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Old 03-19-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Post Pet Food Massive Recall

Menu Foods is recalling more than 60 million cans and packages of cat and dog food.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:35 PM   #2
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It's a good thing I rarely buy the canned or pouch cat food. I normally buy Deli Cat that comes in a plastic jug.

By the way, this is my baby! Her name is Uriko. She is a black and gray tiger-stripe tabby of about a year and a half old.

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Old 03-25-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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ABC NEWS -- Mar 25 2007 12:11 PM
Pet Food Maker to Take Financial Responsibility for Pet Deaths From Poisoning
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:54 AM   #4
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It's good to hear they are going to do that BUT what value do you put on your pet's life? I absolutely worship the ground that Christian, Chanel, and Rosie walk on. How would you pay me for losing them? I will be curious to see how this all works its way out.

Christian and Chanel= Yorkies
Rosie= Kuvasz (who will eat your leg off!)

My children always tell me that when they die they want to come back as one of my dogs so they can have the good life!
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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Do you treat you dogs better than your children

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It's good to hear they are going to do that BUT what value do you put on your pet's life? I absolutely worship the ground that Christian, Chanel, and Rosie walk on. How would you pay me for losing them? I will be curious to see how this all works its way out.

Christian and Chanel= Yorkies
Rosie= Kuvasz (who will eat your leg off!)

My children always tell me that when they die they want to come back as one of my dogs so they can have the good life!
That sounds like something a PETA person would do. I know my sister in-law does that very thing. Rosie the Kuvasz would only bite your leg off if you had a dog biscuit in your hand
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My children always tell me that when they die they want to come back as one of my dogs so they can have the good life!
LOL, I've said it for years.. I want to come back as MY dog. For any dog I've ever had, has been spoiled rotten
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Do you treat you dogs better than your children
Oh Absofreakin'lutely.
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I don't have any kids yet, so Uriko is my only baby. She kneads my shoulder everynight while I'm in bed (no cramps here! ). If I let her, she'd knead it until it was sore.
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Exclamation More Pet Food Brands being recalled

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List of recalled pet foods grows longer

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The recall of contaminated pet foods expanded Saturday to include a new brand, even as investigators puzzled over how a chemical called melamine would kill dogs and cats.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. said it was recalling all sizes and varieties of its Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes.

Purina said a limited amount of the food contained a contaminated wheat gluten from China. (Read details of Purina recall)
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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO® Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. The Company is taking this voluntary action after learning today that wheat gluten containing melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods. The contamination occurred in a limited production quantity at only one of Purina's 17 pet food manufacturing facilities.

Consumers should immediately stop feeding their dogs ALPO Prime Cuts products with the date codes listed below and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet.

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 top or side of the multi-pack cartons.

Importantly, no Purina brand dry pet foods are affected by the recall - including ALPO Prime Cuts dry. In addition, no other Purina dog food products, no Purina cat food products, Purina treat products or Purina Veterinary Diet products are included in this recall, nor have been impacted by the contaminated wheat gluten supply.
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ABC NEWS -- Apr 2 2007 10:25 AM
Cats Fare Worse in Food Contamination
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KTAL -- Apr 2 2007 11:27 AM
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:07 PM   #12
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Exclamation More pet food being recalled.. YET AGAIN

I swear, I don't what I'd do, if I found out I poisoned my dog because of some bad pet food.. Damn..


FDA: Pet chews could be contaminated with salmonella

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• FDA found salmonella in pet chew made by T.W. Enterprises
• Salmonella can cause infections in dogs, cats and people
• Pet chew contamination not related to nationwide recall tied to toxic wheat gluten
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Pet owners need to avoid certain pet chews because they could be contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

The contaminated product -- American Bullie A.B. Bull Pizzle Puppy Chews and Dog Chews -- was manufactured by T.W. Enterprises of Ferndale, Washington.

Consumers who have purchased the treats should "dispose of them in a safe manner (e.g., in a securely covered trash receptacle)," the FDA said in a written statement. (FDA statementexternal link)

Thursday's warning comes after the FDA tested packages of three different sizes of beef treats made by T.W. Enterprises and found salmonella in one of them.

Salmonella can cause infections in dogs, cats and people, and the bacteria can be transferred to people who handle the treats, especially if they do not wash their hands after handling the product, the FDA said.
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Scary to think about losing your pet

I love my 4 dogs like my own children. Those poor pet owners who have lost their dogs to feeding them poisoned food! I can't imagine! It's about as bad as everyone feeding their kids tainted peanut butter! What's going on in our food processing and packaging plants???
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Exclamation Pet food recall EXPANDED

Pet food recall expanded to include Canada-made products.

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•Canada factory found to have used tainted ingredient
•Company "completely shocked" that tainted ingredient went to Canada
•Large veterinary chain sees 30 percent increase in kidney failure

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"After being repeatedly reassured by Menu Foods, as reinforced by FDA public statements, that none of the contaminated wheat gluten had made its way to Canada, we were completely shocked to learn yesterday that this was not the case," Xavier Unkovic, Royal Canin Canada's chief executive officer, said in a statement.
Menu Foods was the first of at least six companies to recall pet food and treats made with the tainted Chinese wheat gluten. It alone has recalled 100 brands of pet foods, sold throughout North America under its private and major labels. It posted Tuesday an updated list of recalled products on its Web site, http://menufoods.com/recall/.

There's going to be a lot of sick cats and dogs out there before this is all over with.
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