Recalls and Alerts: December 9-11, 2021

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Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

Allergy Alert: Bokhary Foods Inc. recalls GODAVARI brand dried apricots (7 oz and 14 oz clear plastic-film bags; distributed in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut through retail stores between 7/10/2021 and 11/24/21; UPC 0 03658 50001 4  & 0 03657 5001 5, respectively) due to undeclared sulphites.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada now has received reports of 79 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in British Columbia (34), Alberta (28), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (11) and Ontario (2). The Ontario cases reported travel to Alberta and British Columbia. Although the source of the outbreak has not yet been confirmed, many of the outbreak victims reported having consumed fresh avocados purchased from grocery stores or served at restaurants before their illness. The avocados were distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Allergy Alert: Belmont Meat Products Ltd. recalls Great Value brand Chicken Burgers (904g / 8 x 113g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2022 JL 27; UPC 6 28915 82529 9) and Belmont Meats brand Chicken Burgers (852g / 6 x 142g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2022 JL 27; UPC 0 60597 38361 0) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Exclusive Candy & Novelty Ltd. recalls multiple Twinkle Baker Décor brand frosting tubes and icing gels due to improperly declared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: La Champignonerie Abitibi (Gallichan, QC) recalls multiple products packed in 250-ml and 500-ml glass jars due to improper processing/packing conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FSA reports that since 2015, there have been almost 900 cases of Salmonella infections linked to the handling of specific frozen mice products used for the feeding of reptiles. The recall listed below is linked to this outbreak investigation. The FSA is instructing reptile owners and others who have a supply of the affected frozen mice to return them to the place of purchase so they can be carefully disposed of. The FSA and partners are also warning people to be extra careful when handling any frozen rodents including mice product and packaging, not just the batches identified, due to the risk of Salmonella from other batches linked to this recall. 

Allergy Alert (France): AGIS recalls AGIS brand Nems au porc / Pork spring rolls (280g; Lot 21/327; Use by 23/12/2021) due to undeclared soy and gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOCOOP brand CHORIZO FORT SANS SEL NITRITE / Strong chorizo, nitrite-free (~1 kg; Lot 121285223; Best before 20/12/2021) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Arche Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Arche Naturkuche brand Funghi Shiitake / Shiitake mushrooms (40g; Lots 31/08/22 & 30/11/22) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): CASEIFICIO PUGLIESE F.lli Radicci S.p.A. recalls SELEX Vivi Bene brand RICOTTA SENZA LATTOSIO / Lactose-free ricotta (250g; Lot #L21307; Best before 18/12/2021) due to excessive lactose levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Chipolata de poulet / Chicken sausages (Lot #211130036 & 211130025; Expiry date 10/12/2021) and Delhaize brand Burger de poulet nature / Chicken burgers (Lot 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Burger de poulet / Chicken burgers (250g; Lots 211130024 & 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Fromage St Nectaire / cheese (220g & 230g; Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier cheese (Lots GF042GFA + GF042GGA; Use by 22/12/2021, 25/12/2021 & 26/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand Choucroute de Champagne-Ardenne à la graisse d’oie / Sauerkraut with goose fat (600g; Lot 21050611; Best before 14/1/2022) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Henglein brand Frische Knöpfle Eierspätzle / Egg dumplings (400g; All lots beginning with 42442; Best before 09/12/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND SARL recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Saucisson sec / Dry sausage (All Best before dates between 31/01/2022 and 27/02/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND SARL recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Saucisse sèche / Dry sausage (All Best before dates between 31/01/2022 and 15/02/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SICA SICODIS recalls SICOLY brand Préparation de fruits à l’abricot / Apricot preserves (360g; Lots 525121/01, 525121/02, 525121/03, 525121/04; Best before 23/03/2023) due to foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SERRANO HERNANDEZ RAFAEL Ferme de la Biscarrere recalls el biscarron brand fromage au pate molle / soft cheese (Lot 27/10/2021-8/12/2021; Best by 08/12/2021) due to Staphylococcus and staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Saint Nectaire AOP laitier cheese (190g; Lot #GF044GFA; Best before dates from 25/12/2021 to 29/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U SAVEURS brand Cantal Entre Deux AOP au Lait cru / Raw milk cheese (220g; Lots 16821443 & 16821452; Use by 07/12/2021 and 12/12/2021, respectively) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA SODIMON Systeme U recalls Normanville lait cru sur paille 23%mg FE / Raw milk cheese on straw, 23% butterfat (Use by dates from 06/11/2021 to 09/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Saint Nectaire AOP laitier cheese (190g; Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): TREO recalls TREO brand TORRONE/NOUGAT MIX (amande, noix, noix de cajou, pistache) / Torrone / nougat mix with almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios (150g; Lot 190921; Best before 30/08/2022) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Fromagère du Livradois recalls Nouaille brand Cantal entre deux au lait cru / raw milk cheese (Various package formats, lot codes and Best before dates) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Fromagère du Livradois recalls Livradois brand Cantal Entre Deux lait cru / raw milk cheese (Intact wheels; Lot 16821; Best before dates between 02/01/2022 and 02/02/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX GOURMET brand Cantal Entre Deux and Gourmet Cantal Entre Deux / raw milk cheese (Lots 16821451 & 16821; Use by 28/11/2021 & 07/12/2021, respectively) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR Classic brand DUO HARICOTS VERTS & FLAGEOLETS / Stringbeans and green beans (720g; Lots 1470 L:U2M281B07 & 1470 L:U2M272A07; Best before 30/09/2025) due to foreign matter (insect larvae) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Beier recalls Bratwurst mit Knoblauch, geräuchert & Bratwurst mit Kümmel / Smoked bratwurst sausage with garlic and Bratwurst sausage with caraway seeds (Produced 22.11.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gut von Holstein recalls Gut von Holstein Weihnachtskäse 60% Fett i.Tr. / Christmas cheese, 60% fat (Lots 12102021T6, 13102021T6, 14102021T6, 20102021T2, 21102021T2, 26102021T3, 27102021T1; Use by 12.03.2022, 13.03.2022, 14.03.2022, 20.03.2022, 21.03.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO ZERBINI GIOVANNI & FIGLI S.N.C recalls SALAME / Salami (420g; Lot #261021; Best before 31/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ENTREMONT ITALIA SRL recalls CF G300 PLATEAU FORM FRANCESI / French cheese (300g; Mulitple lot codes; Best before 4, 5 & 6 January 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Choucroute de Champagne-Ardenne à la graisse d’oie / Sauerkraut with goose fat (600g; Lot 21050611; Best before 14/1/2022) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Chipolata de poulet / Chicken sausages (Lot #211130036 & 211130025; Expiry date 10/12/2021) and Delhaize brand Burger de poulet nature / Chicken burgers (Lot 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Les Fromageries occitanes brand Fromage Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier cheese (220g; Lots GD013GDA, GD013GDY, GD013GF4, GF017GFA, H0027H0A; Use by dates from 24/12/2021 to 31/12/2021, inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Monkfield Nutrition recalls all batches of frozen feeder mice products for feeding reptiles due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (South Africa): The Department of Health is investigating possible food poisoning in Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces, following the deaths of an unspecified number of children who allegedly consumed noodles.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd recalls Cantorel brand ‘Plateau 5 Fromages cheese product (300g; Best before 3 Jan 2022; Product of France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: June 29-30, 2021

