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Raw Feeding / Re: Hare Today is FDA's next target
« Last post by Middle Child on January 19, 2019, 07:33:51 AM »
I don't know why the link won't appear. When I edit, it's there in it's entirety.

https://www.facebook.com/haretoday/?eid=ARBxmxv_CwvFIjrWZNFnaauArxBeFFsRG4h8IX-iJN_bAZWPcpDXFxVJuPBBI3nCEU7KmvVci8J8QFAZ
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Raw Feeding / Hare Today is FDA's next target
« Last post by Middle Child on January 19, 2019, 07:31:33 AM »
From their FB page.  It's not posted on their website.


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Hare Today
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Dear Valued Customers (please share to bring awareness),

I start this newsletter with a heavy but determined heart. As you may know, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently targeting Raw Pet Food Manufacturers and Poultry products in particular. This is apparent if you visit the FDA’s website on Raw Pet Food, and I encourage each of you to do so in being informed consumers.
I would also suggest that you view the big picture, from all perspectives, and encourage you to review these additional resources, which I believe, help illustrate the most recent recalls and targeting of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers:

https://healthypets.mercola.com/…/fda-targets-raw-pet-food-…

https://www.avma.org/…/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts-fully…

Just a few weeks before Christmas, we had an unannounced inspection by the FDA. During our inspection ten (10), one (1) lb. packages of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow’s Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs was collected, along with ten (10), one (1) lb. packages of the Ground Rabbit/Bones/Organs.

On January 15th we received our full analysis lab report on our Ground/Chicken/Bones/Organs, and it was reported that Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) was detected in one (1) of two (2) composites tested and Salmonella was detected in one (1) of one (1) composite tested. No E. Coli detected in ten (10) of ten (10) subs tested. I did not receive any reporting on our Rabbit, but was informed by the FDA that there was no pathogens discovered.

Let it be noted that the Federal Register regarding Salmonella [9 CFR 310.25(b)(1) Docket No. 04-026N] states that the performance standard by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA (percent positive for Salmonella), which is the Human grade standard for Ground Chicken is 44.6%. This is the baseline standard which guides the testing of Ground Chicken, in this instance. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/…/fea66683-f22a-43d2…/04-026N.pdf…

This fact points to a misleading standard held by the FDA for commercial Raw Pet Foods, which is a higher standard then what is set by USDA-inspected meats (Human grade). In fact, the FDA’s Industry guidance #122 suggests using USDA and FSIS inspected meat/poultry, passed for human consumption, which we did in the instance of our Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs product.

I believe it is important to reference the Federal guidelines which illustrates the baseline standard for Ground Chicken. I agree with the Federal Government taking swift action against products that are unsafe or adulterated, but also that the Federal Government should not take any actions to impose unreasonable regulatory barriers.

It is important to remember that our cats and dogs are carnivores. And as such, they are built to consume raw meats, and they have a much shorter digestive system compared to humans, making them much more tolerant to foodborne pathogens. Of course, it is also important, and part of consumer responsibility, to keep Safe Handling of Raw products a high priority, especially when valuable populations are at hand.

Shortly, I will be issuing our first ever “Voluntary” Recall, which is on our Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs which is identified by the processing date of 12.04.2018 on the back of the product bag. More information to follow. I use quotes around “Voluntary” as I feel as though I was bullied into not being able to disclose all facts which included the Federal Register referenced above, and also the additional resources I provided in this newsletter, which point to the targeting of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers by a certified Veterinarian.

The Raw Pet Food industry needs a public outcry and I believe that the FDA should not be imposing stricter barriers on manufacturers. This experience has been an eye opener for me, and I will continue to advocate for Safe Handling of Raw Meats but also Species Appropriate Diets for our fur babies.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on January 19, 2019, 05:56:36 AM »
Left front paw appears normal. Right paw still at 1 1/2 inch. 

Right hind paw appears normal. Left hind paw still puffy.

Face bump is gone but face still looks a little puffy though I can find no bumps or swellings and she is happy to have any part of her face touched or rubbed.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on January 18, 2019, 07:21:14 PM »
The lump under her right eye from last night has appeared under her left eye tonight. It wasn't there an hour ago. I have no idea if this is a 'normal' progression of lymphatic disease.  I can only trust by her behavior that she feels okay, and really, that's all that matters, right?

I have pictures, will post them over the weekend.  I have pics of her feet at their biggest too but it's hard to tell how big they are.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on January 18, 2019, 06:26:39 PM »
No change in her feet since last post.

What a fun-filled day you are having!  Silly7

HeadButt

yeah lol
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Recalls / Hare-Today - The Latest Witch Hunt Victim
« Last post by Lola on January 18, 2019, 05:51:31 PM »
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Dear Valued Customers (please share to bring awareness),
I start this newsletter with a heavy but determined heart. As you may know, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently targeting Raw Pet Food Manufacturers and Poultry products in particular. This is apparent if you visit the FDA’s website on Raw Pet Food, and I encourage each of you to do so in being informed consumers.
I would also suggest that you view the big picture, from all perspectives, and encourage you to review these additional resources, which I believe, help illustrate the most recent recalls and targeting of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers:




Click on "SEE MORE" in the Hare Today post above to read the entire post.  ^^^^


https://www.facebook.com/haretoday/?hc_ref=ARS6hHKzKAPPiyWmp5dqNpgok08zXyoyfLh2YPAhGS6VjNZ3MG_AYJWL9IWHTqHg6O0&fref=nf&__xts__[0]
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on January 18, 2019, 02:20:30 PM »
What a fun-filled day you are having!  Silly7

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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on January 18, 2019, 12:47:57 PM »
Home for lunch. Jennie's front paws are the same, the left (which was the fattest at 2 full inches yesterday) is just over one inch, and the right remains at 1 1/2 inches.  Her hind paws are very puffy, but I haven't measured them as she doesn't like them touched.  I don't think they hurt her, I think she just doesn't like her rear paws touched. She's like that with nail trims, too.

The lump on her face was very obvious last night, and it was a hard lump, it is not there any more. Visually the right side of her face still seems a bit puffier than the left, but I can't really tell, I think it's all normal.  She has no problem with me stroking her face in any spot.

She did a little song and dance while waiting for her lunch and ate most of it before asking for enhancement. She did stop and ask for a little sprinkle of something to finish.  She can have anything she wants.

Now I must go have my mammogram and ultrasound. ha.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on January 18, 2019, 12:37:50 PM »
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Woodland Girl on January 18, 2019, 05:44:18 AM »
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