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Food, Nutrition and Recipes => Kibble Feeding => Topic started by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 02:30:25 PM

Title: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 02:30:25 PM
I don't know if this was posted or not.

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01590.html

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FDA News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
P07-48
March 17, 2007
 Media Inquiries:
Mike Herndon, 301-827-6242
Consumer Inquiries:
888-INFO-FDA
 


Recall of Pet Foods Manufactured by Menu Foods, Inc.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been informed that Menu Foods, Inc., a private-label pet food manufacturer based in Statesville, Ontario, Canada, is recalling all its "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food produced at its facility in Emporia, Kansas between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007. The products are sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The recall was prompted by consumer complaints received by the manufacturer and by tasting trials conducted by the manufacturer. There has been a small number of reported instances of cats and dogs in the United States that developed kidney failure after eating the affected product. Ten deaths, one dog and nine cats, have reported at this time. The firm has undertaken extensive testing of the pet food products in question, but to date has been unable to find the source of the problem.

The products are packaged in cans and pouches under numerous brand names and are marketed nationwide by many pet food retailers including Ahold USA Inc., Kroger Company, Safeway, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., and Pet Valu, Inc.

Menu Foods, Inc. has identified the potentially contaminated products on the Internet at www.menufoods.com/recall. Consumers who have any of these products should immediately stop feeding them to their pets. Dogs or cats who have consumed the suspect feed and show signs of kidney failure (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting) should consult with their veterinarian. Menu Foods, Inc. is notifying retailers by telephone and mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled products.

FDA is conducting an investigation and working with Menu Foods, Inc. to ensure the effectiveness of the recall. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-895-2708. Consumers who wish to report adverse actions or other problems can go to http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html to contact the FDA complaint coordinator in their state.


http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_dog.html

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_cat.html

dog:

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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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Recalled Cat Product Information
    Recall Information 1-866-895-2708
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Best Choice
Companion
Compliments
Demoulas Market Basket
Fine Feline Cat
Food Lion
Foodtown
Giant Companion
Hannaford
Hill Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Key Food
Laura Lynn
Li'l Red
Loving Meals
Main Choice
Nutriplan
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Paws
Pet Pride
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority
Save-A-Lot
Schnucks
Sophistacat
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Total Pet, My True Friend
Wegmans
Western Family
White Rose
Winn Dixie
 

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others:

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

Topeka, KS (March 16, 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 and Canada of a very small number of canned cat products that are co-manufactured by Menu.
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 and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on this issue. The company regrets any inconvenience to its consumers, retail customers and veterinarians.

http://www.hillspet.com/menu_foods/Menu_Foods_en_US.htm

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Purina to voluntarily withdraw Mighty Dog® 5.3 ounce pouch products in response to Menu Foods recall
No other Purina products affected

St. Louis, Missouri, March 16, 2007
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company today announced that as a precautionary measure, it is voluntarily withdrawing its 5.3 ounce Mighty Dog® brand pouch products that were produced by Menu Foods, Inc. from December 3, 2006 through March 14, 2007. This withdrawal is in response to the recall initiated earlier today by Menu Foods, a contract manufacturer that does limited business with Purina as well as with other pet food manufacturers. Only Mighty Dog 5.3 ounce pouch products are being withdrawn by Nestlé Purina, including those pouches contained in multi-packs. Importantly, no Mighty Dog canned products, or any other Purina products are affected by Menu’s recall.

While Purina has no indication of any product quality or safety issues specifically related to our Mighty Dog pouch products, Purina is taking this proactive action out of an abundance of caution in response to the Menu Foods recall.

Consumers who have the indicated Mighty Dog 5.3 ounce pouch products should discontinue feeding them to their dogs and can receive the full replacement value of the withdrawn products by calling 1-800-551-7392.

The Mighty Dog pouch products and pouches in multi-pack cartons have code dates of 6337 through 7073, followed by the plant code 1798. This information is located on the bottom or back panel of the pouches or cartons. Specifically, if the code following the “Use By” date begins with four numbers from 6337 to 7073 followed by the plant code 1798, then the pouch is included in this voluntary withdrawal.

