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Food Recalls-Updated: 3/19/2016

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Vicki, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Drs. Fosters & Smith Products Recalled Due to Rice Protein
    Another pet food maker — Drs. Fosters & Smith — is issuing a recall due to the use of Wilbur-Ellis rice protein (scroll down their page to view the notice).

    The recalled products are:

    Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Dry Lite Dog Food
    Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Dry Lite Cat Food
    Oddly, the manufacturer says they received the recall advice today from Wilbur-Ellis, not last week as we have heard.

    Rice protein concentrate has been indicated as a possible source of melamine recently found in pet food products. As a precautionary measure Wilbur-Ellis company, the supplier of rice protein concentrate, is voluntarily recalling all lots of rice protein concentrate. We received notification from the manufacturer today, April 25, 2007, suggesting we issue a precautionary recall.

    Full recall notice after the jump.

    (Thanks Patti)


    Precautionary Rice Protein Recall: Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Dry Lite Dog and Adult Dry Lite Cat Food

    Rice protein concentrate has been indicated as a possible source of melamine recently found in pet food products. As a precautionary measure Wilbur-Ellis company, the supplier of rice protein concentrate, is voluntarily recalling all lots of rice protein concentrate. We received notification from the manufacturer today, April 25, 2007, suggesting we issue a precautionary recall.

    Two of our products: Adult Lite Dry Dog (Item #’s 14178, 14179, 14180, 14262, 1426:relievedface: and Adult Lite Dry Cat foods (Item #’s 12855, 12856, 13864, 13865) contain rice protein concentrate. Only the Adult Lite Dry Dog and Adult Lite Dry Cat foods contain rice protein concentrate.

    Preliminary test results for melamine contamination have been negative. Final test results from the FDA are expected within two weeks. Please check the Adult Lite Dry Dog food or the Adult Lite Dry Cat food product pages on the DrsFosterSmith.com website for any updates.

    If your pet has consumed either the Adult Lite Dry Dog food or the Adult Lite Dry Cat food and shows signs of illness (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting), you should consult with your veterinarian immediately.

    As part of this precautionary recall Drs. Foster & Smith requests that customers discontinue feeding the following products purchased during the periods listed, until all FDA testing is complete:

    Adult Lite Dry Dog food item numbers 14180, 14262, 14263, or Adult Lite Dry Cat food item numbers 12855, 12856, 13864, 13865 purchased between January 22, 2007 and April 19th
    Adult Lite Dry Dog food item numbers 14178 and 14179 purchased between February 2, 2007 and April 19, 2007
    Only Adult Lite Dry Dog (Item #’s 14178, 14179, 14180, 14262, 1426:relievedface: and Adult Dry Lite Cat foods (Item #’s 12855, 12856, 13864, 13865) are included in this precautionary recall.
    The health and well being of your pet is always important to us, so as part of this precautionary recall:

    Drs. Foster & Smith is contacting all customers who have purchased these items during this period.
    These products are being reformulated to eliminate rice protein concentrate. The new formulation should be available by mid-May.
    Please call Customer Service at 1-800-239-7121 between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm CST or email CustomerService@DrsFosterSmith.com if you have questions.
    None of our other Drs. Foster & Smith foods contain the ingredients in question.
     
  2. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Diamond Brand and Chicken Soup For the Pet Lover’s Soul Recalled
    Due to American Nutrition’s recall, the following Diamond Pet Food can formulations are being recalled:

    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula cans
    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula cans
    Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula cans
    UPDATE: Currently, none of the ingredients for the above Diamond products list rice protein concentrate. Diamond’s homepage still claims “WHEAT GLUTEN OR RICE PROTEIN CONCENTRATE IS NOT USED in any of our dry, canned or treat products.”

    Full Release and ingredients list after the jump.

    (Thanks to many readers)
    Diamond Pet Foods has announced it is withdrawing a limited number of canned products manufactured by American Nutrition. This action is limited to three specific canned products: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula 5.5 oz. cans, and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula 13 oz. cans, and Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs 13 oz. cans.

    Diamond Pet Foods has not received any indication of quality or safety issues, including pet illness, with the three withdrawn products. However, because American Nutrition informed the company that these three specific products may include rice protein concentrate, Diamond Pet Foods felt this action was necessary for the protection of its customers and their pets.

    Customers with these products should stop feeding them immediately and return them to their retailer for a full refund.

    INGREDIENTS AS OF 4/27 5:20pm Pacific

    Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula cans:
    Ingredients
    Lamb, lamb broth, lamb liver, rice flour, dried egg product, fish meal, dried beet pulp, lamb meal, vitamins and minerals.
    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula cans:

    Ingredients
    Chicken, salmon, chicken liver, turkey, duck, chicken broth, whole grain brown rice, white rice, oatmeal, potatoes, barley, egg product, guar gum, flaxseed meal, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, taurine, dried chicory root, carrageenan gum, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin K), copper sulfate, calcium iodate and sodium selenite.
    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula cans:

    Ingredients
    Chicken, chicken liver, turkey, chicken broth, duck, salmon, whole grain brown rice, white rice, oatmeal, carrots, peas, potatoes, barley, egg product, guar gum, flaxseed meal, kelp, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, dried chicory root, carrageenan gum, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate and sodium selenite.
     
  3. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Natural Balance Expands Recall to Canned Foods
    Natural Balance recalls more products — this time canned. Same ingredient (rice protein concentrate) different manufacturer (American Nutrition). However “rice protein”, or any variation there of, is not listed in the ingredients for any of these recalled products.

    Products recalled are:

    Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Beef Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Ocean Fish Formula Canned Cat Food 3 oz & 6 oz
    Full release after the jump.

    Breaking Recall News: Thursday, April 26th, 2007

    Our canned manufacturer, American Nutrition, from Ogden Utah just informed us that they are recalling all canned products made in their plant that contain rice protein concentrate. American Nutrition continued by telling us that they added this ingredient to four of our canned products without informing us. The four products involved are:

    Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Beef Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Ocean Fish Formula Canned Cat Food 3 oz & 6 oz

    To make sure that this does not happen in the future, we are demanding from each of our co-packers daily production record of all of our formulas before they are shipped to us. We have reviewed all of our other products and determined that they are free of rice protein concentrate and that all of our other product labels are accurate.

    There have been no illnesses reported related to feeding these formulas, however, to comply with the American Nutrition recall of the four products, we will pull all dates and batches of these four formulas. We also ask that our customers return unused product for a full credit to their store.
     
