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Raw pet food company issues third recall
FSA said the products could carry a potential risk to humans as well as pets.

Salmonella found in seven batches of food

A raw pet food company has issued its third recall of products in the past month, this time due to the presence of Salmonella in seven batches of food.

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd recalled four batches of its frozen pet food on 30 July, after Listeria monocytogenes had been found in the products.

On 13 August, the company issued another recall of nine batches, owing to the presence of Salmonella.

A third recall issued on Friday (30 August) is withdrawing seven batches of frozen raw beef pet food after Salmonella was found in the products.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the products could carry a potential risk to humans as well as pets. If any of the affected products have been purchased, FSA advises pet owners not to use them, but to return them from the shop where they were bought.

Extra hygiene precautions should always be followed when handling or serving raw pet food.

Affected batches:

Product Pack size Batch code Best before date
Beef 500g 1588 2021-07-10
Beef 500g 1588 2021-07-12
Beef & chicken 500g 15881585 2021-07-12
Beef & heart 500g 15881596 2021-07-10
Beef & tripe 500g 15881590 2021-07-09
Beef & tripe 500g 15881600 2021-07-12
Beef & turkey 500g 15881573 2021-07-12



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Rare chimp birth announced at Edinburgh Zoo

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 The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) welcomed the birth of a critically endangered western chimpanzee on Monday 3 February at Edinburgh Zoo's Budongo Trail.

The baby girl will be named in the coming days through a public vote, and staff will carry out a paternity test during its first health check to determine the father.

Mother Heleen's first infant, Velu, was born in 2014, making this new baby only the second chimpanzee born in Scotland for more than 20 years.

Budongo Trail team leader Donald Gow said: "While we celebrate every birth, this one is particularly special because our new arrival is a critically endangered Western chimpanzee, a rare subspecies of chimpanzee."

Image (c) RZSS/Donald Gow. 

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BEVA offering free membership to vet students

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is offering free membership to veterinary students. As part of a new initiative with the aim of encouraging more veterinary professionals into equine practice.

According to BEVA, less than one in ten veterinary students choose to work in equine practice. The association hopes that this initiative will provide insight into the field and the benefits of a career in equine medicine.

Benefits of membership include:
▪ access to a network of nearly 3,000 members
▪ special student rates to attend BEVA Congress
▪ online access to BEVA's Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) journal
▪ free access to the association's online learning platform
▪ free access to BEVA's practical veterinary apps
▪ exclusive discounts on a range of things from cinema tickets to grocery shopping.

BEVA will be releasing a series of short videos over the next few months from BEVA Council members, explaining what inspired them to work in equine practice.

Image (c) BEVA.