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Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Pet Food Recall Expands... Again.

As the trail of wheat gluten continues to be followed, I am sure that there is a great possibility that we will continue to see more recalled products surface.

Today, Sunshine Mills has added their dog biscuit products to the recall list.

Evidently, a "boat load" of wheat gluten has been shipped to the United States. Who knows, there could have been two boats full. While it hasn't happened yet, I'm anticipating the recall to surface somewhere in the human food market.

This idea doesn't sound so far fetched today as it did even a week ago.

At this point, my recommendation for everyone would be to read your ingredient labels.

I've always recommended that pets not be fed products with wheat, dairy products or by-products, or anything with dyes. The reasoning behind this recommendation was to reduce the incidence of allergies in our pets. Not because the foodstuffs were inherently bad. Anyway, everyone I personally know should be okay if they were following the recommendations.

For those who are looking for pet foods, treats, or biscuits that have been recalled, your best resource is at the FDA Recall web page. They have every product listed that has been recalled. There are also associated links that will give you the product codes, lot numbers, and dates.

Below I have copied and pasted the contents on that web page, however you should go there so you can follow the links.

Pet Food Recall

Topics on this Page

News Updates
What Pet Foods Have Been Recalled?
Other Companies Voluntarily Withdrawing Products
How Do I Report a Pet Food Complaint?

On March 16, Menu Foods, Inc. recalled dog and cat foods produced at two of its facilities between Dec. 3, 2006, and March 6, 2007, and sold under a number of different brand names. Several other companies also have voluntarily withdrawn products from the market. See the links below for complete listings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Menu Foods Pet Food Recall
News Updates
Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Branded and Private Label Branded Dog Biscuits (April 5, 2007)
ChemNutra Announces Nationwide Wheat Gluten Recall (April 3, 2007)
What Pet Foods Have Been Recalled?
Menu Foods Recalled Products

Dog Food Recalls
Cat Food Recalls

Menu Foods Initiates Market Withdrawal of All Varieties of Recalled Wet Pet Food to Ensure Consumer Protection (March 24, 2007)
Other Companies Voluntarily Withdrawing Products
Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Branded and Private Label Branded Dog Biscuits (April 5, 2007)
ChemNutra Announces Nationwide Wheat Gluten Recall (April 3, 2007)
Del Monte Pet Products
Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products (March 31, 2007)
Hills Pet Nutrition
Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry Food (FDA Press Release, March 30, 2007)
Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Select Science Diet Savory Cuts Cat Food (March 17, 2007)
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Alpo® Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food (March 30, 2007)
Mighty Dog® 5.3 Ounce Pouch Products (March 16, 2007)

How Do I Report a Pet Food Complaint?

Please contact your Consumer Complaint Coordinator

Page last updated April 5, 2007

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Anonymous wolfbaby said...

ouch this just keeps getting worse dosn't it

April 06, 2007 8:57 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

my dog has eaten some of the newly added recalled food (eukanuba lot added yesterday). She has a high fever, 106, and is having liver function problems. has anyone heard of liver issues associated with the recall?

April 06, 2007 12:55 PM  
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April 09, 2007 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cat food recall is a tragedy. So far the FDA has received reports of 1,950 cat deaths. This is a lot of dead cats, and the companies that sold this food should be punished.

May 11, 2007 11:02 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Big Bad bobcat...

Those are anecdotal reports. We should be looking for laboratory confirmed cases to get our official numbers.


For what reason should these companies be punished?

Should they be punished for trying to buy the highest protein product that they could?

Should they be punished for being dupped by inscrupulous overseas suppliers?

Do not all of us trust the labels that we read on our products on a daily basis?

Do you believe that everyone who has been scammed should be punished?

Isn't the fact that you were cheated punishment enough?

I believe that the cost of recovery from this disaster is going to be punishment enough.

Additionally, those who were unscrupulous, mislabeled, and misrepresented the products are the ones who should be punished.

Not the consumer.


May 12, 2007 1:59 PM  

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