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Posted on 03/19/2007 11:18:57 AM PDT by blam
More brands added to pet food recall
STREETSVILLE, Ontario, March 19 (UPI) -- Pet food manufacturer Menu Foods of Streetsville, Ontario, has added seven brands to its list of potentially dangerous pet foods.
The manufacturer issued a recall "cuts and gravy"-style cat and dog food brands including Americas Choice, Iams and President's Choice sold at stores across North America after it was revealed that the foods may contribute to kidney failure and death in cats and dogs, ABC News reported Monday.
At least 10 pet deaths have been linked to the recalled foods.
"It's very possible other companies will have to add to this recall," said Louise Murray, director of medicine for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "People need to keep updating themselves."
Kevin Whalen, spokesman for retailer PETCO, said the store has removed multiple foods, including some that were not listed in the recall, to be "extra careful."
"If it was even possible that certain pet food would be involved, we wanted to be safe," he said.
A full list of the recalled products is available at menufoods.com/recall/.
Everyone laughs when I say I use good old Alpo. The famous alpo farts are horrible.
But, I don't see them on the list!
Purina is one of the companies just added to the list.
According to another article here on FR.
Let's see what the Cornell CSI group identifies.
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 Streetsville, 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.
So, do I take it that wet means canned food?? I do feed my cats the dry Iams and some canned, but for the life of me, I can't remember the brand. It might be little friskies. I guess I pay close attention don't I?
They need to be looking for Castor beans (ricin) accidentally or deliberately dumped into the ingredients.
Or more innocently, there may be some generally harmless ingredient that just a few pets are allergic to. Consider peanuts and people.
See my post #12. Cornell Vet School scientists have been called in to assist in the identification of the pathogen.
hahahahahaha, you sound like me! While my cats are ok, I'm not really a pet person. My kids conned me in to them and now the kids are gone to college and the cats are still here! I told them that the first one to graduate and get his own place gets the cats.
I assume this applies to acute kidney failure; right, if you know?
I'm asking because my cat was diagnosed recently with chronic kidney failure and she always used to eat canned IAMS over the years.
My kitties eat dry food. Is this still limited to cuts and gravy types?
Nothing works when I try to get the update.
Good points. Wheat gluten is mentioned as a possible problem area and chlorinated lipids cause pretty bad kidney disease. I suspect they'll focus initially right there.
Yes, kidney failure.
Kidney problems are among the most common health problems in pets. Look at all the pet foods that specifically mention kidney and urinary tract health. I imagine that if you look at all the pets in the country eating any particular product, at least ten a day will die.
This could be a moment of hysteria, or it could be a general problem that just recently came to light.
I've always fed my cats the cheapest canned tuna in water people food with a side of dry food and a bowel of water.
Everyone told me i was nuts.
My current one is 17+ years old. The previous two lived 19 1/2 years and 18 years.
Well, I generally keep a big bowl of Beneful out for her so she can have it whenver she wants it, but I don't know any more. I think I will just fix up some hamburger and rice for her. We really didn't need this mess.
Possibly, although I think heat destroys ricin.
There are others, aflotoxin, ergot. Both common toxins associated with grains.
I am nervous they will find it in dry food, too. Unbelievable the extent of the problem.