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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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Alpo Dog Food Now On Recall List – Investigation Goes Beyond Menu Foods

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DogExplorer.com News – As the mystery and toll on dogs, cats and humans expands stemming from the tainted wheat gluten poisonings, the list of major brand dog foods on the recall list continues to grow. Alpo dog food, while not made by Menu Foods, may have been contaminated by wheat gluten from the same supplier. As a result Nestle Purina PetCare Company has recalled all sizes and varieties of ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food (with certain product dates and codes). “The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009″ date.** This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the...

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