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post Mar 16 2007, 04:57 PM
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Hi Everyone:

I just saw that a friend posted this in another website.

I wanted to make sure everyone here knows, too.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17650075/from/ET/

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Press_Recall_03162007.pdf


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post Mar 16 2007, 05:34 PM
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Thank you for sharing. I'm going to forward this to my friends who are dog walkers so that they can alert their clients..


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post Mar 16 2007, 05:41 PM
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great find Denise, this is a more substantial recall than i had originally thought.

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The company said it manufacturers for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers. It is also a contract manufacturer for the top branded pet food companies. Its three U.S. and one Canadian factory produce more than 1 billion containers of wet pet food a year. The recall covers pet food made at company plants in Emporia, Kan., and Pennsauken, N.J., Henderson


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post Mar 16 2007, 08:42 PM
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Rajah ate that kind of food and part of his diagnosis was kidney failure. The enlarged heart we could have treated, but with both being wrong the vet said that the treatments would make each condition worse. I am going to be so pissed off if that's what happened. Just an enlarged heart we could have treated. I can't believe this is happening!


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post Mar 17 2007, 08:08 AM
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Hi Everyone:

Here is the link to the "Menu Foods" Recalled Cat Product information:

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


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Here is the link to the "Menu Foods" Recalled Dog Product information:

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


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Peace & Love to you and yours,

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post Mar 17 2007, 06:01 PM
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Hi Everyone:

I got the following information just a bit ago from a feline diabetes site that I belong to - I wanted to post it here for all of you.


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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 appet*ite, vomiting, and lethargy. P&G Pet Care has received no case reports involving dogs.

Visit your food manufacturer's website -
www.iams.com (IAMS and Eukanuba canned / pouch foods - cats)
www.purina.com (Mighty Dog, but NOT Fancy Feast)
www.sciencediet.com (only cat foods, not dog foods in recall)

for recall info
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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.
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AND:

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

List of Iams and Eukanuba products recalled:
http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/ht...tRecallList.htm

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Peace & Love to you all,

Denise


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post Mar 19 2007, 07:20 PM
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Glad you posted all this, Denise.....also glad I never used ANY of those foil-pouch catfoods (garbage!) to begin with! (they're second in line to most dry foods for being bad for animals)I just heard on tonight's news that a woman in Calgary had 3 sick cats who ate some of the recalled foods......one, her oldest, died, one's in the clinic on I.V. as yet, and the other is recuperating at home - ALL got kidney failure suddenly a few days after ingesting this 'food'. Yet another story about how unsafe this manufactured food can be. And though the dry food (kibble) was okay (THIS time!), everyone should also know that you can make your OWN dry food at home, from high-quality ingredients, if you don't want to go the raw-food route.


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post Mar 20 2007, 08:15 AM
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Denise
I wanted to say thank you for finding and posting this. I heard about more recalls again this morning and wanted to check on the brands recalled. I knew just were to come. This was wonderful of you. Thank all the gods we don't use any of this.

Thanks again


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post Mar 20 2007, 10:41 AM
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I received these Cdn. press releases this morning through one of my health e-letter subscriptions. It's an update on the recalls.
Menu Foods recalls
It lists cat and dog foods separately, under 2 links, plus additional info.


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Spay now or pay later, the interest is killing us.


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post Mar 22 2007, 01:56 PM
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This is so sad. Im keeping an eye out on what my Dinah eats, I thought she was getting thinner because shes getting older. At then I thought it was the food...we started getting a fancy hard kitty food, and shes just picky. She wants her Science Diet!

The sad thing is, the infected plant is in my own state! I hope this gets cleared up soon. I feel so bad for the families.
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post Mar 23 2007, 11:32 AM
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17754681/

RAT POISON FOUND IN TAINTED PET FOOD!!!


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post Mar 23 2007, 03:31 PM
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post Mar 24 2007, 11:53 AM
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For those interested in switching brands, don't forget to check out the links at the bottom of the one Denise posted, particularly this one:
organic pet food

I also noticed a link (in the same place) to a story on drugs for animals that is probably useful to read, too.


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But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart - but in it"[/center]

~Fleur Conkling Heylinger~


>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<


"For one species to mourn the death of another is a noble thing"

~Aldo Leopold~

<span style='font-size:9pt;line-height:100%'>Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. ~Sri Aurobindo

Spay now or pay later, the interest is killing us.


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post Mar 24 2007, 05:49 PM
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UPDATED LIST FROM MENU FOODS!



http://www.menufoods.com/recall/index.html...m_ite=menufoods


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post Apr 1 2007, 11:47 AM
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This has spread beyond Menu Foods. Happy Tails, which I feed my dogs, is now on it. Does anyone have access to an updated overall list?


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post Apr 1 2007, 01:58 PM
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Here are a couple of links that I found.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070401/ap_on_...pet_food_recall

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-p...r=1&oref=slogin

I have a feeling this is going to get A LOT WORSE before getting better! sad.gif mad.gif

I am terribly sorry to all of the beautiful furkids that have been affected by this! It really makes me sick sad.gif !

Peace & Love to you all,

Denise


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post Apr 1 2007, 06:47 PM
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It's spread from just Menu Foods into Purina, but it's only in

ALPO canned - bad wheat gluten from China is the cause!

I feed my cats and dogs, 1 dog now sad.gif , Pro Plan but I'm really considering going to all homemade food really soon!

Purina Press Release


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post Apr 8 2007, 10:30 AM
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Just saw these 2 other info sites/forums on this whole debacle. One includes quite a comprehensive list on what companies use Menu Foods for some or all of their products, whether they have their OWN quality testing in place or not, and whether they've checked and verified the safety of their products. This list also includes some of the better and best companies, so do your due diligence, please, and read it ALL!
list of companies
Petfinder forum (this last one has a huge discussion on the recalls, so you can also read each separate page to see all aspects discussed, including even more links than what I've provided here.

Even IF you've already switched foods from those included in the recall (so far!), you should STILL read through these links to get as informed as possible about what you're feeding to your kidlets! There was also info on some ferret food, separate from this melamine issue, but having to do with a different recall from salmonella, which I noticed in the Petfinder forum, so it's not just our cats' and dogs' foods that bear watching!!


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<div align="center">"Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart - but in it"[/center]

~Fleur Conkling Heylinger~


>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<


"For one species to mourn the death of another is a noble thing"

~Aldo Leopold~

<span style='font-size:9pt;line-height:100%'>Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. ~Sri Aurobindo

Spay now or pay later, the interest is killing us.


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post Apr 8 2007, 05:49 PM
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Hi Everyone:

I was just checking out an emergency vet hospital in our area, and they had a listing for the American Animal Hospital Association. They had a section specifically for the huge pet food recall with LOTS of listings.

http://www.aahanet.org/About_aaha/petfoodrecall.html

Peace & Love to you and yours,

Denise


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post Apr 17 2007, 10:14 AM
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Has everyone seen the food-recall updates from April 13th? There were just a few more. http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=recall_faq#-1

And

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was informed today, April 16, 2007, that Natural Balance Pet Foods has received consumer complaints regarding the Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food, and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods. The company does not know the cause of the problems, but has received reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems. Although the company is stating that the problems seem to be focused on one particular lot, as a precautionary measure, the company is pulling all dates of Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food from the shelves.

The company is advising consumers to discontinue feeding all Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Food, and Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Food.

The FDA is working closely with Natural Balance and is actively investigating this problem. There is no indication at this time whether this is related to the ongoing pet food recalls. For more information, please see: http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/


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