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The following information has been received by our office from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242
Press Officers: Vash Klein
Vash.klein@fda.hhs.gov
Catherine McDermott
catherine.mcdermott@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA WARNS CONSUMERS THAT RETAILERS MAY STILL HAVE RECALLED PET FOOD ON SHELVES

FDA is advising pet owners that recalled pet food may still be on the shelves in some retail establishments. FDA urges retailers across the country to be vigilant in removing all products associated with the pet food recall, which began on March 16, 2007.

To verify the effectiveness of the recall, FDA has conducted approximately 400 checks of retail stores across the country. Based on the checks, FDA believes most companies have removed the recalled product; however, some have not. FDA will continue to monitor retailers’ efforts to remove these items from the shelves.

“FDA’s priority is to make sure that cats and dogs have safe food to eat, said Stephen Sundlof, D.V.M., director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.” Many of us are pet owners and animal lovers, and we want pet owners to feel assured that we are doing everything we can to make sure that all contaminated food is off the shelves.”

In related news, Menu Foods, Inc., a private label manufacturer based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, expanded its recall on Tuesday, April 10, to cat food not previously subject to the recall. The varieties of cat food in the United States and Canada now being recalled are included in the list at the bottom of this news release. A complete list of Menu Foods' recalled products, including the new items, can be reviewed at http://www.menufoods.com/.

The company acted after receiving information from FDA, which had confirmed test results it received from a laboratory at University of California, Davis. The UC-Davis lab found that canned cat food which had not been included in Menu Food’s earlier recalls tested positive for melamine, a chemical used as a fertilizer and in the manufacture of cutlery and kitchenware.

The company informed FDA that it had shipped wheat gluten purchased from China and contaminated with melamine from its Emporia, Kansas plant to its plant in Streetsville. Some of the products produced with the contaminated wheat gluten also were shipped to the United States. FDA investigators and officials with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency were in the Ontario facility on April 10.

Since March 16, recalls of pet food products, including certain varieties of dog food, have been conducted by Menu Foods, Inc., Hill’s Pet Nutrition, P&G Pet Care, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Del Monte Pet Products, and Sunshine Mills, Inc. Extensive information about the current pet food situation can be found at the FDA Web site, http://www.fda.gov/. There is now a single list of all recalled pet food located at http://www.fda.gov/ora/fed_state/recalls/Recall.xls which will be updated with any new recall information when announced.

LIST OF NEWLY RECALLED PRODUCTS:

Cat Food
           
Brand Look For This Date on The Bottom of Can or Back of Pouch Variety Description Can / Pouch Size UPC
           
Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
  Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 54807-59114
           
Your Pet
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 72036-29026
  Jan/24/10        
  Nov 06 09 Sliced Variety Pack 3oz Can 3oz 72036-40013
           
Pet Pride
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 11110-86264
  Jan/24/10        
  Nov 06 09 Sliced Variety Pack 3oz Can 3oz 11110-86003
  Dec 05 09        
  Dec 06 09        
  Jan 23 10        
  Jan 24 10        
           
Laura Lynn
  Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 86854-02407
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 86854-02406
           
Nutriplan
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 41130-06755
           
Price Chopper
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 41735-12828
           
Publix
  Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 41415-08327
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 41415-08827
  Jan/2/10        
  Jan/24/10        
           
Stop & Shop Companion
  Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 88267-00286
           
Winn Dixie
  Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 21140-19419
           
Nutro Products
  All Dates Chicken Cacciatore 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35205
  All Dates Orleans Seafood Jambalaya 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35206
  All Dates Beef Ragout 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35207
  All Dates Alaskan Halibut/Rice 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35221
  All Dates Kitten Chicken/Lamb 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35202
  All Dates California Chicken 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30011
  All Dates Lamb/Turkey Cutlets 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30014
  All Dates Salmon/Whitefish 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30013
  All Dates Beef/Egg 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30015
  All Dates Turkey/Chicken Liver 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30016
  All Dates Seafood/Tomato/Bisque 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30017
  All Dates Hunters Stew with Duck 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30018
  All Dates Hunters Stew with Venison 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30019


This product may have been distributed in your area. Please spot-check stores for effectiveness of the recall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office at 317/233-7360.