Pet Food Recall Summary

Many of you have been barking in to ask about specific recalled products. I've been trying to get each recall on the blog as quickly...

Joy  |  Apr 5th 2007


Many of you have been barking in to ask about specific recalled products. I’ve been trying to get each recall on the blog as quickly as possible but its impossible for even me to remember everything that has been recalled. So here is an excellent recap from The Post Chronicle.

Please note that this list is only current as of April 4th.

Here’s one of the best summaries I’ve seen of the recent recall debacle.

Pet Food Recall: Recent Dog Food and Cat Pet Food Recall Summary 5
By Staff
Apr 4, 2007

Pet Food Recall Summary Update 5: Pet food recalls now have those reposnible in dispute. Dog and Cat foods as well as other types of small animal food have all come under scrutiny. And today (April 4) China denies any kind of involvement while pet owners are making their own pet foods.

In tPC’s ongoing desire to keep you up to date on the very latest, we continue this pet food recall summary. The Post Chronicle takes the recent pet food recall involving both dog and cat pet food products very seriously and has done its best to report the most up-to-date information to its readers, as it is received.

The following information is not new, but rather an opportunity to summarize the information we have reported to date. By providing this summation, we seek to reach those of you who may have missed an article and/or wish to see all the recalls in one reporting.

March 16, 2007

P & G Pet Care announced a voluntary recall for specific Iams and Eukanuba 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch “wet” cat and dog products manufactured by Menu Foods Inc. Emporia, Kansas plant with the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197. There wer also other supermarket brands made my menufoods.

All other canned and small foil wet pouch products produced at other plants are not affected by this issue. Iams and Eukanuba “dry” products are not manufactured at Menu Foods and not affected by this issue. Iams and Eukanuba biscuits, treats and sauces are not affected by this issue.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-882-1591 or visit www.Iams.com and www.Eukanuba.com for details.
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Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. announced a voluntary recall for the following products: Science Diet Kitten Savory Cuts Ocean Fish 3 oz. and 5.5 oz., Science Diet Feline Adult Savory Cuts Beef 5.5 oz., Science Diet Feline Adult Savory Cuts Chicken 5.5 oz., Science Diet Feline Adult Savory Cuts Ocean Fish 5.5 oz. and Science Diet Feline Senior Savory Cuts Chicken 5.5 oz.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or visit www.HillsPet.com for details.
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Nestl Purina PetCare Company voluntarily withdraws its 5.3 oz. Mighty Dog brand pouch products that were produced by Menu Foods, Inc. from December 3, 2006 through March 14, 2007.

The Mighty Dog pouch products and pouches in multi-pack cartons have code dates of 6337 through 7073, followed by the plant code 1798

Importantly, no Mighty Dog canned products, or any other Purina products are affected by Menu’s recall.

Consumers may contact the company by calling 1-800-551-7392.

March 17, 2007

Menu Foods, Inc. based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada is recalling all its “cuts and gravy” style dog and cat food produced in its facility in Emporia, Kansas between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007.

The products are packaged in cans and pouches under numerous brand names and are marketed nationwide by many pet food retailers including Ahold USA Inc., Kroger Company, Safeway, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., and Pet Valu, Inc.

Menu Foods, Inc. has identified the potentially contaminated products on the Internet at www.menufoods.com/recall. The product listing was expanded and updated as of March 23, 2007. Consumers may also contact the company at 1-866-895-2708.

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. recalls Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food from the market. This product is sold in a 4 lb. bag size # 52742 42770 (all lot numbers) and a 10 lb. bag size # 52742 42790 (all lot numbers).

Please check with your veterinarian for an alternative Prescription Diet until m/d Feline dry is reformulated and made available again.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or visit www.HillsPet.com for details.
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March 30, 2007

Nestle Purina PetCare Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes.

The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009” date.

Also, due to a product name change in early 2007, this voluntary recall also covers one item with the same date code labeled as ALPO Prime Entrees in Gravy with Chicken, Rotini Pasta & Vegetables.

No other Purina brand dry pet foods are affected by the recall – including ALPO Prime Cuts dry. In addition, no other Purina dog food products, no Purina cat food products, Purina treat products or Purina Veterinary Diet products are included in this recall.

Consumers may contact the company at www.purina.com or call 1-800-218-5898.

April 1, 2007

A release from Del Monte reveals that the company will voluntarily be recalling select product codes from the its pet treat products sold under the Jerky Treats, Gravy Train Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels brands. Del Monte also supplies select products sold under private label brands.

Consumers may contact the DelMonte at delmonte.com

April 2, 2007

An additional pet food company announced a nationwide recall of dog, cat and ferret pet food treats that might be contaminated with salmonella. This announcement is completely unrelated to the vast recall of melamine-tainted dog and cat food that led to kidney failure in many pets around the country.

Eight in One Inc., a division of United Pet Group Inc., is recalling all packages of Dingo Chick’N Jerky, Dingo Kitty Chicken Jerky and Dingo Ferret Chicken Jerky. The treats are currently sold around the nation at Target, PetSmart and other stores.

Eight in One is asking consumers to throw away unused portions the treats. To obtain a refund, consumers can simply call 888-232-9889.

April 3, 2007

The pet food recall had sparked concerns over whether or not any of the contaminated wheat gluten had made it into human food. The Chinese wheat gluten imported by ChemNutra Inc. went to companies that make pet foods only, Stephen Miller, chief executive officer of the Las Vegas company, told The Associated Press.

April 4, 2007

In its first official statement regarding the Menu Foods pet food recall of cat and dog food, apparently poisoned by tainted wheat gluten purchased from a Chinese firm, Chinese officials are denying blame.

Also, the recent rash of pet food recalls has prompted some dog and cat pet owners to forsake wet and dry food & create their own pet food. Which is not advised.

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All of the products listed above contain wheat gluten, which may contain melamine. Consumers should stop using affected products immediately! We can not reintegrate enough the importance of seeking immediate medical care for your pet if they exhibit any of the following symptomsloss of appetite, lethargy and/or vomiting. These symptoms may be signs of kidney / renal illness, which may be fatal.

Although we hope that this listing will end the need to report on further recalls, rest assured that The Post Chronicle will keep on top of this issue and bring you timely future developments, should they occur.

Consumers may also visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website for additional information at the FDA Web Site.