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital or print copy to your personal library.

United States

Food Safety Recall (Indiana): Merkley & Sons Packing Co. recalls Ground Beef, 80% Lean (1-lb & 5-lb pkgs; Sold between June 7 and June 24) due to possible E. coli contamination. 

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Manna Pro Products, LLC recalls Flock Party Quack Snacks poultry treats (1.68 pound bags; Best by 12/2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Little Saigon Kitchen Ltd. recalls Little Saigon brand Spring Rolls (454g; No batch codes; UPC 6 10708 02775 1) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall: Lelièvre, Lelièvre & Lemoignan ltée. recalls Homards cuits / Cooked lobsters (30 lb; Batch code 172-21; Packed on date 21 juin 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Le restaurant chez Papa recalls CHILI GARLIC SAUCE (Sold up to and including 28 June 2021) due to lack of mandatory label instruction to keep the product refrigerated.

Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie Acadia recalls multiple baked goods that were manufactured and packaged under conditions that could render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Finland): One hundred or more children in Finland have been infected with Salmonella in an outbreak that appears to be associated with their attendance at various day care facilities. Authorities have ruled out local drinking water or swimming water as the source of the outbreak.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Momento recalls Momento brand Tiramisu Speculoos and Tiramisu Oreo Crumble (110g; Expiration date 09/12/2021) due to undeclared wheat and soya and undeclared soya, respectively.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Nouilles Royales / noodles (350g; Lot #215168 B912; Use by 10/07/2021) due to undeclared wheat, eggs, shellfish, soy and anchovies.

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium) Biofresh Belgium recalls Happy Mrs Jersey brand “Nuts about Pistache” crème glacée bio / Pistachio organic ice cream (480 ml; Lots 01/2023 04121 and L04121 03/2023) due to undeclared nuts and cashews.

