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"A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

Menu Foods did not immediately provide a full list of brand names and lot numbers covered by the recall, saying they would be posted on its Web site www.menufoods.com/recall early Saturday. Consumers with questions can call (866) 463-6738."

I copied this from an MSNBC article 3/16/07 - could not get the link ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17650075/ ) to work, so just quoted.

edited to say I finally got the link to work-
 

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i just got done reading this and came here to see if it was posted.this is a lot of dog food they are recalling,and the odd part is it's canned wet food.
 

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Most people may already know this, but there has been a recall for Iams canned food products. There is more information on the Iams site or menufoods.com. I believe it's only for the "Chunks with Beef" products. There has been cases of kidney failure in cats due to the menu foods. No dog cases yet. I feed my dogs dry Wellness but mix in canned Iams. I'm going to return the Iams cans I have not used for a refund. Jim
 

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Thanks for the heads up!! We use Nutro and just checked all our cans. None are on the recall list. We just mainly feed dry Nutro Natural Choice, and give him 1/4 a can of canned Nutro Narural Choice Lamb & Rice a day to spice up the dry food. He loves it. Now I'm nervous about feeding any of it to him even though it's not on the recall list.
 

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I'm with you BubbaLeroy. I feed Spencer Nutro can food. The type I feed him is on the list, but the date is different. Still, I don't think I'll give him anymore of what I have left. Better safe than sorry.
 

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What is especially odd is that it's only the WET CANNED food, as far as I can tell ...AND they are all sold by the same company :blink:.

The brands are everything from one end of the spectrum to the other. That's odd to me. Why would there be the same ingredients in Ol Roy as in Nutro??
 

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What is especially odd is that it's only the WET CANNED food, as far as I can tell ...AND they are all sold by the same company :blink:.

The brands are everything from one end of the spectrum to the other. That's odd to me. Why would there be the same ingredients in Ol Roy as in Nutro??[/b]
Welcome to the world of manufacturing. Sounds like one of the ingredients (in this case tainted in some way) is used in all these different foods. They make them in large batches, and are slapped with different labels, etc.
 

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I heard it is the wheat gluten that is the problem? That would explain why so many foods are affected. It seems to me it would have to be one ingredient like that for it to affect such a wide spectrum of foods.
 

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17724565/

Link to msnbc article 3/21/07 :

"The pet food linked to the deaths of 16 animals has shown no signs of contamination, the manufacturer says, and the company cannot explain why the cats and dog developed acute kidney failure and died.

Henderson said the company delayed announcing the recall until it could confirm that the animals had eaten its product before dying. Two earlier complaints from consumers whose cats had died involved animals that lived outside or had access to a garage, which left open the possibility they had been poisoned by something other than contaminated food, he said.

Wheat gluten itself would not cause kidney failure, but the common ingredient could have been contaminated by heavy metals or mold toxins, according to the FDA."

( http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_dog.html Here is the link to the recall list again- according to Fox News, new products are being added every day.)
 
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There was a vet being interviewed on one of the news programs the other night, explaining the report of pet food contamination. But he went on to say that actually any canned "wet" food is kinda waste of money, because most of its content is water. He said to buy a good brand of dry food and mix with you own water. That pets don't have a preference for variety or Canned meats. He obviously never owned a basset - right? Bubba and Sam go one step further. They PREFER home-cooked leftovers to be added to their food, if you please! In fact, just they would prefer to skip the dry food altogether and just fix a plate of whatever we're having - would be just fine! Sound familiar? Sue
 

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He obviously never owned a basset - right? Bubba and Sam go one step further. They PREFER home-cooked leftovers to be added to their food, if you please! In fact, just they would prefer to skip the dry food altogether and just fix a plate of whatever we're having - would be just fine! Sound familiar? Sue[/b]
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CNN is reporting it's rat poison from shipments of wheat from China.

The rodenticide is apparently banned in the US.

Yet more reason to patronize your local farmers (not that I have an agenda or anything ... ).
 

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Just an fyi: CNN is reporting the recalled foods were tainted with rat poison.

According to an earlier report (which has now gone missing - !), the rat poison came in on shipments of wheat from China and was a kind which is now banned in the United States.
 

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Here's a link to an ABC story which references the source of the rat poison:

... the rodenticide, which the source says is illegal to use in the United States, was on wheat that was imported from China and used by Menu Foods in nearly 100 brands of dog and cat food.[/b]
 
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