Purina regrets any inconvenience and apologizes for any concern caused by this product withdrawal. The Company will continue to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

http://www.purina.com/company/press/2007/MightyDog.aspx

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Iams Cat Select Bites Pouches Eukanuba 3 oz Cans
84942710 3 oz Iams Kitten with Chicken in Gravy 84956844 3 oz Eukanuba Kitten Cuts with Savory Chicken in Gravy
84942711 3 oz Iams Cat Adult with Beef in Gravy 84956846 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult Cuts with Chicken & Liver in Gravy
84942712 3 oz Iams Cat Adult with Chicken and Wild Rice in Gravy 84956847 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult Flaked with Select Tuna in Sauce
84942713 3 oz Iams Cat Adult with Chicken in Gravy 84956848 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult Flaked with Select Seafood in Sauce
84942714 3 oz Iams Cat Adult with Turkey in Gravy 84956850 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Mature Cuts with Savory Chicken in Gravy
84942715 3 oz Iams Cat Adult with Salmon in Sauce
84942717 3 oz Iams Cat Adult with Tuna in Sauce
84942720 3 oz Iams Cat Weight Control with Tuna in Sauce Eukanuba 5.5 oz Chunks in Gravy Cans
84942721 3 oz Iams Cat Active Maturity with Chicken in Gravy 84956830 5.5 oz Eukanuba Puppy with Savory Chicken
84942722 3 oz Iams Cat Variety Pack with Beef, Chicken, and Turkey 84956832 5.5 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Savory Chicken
84942724 3 oz Iams Cat Variety Pack with Salmon and Tuna 84956833 5.5 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Hearty Beef
84942726 3 oz Iams Cat Variety Pack with Chicken and Turkey 84956834 5.5 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Hearty Stew with Beef
84956838 5.5 oz Eukanuba Dog Senior with Hearty Beef

Iams Dog Select Bites Pouches
84942691 5.3 oz Iams Puppy with Chicken in Gravy Iams 3 oz Cans
84942693 5.3 oz Iams Dog Adult with Beef in Gravy 84959908 3 oz Iams Cat Slices with Turkey in Gravy
84942694 5.3 oz Iams Dog Adult with Beef, Potatoes and Carrots in Gravy 84959909 3 oz Iams Cat Slices with Beef in Gravy
84942695 5.3 oz Iams Dog Adult with Chicken in Gravy 84959910 3 oz Iams Cat Slices with Chicken in Gravy
84942696 5.3 oz Iams Dog Adult with Turkey in Gravy 84959912 3 oz Iams Kitten Slices with Turkey in Gravy
84942697 5.3 oz Iams Dog Adult with Lamb and Wild Rice in Gravy 84959913 3 oz Iams Cat Flakes with Tuna & Ocean White Fish in Sauce
84942698 5.3 oz Iams Dog Weight Control with Chicken in Gravy 84959914 3 oz Iams Cat Flakes with Salmon in Sauce
84942700 5.3 oz Iams Dog Active Maturity with Beef in Gravy 84961218 3 oz Iams Cat Variety Pack Slices with Chicken and Beef in Gravy
84942707 5.3 oz Iams Dog Variety Pack with Beef, Chicken, Lamb & Rice 84961229 3 oz Iams Cat Variety Pack Flakes with Tuna & Ocean White Fish and Salmon in Sauce
84942709 5.3 oz Iams Dog Variety Pack with Beef and Chicken