Allergy Alert (France): CJV DISTRIBUTION recalls LA Glace brand CREME GLACÉE CHOCOLAT NOIR / Dark chocolate ice cream (600g; Pack date 20.04.2021; Use by 16/10/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Certain bakery products are recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites and cereals containing gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): EatHappy ToGo Österreich GmbH recalls Poké Bowl Lachs / Salmon Poké Bowl (Use by 23.06.2021) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Rømer Vegan recalls Rømer Vegan Nuggets Økologisk / Organic vegan nuggets (250g; Best before 19/07/2021, 21/07/2021, 26/07/2021) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Oy Pågen Ab recalls Wheat buns filled with Pågen Vanillas (Best before June 29-July 7, 2021) due to possible premature spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Atria Suomi Oy recalls Sibylla Mayo Valkosipuli / Garlic Mayonnaise (280 ml; Best before 12.10.2021) due to possible premature spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (France): SICA VIANDES PAYS recalls Le Fleuron brand JAMBON SUPERIEUR AC X 2 / Superior ham (2 slices/pkg; Lot #51173012; Use by 27/07/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Essen AlHasnaA recalls Essen AlHasnaA brand Premium Class – Roter Wassermelonenkerne / Red Watermelon Seeds (300g; Best before 31.12.2022; Product of Lebanon) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Government orders recall of Shirin brand Rose Leaf Tea (40g; Best before 20.12.2022; Product of Iran) due to foreign matter contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Unilever Israel recalls French vanilla cremeissimo / Ice cream (1.33L; Use by 12/10/22 and 13/10/22) due to foreign matter (plastic particles) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Gluten Free Holdings Ltd recalls Pavillion brand Beef and Gravy Pies (360g; Best before 16AUG22) due to undeclared milk.

SportMix pet foods contained massive amounts of aflatoxin

Multiple samples of SportMix pet foods, manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., contained in excess of 400 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin, according to information contained in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inspectional Observations report (Form 483) dated 5 February 2021.

The FDA’s action level for aflatoxin in pet food is 20 ppb.

The contaminated pet foods, which were manufactured in Midwestern’s Chickasha (Oklahoma) production facility, were part of a major pet food recall announced by the company on December 30, 2020. The scope of the recall was expanded on January 11, 2021.

The recalled products had been sold nationwide across the USA and exported to 35 countries around the world.

The backstory

In December 2020, the FDA was informed of at least 28 dogs that had died and an additional eight that became ill after they were fed a SportMix pet food product.

As of January 21, 2021, the number of affected animals had reached 110 dead companion animals and an additional more than 210 sick pets. All of the deaths and illnesses were associated with a Midwestern Pet Foods dry pet food.

According to a spokesperson for the FDA, most of case reports involve dogs. The agency has received a few reports of cats who have been sickened by the contaminated pet food.

On December 31, 2021, the FDA initiated an investigation of Midwestern’s Chickasha facility. The inspection was completed on February 5, 2021.

The results of the investigation

The FDA and various state departments of agriculture tested numerous samples of Midwestern’s dry pet food products with the following results:

  • The Missouri Department of Agriculture tested eight samples from Lot Code 03032205L38162, including both SportMix Premium High Energy dog food and SportMix Original Recipe cat food. Total aflatoxin concentrations in these retail samples ranged from 483 ppb to 558 ppb.
  • The Office of the Texas State Chemist tested seven samples of Sportmix Premium Energy Plus dog food (Lot Code 03032205L3B164), which contained 395 ppb of total aflatoxin, and SportMix Original Recipe cat food (Lot Code 04292205L3B163), which contained 125 ppb. All seven samples contained levels of aflatoxin above the acceptable level.
  • The FDA tested retail samples of SportMix Premium High Energy dog food and SportMix Original Recipe cat food (Lot Code 04292205). The agency lab found 27.2 ppb of aflatoxin in a 31-lb bag of cat food and 21.5 ppb in a 15-lb bag of cat food.
  • While the FDA investigation was in progress, Midwestern arranged for a third-party lab to test retained samples of several pet food products that already had been distributed. The lab reported four positive test results: SportMix Energy Plus 24/20 (40.2 ppb), SportMix Stamina 24/18 (135.32 ppb), SportMix High Energy 26/18 (324.10 ppb) and SportMix Original Cat 30/10 (428.04 ppb).
  • The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) collected retail samples of three Midwestern pet food products. Two of the products were negative (less than 1 ppb) for aflatoxin. A sample of Sports Trail (Expiry date 03/08/22/05) contained 83.3 ppb aflatoxin. This information was supplied to eFoodAlert by the KDA in response to an Open Record Request.
  • The New Mexico Department of Agriculture collected and analyzed twelve samples, according to a spokesperson for the agency. A single sample of Sportmix Original Cat Food  (Lot: EXP 04/29/22/05/L3/B167 14:21) was found to contain 46 ppb aflatoxin.

How did this happen?

Although the company performed on-site sample collection and analysis for aflatoxin on incoming shipments of corn, its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), dated 8/17/18, for preparing samples for analysis was not correct, producing inaccurate test results.

