Saturday, March 17, 2007

Another dog food recall

A number of people have come here looking for info on the latest dog food recall. Here's a bit of the most important info:

from Associated Press:
The recall covers the company's "cuts and gravy" style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between December 3 and March 6 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The pet food was sold by stores operated by the Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and PetSmart Inc., among others, Henderson said.

Menu Foods said it makes pet foods for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers. It is also a contract manufacturer for the top branded pet food companies, including Procter & Gamble Co.

Proctor & Gamble announced Friday the recall of specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods but sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. The recalled products bear the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, P&G said.

Menu Foods' three U.S. and one Canadian factory produce more than 1 billion containers of wet pet food a year. The recall covers pet food made at company plants in Emporia, Kansas, and Pennsauken, New Jersey, Henderson said.

Henderson said the company received an undisclosed number of owner complaints of vomiting and kidney failure in dogs and cats after they had been fed its products. It has tested its products but not found a cause for the sickness.

"To date, the tests have not indicated any problems with the product," Henderson said.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Thank you ken-- you can also find a complete list of brands here:
http://www.menufoods.com/recall/

Anonymous said...

As a follow-up - Toronto lawyer Joel Rochon is preparing a class action lawsuit against two pet food companies - Menu Foods and Royal Canin dog food

I advise people with sick pets contact him. The article is listed on CBC.ca

Anonymous said...

As a follow-up - Toronto lawyer Joel Rochon is preparing a class action lawsuit against two pet food companies - Menu Foods and Royal Canin dog food

I advise people with sick pets contact him. The article is listed on CBC.ca