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Old 03-20-2007, 10:37 PM
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I got this in an email from my aunt and so I thought I would share it and pass it on. Just a heads up for dog and cat owners see below.

If your dog or cat has been sick or vomiting then check the brand of food you are feeding them. They are out for recalls. Just a heads up.
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Apparently several dozen brands are implicated. Please see below for more information, and pass it on to any persons responsible for dogs and/or cats who might need this information.

POPULAR DOG, CAT FOOD RECALLED AFTER KIDNEY FAILURE, DEATHS
POSTED: 9:53 a.m. EDT, March 17, 2007

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

--Recall of wet pet food made by Menu Foods for Wal-Mart, Kroger,
PetsMart, others

--Undisclosed number of cats and dogs suffered vomiting, kidney failure;
10 died

--Recall affects specific sizes of Iams and Eukanuba brands of dog, cat
food

--See lists of recalled brands at bottom of story

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 th e 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 pro ducts 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 c at 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'Ro y; 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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My 9 year old lab was having little kinda strokes, he couldn't lift his head off the ground or turn it to one side or another. We took him to the vet several times and it had been to late and he had gone back to normal and was walking around fine. The next time it happened we took him to the vet right away and she said it was a slipped disk but she couldn't see it on X-Rays. We had been feeding him wet dog food occaisonally, for a "treat". Ohhh what a nice "treat" for him Turns out this was one of the symptoms caused by it. Hopefully now that we have stopped giving him the canned dog food he won't have anymore problem.
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i already made a thread about this lol... http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=154888
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