Menu recalls more wet cat food items traced to contaminated wheat gluten.
On Tuesday, Canadian manufacturer Menu Foods Inc. recalled additional cat food produced by its Streetsville, Ontario, plant for both the U.S. and Canada markets.
Menu decided on the action after learning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency leading the recall investigation, that its Canadian plant had received some of the Chinese supplied wheat gluten tainted with melamine from Las Vegas-importer ChemNutra.
Initiated March 16 by Menu Foods due to complaints of cats and dogs falling ill after consuming its wet-style products, the pet food recall has now embroiled nearly 100 brands of pet food made across the United States and Canada, including both dry and wet varieties.
A full listing of the new recalled products is below, and the most updated listing of all recalled products can be accessed on the FDA’s(http://www.fda.gov/ora/fed_state/recalls/Recall.xls) site.
It includes 5,511 entries.
Earlier this week, pet food company Royal Canin Canada recalled all of its Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula prescription canned cat food, which was produced by Menu’s Ontario plant.
Read more about it at http://www.catchannel.com/News/cat-food-recalled-april-11.aspx.
Later today, the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies will hear testimony on the FDA and others’ role in the pet food recall.
New Menu Food produced cat food items recalled:
Brand Look For This Date on The Bottom of Can or Back of Pouch Variety Description Can / Pouch Size UPC
Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 54807-59114
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 72036-29026
Nov 06 09 Sliced Variety Pack 3oz Can 3oz 72036-40013
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 11110-86264
Nov 06 09 Sliced Variety Pack 3oz Can 3oz 11110-86003
Dec 05 09
Dec 06 09
Jan 23 10
Jan 24 10
Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 86854-02407
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 86854-02406
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 41130-06755
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 41735-12828
Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 41415-08327
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 41415-08827
Stop & Shop Companion
Jan/2/10 Flaked Tuna 3oz Can 3oz 88267-00286
Dec/19/09 Sliced Beef/Gravy 3oz Can 3oz 21140-19419
All Dates Chicken Cacciatore 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35205
All Dates Orleans Seafood Jambalaya 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35206
All Dates Beef Ragout 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35207
All Dates Alaskan Halibut/Rice 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35221
All Dates Kitten Chicken/Lamb 3oz Can 3oz 79105-35202
All Dates California Chicken 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30011
All Dates Lamb/Turkey Cutlets 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30014
All Dates Salmon/Whitefish 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30013
All Dates Beef/Egg 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30015
All Dates Turkey/Chicken Liver 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30016
All Dates Seafood/Tomato/Bisque 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30017
All Dates Hunters Stew with Duck 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30018
All Dates Hunters Stew with Venison 3oz Can 3oz 79105-30019