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    Pet Food Recall: Please Read

    60 million containers of pet food recalled

    Eukanuba, Iams and store brands tied to kidney failure, deaths

    WASHINGTON - A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods said in announcing the North American recall. Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.
    “At this juncture, we’re not 100 percent sure what’s happened,” said Paul Henderson, the company’s president and chief executive officer. However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source, spokeswoman Sarah Tuite said. Wheat gluten is a source of protein.

    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 Dec. 3 and March 6 throughout the U.S., 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 did not immediately provide a full list of brand names and lot numbers covered by the recall, saying they would be posted on its Web site — www.menufoods.com/recall — early Saturday. Consumers with questions can call (866) 463-6738.

    Repeated calls to that number over several hours Friday night got only a busy signal. Attempts to reach a company spokeswoman for an explanation were unsuccessful.

    The company said it manufacturers 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.

    P&G 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, Kan., and Pennsauken, N.J., 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.
    The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration, which already has inspectors in one of the two plants, Henderson said. The FDA was working to nail down brand names covered by the recall, agency spokesman Mike Herndon said.

    Menu Foods is majority owned by the Menu Foods Income Fund, based in Ontario, Canada.
    Henderson said the recall would cost the company the Canadian equivalent of $26 million to $34 million.
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    any more info on this?

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    Thanks for the heads up JS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus3008 View Post
    any more info on this?
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.
    An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods said in announcing the North American recall.
    Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.
    "At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer.
    However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source, spokeswoman Sarah Tuite said. Wheat gluten is a source of protein.
    'Cuts and gravy' food sold in cans, pouches recalled

    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.
    FDA also working to target brands

    The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration, which already has inspectors in one of the two plants, Henderson said. The FDA was working to nail down brand names covered by the recall, agency spokesman Mike Herndon said.
    Menu Foods is majority-owned by the Menu Foods Income Fund, based in Ontario, Canada.
    Henderson said the recall would cost the company the Canadian equivalent of $26 million to $34 million.
    Below are lists of specific brands recalled by Menu Foods, in addition to Proctor & Gamble's recall of certain Iams and Eukanuba products. Menu Brands lists the brands on its Web site, www.menufoods.com, and advises consumers to call 1-866-895-2708 for more information.


    Recalled cat foods:


    Americas Choice; Preferred Pets; Authority; Best Choice; Companion; Compliments; Demoulas Market Basket; Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog; Food Lion; Foodtown; Giant Companion; Good n Meaty; Hannaford; Hill Country Fare; Hy-Vee; Key Food; Laura Lynn; Li'l Red; Loving Meals; Main Choice; Nutriplan; Nutro Max Gourmet Classics; Nutro Natural Choice; Paws; Presidents Choice; Price Chopper; Priority; Save-A-Lot; Schnucks; Sophistacat; Special Kitty; Springfield Pride; Sprout; Total Pet; My True Friend; Wegmans; Western Family; White Rose; and Winn Dixie.


    Recalled dog foods:


    America's Choice; Preferred Pets; Authority; Award; Best Choice; Big Bet; Big Red; Bloom; Bruiser; Cadillac; Companion; Demoulas Market Basket; Fine Feline Cat; Shep Dog; Food Lion; Giant Companion; Great Choice; Hannaford; Hill Country Fare; Hy-Vee; Key Food; Laura Lynn; Loving Meals; Main Choice; Mixables; Nutriplan; Nutro Max; Nutro Natural Choice; Nutro; Ol'Roy; Paws; Pet Essentials; Pet Pride; President's Choice; Price Chopper; Priority; Publix; Roche Bros; Save-A-Lot; Schnucks; Springsfield Pride; Sprout; Stater Bros; Total Pet; My True Friend; Western Family; White Rose; Winn Dixie and Your Pet.
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    How many people on this list of pets feed a Raw diet?

    Lisa- LIRAY Kennels - very new to handguns still researching and will be taking a course in Aug

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    I feed Peewee what I eat.grilled or pan fry in a dab of olive oil chicken pork and beef,he likes salad lightly coated in ranch.I keep dry cat food in a bowl.He wont eat dog food and vet said it was ok.He likes veggies.I do spoil him with a dab of can whipped cream at night.His fav is when I do a T-bone.I cook it medium and cut the majority off for me and he gets the rest.He will chew on that bone for about 2 weeks.

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    If Peewee ever dies , call me I want to take his place at the dinner table...JJ

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    just to let you know, i have been showing, training, grooming dogs for over 30 years and specialize in diet, used to not as much as i used to, and really i am somewhat retired from showing, i think i am going to do some obedience work with my male english cocker, and now getting back to diets, you want to feed a high quility food, and food these days are expensive, now the way you feed you dogs is ok if you follow some rules, make sure you really do not give cooked pork, beef, chicken fine

    thinking about it my grandmother use to cook for what ever dog they had, drove alot of family members crazy.

    get on a list for Raw feeding and learn about it because you can get 40 lbs of chicken legs for like 34 cents a lb at a place that is for whole sale buying and feeding raw is the way alot of people are feeding, some also feed Rabbit, now i used to feed to differnet kinds of Raw, something already set up and then barf that i had to mix up but i know a much easy way just go on the Raw food list and you will get alot of info, my dogs loved the bone from deer, the rib part had some meat on it and just so you knowTHE ONLY TIME TO FEED BONES would be RAw not cooked.

    think about it and check it out, i will start feeding Raw again soon, because of the cost or a high cost type of food no wheat, soy etc, if you would like a list of foods that you would like to try let me know and i will get the list on which onces for you to feed if you do not want to do Raw, and yes only 1 way to feed some cooked people food and i would not go to a regular vet for that, an holistic vet is the type of vet you want to go to, and Regular vet does not have the education about Raw etc like an holistic vet or the people that feed it. Please understand i am not saying not to listen to your vet but like some doctors they are not educated in some things my old vet used to send people to me when it came to diets, unless it was a food that was being sold from the vets office.
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    I understand what you are saying, however euk is fine we used to feed it but changed to fromm Fish and Potato, from does not have the best in it but it working for the dogs, and in past when we have had problems and had to change alot of times we ended up putting the springers back on euk Lamb and Rice,

    again though we have been feed fromm fish and potateo

    we are planning on going back to feeding Raw diet, you should look into it unless you already feed it

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    great info thanks-peewee is so picky,I tried all the top dry and wet foods and he just wont eat them.I want to give him proper diet so that is why I have been doing what I do.Send me any info or where to look.And JJ-I aint gonna hand feed you

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