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URGENT..Pet Food Recall

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.veterinarysecretsrevealed.com

Re: URGENT..Pet Food Recall

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Hello all.

This just hit the news and you should all be aware of it.

P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods’ Nationwide U.S. and Canadian Recall of Specific Canned and Small Foil Pouch ‘Wet’ Cat and Dog Foods
Contact:
Kurt Weingand, D.V.M., Ph.D.
937-264-7676

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Dayton, OH — March 16, 2007 — In response to the recent Menu
Foods, Inc. nationwide recall of wet pet foods, P&G Pet Care has announced a voluntary
recall in the United States and Canada on specific 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 food products manufactured by
Menu Foods Inc. Emporia, Kansas plant with the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed
by the plant code 4197. This voluntary recall is part of a larger product recall by Menu
Foods Inc., a contract manufacturer that makes a small portion of canned and foil pouch
‘wet’ cat foods for Iams and Eukanuba as well as other non-P&G brands. There have been a
small number of reported cases of cats from the US (none in Canada) becoming sick and
developing signs of kidney failure. The signs of kidney failure include loss of appetite,
vomiting, and lethargy. P&G Pet Care has received no case reports involving dogs.

This voluntary product recall involves discontinuation of all retail sales and product
retrieval from consumers. Consumers should stop using the affected products immediately,
and consult with a veterinarian if any symptoms are present in their pet. All Iams and
Eukanuba products carry a 100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a refund for
recalled products. For more information, consumers can contact the company at
1-800-882-1591 or visit www.Iams.com and www.Eukanuba.com for details.

To read can product codes, refer to the bottom of the can. The first four numbers of the
second line of numbers are the date code, and the following four numbers indicate the
plant code. For example, if the second line begins with four numbers from 6339 to 7073
followed by the plant code 4197, then the can should be recalled. For foil pouches, the
code numbers are located at the lower left hand corner on the back of the pouch. The date
and plant codes appear in the third group of numbers, beginning an 11-digit sequence.
See www.Iams.com and www.Eukanuba.com for illustrated details.

P&G Pet Care is taking this proactive step out of an abundance of caution, because the
health and well-being of pets is paramount in the mission of Iams and Eukanuba. Tests of
some affected product have not revealed the cause of sickness, and testing will continue
until a better understanding of the facts has been achieved. 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.

P&G Pet Care has informed the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency on this issue. The company regrets any inconvenience to its consumers
and retail customers.

Recalled Dog Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
2. Authority
3. Award
4. Best Choice
5. Big Bet
6. Big Red
7. Bloom
8. Bruiser
9. Cadillac
10. Companion
11. Demoulas Market Basket
12. Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog
13. Food Lion
14. Giant Companion
15. Great Choice
16. Hannaford
17. Hill Country Fare
18. Hy-Vee
19. Key Food
20. Laura Lynn
21. Loving Meals
22. Main Choice
23. Mixables
24. Nutriplan
25. Nutro Max
26. Nutro Natural Choice
27. Nutro
28. Ol’Roy
29. Paws
30. Pet Essentials
31. Pet Pride
32. Presidents Choice
33. Price Chopper
34. Priority
35. Publix
36. Roche Bros
37. Save-A-Lot
38. Schnucks
39. Springsfield Pride
40. Sprout
41. Stater Bros
42. Total Pet, My True Friend
43. Western Family
44. White Rose
45. Winn Dixie
46. Your Pet

Recalled Cat Product Information

Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
2. Authority
3. Best Choice
4. Companion
5. Compliments
6. Demoulas Market Basket
7. Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog
8. Food Lion
9. Foodtown
10. Giant Companion
11. Good n Meaty
12. Hannaford
13. Hill Country Fare
14. Hy-Vee
15. Key Food
16. Laura Lynn
17. Li’l Red
18. Loving Meals
19. Main Choice
20. Nutriplan
21. Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
22. Nutro Natural Choice
23. Paws
24. Presidents Choice
25. Price Chopper
26. Priority
27. Save-A-Lot
28. Schnucks
29. Sophistacat
30. Special Kitty
31. Springfield Pride
32. Sprout
33. Total Pet, My True Friend
34. Wegmans
35. Western Family
36. White Rose
37. Winn Dixie

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P.S. I suspect that a vitamin/mineral premix has been added in a too high of a level,
such a calcium or Vitamin D.

Yet another reason to make your own food.

It’s Your Pet- Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes

Dr Andrew Jones

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One Response to “URGENT..Pet Food Recall”


  1. Rio Says:
    March 17th, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Hi – my cat has been eating Nutro Natural Choice and is now in kidney failure, which the vet has not been able to figure out the cause for – the onset was sudden and dramatic. This has been a harrowing time. The vet said they need to find out what it was in the food in order treat the failure. I cannot get any information anywhere.

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