Wet Pet Food Recall Lists Published


I know this isn’t fitness or personal finance related, but I know some of you are dog and cat lovers, so I just wanted to remind you all that the Menu Foods list of recalled wet dog and cat foods sold in cans and foil pouches has been published. According to news reports, wet food produced in the Menu Foods plants between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007 may be responsible for kidney failure and vomiting in dogs and cats, including 10 reported deaths. Menu Foods manufactures wet foods for over 20 private label pet food companies in the U.S., including premium brands such as Iams, Eukanuba, Nutro, and Authority as well as many store brands.


Please check the lists below AND visit the web site of your wet pet food manufacturer even if your pet’s brand is not on the list. Proctor and Gamble’s two affected brands, Iams and Eukanuba, are not included in the lists but the company’s web site has a voluntary recall notice posted. I also checked out Purina’s site (parent company for the Friskies sliced chicken in gravy food that I feed my cats as a very limited treat), and discovered that yet another brand that wasn’t on the Menu Foods list–Mighty Dog–was also affected.

So do a bit of online research and make sure your furry kids are safe.

Menu Foods Press Release

Dog food recall list

Cat food recall list

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12 thoughts on “Wet Pet Food Recall Lists Published

  1. Can anyone tell me weather the Special Kitty dry food brand might not be safe?Please!!! It’s the only dry brand my cats will eat!!!

  2. Mina– As noted at the top of the post, no dry food brands are involved in the recall. ONLY wet foods sold in cans and foil packages.

  3. hi i have ?? can u tell me if fancy feast is ok cuz thats what my cats eat and can u tell me if beneful is ok 2 cuz thats what my dog eats !!!!! please i am very worryed!!!!! thanks jodi

  4. Jodi – As I said, if your pets’ foods are not on the lists from Menufoods.com, then the best thing to do is to just visit the official websites for their brands. A quick Google search for your food brands, and two visits to FancyFeast.com and Beneful.com revealed that neither of those foods are affected by the recall. You just have to do a tiny bit of research for your own peace of mind and the safety of your pets.

  5. Our 2 cats have eaten Special Kitty (wet) from Wal-Mart all of their lives. They bacame sick a week ago and I didn’t know why until I saw this on the evening news. Both have undergone IV flushings (3) and the levels are still high but they may pull through. I fully expect to get the money spent on vet bills back from Menu Foods, even if I have to retain an attorney.

  6. I have registered for a teleseminar to be held this Wed, 3/28. The person who is being interviewed is Sandra Bailey, who has a website and has written a book about better food for your dog. I bought her book, and she really has good information.

    If you are interested in the teleseminar, you have to register at http://www.TheNaturallyDog.com/?id=28
    Her website is http://www.TheNaturallyHealthyDog.com and her book is “Real Dog’s Don’t Eat Kibble!”

    This has really been a scary incident and hopefully some new legislation can come out of this. How can we make the government understand that our pets are family members and are just as important and valuable as our children?

  7. I’m the owner of 2 6 moths old kittens. They used to be active kitttins, but one of the kitties is having kidney problems. The other kitty is showing some signs also. They ate Special Kitty since November 2006. I find this very upsetting that 2 kitties may die due to whatever happened to the food. This really makes me angry!!!!!!! You purchase food that is suppose to be safe. Then something like this happens. Why do the animals have to suffer? I would like some answers. The vet bills are adding up fast. Unfortunately I don’t like the choices I will have to make regarding my kitties.

  8. I was watching my local news channel today, Saturday March 31 and there has been a recall on Hills brand cat food. The news said it is a prescription brand. Could you please get me more information such as the specific names and codes that I can check. My parents and I use a Hills brand from our Veterinarian. When I called the vet this morning, they’re still waiting for more info as well!!!

  9. Missi – According to my local NBC affiliate, the dry food that has been recalled is Hill’s Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry Food.