Eukanuba Cat Morsels in Gravy Pouches Iams 6 oz Cans
84956839 3 oz Eukanuba Kitten with Savory Chicken 84959903 6 oz Iams Cat Slices with Turkey in Gravy
84956840 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult with Savory Chicken 84959904 6 oz Iams Cat Slices with Beef in Gravy
84956841 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult with Savory Turkey 84959905 6 oz Iams Cat Slices with Chicken in Gravy
84956842 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult with Select Tuna 84959915 6 oz Iams Cat Flakes with Tuna & Ocean White Fish in Sauce
84956843 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult with Select White Fish 84959916 6 oz Iams Cat Flakes with Salmon in Sauce
84956856 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Mature with Savory Chicken 84959936 6 oz Iams Puppy Small Bites with Beef & Chicken in Gravy
84961121 3 oz Eukanuba Cat Adult with Shrimp and Cod 84959940 6 oz Iams Dog Small Bites for Small Dogs with Chicken in Gravy
84959941 6 oz Iams Dog Small Bites for Small Dogs with Beef & Vegetables in Gravy
84969819 6 oz Iams Dog Variety Pack Small Bites for Small Dogs with Beef & Vegetables and Chicken in Gravy
Eukanuba Dog Bites in Gravy Pouches
84956817 5.3 oz Eukanuba Puppy with Savory Chicken
84956818 5.3 oz Eukanuba Puppy with Hearty Beef Iams 13.2 oz Dog Cans
84956819 5.3 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Savory Chicken 84959930 13.2 oz Iams Dog Chunks with Beef and Vegetables in Gravy
84956820 5.3 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Hearty Beef 84959931 13.2 oz Iams Dog Chunks with Chicken in Gravy
84956821 5.3 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Lamb and Rice 84959932 13.2 oz Iams Dog Active Maturity Chunks with Beef in Gravy
84956822 5.3 oz Eukanuba Dog Adult with Beef, Pasta and Vegetables 84959933 13.2 oz Iams Dog Weight Control Chunks with Beef in Gravy
84956823 5.3 oz Eukanuba Dog Reduced Fat with Savory Chicken 84959934 13.2 oz Iams Puppy Chunks with Beef & Chicken in Gravy
84956824 5.3 oz Eukanuba Dog Senior with Savory Chicken 84961233 13.2 oz Iams Dog Variety Pack Chunks with Beef & Vegetables and Chicken in Gravy
84961235 13.2 oz Iams Dog Multipack Chunks with Beef & Vegetables in Gravy
84961237 13.2 oz Iams Puppy Multipack with Beef & Chicken in Gravy
84966751 13.2 oz Iams Dog Multipack Chunks with Chicken in Gravy

http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_r...RecallList.htm

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P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods’ Nationwide U.S. and Canadian Recall of Specific Canned and Small Foil Pouch ‘Wet’ Cat and Dog Foods

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. Review the list of involved products here.

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. Review the list of involved products here.

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.

http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/jsp/IA...ticleID=300003
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: JennP03 on March 17, 2007, 02:32:37 PM
Wow, that's crazy! 
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 17, 2007, 02:33:24 PM
Where have you been?  I emailed you yesteray!  And I posted that already, but good to know you saw it!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 02:33:49 PM
opps BP already posted.  sorry for the dupe.

I was supplementing Nutro Max canned until recently.  Really suprised to see it on the list!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 02:37:22 PM
Where have you been?  I emailed you yesteray!  And I posted that already, but good to know you saw it!

hiyah!  yeah haven't check my mail in a few days.

lol the forum sure moves around alot :)  glad to see a more reliable server though!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 17, 2007, 02:39:20 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: rac.cul on March 17, 2007, 02:42:24 PM
heya grammie ;)
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 02:58:04 PM
heya grammie ;)

 :) hiyah rache
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: PoseidonsMom on March 17, 2007, 02:58:20 PM
Hey grammie! Glad you made it!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: boxer pal on March 17, 2007, 04:12:42 PM
I just went and cleaned out my pantry of 5 cans and one pouch of re-called food.  Bummer!  Who would have thought Nutro would be included in this???
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: linz and ellie on March 17, 2007, 04:17:05 PM
Hey Grammie, how you doing?
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 05:06:08 PM
I just went and cleaned out my pantry of 5 cans and one pouch of re-called food.  Bummer!  Who would have thought Nutro would be included in this???

no kidding.  If it's in premium foods, they're getting their ingredients from the same place.  They keep adding recalls to the list.  I read about pig ears being recalled also because of samonella. 

