Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
A pet product recall occurs when there is reason to believe that the food or item may cause the pet to become ill or injured. A manufacturer or distributor initiates the recall to take the products off of store shelves. In many instances, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will request these recalls.
Reasons for recalling pet food may include discovery of a contaminant, such as Salmonella bacteria, which may make pets and humans sick; mislabeling or misbranding of food; or a product’s potential to cause injury during use.
The FDA keeps an updated list of all pet food recalled since March, 2007. Currently, there are 1107 entries. That’s more than one thousand recalls in 5 years!
Since their launch in February, Dogington Post has alerted readers to each and every new recall of dog food, treats, and products.
“It's almost impossible for consumers to keep up with recalls on a day to day basis - it's practically a full time job!” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post. “That's why we do it for them. We want our readers to have peace of mind, to know that if there's a dog-related recall they need to be aware of, we'll make sure they are.”
The online dog news site reaches over a million dog lovers and concerned dog parents each week. When Dogington Post alerted readers to a recall of Petco’s stainless steel dog bowls because they were shown to emit low levels of radiation, the alert got massive social media attention and was seen by an estimated 2.6 million people.
In addition to publishing recall alerts via http://dogingtonpost.com and through the site’s popular Facebook and Twitter pages, Dogington Post recently launched direct-to-consumer recall alerts.
Each time a new pet-related recall is issued, Dogington Post sends an urgent email alerting all of its subscribers to the details of the recall.
“Our immediate goal is to keep dogs and dog owners safe from faulty products and contaminated foods. Our long-term goal? To force change in the companies that manufacture products and foods for dogs,” said Arnold.
About Dogington Post:
DogingtonPost.com was created for the love of dogs. It promises a forum of informative articles, newsworthy dog stories, health and breed information, and heartwarming videos. The site addresses current issues affecting dogs and their human parents – from serious health concerns to lifestyle issues on feeding, grooming and the overall well-being and mental health of dogs. It is the Internet newspaper, all about dogs.