  4. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Blue Buffalo Recalls All Canned Dog and Cat Food, As Well As Treats
    Blue Buffalo just announced another expansion of the recall covering:

    All Blue brand can dog foods
    All Spa Select brand can cat foods
    All Blue Health Bar treats.
    The release indicates that rice protein was added without their knowledge to these products. Blue Buffalo attributes this to “tampering” by their contract manufacturer American Nutrition, who was connected to several other recalls on Thursday.

    Full release after the jump:


    Blue Buffalo Recalls Can and Biscuit Products

    Due To Tampering By American Nutrition Inc.

    Contact:

    Consumer Inquiries:

    1-800-919-2833

    Media Inquiries:

    David Petrie

    1-203-762-9751

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Wilton, Connecticut, April 26, 2007.

    We at the Blue Buffalo Company have just learned that American Nutrition Inc. (ANI), the manufacturer of all our cans and biscuits, has been adding rice protein concentrate to our can formulas without our knowledge and without our approval. This is product tampering, and it apparently has been going on for some time. The can formulas that we developed, and trusted them to produce, never contained any rice protein concentrate. It appears that only an FDA investigation of ANI’s rice protein concentrate supplies forced them to reveal this product tampering to us.

    While this activity by ANI is in itself unlawful, the situation is further clouded by the fact that ANI has been receiving rice protein concentrate from Wilber-Ellis, some of which the FDA has determined to be contaminated with melamine.

    So while no BLUE or Spa Select canned product has tested positive for the presence of melamine, and there has been no reported illness due to any of our canned products, we simply cannot be sure of what ANI has been including in our formulas. For this reason, we have decided to remove all of our canned and biscuit products from retail distribution. While this may seem to many to be a major over-reaction, as other ANI customers will probably only recall the products that tested positive for melamine, we see this as a matter of integrity.

    We founded Blue Buffalo on the principle of providing dogs and cats with the highest quality and most nutritious food, and we will not sell any product that doesn’t meet this standard. And under these circumstances, we cannot say that any products manufactured by ANI measure up.

    The obvious question is “how could Blue Buffalo not know that ANI was putting rice protein concentrate into our canned food?” The answer is we trusted them. In business and in life, we all trust our partners to deal with us honestly. When we buy produce from our local grocery store, we are trusting growers, shippers and a series of handlers to have delivered a product that is safe and nutritious for our family. If any one of these parties betrays our trust, contaminated products can make their way to our dinner table.

    And while we test for known toxins and contaminants, we don’t test for protein sources, like rice protein concentrate, especially when we did not formulate our products to contain them.

    In the end, this all comes down to an issue of integrity, and ANI has not been honest with us and with the pet parents who buy our products. We will not put any product made by ANI on the shelf, and are temporarily withdrawing an important part of our business in order to be true to our pet parents.

    We have already started the process of identifying a can and biscuit manufacturer with whom we can build a partnership based on trust. Once we have accomplished this, BLUE and Spa Select cans and BLUE Health Bars will be reintroduced with the high quality and superior nutrition that our brand stands for and that dogs and cats deserve.

    We have informed our retail partners and the FDA about this action and will be cooperating with them to complete this recall quickly. The specific product involved includes all “BLUE” brand can dog foods, all “Spa Select” brand can cat foods and all “BLUE Health Bar” treats.

    Consumers who have unused or partially used packages of any of these products should return them to their place of purchase for a complete refund.

    All “BLUE” dry natural food for dogs and “Spa Select” dry natural foods for cats are not affected by this recall and are safe for consumption. Should consumers have a specific question, they can call the Company at 1-800-919-2833, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, to receive more information.
     
  5. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Costco Kirkland Brand and Lick Your Chops Recalls
    Two recalls in one post:

    American Nutrition is finally recalling their foods containing rice protein concentrate. The recall covers Costco’s Kirkland Signature Super Premium Canned Food, item # 38436, best buy dates of Aug. 21 08 to April 15 of 09.

    UPDATE: The ingredient is listed as “rice flourâ€. Pet Connection has details on how Costco’s recall started.

    Itchmo has learned that the recall covers two formulations sold in a single case:

    Kirkland Signature Super Premium Chicken and Rice Canned food for Dogs
    Kirkland Signature Super Premium Lamb and Rice Canned food for Dogs
    American Nutrition says that their products were tested by them, FDA and state officials and melamine was found by one group.

    Chenango Valley is adding one more product to the recall list in addition to SmartPak and Drs. Fosters & Smith products:

    Lick Your Chops Lamb Meal, Rice & Egg Cat Food in packages with a net weight of 4 lbs. and a code date best used by April 29, 2008.
    For all recent recalls, check our Recall Update: Thursday.

    NOTE: FDA claims they were unaware of either of theses recalls. It’s amazing that after more than a month of recall after recall, that the FDA still can’t get a handle on the information before the blogs do.
     
  6. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Royal Canin Recalls Several Dry Foods
    Royal Canin is recalling several formulations due to contaminated rice protein concentrate. No illnesses are confirmed in relation to these items. Royal Canin also recently recalled pet food in South Africa due to melamine found in corn gluten.

    Recalled items:

    ROYAL CANIN SENSIBLE CHOICE (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)

    Dry Dog Food
    - Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Senior
    - Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Puppy
    - Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Adult
    - Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Senior
    - Rice & Catfish Meal Formula Adult

    ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET (available only in veterinary clinics)

    Dry Dog Food
    - Canine Early Cardiac EC 22â„¢
    - Canine Skin Support SS21â„¢

    Dry Cat Food
    - Feline Hypoallergenic HP23â„¢

    Full release after the jump.

    (Thanks PetSitUSA!)


    April 19, 2007

    Dear Royal Canin USA Customer,

    It is with sincere regret that I inform you of a new and unfortunate development with some of our pet food products.

    Although we have no confirmed cases of illness in pets, we have decided to voluntarily remove the following dry pet food products that contain rice protein concentrate due to the presence of a melamine derivative.

    ROYAL CANIN SENSIBLE CHOICE® (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)

    Dry Dog Food
    - Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Senior
    - Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Puppy
    - Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Adult
    - Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Senior
    - Rice & Catfish Meal Formula Adult

    ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIETâ„¢ (available only in veterinary clinics)

    Dry Dog Food
    - Canine Early Cardiac EC 22â„¢
    - Canine Skin Support SS21â„¢

    Dry Cat Food
    - Feline Hypoallergenic HP23â„¢

    We are taking this proactive stance to voluntarily recall these products to avoid any confusion for our customers about which Royal Canin USA products are safe and which products may be affected.

