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Pet food recall timeline & updates

by Therese on April 1, 2007

in Pet Food Recall, Pet Health, Pets

** For a list of pet foods NOT on the recall list, see this post. **

For a list of events leading up to the recall and what’s happened over the last few weeks, see this post on Itchmo.

Today’s update on numbers from Pet Connection:

The most recent numbers from our Pet Connection database: (3/31 8:45 p.m. PT): 2,797 deceased pets (1,546 cats and 1,251 dogs). Remember, these are self-reported numbers, but there is now a widespread acknowledgement that hundreds if not thousands of pets have been made ill or killed by one of the recalled products.

Pet Connection has futher updates so be sure to visit their blog today, too.

And as always, I encourage everyone to visit vetcetera and howl911 for even more updates.

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colleen alcantara April 1, 2007 at 11:53 am
SallyT2 April 3, 2007 at 8:27 am

Does anyone know who manufactures dog and cat food for Costco? Would it be under their Kirkland brand? Thanks for checking..


Nette April 4, 2007 at 8:43 am

Doane Pet Care Enterprises The Company manufactures store brands for over 350 customers. Store brand customers include mass merchandisers such as Wal*Mart and Costco, specialty pet stores such as PetsMart and grocery chains such as Safeway, Food Lion, Kroger, Publix, Albertson’s, Royal Ahold and Lucky’s. In addition, the Company manufactures products for farm and feed stores including Tractor Supply and Purina Mills and national branded pet food companies such as Iams, Heinz, Kal-Kan, Hill’s Science Diet and Nestle.
See http://www.secinfo.com/dsvRu.6×2.htm

Mars, INc. acquired operations of Doane Pet Care

The trail: Contaminated Wheat Gluten came from
Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. in Wangdien, China. http://www.xzay.com/english/index.asp

Total quantity of wheat gluten shipped was 792 metric tons.

Imported by ChemNutra, Inc.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sally Miller, President
Stephen Miller, CEO

which shipped from its Kansas City Warehouse to 3 petfood makers and a single distributor who in turn supplies the pet food industry, from
November 9, 2006 and ended march 8, 2007.

Menu Foods, inc Streetsville, Ontario, Canada is one of the
petfood makers (and they aren’t telling us who the other 2 mystery manufacturers are), with a production facility in Emporia, Kansas, is a private-label pet food manufacturer, that markets nationwide by many
pet food retailers including Ahold USA Inc., Kroger Company, Safeway, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., and Pet Valu, Inc.

Walmart seems to have its products made by several manufacturers. I’ve only seen one for Costco so far and that is Doane or rather Mars, Inc. (MasterFoods USA) since it was bought.

I’m resubmitting it since I didn’t see it come up the first time. If this does repeat… forgive me, the site glitched.


Ed November 19, 2007 at 2:26 am

Yesterday our dog began showing signs of weakness in the legs throughout the day until finally yesterday evening her legs were completely paralyzed.

When we took her to the vet late last night they could find nothing wrong with her except to say that she had a weak spine and would probably need an operation to regain ability to walk again. This is her second day being totally paralyzed in her hind legs, which has been devistating to our family. There is no apparent cause of the paralysis.

Tonight while look in on the internet for related stories, I found information about the dog food recalls. Our dog, Kali, never ate any of the foods that received all of the media attention earlier this year. But when I read the symptoms of Botulism caused by other dog food products, they mirrored Kali’s symptoms so closely (paralysis, labored breathing) I wanted to see if there was anyone who was feeding their pet Cesar Canine Cuisine that had a similar experience.

I am currently planning to take the food in to have it tested to save anyone from this possible fate, if in fact it is the dog food.


Therese November 19, 2007 at 10:01 am

Ed, I wish you and Kali all the best. I certainly hope the vets are able to find out the the cause of her problems and get her moving again.

Please be sure to come back and let us know what the test results show.


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