Recalled Food on Shelves Warns FDA Warns April 2007

 

Recalled Food on Shelves Warns FDA Warns April 2007

April 12, 2007 Recalled Food by the FDA

FDA is advising pet owners that recalled pet food may still be on the shelves in some retail establishments. FDA urges retailers across the country to be vigilant in removing all products associated with the pet food recall, which began on March 16, 2007.

To verify the effectiveness of the recall, FDA has conducted approximately 400 checks of retail stores across the country. Based on the checks, FDA believes most companies have removed the recalled product; however, some have not. FDA will continue to monitor retailers’ efforts to remove these items from the shelves.

“FDA’s priority is to make sure that cats and dogs have safe food to eat, said Stephen Sundlof, D.V.M., director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.” Many of us are pet owners and animal lovers, and we want pet owners to feel assured that we are doing everything we can to make sure that all contaminated food is off the shelves.”

In related news, Menu Foods, Inc., a private label manufacturer based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, expanded its recall on Tuesday, April 10, to cat food not previously subject to the recall. The varieties of cat food in the United States and Canada now being recalled are included in the list at the bottom of this article. A complete list of Menu Foods’ recalled products, including the new items, can be reviewed at www.menufoods.com.

The company acted after receiving information from FDA, which had confirmed test results it received from a laboratory at University of California, Davis. The UC-Davis lab found that canned cat food which had not been included in Menu Food’s earlier recalls tested positive for melamine, a chemical used as a fertilizer and in the manufacture of cutlery and kitchenware.

The company informed FDA that it had shipped wheat gluten purchased from China and contaminated with melamine from its Emporia, Kansas plant to its plant in Streetsville. Some of the products produced with the contaminated wheat gluten also were shipped to the United States. FDA investigators and officials with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency were in the Ontario facility on April 11.

Since March 16, recalls of pet food products, including certain varieties of dog food, have been conducted by Menu Foods, Inc., Hill’s Pet Nutrition, P&G Pet Care, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Del Monte Pet Products, and Sunshine Mills, Inc. Extensive information about the current pet food situation can be found at the FDA Web site, www.fda.gov.

There is now a single list of all recalled pet food located at http://www.fda.gov/ora/fed_state/recalls/Recall.xls which will be updated with any new recall information when announced.

LIST OF NEWLY RECALLED PRODUCTS:

Brand Look For This Date on The Bottom of Can or Back of Pouch Variety Description Can/Pouch Size UPC
Americas Choice, Preferred Pet Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3 oz 54807-59114
Your Pet Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 72036-29026
Your Pet Jan/24/10
Your Pet Nov 06 09 Sliced Variety Pack 3oz Can 3 oz 72036-40013
Pet Pride Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 11110-86264
Pet Pride Jan/24/10
Pet Pride Nov 06 09 Sliced Variety Pack 3oz Can 3 oz 11110-86003
Pet Pride Dec 05 09
Pet Pride Dec 06 09
Pet Pride Jan 23 10
Pet Pride Jan 24 10
Laura Lynn Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3 oz 86854-02407
Laura Lynn Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 86854-02406
Nutriplan Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 41130-06755
Price Chopper Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 41735-12828
Publix Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3 oz 41415-08327
Publix Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 41415-08827
Publix Jan/2/10
Publix Jan/24/10
Stop & Shop Companion Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3 oz 88267-00286
Winn Dixie Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3 oz 21140-19419

Brand Look For This Date on The Bottom of Can or Back of Pouch Variety Description Can/Pouch Size UPC
Nutro Products All Dates Chicken Cacciatore 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-35205
Nutro Products All Dates Orleans Seafood Jambalaya 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-35206
Nutro Products All Dates Beef Ragout 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-35207
Nutro Products All Dates Alaskan Halibut/Rice 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-35221
Nutro Products All Dates Kitten Chicken/Lamb 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-35202
Nutro Products All Dates California Chicken 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30011
Nutro Products All Dates Lamb/Turkey Cutlets 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30014
Nutro Products All Dates Salmon/Whitefish 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30013
Nutro Products All Dates Beef/Egg 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30015
Nutro Products All Dates Turkey/Chicken Liver 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30016
Nutro Products All Dates Seafood/Tomato/Bisque 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30017
Nutro Products All Dates Hunters Stew with Duck 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30018
Nutro Products All Dates Hunters Stew with Venison 3oz Can 3 oz 79105-30019

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