    Pet owners should immediately stop feeding their pets the Royal Canin USA dry pet food products listed above. Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they are concerned about the health of their pet. No other Royal Canin diets are affected by this recall and CONTINUE TO BE safe for pets to eat.

    In addition, Royal Canin USA will no longer use any Chinese suppliers for any of our vegetable proteins.

    This decision to recall some of our dry pet food products is driven by our philosophy that the “Pet Comes Firstâ€. The safety and nutritional quality of our pet food is Royal Canin USA’s top priority. Pet owners who have questions about this recall and other Royal Canin USA products should call 1-800-592-6687.

    On behalf of the entire Royal Canin family, our hearts go out to the pet owners and everyone in the pet community who have been affected by all of the recent recalls. We are as passionate about the health and happiness of our customers’ pets as we are of our own, so we are committed to taking the steps necessary to ensure this never happens again.

    Sincerely,

    Olivier Amice
    President and CEO
    Royal Canin USA
     
  7. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

  8. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Mulligan Stew and Canine Caviar Dog Food Recalled
    UPDATE: Canine Caviar CEO says it’s not a “recall,†they are “collecting†these products and maintains the products are safe. If the company that made the food says it’s a recall, we’re calling it a recall. We have added his email after the jump.

    The CEO’s email added Canine Caviar Gourmet Beaver 5.5oz cans to the list below.

    ORIGINAL POST: Itchmo has learned that the list of foods recalled by American Nutrition has expanded to include the following 4 dog food items:

    Mulligan Stew Chicken 13.2oz
    Mulligan Stew Turkey 13.2oz
    Canine Caviar Gourmet Beaver 13.2oz
    Canine Caviar Gourmet Turkey 13.2oz
    In fact, American Nutrition has set up a separate Web site to track the expanding recall.

    NOTE: As of 10:50 am, American Nutrition and Breeder’s Choice has both confirmed that Breeder’s Choice products are not affected by the recall.

    Full release after the jump.

    (Thanks Monika)


    American Nutrition Announces Voluntary Pet Food Recall

    Ogden, UT, April 27, 2007 –(PR.com)– The Denver office of the FDA informed American Nutrition, Inc. today that certain samples of rice protein shipped to its production facility have been contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizers that may be harmful to animals if consumed. The rice protein in question was obtained from San Francisco-based Wilbur-Ellis Company.

    The FDA is investigating the use of rice protein, an ingredient found in a number of canned pet food products and baked pet food treats to fortify protein levels, after a portion of Wilbur-Ellis’ rice protein supply was found to be contaminated with melamine. American Nutrition immediately discontinued the use of rice protein after learning of the melamine contamination.

    The FDA has urged American Nutrition to issue a voluntary recall of pet foods manufactured using Wilbur-Ellis rice protein. None of these products is sold under an American Nutrition brand, but are sold through other independent companies. No American Nutrition brands or other products they manufacture for other businesses are affected by this recall.

    The products subject to this recall are as follows:

    CANNED CAT FOOD
    Blue Buffalo Spa Select Hairball Control Oven Roasted Chicken 3oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Blue Buffalo Spa Select Kitten Recipe Oven Roasted Chicken 3oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula 5.5oz 15 AUG 08 15 APR 09
    Harmony Farms Country Chicken Entrée 3oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Natural Balance Ocean Fish Formula 3oz and 6 oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

    CANNED DOG FOOD
    Blue Buffalo Beef Dinner 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Blue Buffalo Chicken Dinner 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Blue Buffalo Hearty Venison Dinner 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Blue Buffalo Lamb Dinner 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Blue Buffalo Salmon Dinner 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Blue Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf Dinner 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Canine Caviar Gourmet Beaver 13.2oz AUG 21 08 APR 15 09
    Canine Caviar Gourmet Turkey 13.2oz AUG 21 08 APR 15 09
    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula 13oz 21 AUG 08 15 APR 09
    Diamond Lamb & Rice 13oz 21 AUG 09 15 APR 10
    Harmony Farms Beef 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Harmony Farms Chicken 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Harmony Farms Lamb 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Harmony Farms Salmon 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Kirkland Signature Premium Dog 2-Flavor Variety Pack 14oz (24-pack) AUG 21 08 APR 15 09
    Mulligan Stew Chicken 13.2oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Mulligan Stew Turkey 13.2oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Natural Balance Beef Formula 13oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Natural Balance Chicken Formula 13oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Natural Balance Lamb Formula 13oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10
    Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice 13oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

    BAKED DOG TREATS
    Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice Formula Baked Dog Treats 14oz AUG 21 07 APR 15 08
    Blue Buffalo Health Bars Baked With Apples & Yogurt Dog Treats 20oz AUG 21 07 APR 15 08

    Pet owners who purchased these pet foods should immediately discontinue using the products and return unused portions to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    These products represent a small percentage of those manufactured by American Nutrition. To reiterate, no American Nutrition brands or other products manufactured for other businesses are affected by this recall.

    The people at American Nutrition care immensely about the quality of the products they manufacture and the health of the pets that consume them. They want to express their deep concern over this situation. Feeding pets has been their business and passion for more than 35 years. They take that responsibility seriously and are very proud of what they do and how they do it. They will continue to work closely with the FDA in their ongoing investigation.

    For more information, visit the FDA website: www.fda.gov. Consumers with additional questions can contact them by calling 1.800.257.4530 or by e-mailing them at feedback@amnutrition.com or by visiting www.americannutritioninc.com.

    **************************************
    ABOUT AMERICAN NUTRITION, INC.
    Ogden, Utah based American Nutrition, Inc. manufactures pet foods under its own name and for many other companies. American Nutrition has 150 employees.

    ###

    CANINE CAVIAR “COLLECTION†EMAIL

    This if for the canned Turkey & Beaver ONLY!

    Canine Caviar is not having a recall. Companies only recall product when it
    is not safe for consumption. We are however collecting the cans as we sell
    this as a grain free diet and the addition of grain does not make it grain
    free.

    Canine Caviar is being very proactive in this situation and we are adhering
    to our strict standards of only producing and selling exactly what we
    formulate and have on the ingredient panel. Canine Caviar is collecting all
    of the following three can SKU’s: 13.2 oz Gourmet Turkey - UPC 674555222134,
    13.2 oz Gourmet Beaver - UPC 674555221328, 5.5 oz Gourmet Beaver - UPC
    674555221557.