The SOP was amended, effective 8/25/20, when a new test system was implemented.

In other words, for two years, the Chickasha production plant was underestimating the possible presence of aflatoxin in its incoming corn—the primary ingredient in many of its pet food products.

In addition to the aflatoxin issue, the FDA inspectors also noted that the company did not have an effective control in place to minimize or prevent the risk of Salmonella in its pet foods, nor did it control for two other mycotoxins, namely, fumonisin and vomitoxin.

Finally, after changing its aflatoxin testing system in August 2020, the company did not reanalyze its Food Safety Plan to reflect the change to its testing system or to include the required sample collection, preparation and testing protocol to be used.

Why is aflatoxin contamination a concern?

Aflatoxin is produced when the mold, Aspergillus flavus, grows on corn.

Dogs and cats are extremely sensitive to this toxin. When aflatoxin is consumed at low levels over a period of time, it can cause anorexia, depression, prostration, liver damage, hemorrhages, and other symptoms. At higher concentrations, it is lethal.

For dogs, a lethal dose of aflatoxin is 0.5-1.0 mg per kg of body weight, and 60µg per kg can be a toxic (even though nonlethal) dose.

Acute—deadly—poisoning has been documented in the past in dogs that had consumed commercial dry pet food contaminated with as little as 80-300 ppb aflatoxin.

The effects of aflatoxin poisoning on the system are cumulative, according to the FDA.

The victims

At least three lawsuits have been filed since pet owners became aware of the Midwestern aflatoxin contamination. Here are just a few of the stories, extracted from the formal Class Action Complaints:

  • Plaintiff Williams (Georgia) fed SportMix premium High Energy to his three American Pitbull Terriers, Jamaica, Red and Dozer. He had purchased the food in December 2020. All three dogs experienced sluggishness and gastrointestinal issues after consuming the food. Two of the dogs—Jamaica and Red—died suddenly and unexpectedly. Jamaica had given birth to a litter of eight puppies shortly after Christmas. All eight puppies also died. Dozer was the only survivor.
  • Plaintiff Woodall (North Carolina) purchased Sportmix Energy Plus in November or December 2020 and fed it to his previously healthy dog. Billy experienced loss of appetite, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and growths on his intestines and anus. He was ultimately euthanized in early January 2021.
  • Plaintiff Griffin (Texas) purchased Sportmix Energy Plus in December 2020 and fed it to her rottweiler, Bishop. The dog experienced skin issues, gastrointestinal problems and testicular swelling. He was treated by a veterinarian (including neutering to address the swelling) and survived, but still experiences symptoms.
  • Plaintiff Romero fed SportMix pet food to her two dogs on Christmas Day, 2020, after which both dogs became seriously ill and were euthanized.
  • Plaintiff Starnes fed SportMix to his dogs, three of which died after becoming suddenly ill and appearing jaundiced.
  • Plaintiff Lill’s two dogs became ill after consuming SportMix. One dog began vomiting after being fed, and Lill switched to another food for that dog, who recovered. The other dog continued to eat SportMix, became jaundiced, had diarrhea, and died on December 20, 2020 on the way to the veterinarians office.

What pet owners should know, according to the FDA

There is no evidence to suggest that pet owners who handle products containing aflatoxins are at risk of aflatoxin poisoning. However, pet owners should always wash their hands after handling pet food and treats.

If your pet is showing signs of aflatoxin poisoning such as sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums or skin due to liver damage), unexplained bruising or bleeding, and/or diarrhea, contact a veterinarian immediately. If your pet passes away prior to seeing a veterinarian and you suspect possible aflatoxin exposure, contact your veterinarian to discuss whether an autopsy (necropsy) may be appropriate to determine the cause of death. 

Provide a full diet history to your veterinarian, including what food or pet treats, you (or other household members) give the pet, and what other food or items the pet might have been exposed to. You may find it helpful to take a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number and best-by date. If your veterinarian suspects the food is the source of aflatoxins, having the lot code and best-by date helps FDA identify exactly when the contamination occurred and what other products might also be affected. This can help prevent other pets from getting sick. Don’t feed the products to your pets or any other animals. 

Pet owners can report suspected illness to FDA electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. It’s most helpful if you work with your veterinarian to submit a pet’s medical records as part of the report. For an explanation of the information and level of detail that would be helpful to include in a complaint to FDA, please see How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.

It’s also helpful if you save the food in its original package, in case it’s needed for testing. If testing is not needed, contact the company listed on the package for further instructions or throw the products away in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them. 

If your pet is otherwise healthy, but you are still concerned about potential aflatoxin contamination in your pet’s food, it’s best to consult with your veterinarian before making changes to your pet’s diet, especially if your pet has other health conditions that require a specialized or restricted or diet.