Saturday, March 17, 2007

People with dogs and/or cats, heads up:

There's been a big multi-brand pet food recall.

10 comments:

R. Mildred said...

I did wonder why I'd been suffering from kidney failure recently.

What can I say, offer me meaty chunks in jelly and I'm anyone's.

A White Bear said...

Wah! Your forced switching to Blogger Beta took you (and several other favs) off my Bloglines, so here I was just thinking you were taking a break. That'll teach me! I'm back, and here. Hi!

Cassandra Says said...

Already had my little freak-out about this earlier today.
The kitty was acting a little wierd and not eating last week. And we did give him wet food, which we normally don't...
Back to the usual, then. It was a little scary to realise how many brands were made by the same company.

Zan said...

Okay, I nearly panicked at this because the Evil One has been a bit sick lately, but none of her foods is on that list. She's just being picky again. *sigh*

belledame222 said...

hi, AWB!

Mat said...

Okay, I'm really freaking out because I can't get the Iams website to load, that's the main thing I feed my guys and one of them only came home from the vets the other day because the vet doesn't think he's in PAIN and thought he might prefer to go at home with his mum and sister there...

belledame222 said...

hell, I'm sorry, mat.

Trinity said...

mat,

damn. i'm sorry.

arrogantworm said...

Here, if you still can't get to the site, Mat.

-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.


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.

-I cut out some paragraphs that didn't seem pertinent and just left the code numbers. I'd list the products but there's quite a few.

DAV said...

Pretty dang scary struff. My dog Walter was eating Iams...