An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
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Pet Food Recall

I work in a pet store, however I will not say which one. There is a massive pet food recall going on and I asked my boss if I could alert people on my livejournal as to which brands have been affected. I was told that legally as a (pet store) representative I may ONLY list the brands, not the types/flavors because of the high media alert right now. You will have to call your local pet store or vet for that, but the list has been updated. List under the cut got from work and various other public online sources, my store does not carry all of these but for your benefit I've included others:


Cat Food
*America's Choice, Preferred Pets
*Authority
*Best Choice
*Companion
*Compliments
*Demoulas Market Basket
*Eukanuba
*Fine Feline Cat Food
*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 Dinners
*Nutro Natural Choice
*Paws
*Pet Pride
*Presidents Choice
*Price Chopper
*Priority US
*Save-A-Lot
*Schnucks
*Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
* Sophisticats
*Special Kitty Canada
*Special Kitty US
*Springfiled Prize
*Sprout
*Stop and Shop Companion
*Tops Companion
*Wegmans
*Weis Total Pet
*Western Family US
*White Rose
*Winn Dixie

Dog Foods
*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 Canada
*Priority US
*Publix
*Roche Brothers
*Save-A-Lot
*Schnucks
*Shep Dog
*Springsfield Prize
*Sprout
*Stater Brothers
*Weis Total Pet
*Western Family US
*White Rose
*Winn Dixie
*Your Pet


The recall has also spread to treats.

Affected Treats As noted by my company and other PUBLIC online sources.

*Pounce meaty morsels
*Del Monte Jerky Treats
*Gravy Train
*Del Monte Beef Sticks

There has also been a case of a perscription CAT Hill's Science Diet (M/D) DRY food being affected. Please contact your vet for details.

Basically from what I got (and don't take my absolute word on this) is that it tends to mainly affect foods that are in a type of gravy. Most of the recalled items seem to have "gravy" in the flavor name and be of that nature, as that is the type of food that was generally manufactured at that particular facility. Be wary of pouch foods as well and again, contact your pet store or vet for any additional questions. I've also heard from various unofficial sources that the cause was rat poison that had gotten into the wheat that was used for the pet food, so basically a bad batch of wheat that hadn't been properly cleaned or otherwise carelessly rid of pests without thought of the outcome. The pet food companies are doing a really good job at fixing the problem though so if you have any of the affected products you should just go ahead and take them back for an exchange or a refund.
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