    All of the Gourmet Duck and Venison Tripe in the 13.2 oz cans are made to
    our standards and do not have any grains in them.

    Canine Caviar will be out of stock on these three SKU’s for the next 30 to
    45 days, during this time Canine Caviar will have the 13.2 oz duck on sale
    to help compensate for the price difference between these cans.

    Please call all of your customers and have them send all of these cases back
    their distributor. Have the store write “return†with a big marker on each
    of the cases.

    If you have any questions or need anything, please let me know.

    Respectfully,

    Jeff Baker

    Canine Caviar Pet Foods, Inc.

    Holistic Pet Nutrition Made Easy

    3100 Airway Ave; Suite 107

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    www.caninecaviar.com

    T: 714 223 1800

    F: 714 223 1801
     
  9. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Melamine Spiking in Food “Widespread†For Years
    We will just let the story speak for itself. Highlights are below. NOTE: The article went missing on the IHT site. We’re looking for a new link now. Until then, please read our comments.

    No more denials, no more hemming and hawing by the FDA. Time to take massive cautionary action is now. It’s not just animal feed anymore. It’s not just pet food. It’s a crisis. It’s been going on for years. It’s being done in “wheat, corn, soybean or other proteinsâ€.

    All ingredients and foods imported from abroad needs to be tested now. Period. Any food that used suspect ingredients should be recalled. ASAP.

    Highlights below from the IHT article (emphasis ours):

    Here at the Shandong Mingshui Great Chemical Group factory, huge boiler vats are turning coal into melamine, which is used to create plastics and fertilizer.

    But the leftover melamine scrap, small acorn-sized chunks of white rock, is then being sold to local entrepreneurs, who say they secretly mix a powdered form of the scrap into animal feed to artificially enhance the protein level.

    “It just saves money,†says a manager at an animal feed factory here. “Melamine scrap is added to animal feed to boost the protein level.â€

    The practice is widespread in China. For years animal feed sellers have been able to cheat buyers by blending the powder into feed with little regulatory supervision, according to interviews with melamine scrap traders and agricultural workers here.

    “Many companies buy melamine scrap to make animal feed, such as fish feed,†says Ji Denghui, general manager of the Fujian Sanming Dinghui Chemical Company. “I don’t know if there’s a regulation on it. Probably not. No law or regulation says ‘don’t do it,’ so everyone’s doing it. The laws in China are like that, aren’t they? If there’s no accident, there won’t be any regulation.â€

    Most local feed companies do not admit that they use melamine. But last Friday here in Zhangqiu, a fast-growing industrial city southeast of Beijing, a pair of animal feed producers explained in great detail how they purchase low-grade wheat, corn, soybean or other proteins and then mix in small portions of nitrogen-rich melamine, whose chemical properties give a bag of animal feed an inflated protein level under standard tests.

    “If you add it in small quantities, it won’t hurt the animals,†said one animal feed entrepreneur whose name is being withheld to protect him from prosecution.

    The man - who works in a small animal feed operation that consists of a handful of storage and mixing areas - said he has mixed melamine into animal feed for years.

    We’ve always suspected that this problem went back further than Menu Foods and this article confirms our suspicions. Again, we may never know the degree of deaths and illnesses in pets as many have long died and evidence has been lost.

    Also, in other news. ChemNutra says MenuFoods was using 80 tons of wheat gluten from another source.
     
  10. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Manna Pro Recalls Young Animal Feed
    It’s not known if this is related to the melamine recalls, but Manna Pro is asking their customers to discard their Uni-Milk milk replacement product for young animals. Ingredient list does include soy protein isolate.

    This recall was announced March 30 and is not listed on the FDA site.

    (Thanks Ginger)

    Full release after the jump.


    Manna Pro has a heritage of quality and takes pride in maintaining the highest quality standards
    for the products it produces and sells under the Manna Pro brand name.

    Very recently, a few customers have reported that, when mixed with water, the Unimilk they
    purchased turns light grey in color rather than the characteristic creamy white. As we have
    investigated these consumer calls, we have identified that a single batch of Unimilk is affected
    by this issue.

    The lot codes for this product are listed below.

    PLEASE IMMEDIATELY DESTROY ANY PRODUCT YOU HAVE WITH THESE LOT CODES.
    Unimilk, 3.5# Poly Bag Unimilk, 10# Paper Bag
    LOT CODE: AB707AZ LOT CODE: A020707AZ
    LOT CODE: AB707BZ LOT CODE: A020707BZ
    LOT CODE: AB707CZ LOT CODE: A020807AZ
    LOT CODE: AB708AZ LOT CODE: A020807BZ
    LOT CODE: AB708BZ LOT CODE: A020907AZ
    LOT CODE: AB708CZ LOT CODE: A020907AZ
    LOT CODE: AB709AZ LOT CODE: A021007AZ
    LOT CODE: AB709BZ LOT CODE: A021007BZ
    LOT CODE: AB709CZ LOT CODE: A021207AZ
    LOT CODE: AB710AZ LOT CODE: A021207BZ
    LOT CODE: AB710BZ
    LOT CODE: AB710CZ
    LOT CODE: AB712AZ
    LOT CODE: AB712BZ
    LOT CODE: AB712CZ

    All Manna Pro products are Satisfaction Guaranteed, and we will be happy to offer you a full
    refund. Simply cut the lot code numbers from the bottom of the bag, and send in to
    Manna Pro Products, 707 Spirit 40 Park Dr., Suite 150, Chesterfield, MO 63005, attn: Suze L.
    If you have a receipt from your purchase, please include it. If not, simply indicate what you
    paid for the product and where you bought it, and we will issue your refund.

    Please call with questions at 866/489-1500.
     
  11. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    PetSmart Expands Recalled Items
    According to PetSmart’s own Customer Handout (PDF), they have expanded the recall items on their shelves yesterday to cover 20 more products.

    They are all covered in our recall list (as we list brands, not just specific UPCs), but since it is an expansion, we want to make sure that you don’t have them at home.

    Items pulled on 5/1 with UPC codes and SKUs after the jump.

