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Iams and Euk! :shock:

Canned, but still, just the same.

Maybe because P&G now owns them. . . . .(?) :?
 

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went and checked-I have fed my kittens the nutra max pouches and one other..a little disconcerning.


http://www.menufoodhttp://www.mehttp://www.mehttp://wwhtt_
(http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Press_Recall_03162007.pdf)

WASHINGTON Mar 16, 2007 (AP)— A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods said in announcing the North American recall. Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.

"At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer.

The recall covers the company's "cuts and gravy" style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6. The pet food was sold by stores operated by the Kroger Company, Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
and PetSmart Inc., among others, Henderson said.

Menu Foods did not immediately provide a full list of brand names and lot numbers covered by the recall, saying they would be posted on its Web site _http://www.menufoodhttp://www.m_ (http://www.menufoods.com/recall) early Saturday. Consumers with questions can call (800) 551-7392.
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Here is a sight where you can see the recalled canned dog food.
http://www.menufoods.com/recall/

I use Pedigree choice cuts to mix in with the dry food. Thank goodness Pedigree is not on the list.

The list includes:
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
 

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So this recall is specifically for "wet" dog food on the list? Im trying to get to the Eukenuba site now, becouse it did mention that their other "specialty" clients could have a recall as well??

Just found this...

http://us.eukanuba.com/eukanuba/en_...NHE0?pageID=MC&newsArticleID=22&intcmp=HM_PRR

QUOTE: " Iams and Eukanuba “dry” products are not manufactured at Menu Foods and not affected by this issue. Iams and Eukanuba biscuits, treats and sauces are not affected by this issue. "

Whew :!:
 

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This effects those who feed food from cans or foil pouches. Dry brands are not effected.
 

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Nutro's websites claims they voluntarily recalled their foods as a precaution and no illnesses or deaths have been linked to them at this point. If it was dry food it would help explain my situation....lol. Hopefully they caught it and get it corrected so no one else gets affected.

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FDA link

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/pg03_07.html

Contact:
Kurt Weingand, D.V.M., Ph.D.
937-264-7676

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Dayton, OH -- March 16, 2007 -- In response to the recent Menu Foods, Inc. nationwide recall of wet pet foods, P&G Pet Care has announced a voluntary recall in the United States and Canada on specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch "wet" cat and dog food products manufactured by Menu Foods Inc. Emporia, Kansas plant with the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197. This voluntary recall is part of a larger product recall by Menu Foods Inc., a contract manufacturer that makes a small portion of canned and foil pouch 'wet' cat foods for Iams and Eukanuba as well as other non-P&G brands. There have been a small number of reported cases of cats from the US (none in Canada) becoming sick and developing signs of kidney failure. The signs of kidney failure include loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy. P&G Pet Care has received no case reports involving dogs.

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.

P&G Pet Care is taking this proactive step out of an abundance of caution, because the health and well-being of pets is paramount in the mission of Iams and Eukanuba. Tests of some affected product have not revealed the cause of sickness, and testing will continue until a better understanding of the facts has been achieved. All other canned and small foil wet pouch products produced at other plants are not affected by this issue. Iams and Eukanuba "dry" products are not manufactured at Menu Foods and not affected by this issue. Iams and Eukanuba biscuits, treats and sauces are not affected by this issue.

P&G Pet Care has informed the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on this issue. The company regrets any inconvenience to its consumers and retail customers.
 

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So millions of animals eat this food, 10 die and the company is forced to recall the entire line of food. Now thats politics in action people. Why can't we do this with morons in office that want to legislate every aspect of being a pet owner.

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The list includes:
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
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.......... so those who feed Euk. and fork over the big$ may as well be feeding Old Roy :shock:

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So millions of animals eat this food, 10 die and the company is forced to recall the entire line of food. Now thats politics in action people. Why can't we do this with morons in office that want to legislate every aspect of being a pet owner.

/Paul
Because-(and if you hate cats (I know lots of you do :roll: )I know this might not upset you :evil:) we have no other way of dealing with it-which I wish we did!
Do I agree with you? To a point, however I am pretty pissed that I might have to take my kittens in for bloodwork because I fed them Nutra Max packets and they threw up everywhere-I just thought it disagreed with them.
And a point for the cat haters-my Mom let me keep one when I was a kid, as back then anything else living was way out of the price range, and to this day I swear my neighbor, bless his cat hating heart, put that kitten on that doorstep because he knew how badly I wanted an animal :)
 

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So if millions of people eat at Taco bell everyday and 10 get poisoned than nothing should be done?

Besides it was a voluntary recall.

What would the cut off be for if an animal dies from contaminated food?

I think it is just a company being responsible for what they put out. I would rather see them over react than to do like Diamond did and let hundreds die before anything was done.


