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F.D.A. Bids to Regulate Animal Food, Acting After Recall and Deaths

The Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Friday that would govern the production of pet food and farm animal feed for the first time.

The regulation would help prevent food-borne illness in both animals and people, officials at the agency said, as people can become sick from handling contaminated animal food and from touching pets that have eaten it.

The proposal comes six years after the biggest pet food recall in history, when a Chinese producer contaminated dog and cat food with melamine, a compound used in plastics, causing the deaths of animals across the United States.

Read more: F.D.A. Bids to Regulate Animal Food, Acting After Recall and Deaths – NYTimes.com.

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Nestle Purina recalls some Purina ONE dry dog food

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the “Best By” date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:

Bag Size

“Best By” Date & Production Code*

UPC Code

3.5 lb.

OCT 2014      31071083

17800 12679

*”Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.

NESTLE PURINA PETCARE BEYOND

No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this voluntary recall at this time. No salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product.

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food products with the specific “Best By” Date and Production Code should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

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