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BJ's Wholesale Club Issues Recall of "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears Dog Treats Because of Potential for Salmonella Contamination
Contact:
Stephanie LaCroix
508-651-6904

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Natick, MA -- March 9, 2007 -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is recalling its 25-count packages of "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears dog treats with no lot number and only the expiration advisory "BEST IF USED BY 2009" (without referencing a specific month) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections in dogs, and, if there is cross contamination, young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Confirmatory testing is ongoing but until the testing is final, consumers should immediately stop feeding the treats to their pets.

Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling these dog treats, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Dogs that become ill from Salmonella generally will have a fever and diarrhea that may contain blood or mucus. Affected animals may seem more tired that usual, and may have vomiting. Some dogs do not have diarrhea, but will have decreased appetite, fever and excess salivation. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and is exhibiting these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing revealed the potential presence of Salmonella in a 25-count package of "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears dog treats.

There have been no confirmed illnesses to date. These products have been removed from sale while the problem is being investigated.

BJ's members who purchased "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears dog treats between January 1, 2006 through March 8, 2007 should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to any BJ's Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers who have further questions may contact BJ's toll free Member Care line at 1-800-BJS-CLUB.

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bj03_07.html

makes me glad we started making our own canned the past few months.  ThX Claire for the pressure cooker tips!!

I actually get a little paranoid when buying dry food (CS for dog lovers and canidae) after last years Diamond recall.

wish I had a recipe for dry kibble.  Anyone make their own?
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 05:07:04 PM
PS - hi guys!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 17, 2007, 05:08:38 PM
I posted 2 of my receipes in the homecooking thread.  I hope with all this it may help others.
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: PradazPurdy on March 17, 2007, 05:34:16 PM
I heard about this recall just today...thank God I always thought canned food was crap. I just never liked the stuff.
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: steph0808 on March 17, 2007, 05:39:30 PM
I was thanking my stars that I don't feed any of that - when I remembered that we give the boys some Nutro Max canned with their food sometimes! 

I just checked our cans against the ones that were recalled and we are safe! I'm so relieved!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: Krister182 on March 17, 2007, 08:42:48 PM
wow that is a ton of food!!! I dont have any canned stuff on hand now so nothing to worry about here, thankfully!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: macsmom on March 17, 2007, 09:15:20 PM
Man scarey!! I rarely give canned but I gave Mac when we ran out of food and were waiting for the new order to come in two cans of Master choice premium food...That was a week ago though and I am not even sure they were the dates that were on the list I am sure it is fine.
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: Theresa on March 17, 2007, 10:56:16 PM
Bob's parents called us about this....and at dinner tonight I gave them a bit of a speach on the "good" foods to use for doggies
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 17, 2007, 10:58:35 PM
T - Nutro Max was one of the foods...and they seem to be updating the list constantly.
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: ~CLOWN~ on March 18, 2007, 07:43:03 AM
Wow, that is a lot of brands!  So glad Molly doesn't eat any of it!
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 18, 2007, 12:03:34 PM
I was thanking my stars that I don't feed any of that - when I remembered that we give the boys some Nutro Max canned with their food sometimes! 

I just checked our cans against the ones that were recalled and we are safe! I'm so relieved!

Until we started making our own canned, we used canidae canned and nutro max.  I think it was fate that got me to switch to homemade about a month or so ago.
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 18, 2007, 12:10:50 PM
I think it was fate that got me to switch to homemade about a month or so ago.

And I thought it was me :'(
Title: Re: major dog/cat food recall -scary!
Post by: grammie on March 18, 2007, 01:43:21 PM
I think it was fate that got me to switch to homemade about a month or so ago.

And I thought it was me :'(

YES silly it was fate that got you and I talking about it..... then you pushed me over the edge to do it.

I can't imagine something happening to them from that nutro max.  I was buying ALOt of it with 2 of them.  I consider it a miracle that I switched them.  No turning back once we saw how easy it was, and hubby loves doing it.  Only $3. for a whole chicken too.  Much cheaper than canned.