Saturday, March 31, 2007

Another recall: Alpo Prime Chunks in Gravy

I was looking at the Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy cans last night at CVS, and told the store manager they would be next to be recalled.

If for some reason you’re still feeding your pets canned food by any of these companies, at least stop feeding any ‘gravy’ varieties.

Here's the release (released at MIDNIGHT!!! These companies are out. of. control. )

Nestle Purina PetCare Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO(R) Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. The Company is taking this voluntary action after learning today that wheat gluten containing melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods. The contamination occurred in a limited production quantity at only one of Purina's 17 pet food manufacturing facilities.

I couldn't agree more with what Itchmo said, especially the stuff in red:

The FDA announcement stated that one other manufacturer received the same wheat gluten. After the Hills announcement, and now Purina, we would like to know who else is using this tainted wheat gluten. And for the love of our pets, pet food companies, please speak up now to save our pets’ lives. FDA, do you even know who is using this food?

It’s like a cancer that is spreading.

*Sarcasm* Purina, thanks for releasing your news in such a timely fashion — especially doing it in the middle of the night. We appreciate you taking the time to do it on the 2 week anniversary of the Menu Foods recall. How thoughtful. We would like you to know that the Official Pet of Itchmo will be tossing out his Purina ProPlan food.


P.S. Hours after this posting, the FDA site still did not have this news listed. (3/31 4 am EDT)


Garyn said...

Did they even consider for one second the poor soul who feeds their dog first thing in the morning. This is so disgraceful and irresponsible. I don't feed this food but my motherinlaw does and I left her a messgae first thing this morning. Otherwise she wouldn't have a clue. She is old and doesn't even know what the internet is. Also, there is no excuse for their failure to know that they used the same supplier weeks ago. I will never use another Nestle's product again. I am going to stop now because the only words I have for these people and all the others who were so grossly negligent, callous and greedy in this pet food industry involve profanity.

Thank you for your extraordinary efforts and dedication in keeping the public informed with this website. They say that there are angels here on earth....

nicholemihalenko said...

I have 2 dogs that ate Alpo Prime chunks. My 6 month old puppy is currently hospitalized for chronic renal failure and my other dog is showing signs. This has caused my stress, time from work, money that I do not have, and possibly the lives on my animals. I am so upset and don't know what to do next!!

Anonymous said...

The Alpo recall didn't reach my local news channel until 11:00 pm (EDT) March 31st....after I had fed my dogs the Prime Cuts that are on the recall list & after my vet told me the same morning that it was okay to give to them. Now we have to watch and wait...