Dog/Cat food recalls

Just an FYI as there are some popular brands listed here:

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/

A Canadian company that produces cat and dog food is recalling over 80 brands. Some pet owners have noted that their cats and dogs have been vomiting and suffered kidney failure.

Ten of the pets have died, and while manufacturer Menu Foods is not sure what happened, but they are saying that the recall is limited to the "cuts and gravy" style foods. 1010WINS says that products all used wheat gluten from a new supplier. Hmm.

Menu Foods sells food to stores like Safeway, Wal-Mart and PetSmart (some of whom sell it under a private label); you can see a list of the products and product codes at Menu Foods' website. It also makes food for Proctor & Gamble, who announced a recall of Iams and Eukanuba canned and foil pouch foods.

Recalled Dog Product Information

Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

Americas 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'Roy
Paws
Pet Essentials
Pet Pride
Presidents 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
Your Pet

Oh no I give my B Iams dry food. Well so far he looks fine but now I'll have to choose another brand..Any suggestions for both wet and dry food? Btw..thanks for the very important info

@luzmery928:

Oh no I give my B Iams dry food. Well so far he looks fine but now I'll have to choose another brand..Any suggestions for both wet and dry food? Btw..thanks for the very important info

here's some info about the iams recal

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.

I must be slow but I don't know what number to look for in the dry foil bag…gues it's best to just throw it away..best to be safe then sorry

Lower left hand corner on back of pouch. Usually the very bottom

thanks..he number is 70174177-I do think this is part of the recall batch..can't believe it I'm just glad this was a new bag and my B didn't eat much of it

Although the plant code dosen't match the last numbers do.

Dry dog food was not recalled, that is why you don't see the same cods…. only wet that is canned or in a foil pouch.... and only the kind that is chunky in gravy... Iams and Euk are not even on the list of ones recalled...

However as I posted on a different thread, I don't use anything with corn in it.. it is just a filler and has no useful properties for dogs... many Basenjis have allergies to corn.... Try a good quality food without corn, Canidea, California Natural are just a couple

yes since the scare we bought valley health food which does not have the by products and other garbage the iams has

I would like to believe that this is not deliberate, but what other explanation could there be?? Even if there is a rat problem at the plant, how could the poison get into the products themselves?

Basenji Mix

@jessi76:

Rat poison…

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2975912&page=1&US=true

OMG!!! These poor suffering loving pets and people who love them! This is an example of how this "world economy" is a mistake. The poison is illegal to use in the United States. So they use it in China and send the products on which the poison was used to the States? I wonder if this product from China has been sent to other countries. Shouldn't there be "global" Food & Drug laws? :mad: If not, this could be the 1st recipe for disaster! How are we going to make sure the food products we buy are not tainted by unsafe agricultural and processing methods off shore? We need some kind of regulated enforcement to test imported food products.

Darn! Now I'm all worked up! :mad: :mad: :mad:

In many parts of the world, rat poison is used in the fields and in the storage facilities to control the rats. It's not so much "world economy", but world politics. The US and Canada have higher standards that much of the world, and the pet food industry is an unregulated industry. That's why, we, as the consumers, should be demanding the same laws and standards for our pets as we do for ourselves.

Any news of if the dog food companies will be paying vet bills? I only heard on the news that they ask consumers to save receipts. They better be paying for this!

Now Alpo wet food is also recalled. I had friends of mine come over this weekend and to show there support, they brought our B some food. Unfortunantly it was nutra so I told them thanks but it's been recalled. They say the food was bought last year for their dog and it was left over. Well won't take a chance with the brand either way. But now this whole Alpo thing too. I worry that the food we're giving our B will be recalled also. Thinking of going for some natural homecooked food until this whole mess is fixed.

@snorky998:

Eukanuba/Iams recall July 30th http://www.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/html/recall_message.html

P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE: PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.
The following dry pet food products are included:
Product Name
Version
"Best-By" Dates
UPC Codes
Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas
All dry sizes and varieties
01Jul10 ? 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Naturally Wild
All dry sizes and varieties
01Jul10 ? 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Pure
All dry sizes and varieties
01Jul10 ? 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin
All dry sizes
01Jul10 ? 01Dec11
All UPC Codes

The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com.
These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.
Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
For further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8823
(Monday ? Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

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