    (Thanks Robert)

    Cat food:

    MAX CAT 7910538101 1021707 MAX KITTEN CKN/OCEAN FISH CAT FOOD
    NATURAL CHOICE 7910535203 5081572 CC KITTEN BEEF & CHICKEN 3 OZ
    NATURAL CHOICE 7910535204 5081573 CC KITTEN TUNA & CHICKEN 3 OZ
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701309 5005521 SPCL DIET SLICED CHKN IN GRAVY CAT
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701311 5005519 SLICED CHICKEN IN GRAVY CAT FOOD
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701312 5005517 SLICED BEEF IN GRAVY CAT FOOD
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701313 5005515 SLICED TURKEY & LIVER IN GRAVY CAT
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701314 5005514 SLICED OCEAN WHITEFISH IN GRAVY CAT
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701315 5005513 SLICED TUNA IN SAUCE CAT FOOD
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701316 5005512 SLICED CHICKEN & SALMON IN GRAVY CA
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701327 5005505 SLICED CHICKEN IN GRAVY CAT FOOD
    SOPHISTACAT 73725701328 5005506 SLICED BEEF IN GRAVY CAT FOOD
    SOPHISTACAT 73725741106 5087850 FLAKED WITH TUNA & EGG CAT FOOD 5.5 OZ
    SOPHISTACAT 73725741107 5087851 FLAKED WITH TUNA CAT FOOD 5.5 OZ
    Dog Food:

    AUTHORITY 73725712044 5005674 CHICKEN & RICE CUTS IN GRAVY LITE
    AUTHORITY 73725736971 5052544 ADULT AUTHORITY LAMB/RICE/GRAVY
    AWARD 73725700431 1211942 SLICED BEEF IN GRAVY DOG FOOD
    AWARD 73725700432 1211943 SLICED CHICKEN IN GRAVY DOG FOOD
    AWARD 73725700502 5002461 CHICKEN CASSEROLE DOG FOOD
    AWARD 73725700504 5002459 BEEF CASSEROLE DOG FOOD
     
  12. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    BREAKING NEWS: Menu Foods Recall Expands Dramatically Due to Cross-Contamination
    Our recall list is now up-to-date to include this expansion. Menu Foods is only 1 of several menufacturers, so please check our list for the all recalled brands. If we missed something, do let us know.


    UPDATE: The expansion expands again. Menu Foods’ own press releases do NOT match up with their recall expansion list. Pet Food Tracker and PetSitUSA have worked the last several hours checking the lists and added several more brands to the recall expansion. Our recall list is now updated. Again.

    ORIGINAL POST: This recall expansion covers dozens of new brands and foods — wet foods only — citing cross-contamination (corrected). This announcement comes more than a month and a half after the initial recall. The recall also expanded to include 2 varieties in Europe.

    Latest from Menu Foods

    US List
    Canadian List
    Menu Foods says:

    Menu Foods has previously recalled wet cat and dog food produced with adulterated wheat gluten supplied by ChemNutra Inc. Menu Foods is now expanding the recall to include cuts and gravy and select other products which do not include ChemNutra wheat gluten but which were manufactured at any of Menu Foods’ plants during the period that ChemNutra wheat gluten was used at that plant, to the extent they have not already been subject to a recall, due to the possibility of cross-contamination. Menu Foods has received a report from a customer and has received study results, both of which indicate cross-contamination.

    (Hey Menu Foods, please just send us an email next time. Now we know why you visted 30 times today. Your identity will be kept confidential.)

    Brands covered in expansion are listed after the jump. New brands are marked (New). Castor and Pollux’s recall of their Natural Ultramix food is included.

    P.S. Keep everyone up-to-date with accurate recall lists. Put this button on your Web site. Or urge them to sign up to our Pet Safety Alert emails.


    US Recall Expansion

    Cat Food:

    Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
    Best Choice
    Cat’s Choice (New)
    Companion
    Compliments
    Co-Op Gold (New)
    Demoulas/Market Basket
    Despar (New)
    Drs. Fosters and Smith
    Fame (New)
    Feline Classic (New)
    Feline Cuisine (New)
    Food Lion
    Giant Companion
    Giant Eagle (New)
    Hannaford
    Hill Country Fare
    Hy Vee
    J. E. Mondou (New)
    La Griffe (New)
    Laura Lynn
    Loving Meals
    Master Choice (New)
    Medi-Cal
    Meijer’s Main Choice
    Natural Ultramix (New)
    Nu Pet (New)
    Nutriplan
    Nutro
    Paws
    Performatrin Ultra (New)
    Pet Pride
    Presidents Choice
    Price Chopper
    Priority Canada
    Priority US
    Roche Brothers (New)
    Roundy’s (New)
    Schnucks
    Sophistacat
    Special Kitty Canada
    Springfield Prize
    Stuzzy Gold (New)
    Triumph (New)
    Wegmans
    Western Family Canada (New)
    White Rose
    Winn Dixie
    Your Pet (New)
    Dog Food

    Authority
    Award
    Best Choice
    Compliments (New)
    Co-Op Gold (New)
    Go Natural (New)
    Hannaford
    Health Diet Gourmet Cusine (New)
    Hill Country Fare (New)
    Hy Vee
    La Griffe (New)
    Master Choice (New)
    Natural Life
    Nu Pet (New)
    Ol’ Roy Canada
    Performatrin Ultra (New)
    Pet Pride/Good n Meaty
    Presidents Choice
    Priority US
    Schnucks
    Springfield Prize
    Stater Brothers
    Triumph (New)
    Truly (New)
    Western Family Canada (New)
    Western Family US
    Canadian Recall Expansion

    Cat Food:

    Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
    Best Choice
    Companion
    Compliments
    Co-Op Gold (NEW)
    Demoulas/Market Basket
    Drs Foster & Smith
    Fame (NEW)
    Feline Classic (NEW)
    Feline Cuisine (NEW)
    Food Lion
    Giant Companion
    Giant Eagle (NEW)
    Hannaford
    Hill Country Fare
    Hy Vee
    La Griffe (NEW)
    Laura Lynn
    Master Choice (NEW)
    Meijer’s Main Choice
    Natural Ultramix (NEW)
    Nu Pet (NEW)
    Nutriplan
    Nutro
    Paws
    Performatrin Ultra (NEW)
    Pet Pride
    Presidents Choice
    Price Chopper
    Priority Canada (NEW)
    Priority US
    Roche Brothers
    Roundy’s (NEW)
    Schnucks
    Sophistacat
    Special Kitty Canada
    Springfield Prize
    Triumph (NEW)
    Wegmans
    Western Family Canada (NEW)
    White Rose
    Winn Dixie
    Your Pet (NEW)
    Dog Food:

