By Gary Bogue
Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 11:10 am in Food recalls.
I wondered when something like this was going to happen
When we had last September’s E. coli breakout with the spinach, I figured it was going to only be a matter of time until something similar happened with pet food. Unfortunately, I was right.
In a front page story in Sunday’s Times by Associated Press writer Matthew Verrinde:
Menu Foods, the Ontario-based company that makes wet food sold under many top pet food brand food names, “said Saturday it was recalling dog food sold under 48 brands and cat food sold under 40 brands, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The food was distributed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico by major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway.”
An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected food, the company said. “The recall is limited to ‘cuts and gravy’ style pet food that was sold in cans and pouches.”
The story said, “A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates is available from the Menu Foods Web site, www.menufoods.com/recall.
The company designated two phone numbers that pet owners can call for information: 866-463-6738 and 866-895-2708.” I tried both these numbers repeatedly this morning and they were always busy. I suspect they’re getting a LOT of calls.
The complete story in Sunday’s Times can be read at http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/16929669.htm
I’ll immediately update this blog with any new information on this as soon as I get it.
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