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Pet Food Recall Information

 Menu Foods Inc., whose products are sold under dozens of brand names, announced Saturday that it was recalling 50 brands of dog food and 40 brands of cat food. The "cuts and gravy" style products, sold in cans and pouches, are marketed nationwide by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Safeway and Pets Mart. Consumers kept a phone line (866-895-2708) set up by Menu Foods busy all weekend.

Pet food recall has animal owners frantic -- Eukanuba, Iams and store brands tied to kidney failure, deaths. It applies to the wet pet foods. Be sure to click on the hyperlinks within this article for further details. 

101 Brand Names, 1 Manufacturer -- The Mass Pet-Food Recall Reveals a Widespread Practice: Many Competing Products Come From the Same Factory.

Additional Articles:
*Recalled Dog Product Information
*Recalled Cat Product Information
*What’s Really in Pet Food - (Thanks to Nina for this informative link).
Pet Foods NOT on recall list
*FDA Pet Food recall information

Dingo CHICK'N JERKY dog, cat, ferret treats recalled over salmonella -- There is yet another pet food recall. Eight in One is recalling packages of its Dingo brand dog, cat and ferret treats in Canada and the U.S. because of concerns over salmonella.

Is there more to the story....
Menu Foods CFO sold stock before pet food recall -- The chief financial officer of Menu Foods Income Fund says it was a "horrible coincidence" that he sold nearly half his units in the pet food company less than three weeks before a massive product recall.

Menu Foods adds to pet food recall list -- The product added to the recall list was Natural Life dog food with a date on the bottom of the can of Nov/22/09 and UPC number of 12344-07114.

FDA Asks if Pet Food Tainted on Purpose -- Imported ingredients used in recalled pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to boost their apparent protein content, federal officials said Thursday.

Criminal Probe Opened in Pet Food Scare -- The FDA has opened a criminal investigation in the widening pet food contamination scandal, officials said yesterday, as it was confirmed that tainted pork might have made its way onto human dinner plates in California.

It's Not Just Pet Food -- Lost amid the anxiety surrounding the tainted U.S. pet food supply is this sobering reality: It's not just pet owners who should be worried. The uncontrolled distribution of low-quality imported food ingredients, mainly from China, poses a grave threat to public health worldwide.

U.S. examines if pet food contaminant in human food -- FDA officials said they would inspect imports of six grain products used in foods ranging from bread to baby formula for traces of melamine, a chemical thought to have killed and sickened cats and dogs.

Tainted Pet Food Linked to Ind. Chickens -- Chicken feed in some farms in Indiana contained byproducts from pet food manufactured with contaminated wheat gluten imported from China, two federal agencies said Monday.

Pet Deaths Spur Call for Better FDA Screening -- Amid growing revelations that suppliers in China frequently spike pet food and other food ingredients with contaminants to boost profits, momentum is building in Washington to bolster the Food and Drug Administration's capacity to detect and screen out adulterated imports.

FDA limits Chinese food additive imports -- The Food and Drug Administration is enforcing a new import alert that greatly expands its curtailment of some food ingredients imported from China, authorizing border inspectors to detain ingredients used in everything from noodles to breakfast bars.
Related Article: IMPORT ALERT #99-29

FDA: Millions of Chickens Fed Contaminated Pet Food -- Up to 3 million broiler chickens were fed melamine-tainted pet food and then sold on the U.S. market beginning in early February, U.S. health officials said in a press conference held late Tuesday.

FDA pet food probe checks 4,000 pet deaths -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports by American households of at least 4,000 pet deaths to determine if any are linked to pet food contaminated with melamine from China, the agency said.



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