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Monday, March 19, 2007

Pet Food Recall

Stacy posted this information in some posts below, about the pet food recall. This info was sent out by the local Humane Society action line newsletter. So far, at least 10 pets have died from eating this tainted food. I haven't heard yet what they believe the source to be. The pets have had their kidneys damaged from the food; those who died had kidney failure.

Do any of you use the recalled brands? Only my dogs get a little bit of canned food with their dry food, and luckily, the kind I feed, Pedigree Lean, wasn't on the list. Dragon, feel free to also repost your post about human food recalls, which was fascinating.

What is so bad about all of this is that there is no way to prepare, or prevent. We are all at the mercy of others in so many respects when it comes to our--and our pets food.

"Many of you have probably heard by now… but several varieties of dog & cat food (specifically “cuts & gravy” style foods in can & pouch varieties) manufactured by Menu Foods have been recalled after several animals became ill and/or died. Menu is the leading North American manufacturer of wet pet food products sold by supermarket retailers, mass merchandise, pet specialty retailers & other resale/wholesale outlets… so this covers NUMEROUS brands."


See full press release here: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Press_Recall_03162007.pdf.


See recalled cat food list here: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_cat.html.


See recalled dog food list here: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_dog.html.

posted by Sandy at 3/19/2007 06:22:00 PM

5 Comments:

Blogger Adrienne said...

They said this morning on the news that the problem is from wheat gluten which is protein filler for can pet food. It can from a plant in Kansas. The wheat was old and had mold in it. The list of brands is long.

Cat food brands:
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Best Choice
Companion
Compliments
Demoulas Market Basket
Eukanuba
Fine Feline Cat
Food Lion
Foodtown
Giant Companion
Hannaford
Hill Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
Laura Lynn
Li'l Red
Loving Meals
Meijer's Main Choice
Nutriplan
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Paws
Pet Pride
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority US
Save-A-Lot
Schnucks
Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
Sophistacat
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Stop & Shop Companion
Tops Companion
Wegmans
Weis Total Pet
Western Family US
White Rose
Winn Dixie

Dog food brands:
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Award
Best Choice
Big Bet
Big Red
Bloom
Wegmans Bruiser
Cadillac
Companion
Demoulas Market Basket
Eukanuba
Food Lion
Giant Companion
Great Choice
Hannaford
Hill Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
Laura Lynn
Loving Meals
Meijers Main Choice
Mighty Dog Pouch
Mixables
Nutriplan
Nutro Max
Nutro Natural Choice
Nutro Ultra
Nutro
Ol'Roy Canada
Ol'Roy US
Paws
Pet Essentials
Pet Pride - Good n Meaty
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority Canada
Priority US
Publix
Roche Brothers
Save-A-Lot
Schnucks
Shep Dog
Springsfield Prize
Sprout
Stater Brothers
Weis Total Pet
Western Family US
White Rose
Winn Dixie
Your Pet

Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

Symptoms your pet is having problems are drinking excess amount of water, urinating more frequently and lethargy. Call your vet immediately if you think your pet might have been infected.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:30:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

My mom sent me an email about a toxic sweetener this morning. This one is bad too.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-03-18-xylitol-sweetener_N.htm?csp=34

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:36:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

But, just remember, it's not ALL varieties of those brand names that are listed. It's only pouch and can foods, not any dry foods. Please go to the web site in Sandy's post and check each brand specifically. It will list all the recalled items by UPC number, description, size of the package, etc.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I checked mine cat food because all Larry will eat now is Kroger Pet Pride pouches. The date on the pouches is several months before the date that is being recalled. Which is good because I stock up and get several boxes at a time. The doggies get Alpo or Kibbles N Bits which were not on the list.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Guinevere said...

Dragon wanted me to share this with all of you since he cannot access the internet at work. Just an FYI!! Since we were out of town, he just found this out today.

As of this past Friday, Kroger has pulled ALL of their Pet Pride, FMV/Kroger, IAMS, Mighty Dog, and Natural Life cans and pouches. NOT JUST THE ONES IN THE INITIAL RECALL. This is NOT something that Menu Foods, the manufacturer, has sent out. This is just what KROGER has decided to do to try to protect their customers. Again, at this point, Kroger is the only store I know for sure that is doing this, and they are doing it ONLY as a precautionary measure. So, if you have ANY cans or pouches of the above listed food, regardless of the codes on the package, you can return it to Kroger for a refund. No one panic though, they are not saying that any of these items above the initial recall ARE contaminated, but they are being safe.

Monday, March 26, 2007 12:38:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.
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