FDA
Pet Food Recall/Tainted Animal Feed
Fri May 11, 2007 13:18
 

 
Pet Food Recall/Tainted Animal Feed
Updated: May 9, 2007
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html

Topics on this Page

* Introduction
* What Pet Foods Have Been Recalled?
* What Is FDA Doing About the Pet Food Situation?
* News Updates
* Recall Notices by Company
* How Do I Report a Pet Food Complaint?

Introduction

On March 16, Menu Foods, Inc. recalled dog and cat foods produced at two of its facilities between Dec. 3, 2006, and March 6, 2007, and sold under a number of different brand names. Since then, Menu Foods has expanded its recall and several other companies also have voluntarily withdrawn products from the market. See the links below for complete listings.

The FDA's investigation remains open and active, and the agency continues to follow leads to get closer to the root cause of the problem and to ensure that all contaminated product is removed from the market.
What Pet Foods Have Been Recalled?

* Search Combined List of Recalled Pet Food Products (Browse by cat or dog food brand or do a search)

What Is FDA Doing About the Pet Food Situation?

* FDA and USDA Investigate Tainted Animal Feed (April 30, 2007)
* Consumer Update: Contaminant Found in Second Pet Food Ingredient (April 23, 2007)
* FDA's Ongoing Pet Food Investigation (April 16, 2007)
* FDA Synopsis on the Pet Food Outbreak (April 7, 2007)

News Updates
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html

* FDA/USDA Joint News Release: Scientists Conclude Very Low Risk to Humans from Food Containing Melamine (May 7, 2007)
* SmartPak Canine Voluntarily Recalls LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice Formula (May 3, 2007)
* Menu Foods Adds to Recall List (May 2, 2007)
* FDA/USDA Trace Adulterated Animal Feed to Poultry (April 30, 2007)
* FDA/USDA Update on Tainted Animal Feed (April 28, 2007)
* Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd Issues Nationwide Recall of "Blue" Canned Dog Foods, "Blue Spa Select" Canned Cat Foods and "Blue" Dog Treats Manufactured at American Nutrition, Inc. (April 27, 2007)
* Sierra Pet Products, LLC Issues Nationwide Recall of "Harmony Farms" Canned Dog Foods, "Harmony Farms" Canned Cat Foods and "Harmony Farms" Dog Treats Manufactured at American Nutrition, Inc. (April 27, 2007)
* Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Recalls Products in Response to American Nutrition Inc. Pet Food Recall (April 27, 2007)
* American Nutrition, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall (April 26, 2007)
* Blue Buffalo Recalls Can and Biscuit Products Due To Tampering By American Nutrition Inc. (April 26, 2007)
* Diamond Pet Food Withdraws Products in Response to American Nutrition Inc. Pet Food Recall (April 26, 2007)
* Chenango Valley Pet Foods Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of Certain Pet Foods (April 26, 2007)
* FDA and USDA Determine Swine Fed Adulterated Product (April 26, 2007)
* SmartPak Canine Voluntarily Recalls LiveSmart Weight Management Formula (April 25, 2007)
* FDA’s Update on Tainted Pet Food (April 22, 2007)
* LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice Recall (April 20, 2007)
* Blue Buffalo Company Announces Voluntary Recall of One Production Run of Spa Select Kitten Dry Food (April 19, 2007)
* Royal Canin USA Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of its Dry Pet Food Products Containing Rice Protein Concentrate (April 19, 2007)
* Wilbur-Ellis Voluntarily Recalls Rice Protein Concentrate (April 18, 2007)
* Menu Foods Refines Recall List (April 17, 2007)
* Information on Natural Balance (April 16, 2007)
* Testimony by Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, FDA Center For Veterinary Medicine, before the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee (April 12, 2007)
* FDA Warns Consumers That Retailers May Still Have Recalled Pet Food on Shelves (April 12, 2007)
* Menu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Additional Pet Food made with ChemNutra Wheat Gluten (April 10, 2007)
* FDA Update and Synopsis on the Pet Food Outbreak (April 7, 2007)
* Transcripts of FDA Press Conferences on the Pet Food Recall
o May 8, 2007 [pdf, 99 KB]
o May 3, 2007 [pdf, 159KB]
o May 1, 2007 [pdf, 106 KB] Audio [5.75MB MP3]
o April 26, 2007 [pdf, 97 KB] Audio [5.26MB MP3]
o April 24, 2007 [pdf, 106 KB]
o April 19, 2007 [pdf, 91 KB] Audio [8.42MB MP3]
o April 5, 2007 [pdf, 73 KB]
o March 30, 2007 [pdf, 81KB]
o March 20, 2007[pdf, 65KB]
o March 19, 2007 [pdf, 61KB]

Recall Notices by Company
Menu Foods
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html

* Menu Foods Adds to Recall List (May 2, 2007)
* Menu Foods Refines Recall List (April 17, 2007)
* Menu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Additional Pet Food made with ChemNutra Wheat Gluten (April 10, 2007)
* All Menu Foods Pet Food with ChemNutra Wheat Gluten Voluntarily Recalled (April 5, 2007)
* Menu Foods Initiates Market Withdrawal of All Varieties of Recalled Wet Pet Food to Ensure Consumer Protection (March 24, 2007)
* All Menu Foods Recall Information

Del Monte Pet Products

* Del Monte Pet Products Modifies Voluntary Recall List (April 6, 2007)
* Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products (March 31, 2007)

Hills Pet Nutrition

* Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry Food (FDA Press Release, March 30, 2007)
* Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. Select Science Diet Savory Cuts Cat Food (March 17, 2007)

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

* Alpo® Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food (March 30, 2007)
* Mighty Dog® 5.3 Ounce Pouch Products (March 16, 2007)

Sunshine Mills, Inc.

* Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Branded and Private Label Branded Dog Biscuits (April 5, 2007)

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.

* Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall on Specific Venison Dog and Cat Food Products (April 17, 2007)

Royal Canin USA

* Royal Canin USA Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of its Dry Pet Food Products Containing Rice Protein Concentrate (April 19, 2007)

CJ Foods

* Blue Buffalo Company Announces Voluntary Recall of One Production Run of Spa Select Kitten Dry Food (April 19, 2007)

SmartPak

* SmartPak Canine Voluntarily Recalls LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice Formula (May 3, 2007)
* SmartPak Canine Voluntarily Recalls LiveSmart Weight Management Formula (April 25, 2007)
* LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice Recall (April 20, 2007)

Chenango Valley Pet Foods

* Chenango Valley Pet Foods Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of Certain Pet Foods (April 26, 2007)

American Nutrition, Inc.

* American Nutrition, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall (April 26, 2007)
* Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd Issues Nationwide Recall of "Blue" Canned Dog Foods, "Blue Spa Select" Canned Cat Foods and "Blue" Dog Treats Manufactured at American Nutrition, Inc. (April 27, 2007)
* Sierra Pet Products, LLC Issues Nationwide Recall of "Harmony Farms" Canned Dog Foods, "Harmony Farms" Canned Cat Foods and "Harmony Farms" Dog Treats Manufactured at American Nutrition, Inc. (April 27, 2007)
* Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Recalls Products in Response to American Nutrition Inc. Pet Food Recall (April 27, 2007)
* Diamond Pet Food Withdraws Products in Response to American Nutrition Inc. Pet Food Recall (April 26, 2007)

How Do I Report a Pet Food Complaint?

* Please contact your Consumer Complaint Coordinator
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html
 

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