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    any cat and dog owners, beware of recalls of canned petfoods

    Pet Deaths Prompt Recall of Pet Food

    By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer
    Fri Mar 16, 6:33 PM ET



    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 Company, 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 — http://www.menufoods.com/recall — early Saturday. Consumers with questions can call (866) 463-6738.

    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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    This is one of the most significant pet food recalls ever. It looks like Menu Foods makes the pet food for everyone else. They're recalling 48 brands of dog food, and 40 brands of cat food.

    There has been 10 known deaths attributed to the tainted food, but that known number will undoubtedly climb as the source of the problem is recognized by vets and pet owners. There isn't even a good guess as to how many pets are now suffering kidney failure.

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    Just in case anyone doesn't understand the gravity of the situation, the following pet food brands have a recall going on because pets eating it are dying and/or suffering kidney damage.

    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. Eukanuba
    13. Food Lion
    14. Giant Companion
    15. Great Choice
    16. Hannaford
    17. Hill Country Fare
    18. Hy-Vee
    19. Iams
    20. Laura Lynn
    21. Loving Meals
    22. Meijers Main Choice
    23. Mighty Dog Pouch
    24. Mixables
    25. Nutriplan
    26. Nutro Max
    27. Nutro Natural Choice
    28. Nutro Ultra
    29. Nutro
    30. Ol'Roy Canada
    31. Ol'Roy US
    32. Paws
    33. Pet Essentials
    34. Pet Pride - Good n Meaty
    35. Presidents Choice
    36. Price Chopper
    37. Priority
    38. Publix
    39. Roche Bros
    40. Save-A-Lot
    41. Schnucks
    42. Shep Dog
    43. Springsfield Prize
    44. Sprout
    45. Stater Bros
    46. Total Pet
    47. Western Family
    48. White Rose
    49. Winn Dixie
    50. 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. Eukanuba
    8. Fine Feline Cat
    9. Food Lion
    10. Foodtown
    11. Giant Companion
    12. Hannaford
    13. Hill Country Fare
    14. Hy-Vee
    15. Iams
    16. Laura Lynn
    17. Li'l Red
    18. Loving Meals
    19. Meijer's Main Choice
    20. Nutriplan
    21. Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
    22. Nutro Natural Choice
    23. Paws
    24. Pet Pride
    25. Presidents Choice
    26. Price Chopper
    27. Priority
    28. Save-A-Lot
    29. Schnucks
    30. Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
    31. Sophistacat
    32. Special Kitty Canada
    33. Special Kitty US
    34. Springfield Prize
    35. Sprout
    36. Total Pet
    37. Wegmans
    38. Western Family
    39. White Rose
    40. Winn Dixie

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    This is Horrible!!!!!!!!

    I am so angry that I am going to refrain from making any more comments at this time.

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    I'm lucky that the foods I buy for the cats aren't on the list.

    About three years ago, my dog died of kidney failure. We never could determine the reason for it. There weren't any recalls or anything, but the pet food never entered into my mind. It was expensive treatment. And a horrible death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senecaripple
    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....
    I hear ya Radio
    it takes 10+ deaths of family pets before they declare an emergency?
    that seems...

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    10 deaths out of how many pets? Thousands, tens of thousands? We would need to know how many pets ate the food, and how many "normally" die of kidney failure from that population before we draw conclusions as to causality.

    Now, let me add that my last cat died of kidney failure, and I cried like a goofball for 3 days, so I'm not unsympathetic. More data is needed, tho, and right now its lacking.

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    I bought some eukanuba senior dog food last year for my late chihuahua who passed away last september. are these canned foods part of the recall? I looked at the codes they dont seem to match. but cant really tell.
    I have science diet for my other dog.that I believe is not part of the recall.

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    What kind of unmerited actions are you cautioning us against, PN? Are you advocating that we shouldn't heed a recall that the manufacturer is willing to loose an estimated 26 to 34 million on, and continue feeding our pets this suspected "poison" until we have clear-cut causality proof?

    Senecarriple, the information on Eukanuba's part of the recall is on this Eukanuba page.

    If what I've read is correct, the only foods involved are pouched or canned wet foods of the "cuts and gravy" form.

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    We heard about the recall yesterday morning; we have two kitty cats that eat Iams in both cans & pouches. So we bagged up all of the unused food (seven very full plastic shopping bags full), threw away the food I fed them just a short time earlier, and temporarily switched to Fancy Feast brand canned cat food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empath
    What kind of unmerited actions are you cautioning us against, PN? Are you advocating that we shouldn't heed a recall that the manufacturer is willing to loose an estimated 26 to 34 million on, and continue feeding our pets this suspected "poison" until we have clear-cut causality proof?

    Senecarriple, the information on Eukanuba's part of the recall is on this Eukanuba page.

