Menu Foods, Inc., a private label pet food manufacturer based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada announced a recall of 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.
(Information on Eukanuba, Hill’s Science Diet, Iams and Nestlé Purina recalled items can be found below).
Consumer complaints received by the manufacturer and tasting trials conducted by the manufacturer prompted the recall. A small number of reported instances of cats and dogs in the United States developing kidney failure after eating the affected product have been reported. To date, 1 dog and 9 cats have died after eating the affected products. Extensive testing of the products in question is being conducted, but to date they’ve been unable to find the source of the problem.
Menu Foods, Inc. has identified the potentially contaminated products on the Internet at http://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 food and show signs of kidney failure (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting) should consult with their veterinarian.
The Food and Drug Administration (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 the FDA web site to contact the FDA complaint coordinator in their state.
For information on lot numbers, sizes and more click on the Cat or Dog product information links below. The products are packaged in cans and pouches under numerous brand names;
Contact Nestlé Purina PetCare Company at 1-800-551-7392
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company 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. No Mighty Dog canned products, or any other Purina products are affected by 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ounce pouch products should discontinue feeding them to their dogs and can receive the full replacement value of the withdrawn products by calling 1-800-551-7392.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 should be checked on the bottom or back panel of the individual pouches. 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.
Contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777
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 co-manufactured by Menu Foods.
Hill’s is voluntarily recalling the following products:
No other Hill’s products are affected by this recall.
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).
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 Hill’s Pet Nutrition web site for details.
Contact P&G Pet Care at 1-800-882-1591
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. code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197.
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 the Iams web site and Eukanubas web site 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. Visit either web site for illustrated details.
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.