    Authority
    Award
    Best Choice
    Compliments
    Co-Op Gold (NEW)
    Hannaford
    Health Diet Gourmet Cuisine (NEW)
    Hill Country Fare (NEW)
    Hy Vee
    La Griffe (NEW)
    Master Choice (NEW)
    Natural Life
    Nu Pet (NEW)
    Ol’ Roy Canada
    Performatrin Ultra (NEW)
    Pet Pride / Good n Meaty
    Presidents Choice
    Priority US
    Schnucks
    Springfield Prize
    Stater Brothers
    Triumph (NEW)
    Truly (NEW)
    Western Family Canada (NEW)
    Western Family US
     
  13. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    ASPCA Says:
    Avoid All Non-US Protein Supplements. “Crisis Not Overâ€
    This is the headline of their today’s press release: “As Pet Food Recall Expands, ASPCA Warns Crisis Not Over: More Cases May Be Seen.â€

    Many of you have already called manufacturers, and a recommendation from the ASPCA the same. (Emphasis theirs)

    “We are strongly recommending that pet parents immediately investigate, via their pet food manufacturer’s Web site or by calling them directly, where the ingredients—specifically protein supplements—are sourced from.â€

    Given the current situation and until this crisis is resolved, the ASPCA is recommending pets be fed products containing U. S.-sourced protein supplements only.

    We have started a thread to collect this data in our Forums.
    We would ask this: Can you guarantee in writing that your food contains only US-grown vegetable proteins?

    They also recommend that your pet sees a vet if any recalled food was consumed — not wait until they show symptoms. And extend fluid treatments if the pet is found sick.
     
  14. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    NEW RECALL: More SmartPak Dry Dog Food Recalled
    On May 2, SmartPak recalled all orders of LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice. This product tested positive for presence of melamine in a test received on May 2. After their first recall of LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice, SmartPak sent all of their other dog food for testing, and Adult Lamb and Brown Rice came back with positive results. SmartPak is dry food and is made by Chenango Valley.

    SmartPak is saying that this is odd because this particular dog food doesn’t contain any rice protein concentrate, wheat gluten or any of the other ingredients that are on FDA’s import watch list. They are saying it may be cross-contamination. (Oh by the way, it took 48 hours for the FDA to put up the press release).

    NOTE: Many Menu Foods clients affected by Wednesday’s recall expansion are finally issuing their own press releases. Those companies are already listed in our recall list. Use our search feature to find news on affected brands.

    The full release after the jump.

    (Thanks Mike)


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Plymouth, MA – May 3, 2007 –On 5/02/07, SmartPak Canine executed a voluntary nationwide recall on all lots of LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice food. This product tested positive for presence of melamine in a test received earlier in the day.

    The LiveSmart Lamb formula is only sold in portion-paks shipped straight to the consumer’s home each month, so there are no bags of potentially affected product on store shelves anywhere in the country. The focus of the recall has been informing affected customers via telephone, email, and letter. Ninety-nine percent of the roughly 220 pet owners feeding LiveSmart Adult Lamb via its portion pak pet food subscription service were contacted by live phone contact or message, and/or email. The company has had live contact with the majority of affected pet owners, and is continuing an aggressive outreach program to ensure that the notification has been received. To reduce likelihood of pet owners continuing to feed the food, replacement product is being shipped to affected customers free of charge.

    At the time the recall was initiated, there had not been any ill effects reported in dogs. Through the efforts to reach out to all customers, the company has become aware of two instances of vomiting and learned that a 10 year old Rottweiler had passed away two weeks previous to the recall. These reports have been forwarded to FDA and are being investigated by the company’s Medical Director to determine if they are connected with the LiveSmart Adult Lamb formula. The company has asked that any dogs showing signs of kidney illness (loss of appetite, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst) be seen by their veterinarian.

    The company is presently investigating the source of the contamination in conjunction with its contract manufacturer, Chenango Valley Pet Food. The LiveSmart Adult Lamb formula does not contain rice protein concentrate nor wheat gluten. All the meat and vegetable matter, with the exception of New Zealand lamb, is of US origin. It appears that the product may have been cross contaminated at the Chenango plant by a prior batch of food unassociated with SmartPak that contained an ingredient that had been contaminated with melamine.

    SmartPak has also tested each of its other four brands for melamine contamination, and there was no melamine detected in the samples of these foods. Those brands are LiveSmart Adult Chicken and Brown Rice, LiveSmart Senior Chicken and Brown Rice, and LiveSmart Puppy Chicken and Brown Rice.

    Questions regarding this recall may be directed to Paal Gisholt, the company’s president and CEO, who may be reached at 800 461-8898. Affected customers are asked to call the company’s toll free customer service number at 800 461-8898, which is available 24/7. Additional information will be reported on the company’s website as it becomes available.
     
  15. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Drs. Fosters and Smith Recall Expanded
    Due to possible cross contamination with other foods, Drs. Fosters and Smith is recalling three additional formulas: (2 dry for dogs, 1 wet for cats)

    Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice FormulaTM
    6lb (#12965), 15lb (#12966)
    with a “BEST BY†date of FEB 09 09
    Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice FormulaTM
    6lb (#12965), 15lb (#12966), 30lb (#12967),
    30lb Case Pack 2-bag (#13870), 30lb Case Pack 4-bag (#13871)
    with a “BEST BY†date of FEB 26 09
    #27046-CKN Country Classic Dinners™ - Chicken Stew (canned cat food) — This was covered in the Menu Foods recall on Wednesday.
    Full releases after the jump.

    (Thanks PetSitUSA)


    For Immediate Release: 05/04/07
    Drs. Foster & Smith Press Release

    DRY DOG FOOD RECALL EXPANDED
    Only 1,174 customers affected - all contacted immediately by email, phone, or USPS

    In a precautionary measure, Chenango Valley has expanded its recall list to include additional foods - even formulas with no wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate - that may have been processed utilizing the same equipment as previously-recalled products.

    We have been informed today by Chenango Valley that two production lots of Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice FormulaTM (see below) may have been processed sequentially after another product that has since tested positive for Melamine. Even though manufacturing equipment is thoroughly cleaned between production runs, and Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Foods do NOT contain ANY wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate, we are participating in this precautionary recall with your dog’s best health at heart.

    We know these are upsetting times for pet owners. Please rest assured that no confirmed illness or death has been reported from feeding Drs. Foster & Smith brand foods during any precautionary recall to date.