    If what I've read is correct, the only foods involved are pouched or canned wet foods of the "cuts and gravy" form.
    i'm looking at the cans and pouches of eukanuba's i have. it appears i have them from the same factory in kansas, but these pouches and cans i posess predates the cans and pouches in question.

    my numbers begin with 5194 and the factory is 4197 the affected factory.
    i'm not taking any chances with any of these brands, and i never meant not to heed the advice. i just wanted to doublecheck if the cans and pouches i had were affected. your website confirms that mine wasnt. and i was feeding them to my other dog last summer until she passed away last september. i never fed eukanuba to my current dog, as he is still a puppy.
    these eukanuba are senior.
    i'm feeding him science diet canned food, which is not on the list.

    sorry, but i'm not sure what "PN" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senecaripple
    sorry, but i'm not sure what "PN" means.
    PN means powernoodle. I was responding to his post. I could tell he was objecting to something, but I couldn't tell what, or why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empath
    PN means powernoodle. I was responding to his post. I could tell he was objecting to something, but I couldn't tell what, or why.

    oh, for a moment, i thought you were referring to me.
    thanks for the eukanuba link. the cans i was feeding my dog was ok. but to be safe, i will not be feeding this to my puppy.

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    Sounds more like a reaction. A response would have included understand his post and proceeding from there.

    I am guessing, since it's the same thing I thought of, that he is talking about how many cases justify the recall itself. As stated, they currently have no idea what the problem is. And if I might add a little anecdotal observation... I have seen dogs and cats eat some MIGHTY nasty spoiled, rotten, decomposing, etc "food" and trot around happily.


    Quote Originally Posted by Empath
    PN means powernoodle. I was responding to his post. I could tell he was objecting to something, but I couldn't tell what, or why.
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    Senecaripple, Empath, thanks for bringing this to our attention, my dog eats Eukanaba and nothing has been mentioned here. What is even more worrying is that pensioners have been known to eat dog food, these symptons would probably go unnoticed and I doubt it is a std question 'have you had dog food recently?'

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    FWIW, I feed my cat Innova Evo canned cat food, made by Natura Pet Products - it's really good food. If you can't find that, I'd recommend Wellness brand too. They're both made with human-grade ingredients that are USDA inspected and approved (not the lower standards), and neither are affected by this recall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen C
    Senecaripple, Empath, thanks for bringing this to our attention, my dog eats Eukanaba and nothing has been mentioned here. What is even more worrying is that pensioners have been known to eat dog food, these symptons would probably go unnoticed and I doubt it is a std question 'have you had dog food recently?'
    if its canned wet food you might want to check the link empath provided. if its the crunchy you are ok.
    i am ok with the dog food, now i need to check on the cat food. science diet cat food is affected by this recall.

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    My work involves toxin testing at an animal disease laboratory. I'm expecting a bunch of calls tomorrow about possible tests. The only thing I run into regularly that definitively causes kidney failure is ethylene glycol (antifreeze). I think it's very unlikely that this is the problem. There are also some mycotoxins, which are produced by certain molds sometimes found on grains, that may cause kidney problems with long-term exposure. This is a more likely cause, but one that would be more difficult to prove. I think powernoodle is right about not jumping to conclusions until there's been more study.

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    Ten deaths have been reported.

    Given the 40+ brand names, and the people who simply don't know what happened to their pets, I's safe to assume the number of pet deaths is far, far higher.

    Remember, the spin doctors are doing damage control, and only reporting the absolute minimum number of deaths: cases where the food was PROVEN to have killed the poor pets.

    Likely the number of actual deaths is in the hundreds for certain, and possibly in the thousands. The recall is enormous is scope.

    This has been all over the cat boards I read (this was taken from a Usenet posting):

    'This 15-page PDF file lists every specific recalled food of each brand
    including description, best by & production dates, product & UPC codes.

    http://www.jmlamoreux.com/message/total.pdf

    The information was collated by the owner of a CRF (Chronic renal failure) website'.

    I'm sure glad I feed my cat dry food!

    So the manufacturer saved a few cents, or one cent (or less?) per can of food, and look what has happened.

    While I've never been a proponent of lawsuits, this screams out for a HUGE class action suit, with massive fines for the manufacturer, and the supplier of the bad ingredient(s). I hope it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog
    Sounds more like a reaction.
    A reaction instead of a response? Maybe so... I did seem to be sneezing and itching too.

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    Please don't get me wrong - I love my pet and know others lover theirs, too, but sometimes these things get way out of control. Let's check things carefully and not waste time and money by panicking or worse, miss products that should be handled in the recall either.

    These products are being recalled but be careful not to over-react. It sounds obvious but you probably don't have to throw out everything, just check carefully. There is an "FDA News" listing on the government web site with a link to Menu Foods site or you can just go to www.menufoods.com/recall and find the recall lists. They are under the section labelled, "Product Information."

