Associated Press (AP) is reporting today a recall by a major cat/dog food manufacturer of some 60 million containers of wet pet food. Some sort of food contamination has caused numerous cases of acute kidney failure and death.
Here is the story: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/17/petfood.recall.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories .
The company has published on its web site an information number (1-866-895-2708) about the recall. The company, Menu Foods, produces food sold under many brand names.
Here is – as of today – the cat and dog food brands affected by the recall. Only certain lots of each food from one of two factories are being recalled – as of now:

  1. Check the brands you’ve bought for a match on the lists below.
  2. If you bought a brand on these lists, click it and an Excel workbook will open listing the specific lots. The two key columns are the Buy Date and Description 1.
  3. Check the individual containers of food for a small line of text printed on the package (see image). This will be either the Buy Date, the Lot number or both.
  4. If you find a match, do not use that food! In the US Call 1-866-895-2708.
  5. Watch for further information on this story. Recalls are often expanded in the days and weeks after the initial event.

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�

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

I very seldom talk here about “off topic” topics, but this is important and a minute or two of effort on your part could prevent a horrible tragedy.
I’ve verified this is a real story about a real recall and I implore you to take a moment for the sake of your companions to make sure you do not have food covered by this recall. Please check with any of your cat/dog owning friends who may have not heard about this recall.
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1 Comment

  1. NOBODY IS MENTIONING THAT PURINA MIGHTY DOG CANNED FOOD HAS A RECALL AS WELL. WHY IS IT NOT ON THE LIST???????????????????
    THIS LIST IS NOT FULLY COMPLETE. ALSO MAJOR SUPERMARKETS SUCH AS PUBLIX AND WINN DIXIE CREATE THEIR OWN LABELS AND PLACE THEM ON CANS. HOW DO WE REALLY KNOW WHAT REAL BRAND IS IN THOSE CANS????
    SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS IMMEDIATELY, AS WELL AS ADDING OTHER BRANDS TO THE LIST!!!!!!!!!!

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