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So millions of animals eat this food, 10 die and the company is forced to recall the entire line of food. Now thats politics in action people. Why can't we do this with morons in office that want to legislate every aspect of being a pet owner.

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Gun_Dog2002 said:
So millions of animals eat this food, 10 die and the company is forced to recall the entire line of food. Now thats politics in action people. Why can't we do this with morons in office that want to legislate every aspect of being a pet owner.

/Paul
so what if yours is one of the 10 :( :?:
 

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Gun_Dog2002 said:
So millions of animals eat this food, 10 die and the company is forced to recall the entire line of food. Now thats politics in action people. Why can't we do this with morons in office that want to legislate every aspect of being a pet owner.

/Paul
Seems to me they are doing the right thing with this recall. I just can't imagine an ethical and responsible company doing otherwise.
 

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At the time I posted this, there was no proof, in any shape or form that the food was the cause of the animals passing. Is there any proof now? Anything? As a former nurse I can tell you that people get sick at hospitals, I think we should shut them all down until we figure out out to solve that...

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Gun_Dog2002 said:
At the time I posted this, there was no proof, in any shape or form that the food was the cause of the animals passing. Is there any proof now? Anything? As a former nurse I can tell you that people get sick at hospitals, I think we should shut them all down until we figure out out to solve that...
I think the reaction (read "effect") has to be measured at least as equal with the amount of action (read "cause").

In this case beloved pets were dying. The manufacturer did not know what in the food was causing the illnesses or how many cans were "infected."

Given the number of variables, and the gravity of the situation, I think a recall on a grand scale is reasonable.

If the ten deaths (and hundreds of illnesses) could be linked to a particular ingredient or preparation and/or product serial number, then I think you would have seen a more measured response and recall. As is typical in these cases.
 

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I do recall within the first moments of the recall it was stated that they belived it to be contributed to the Wheat Gluten supply. This was the purpose of the recall. Not sure when you found out but I know when I began to look into it that was the first thing I read. Maybe some should have read a little closer.
Compassion for others should be a consideration with working in the medical field.
Please let me know what hospital you work at. If that is the consideration I am going to receive there I sure don't want to be one of your patients.
 

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods’ Nationwide U.S. recall of Specific Canned Cat Foods.

Topeka, KS (March 17, 2007) – In response to the recent Menu Foods, Inc. nationwide recall of wet pet foods, Hill’s® Pet Nutrition, Inc. has announced a voluntary precautionary recall in the United States of a very small number of canned cat products that are co-manufactured by Menu.
This recall only affects Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts canned products in the United States.
Hill’s is voluntarily recalling the following products:

1. Science Diet® Kitten Savory Cuts® Ocean Fish 3 oz. and 5.5 oz.
2. Science Diet® Feline Adult Savory Cuts® Beef 5.5 oz.
3. Science Diet® Feline Adult Savory Cuts® Chicken 5.5 oz.
4. Science Diet® Feline Adult Savory Cuts® Ocean Fish 5.5 oz.
5. Science Diet® Feline Senior Savory Cuts® Chicken 5.5 oz.

No other Hill’s products are affected by this recall.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., is taking this precautionary step to protect the health and well being of your pets. Hill’s has received no reported cases of illness. Consumers of other pet food brands manufactured by Menu Foods have reported a small number of cases of cats becoming ill with loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy which are potential signs of kidney failure.
This voluntary product recall involves discontinuation of all retail sales and product retrieval from consumers. Consumers should stop using the affected products immediately. Consult with a veterinarian if any symptoms are present in your pet. All Science Diet products carry a 100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a refund for recalled products. For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or visit www.HillsPet.com for details.
Hill’s is recalling the following product codes. Product codes can be found at the bottom of the can. Only relevant code numbers have been listed (‘X’s indicate irrelevant numbers).

1. .
BESTBEFORE 09 2008
M06XXXXXX 4414
5. .
BESTBEFORE 08 2008
M28XXXXXX 4603

2. .
BESTBEFORE 08 2008
M28XXXXXX 4416
6. .
BESTBEFORE 08 2008
M25XXXXXX 4457

3. .
BESTBEFORE 08 2008
M28XXXXXX 4415
7. .
BESTBEFORE 08 2008
M28XXXXXX 4414

4. .
BESTBEFORE 08 2008
M28XXXXXX 4601

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., has informed the Food and Drug Administration on this issue. The company regrets any inconvenience to its consumers, retail customers and veterinarians
 

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Anyone have any idea how many beloved pets die each day in this country? Anyone care to guess how many phone calls a dog food company of this size gets everyday. Don't be fooled. The only reason they recalled this is because the media ran a big story on it. Thankfully we all know the media is an extremely reliable source of accurate and impartial news. Now I have to go get the latest accurate and impartial news on Britney Spears past week in rehab and catch up on the latest with Anna Nicole's Baby's father.


/Paul
 
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