    The lists are sorted by cat food and dog food and then by brand. Check each brand you might have purchased. The recall list has UPC's for the products. Each package should have the UPC on it -- it's the number is by the barcode. If you find a match to the UPC number or to other product description, check the list for the date or other product information to be sure the pet food you have is either safe or should be returned as part of the recall. The recall list on Menu Foods site should tell you where on the pet food package to find the information you need to check.

    Why do I mention this? I've been asked about it several times in the past two days and I have virtually nothing to do with pet foods. People just do not understand that there is apparently no dry pet foods in the recall or that only specific types of canned or pouch pet food concerned. Certainly check to be sure whether the products you have are safe or need to be returned, but don't feel that you have to throw out everything in the brands listed.
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    It sounds obvious but you probably don't have to throw out everything, just check carefully.
    Our cats eat dry food mostly, plus they have developed a taste for tuna.

    I did have some pouch food from Iams, that was old, but came from the factory designated as 4197. I threw those pouches out without hesitation.

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    What I really find funny in all this is that the same mfg that makes wal-mart brand makes eukanuba (sp?) as well. Sort of opposite ends of the spectrum...
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    Apparently the 10 "confirmed" deaths are only those that died from tests conducted by the manufacturer after receiving complaints.

    On a conference call with reporters, a Food and Drug Administration official said the confirmed deaths--nine cats and one dog who suffered renal failure--resulted from taste tests that the manufacturer, Menu Foods Income Fund, conducted after receiving complaints from consumers.
    That's taken from this news article.

    I've a feeling much more revealing articles are forthcoming.


    In that case, the true number of pets that have died from the food is likely huge.

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    I was really PO'ed about this at first -- there was no information available at all regarding cause of death so far -- but as far as I can see there doesn't seem to be anything obviously wrong with the food.

    The good news is that this isn't an obvious and stupid f***-up (yet).

    The bad news is that new brands are probably going to be added to the list for a while in response to vet reports, so this will probably keep growing for another week or two.

    It wouldn't hurt to keep all your pets on a simple diet for a while. If they live on canned food, maybe mix that up with some dry food "just in case". My dogs live on an 80/20 mix of dry food and whatever we're having for dinner tonight [EDIT -- no onions, raisins etc...], so hopefully that will still be OK a week from now. Good luck to all pet owners out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog
    What I really find funny in all this is that the same mfg that makes wal-mart brand makes eukanuba (sp?) as well. Sort of opposite ends of the spectrum...
    lol that is what cought my eye too let's see 49 cent's from wall-mart or 1.49$ from iam's eukanuba ect anyway's besides the funny you don't alway's get what you pay for, I am glad I don't feed my cat's or dog's canned wet food cat's and adult dog's are on wallmart's brand dry food and the puppy is on purina large breed puppy depending on his activity level we might keep him on purina or similar for life although the wallmart stuff kept my previous lapXgolden alive and well for near 15 year's and he was pretty active

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    Thanks for posting this guys - I got the word out to all of my friends who have pets. Thanks again. I really appreciate the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_LED_Museum
    We heard about the recall yesterday morning; we have two kitty cats that eat Iams in both cans & pouches. So we bagged up all of the unused food (seven very full plastic shopping bags full), threw away the food I fed them just a short time earlier, and temporarily switched to Fancy Feast brand canned cat food.
    Not to scare, but there is no guarantee that Fancy Feast may not be added to the "tainted" list at some later time, as more reports roll in? Does this Menu Foods make any Fancy Feast wet product?

    In any case, often it is quite upsetting to a cats intestinal tract to switch cold turkey over to a different type of wet cat food. I would suggest switching to a kibble - if even only temporarily while this pans out - which won't upset the cat's intestinal tract as much. The other upside to kibble is you don't have to worry about the recall expanding, and it's better for their teeth.

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    stupid cat food.why dont they get this fixed.i have iams food to and. im not sure its dry food and i have some in pouches
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    I did hear a news report this morning that the latest estimate is that 1 in 6 animals are affected. That was pretty much the wording. Now, what I would like to know is do they mean that 1 in 6 animals that ate these contaminated foods are having medical problems? Or was that just that 1 in 6 animals in North America use these brands of foods? Or something else? That is very vague, but very worrisome wording of the statement.

    And as for other brands being added later,,, I would think not. I would think that they have listed every brand that is produced by this manufacturer with those ingredients.

    Now, even though we feed our animals all dry food, is there a chance that the gluten is used in those also? I would hope they would let us know if that were the case.


    And lastly,,, The wife talked this morning about how this would make a perfect test run of how to contaminate food in the US. Cereal, oatmeal, anything that takes an addative could be intentionally tampered with. I hate that thought.
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