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    Pet Food Recall

    Menu Foods Issues Recall of Specific Can and Small Foil Pouch Wet Pet Foods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Emporia, KS -- March 16, 2007 -- Menu Foods, Emporia, Kansas, is initiating a North American recall of dog and cat food manufactured in its "cuts and gravy" format between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007. There has been a small number of reported instances of cats and dogs in the United States (none in Canada) becoming sick from kidney failure after eating the affected products. There have been approximately ten deaths reported.

    Consumers who have product which is being recalled should stop using it and return it to Menu Foods in accordance with the procedure found at www.menufoods.com/recall. This procedure will be available from 6 a.m. Saturday March 17, 2007. If your dog or cat is showing any signs of kidney failure, consult your veterinarian.

    The recall includes an extensive list of brand names and lot numbers. In order to determine whether cat and dog food is subject to recall, consumers should refer to the comprehensive list of products at www.menufoods.com/recall. This list of products will be available from 6 a.m. Saturday March 17, 2007.

    Menu Foods voluntarily recalled the products after learning of complaints of vomiting and renal failure in dogs and cats following their consumption of product produced between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007. FDA has been apprised of this action.

    Following feedings of the product, some cats and dogs refused further feedings, while others exhibited signs of renal failure (signs of renal failure include loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting) and others died from renal failure. Menu Foods has undertaken extensive testing of the products in question, employing both internal and external resources, but to date has been unable to confirm any causal relationship to our product. Specifically, tests of some affected products have not revealed the cause of sickness, and testing will continue until a better understanding of the facts has been achieved.

    Menu's products are distributed to supermarkets, pet specialty stores and mass merchandisers across the United States. It can best be identified by reference to the list of products found at www.menufoods.com/recall. This list of products will be available from 6 a.m. Saturday March 17, 2007.

    Menu Foods is notifying its customers by telephone and mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. The products were distributed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

    While the number of complaints has been relatively small, Menu Foods is taking this proactive step out of an abundance of caution, because the health and well-being of pets is paramount to Menu Foods.

    Consumers with questions may contact Menu Foods at 1-800-551-7392.




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    (dog food sold under 46 brands and cat food sold under 37 brands including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070317/...et_food_recall

    That is a lot of brands made by the company.
    Last edited by Michelle; 03-18-07 at 11:17 PM.

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    dang, now what am i going to eat.


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    E-Man! Could this have anything to do with your cat's recent illness and death? I am going to ask a buddy of mine at work about his cat...they are keeping their's alive with IVs and dialysis, and are thinking about putting him down. This would be shitty if this were the case!
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    Thanks for thinking of me Traffic. My wife and I saw the report last night. I dont think so cause Taylor was losing weight for longer than we thought. She staarted losing last year, so by the time she was undeweight, thats when we gave her the soft canned stuff. I think thats was is recalled right? the soft canned stuff?
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    Either pouch or can food. I haven't seen any dry food on the list.

    My Mother n' law's cat has been sick for a while now too. It has lost weight and having kidney problems. It has to have 3 shots a week plus other meds. As you can imagine big $ at the vets and yet they do not know what is wrong with it. The only cat food she can give it that it will eat is the little cans of gourmet cat food, and thankfully it's not on the list either.

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    Rat poison in pet food blamed for 17 deaths
    How toxic pesticide got in food remains mystery

    Updated: 6 minutes ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don’t know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it.

    After the announcement, the company that produced the food expanded its recall to include all 95 brands of the “cuts and gravy” style food, regardless of when they were produced. The company also said it would take responsibility for pet medical expenses incurred as a result of the food.

    The substance in the food was identified as aminopterin, a cancer drug that once was used to induce abortions in the United States and is still used to kill rats in some other countries, state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker said.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17754681/




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    Now they say the poison came in Chinese wheat...

    WTF? I didn't know we even bought wheat from China. I'm looking very suspiciously now at this box of fruit-loops sitting in front of me. Wheat is in cereal, right?

    My 2nd choice was a bologna sandwich on white bread... Hold the bread

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