LCA: Mass Recall of Pet Food — Is Yours on the List?

March 20th, 2007 8:19 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via Last Chance for Animals:

Mass Recall of Pet Food — Is Yours on the List?

Menu Foods, a major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands, recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, according to Menu Foods.

The recall covers the company’s “cuts and gravy” style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between December 3 and March 6 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

For more information and to see the list of the dog and cat food in question, click here. Check back often — the list grows daily.

According to the Associated Press, Menu Foods told the FDA it received the first complaints of kidney failure and deaths among cats and dogs from pet owners on Feb. 20. It began new tests on Feb. 27. During those tests, the company fed its product to 40 to 50 dogs and cats and some seven animals died.

Many companies conduct animals tests to measure the “metabolic energy” of dog and cat food. Undercover investigations show that these test animals suffer severe effects of lack of stimulation, exercise and socialization.

Cut the cruelty out of your pet’s diet! To find out which companies do not conduct these cruel tests on animals, click here.

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