Monday, March 19, 2007

FDA Pet Food Recall - May Cause Kidney Failure

Clients & Friends -

I was watching the news the other evening when they reported on a nation-wide pet food recall. I then went to the NBC website where I found the following article. At the end of it there is a link to the FDA press release with more specific information.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the recall and I will do my best to help.


Company Recalls 60 Million Cans Of Pet Food

About 10 Animals Have Died

A major manufacturer of dog and cat food is recalling 60 million containers of wet food.

Menu Foods said it has received reports of dogs and cats suffering kidney failure after eating the food. About 10 animals died.

Menu Foods supplies store brands to Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger, PetSmart and other retailers. The recall covers its "cuts and gravy-style" food sold between early December and March. The food comes in cans and small foil pouches. It consists of chunks of meat in gravy.

The company said it is not sure what happened and product testing hasn't revealed a link that would explain the illnesses and deaths.

NBC affiliate KNBC obtained the following list of wet foods being taken off shelves due to the recall:

Sophisticat Authority Award Great Choice Iams Eukanuba Nutro Science Diet Mighty Dog Mixables

For more information, contact Menu Foods at 1-866-463-6738.

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