    If this is the brand of food you use, please check your bags for the following codes:

    (From the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recall Info page)

    Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Single Product, Prescription Dietâ„¢ m/dâ„¢ Feline Dry Food, Only Product Containing Wheat Gluten

    Topeka, KS (March 30, 2007) – In accordance with its over-riding commitment to pet health and well-being, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food from the market. Hill’s is taking this precautionary action because during a two-month period in early 2007, wheat gluten for this product was provided by a company that also supplied wheat gluten to Menu Foods. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests of wheat gluten samples from this period show the presence of a small amount of melamine. Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry represents less than one half of one percent of all Hill’s products.

    This is the only product Hill’s currently sells in the United States and Canada that contains wheat gluten from any supplier. No other Hill’s Prescription Diet® or Science Diet® products are affected by this voluntary recall. Hill’s Science Diet Savory Cuts Feline canned cat foods, manufactured by Menu Foods, were previously withdrawn from the market as a precaution. Together with this earlier withdrawal, less than 1% of all Hill’s products have been affected.

    The voluntary recall of Hill’s Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food involves discontinuation of all retail sales and product retrieval from sellers. This recall does not include Prescription Diet m/d Feline canned food which contains no wheat gluten.

    Consumers should stop using this product and return it for a refund. All Hill’s products carry a 100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a refund for recalled product.

    Hill’s expects to resume shipment shortly of a reformulated version of this highly beneficial product that will not contain wheat gluten. Please check with your veterinarian for an alternative Prescription Diet until m/d Feline dry is reformulated and made available again.

    Following is a list of Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry products included in this recall:

    Recalled product U.S. & Canada UPC* Size
    Prescription Dietâ„¢ m/dâ„¢ Feline dry food 52742 42770
    (all lot numbers) 4 lb. bag

    Prescription Dietâ„¢ m/dâ„¢ Feline dry food 52742 42790
    (all lot numbers) 10 lb. bag

    Hill’s has been fully cooperating with the FDA since the outset of its investigation and made the decision to voluntarily recall these products in consultation with the FDA. We deeply regret any concern that this has caused our valued customers.

    For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or visit http://www.HillsPet.com for details.

    * * *

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Science Diet® brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded nearly 60 years ago by one veterinarian’s unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill’s has never wavered from their mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill’s produces high-quality, great tasting pet foods, so pet owners can follow the recommendations of the veterinary health care team. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. Visit HillsVet.com for more information on Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. and Hill’s Evidence-Based Clinical Nutritionâ„¢ products.

  10. My husband and I have 13 pets. We also have had a few that were given the death sentence by vets (no insult intended) in the past due to illnesses that we pulled them through with herbs and energy work. For example, one of our cats, (Samantha, she’s 130+ years old in cat years), had a large cancerous tumor in her intestines, was in the “final stages of liver failure” and was given 2-3 days to live, and the “humane” thing to do was to put her to sleep. That was seven months ago and she has completely recovered and our vet has examined her since to support this. (She was cured in just 2 weeks on Alfalfa, Essiac Tonic, prayers and energy work.) Our Chihuahua has had a severe heart valve disease for years, and was supposed to have died on several occassions due to her condition, and she too has amazed the doctors again and again by pulling through. And we know of other people who have tried these same methods with the same success. If people would just take a little time to study which of many powerful herbs can cleanse and detox the kidneys, they could probably help their pet heal from this terrible food contamination. Thank you.

  11. Linda, I am in full agreeance with you. I have a beautiful kitty who was also given a death sentence when he was a kitten. We switched him over to raw and organic foods and added bovine colostrum and flax seed to his diet and 5 years later he is strong and healthy and happy!

    There are naturopath and acupuncture veterinarians in many states, I hope that people consider finding a reputable professional in their area to help with this problem. Nutrition is truly the key to health. Western medicine often works against the body… I wish people would come to understand this.

    On a side note – with respect to fitness and nutrition – which I LOVE – I do not touch protein powders or synthetic chemicals because we really do not know what those things will do to us down the road. I know it is a more efficient way consume protein but it is so unnatural to me to maintain that type of protein intake. I’ve trained and competed using whole foods (eggs and legumes, sometimes fish) with fantastic results. Consider gorillas and the fact that they are vegetarian.

    Best of luck to everyone!

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