    The products affected by this expanded precautionary recall are:

    Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice FormulaTM
    6lb (#12965), 15lb (#12966)
    with a “BEST BY†date of FEB 09 09
    Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice FormulaTM
    6lb (#12965), 15lb (#12966), 30lb (#12967),
    30lb Case Pack 2-bag (#13870), 30lb Case Pack 4-bag (#13871)
    with a “BEST BY†date of FEB 26 09
    If any of your bags of Lamb & Brown Rice Formula match the descriptions above, please discontinue feeding and contact us for a replacement bag at no charge for product or shipping. (To identify the “BEST BY†expiration date, please inspect the top right of the back label.)

    Please call our Customer Care Team between 9am - 7pm CST at 1-800-239-7121 or email us at CustomerService@DrsFosterSmtih.com if you have any questions.

    We are directly contacting all 1174 customers affected by this precautionary recall by email, phone or USPS. If your pet has consumed any of the recalled food listed above and shows signs of illness (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting), you should consult with your veterinarian immediately.

    While the levels of contact with melamine may be low, or non-existent, we will err on the side of caution and recall Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice FormulaTM as the amount and mechanism of melamine - and the health risk associated with melamine - is not known.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~END RELEASE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    For Immediate Release: 05/02/07
    Drs. Foster & Smith Press Release
    CANNED FOOD RECALL EXPANDED
    Less than 700 customers affected - all contacted immediately by email, phone, or USPS

    In a precautionary measure, Menu Foods has expanded its recall list to include any foods - even formulas with no wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate - that may have been processed utilizing the same equipment as previously-recalled products.

    We have been informed today by Menu Foods that a batch of Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Dinnersâ„¢ Chicken Stew canned cat foods (#27046) may have been processed sequentially before or after a product that is currently recalled.

    Even though manufacturing equipment is thoroughly cleaned between production runs, and Country Classic Dinners™ do not contain ANY wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate, we are participating in this precautionary recall with your cat’s best health at heart.

    We know these are upsetting times for pet owners. Please rest assured that no confirmed illness or death has been reported from feeding Drs. Foster & Smith brand foods during any precautionary recall to date.

    As part of this precautionary recall, we encourage you to please discontinue feeding your pet the following food:

    #27046-CKN Country Classic Dinnersâ„¢ - Chicken Stew (canned cat food)
    Any customer who purchased the above item between Jan 1, 2007 - May 2, 2007 will be contacted directly with further details. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Care Team between 9am - 7pm CST at 1-800-239-7121 or email us at CustomerService@DrsFosterSmtih.com

    Fortunately, less than 700 customers are affected by this precautionary recall, a new production batch of Chicken Stew canned cat foods will be available again after June 1st, 2007. In the meanwhile, you may consider trying Country Classic Dinnersâ„¢ Trout & Brown Rice or Savory Salmon flavors, which are currently available.

    While the levels of contact with melamine may be low, or non-existent, we will err on the side of caution and recall Country Classic Dinnerâ„¢ Chicken Stew as the amount and mechanism of melamine - and the health risk associated with melamine - is not known.
     
  16. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Food Recalled
    Please forward this information to family or friends that
    have pets. On May 4th Drs. Foster and Smith have recalled
    the following foods:
    Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice
    FormulaTM 6lb (#12965), 15lb (#12966)
    with a "BEST BY" date of FEB 09 09
    Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice
    FormulaTM 6lb (#12965), 15lb (#12966), 30lb (#12967),
    30lb Case Pack 2-bag (#13870), 30lb Case Pack 4-bag
    (#13871) with a "BEST BY" date of FEB 26 09
    For detailed information about the recall please visit
    http://www.nationalpetfoundation.com/foods/foster.html
    Get notifications within the hour of new recalls and save
    your pet's life. Sign your family and friends up for the
    free pet alerts at:
    http://nationalpetfoundation.com/pet-food-recall.html
    Please help get the word out and forward this email to
    any pet owners you know. Our goal is to keep our pets safe.

    National Pet Foundation

    Please keep your pets safe.
     
  17. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

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    ATTENTION
    IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE
    AMERICAN NUTRITION "KIRKLAND SIGNATUREâ„¢" DOG FOOD


    April 27, 2007

    Dear Costco Member:

    American Nutrition, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a voluntary recall of products contatining rice protein concentrate potentially contaminated by melamine, an industrial chemical which may prove harmful to animals if consumed.

    Kirkland Signatureâ„¢ Lamb and Rice canned dog food is included in this recall. It is sold as part of the Kirkland Signature Premium Dog Food 2-Flavor Variety Pack, item #38436, with a specific code on the package which reads, "Best if used by Apr 15 09."

    Please stop using this food with those codes immediately and return the dog food to any Costco warehouse for a full refund.

    More information is available through these links (PDF files):

    American Nutrition Press Release

    American Nutrition Letter to our Members

    For questions not answered by the PDFs above or on American Nutrition’s website, please call American Nutrition toll-free at 800-257-4530.

    Please accept our apology for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please pass this letter on to any person to whom the product may have been passed.

    Sincerely,

    COSTCO WHOLESALE

    Costco Wholesale
    Customer Service | P.O. Box 34535 -- Seattle, WA 98124-1535.
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  18. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Royal Canin USA Recalls Sensible Choice and Kasco Dry Foods
    Royal Canin USA is recalling eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products. Royal Canin states small traces of melamine-related compound were found in the rice protein concentrate provided by Cereal Byproducts — through cross-contamination. This supplier received food marked as rice protein concentrate from the same source as Wilbur-Ellis.

    This confirms today is Friday.

    The full press release after the jump.

    UPDATE: Since issuing the release, RC updated the date codes involved. The new info is: “products with Best By date codes between July 28, 2007 to April 30, 2008 are being voluntarily recalled.â€

    (Thanks Mike and Carol)


    ST. CHARLES, Mo., May 11 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Canin USA is announcing
    today the voluntary nationwide recall of eight Sensible Choice dry dog food
    products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products.
    This announcement is based on the company’s ongoing extensive review of
    its manufacturing and quality assurance testing procedures, which
    identified trace amounts of a melamine derivative from tainted Chinese rice
    protein concentrate provided to the company by domestic ingredient supplier
    Cereal Byproducts, headquartered in Illinois.
    “We deeply regret the concern and anxiety this announcement today will
    cause our loyal customers and the entire pet community,†Olivier Amice,
    President and CEO of Royal Canin USA, said. “While a very limited number of
    Sensible Choice and Kasco products in this recall tested positive for trace
    levels of a melamine derivative, Royal Canin USA is voluntarily withdrawing
    these products out of an abundance of caution and because we are fully
    committed to the welfare of our customers’ pets.â€
    Royal Canin USA has no confirmed cases of melamine related illness in
    pets eating Sensible Choice and Kasco products affected by this recall.
    Last month, Royal Canin USA announced it will no longer use any Chinese
    vegetable protein suppliers.
    The following eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven
    Kasco dry dog and cat food products with date codes between July 28, 2006
    to April 30, 2007 are being voluntarily recalled:
    SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Adult (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Lamb and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Adult (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Senior (Dry Dog Food)
    – SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Puppy (Dry Dog Food)

