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Pet Food Recall List: Menu Foods Recalls More Dog Food

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DogExplorer.com News – Menu Foods has added another variety of canned dog food to its list of recalled pet food. The addition comes thanks to a further review of production records from its plant in Emporia, Kansas. The recall statement also added two production dates to eight varieties of pet food already recalled and, according to the company, presumably off store shelves. Once again this recall stems from links in the production process to allegedly adulterated wheat gluten from China supplied by ChemNutra, Inc. The new pet food on the recall list is: Product: Natural Life Date On The Bottom of Can: Nov/22/09 Variety Description: Vegetarian 13.2oz Can UPC code: 12344-07114 Please visit this thread in our forum for the details about this dog food recall and a list of dog food brands recalled by Menu Foods and others:...

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Pet Food Recall List: Natural Balance Recalls Dog & Cat Food

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DogExplorer.com News – Reports of vomiting and kidney problems have prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Natural Balance Pet Foods to recall Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods. According to the FDA website, the pet food manufacturer has not identified the source of the problem, but the reports are sufficient to justify a recall. All dates of Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food are being recalled despite the belief that the problem is limited to a single production lot. Natural Balance is advising consumers to stop feeding all Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods to their pets until further notice. No link is known between this issue and the melamine...

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Pet Food Recall Expands To Wal-Mart Treats & Biscuits

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DogExplorer.com News – The hidden world of dog food brands and pet treats became a little less obscure today with the announcement by Alabama-based Sunshine Mills, Inc., that their dog treats and biscuits are also being recalled due to the use of suspect wheat gluten from the same supplier that provided wheat gluten to Menu Foods. The recall stems from concerns batches of wheat gluten may be tainted with melamine, a substance with unknown toxicity to pets but which is not approved as a pet food ingredient. As with Menu Foods, this announcement reveals the extent to which brands, appearing to be independent and unique, are often in fact simply re-packaged or private labeled versions of a mass-market product produced by one specialty company. Sunshine Mill’s in-house brands subject to recall are: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb &...

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Pet Food Recall List

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DogExplorer.com News – The hidden world of dog food brands and pet treats became a little less obscure today with the announcement by Alabama-based Sunshine Mills, Inc., that their dog treats and biscuits are also being recalled due to the use of suspect wheat gluten from the same supplier that provided wheat gluten to Menu Foods. The recall stems from concerns batches of wheat gluten may be tainted with melamine, a substance with unknown toxicity to pets but which is not approved as a pet food ingredient. As with Menu Foods, this announcement reveals the extent to which brands, appearing to be independent and unique, are often in fact simply re-packaged or private labeled versions of a mass-market product produced by one specialty company. Sunshine Mill’s in-house brands subject to recall are: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb &...

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Dog Food Recall – China Says “Not Us”

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DogExplorer.com News – Published reports that DogExplorer.com is unable to confirm state that the official Chinese People’s Daily (CPD) claims the wheat gluten sold by Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology to Menu Foods and several other pet food companies was not the source of the dog and cat poisonings reported. In preparing this news item a thorough search was made of the CPD (English edition) website, but no reference to the wheat gluten story was found. In the meantime, another company name has come to light: ChemNutra, Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada. In a press release issued by ChemNutra on April 3, 2007, the firm announced a recall of 792 metric tons of wheat gluten it imported from China and re-sold to “three pet food manufacturers and one distributor who supplies wheat gluten only to the pet food industry.” ChemNutra...

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