaminated with possums in an August report.
The report revealed a small amount of possum blood had been found in the pet meal, but that the amount was “inaccurate”.
The company also said it had been notified of a number of other foodborne bugs in the product, but those were also not reported to the FDA as foodborne.
Pet products manufactured for humans, dogs, cats, horses and other animals are now banned in Australia.
PetFood Brands Australia said it will make the changes in its products to ensure they meet food safety and pest control standards.
“This includes testing of the product for possum and other pest-control agents to ensure it is safe to use for food, pet food or any other use,” it said in its statement.
PetSafety Australia has contacted Petfoods Australian distributor and Consumer Product Safety Australia about the recall.