60 million containers of wet cat and dog food are in the process of being recalled. The suspect food, made by Menu Foods, was sold at various retailers and under various store brand and brand names (including Eukanuba, Nutro, Iams and Science Diet) from December 3, 2006 through March 6, 2007. All of the contaminated food was sold in cans or pouches.
Update (3/22/07): Below is a full list of brand names the food was sold under:
Americas Choice-Preferred Pets, Authority, Award, Best Choice, Big Bet, Big Red, Bloom, Wegmans Bruiser, Cadillac, Companion, Demoulas Market Basket, Eukanuba, Food Lion, Giant Companion, Great Choice, Hannaford, Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee Iams, Laura Lynn, Loving Meals, Meijers Main Choice, Mighty Dog Pouch, Mixables, Nutriplan, Nutro Max, Nutro Natural Choice, Nutro Ultra, Nutro Ol’Roy Canada, Ol’Roy US, Paws, Pet Essentials, Pet Pride – Good n Meaty, Presidents Choice, Price Chopper, Priority, Publix, Roche Bros, Save-A-Lot, Schnucks, Shep Dog, Springsfield Prize, Sprout Stater Bros, Weis Total Pet, Western Family, White Rose, Winn Dixie, Your Pet
Americas Choice-Preferred Pets, Authority, Best Choice, Companion, Compliments, Demoulas Market Basket, Eukanuba, Fine Feline Cat, Food Lion, Foodtown, Giant Companion, Hannaford Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee, Iams, Laura Lynn, Li’l Red, Loving Meals, Meijer’s Main Choice, Nutriplan, Nutro Max Gourmet Classics, Nutro, Natural Choice, Paws, Pet Pride, Presidents Choice Price Chopper, Priority, Save-A-Lot, Schnucks, Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans, Sophistacat, Special Kitty Canada, Special Kitty US, Springfield Prize, Sprout, Weis Total Pet, Wegmans, Western Family, White Rose, Winn Dixie
For a full list of brand names the food was sold under, visit the Menu Foods Recall website or call 1-866-895-2708.
Package codes: Plant code 4197; Lots 6339 to 7073
Dates sold: 12/03/06 through 03/06/07
Symptoms to watch for: Lethargy (more sleepy/tired than usual), vomiting, acute renal failure
If you notice any of the above symptoms and have been feeding your pets the recalled food, take your pet to your veterinarian and mention that you think it might be related to the food recall.
Yahoo! has a news story with more details: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070317/ap_on_bi_ge/pet_food_recall
(Thanks for the heads-up on the news story, Cat! :-))