    KASCO(R) (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
    – KASCO(R) Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
    – KASCO(R) Hi Energy (Dry Dog Food)
    – KASCO(R) Maintenance (Dry Dog Food)
    – KASCO(R) Mealettes (Dry Dog Food)
    – KASCO(R) Mini Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
    – KASCO(R) Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    – KASCO(R) Cat (Dry Cat Food)
    Based on today’s announcement, pet owners should stop feeding their
    pets the eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products, seven Kasco dry dog
    and dry cat food products listed. Pet owners should consult with a
    veterinarian if they are concerned about the health of their pet.
    The safety and nutritional quality of Royal Canin USA pet food is our
    company’s top priority because we understand that the health of pets comes
    first. Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of Sensible
    Choice and Kasco dry pet food products and other Royal Canin USA products
    should call 1-800-513-0041 or visit our web site at
    http://www.royalcanin.us.
    All Sensible Choice and Kasco products have a satisfaction guarantee
    and the company will refund or replace the diets that are part of this
    recall announcement.
     
  19. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Lick Your Chops Recalls Dry Cat Food
    Lick Your Chops is recalling their Kitten and Cat dry food in the 4 lb. and 18 lb. bags with a Best By date of 4/29/08, due to the possibility this product may have been cross-contaminated.

    The food doesn’t contain any wheat gluten, corn gluten or rice protein concentrate, but “it was produced around the same time there may have been other products manufactured that contained rice gluten, even though tests on these products did not indicate any presence of contaminationâ€.

    These items are made by Chenango Valley. The New York Times is suggesting that more recalls from them could be on the way (reg. req.) — which is likely since tomorrow is Friday.

    Meanwhile, Chenango Valley Pet Foods said it is expanding its pet food recall to include foods that do not contain the suspect rice protein concentrate but were manufactured during periods when the formulas were being processed. The company said the recall is precautionary, due to the possibility of cross contamination.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-610-821-0608.

    The full press release after the jump.

    (Thanks Steve and PetSitUSA)


    May 17, 2007

    To Our Valued Customers,

    In conjunction with our dry pet food supplier and the FDA, as a precautionary measure we have decided to initiate a voluntary recall of our Lick Your Chops Kitten & Cat dry food in the 4# and 18# bags with a Best By date of 4/29/08, due to the remote possibility this product may have been cross-contaminated.

    Although the Lick Your Chops Kitten & Cat food does not contain any Wheat, Rice or Corn Gluten protein, it was produced around the same time there may have been other products manufactured that contained rice gluten, even though tests on these products did not indicate any presence of contamination. Although all equipment is thoroughly cleaned at our manufacturer between production runs, to be on the safe side we are initiating this recall with your cat’s best interest at heart. There have been no occurrences of cats getting sick from this product.

    We had previously initiated a voluntary recall on our Lamb meal, rice and egg cat dry cat food with a Best By date of 4/29/08. This was the only dry pet food we make containing rice gluten and this recall was also initiated as a precautionary measure. Since the recall we have removed the rice gluten from the Lamb meal, rice and egg dry cat food.

    Again, the voluntary recall on the Lick Your Chops Kitten & Cat Food with a Best By Date of 4/29/08 is a precautionary measure we are taking with the FDA and our supplier. All other date codes on the Kitten & Cat dry food, including the most recent production run with a Best By date of 7/25/08 are safe to feed.

    The Lick Your Chops brand has been on the market for over 20 years and is one of the original natural pet foods offering consumers an alternative to the chemical preservatives, by-products and other inferior ingredients commonly found in commercial brand pet foods. We will continue to strive to make only the healthiest, natural products for pets.

    If you have purchased a 4# or 18# bag of Kitten & Cat dry with the Best By date of 4/29/08 please discontinue use and return to the place of purchase. If you have any questions regarding this recall please send an e-mail to healthypetfoods1@aol.com or call us at 1-800-542-4677. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Gagliardi
    President
     
  20. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    NEW RECALL: Evolve Dry Kitten Food Recalled
    Evolve is recalling their dry kitten food formula with the Best Used By date of September 13, 2008.

    Although no date is listed on the Evolve pet food recall page, we believe this has been posted within the last week. FDA does not list Evolve-brand food at all, just their Triumph canned food (which was a part of a previous recall).

    It’s been added to our recall list. Unfortunately, it’s been more than 2 months since the food was made.
    Evolve’s announcement says:

    Evolve Kitten Food made on March 12, 2007 has now been included in [the recalled pet food] group.

    As of today, 99.4% of the 27,560 lbs. of product made on March 12, 2007 (Best Used By Sep 13 08) has been accounted for and removed from sale. Currently there is 168 lbs. that has not been accounted for. The above 168 lbs. is a total of 9 units in 3# and 7# sizes.

    Full announcement after the jump:

    (Thanks menusux)

    NOTICE To All Concerned Pet Owners:

    In the on-going FDA investigation of contaminated rice protein concentrate, the FDA has attempted to link other brands that might have possibly been affected due to potential cross contamination of ingredients. Evolve Kitten Food made on March 12, 2007 has now been included in this group.

    As of today, 99.4% of the 27,560 lbs. of product made on March 12, 2007 (Best Used By Sep 13 08) has been accounted for and removed from sale. Currently there is 168 lbs. that has not been accounted for. The above 168 lbs. is a total of 9 units in 3# and 7# sizes. Based on the date of manufacture, retail information, consumer contact and expected daily consumption, we strongly believe ALL remaining products from this date have been safely consumed with no adverse effects.

    The Evolve formulae do NOT contain any wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate, and the FDA tests confirmed that no melamine was present.

    As a valuable Evolve customer, we want you to be aware of this situation despite the fact no melamine have been found by independent testing. This action is a precautionary measure only, as there is no evidence to suggest these products in any way pose a health hazard.

    This action effects the March 12, 2007 manufacture date and product only. No other Evolve products have been or will be involved. Feel free to contact us at nationalsales@triumphpet.com with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you.
     

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