Why aren't the manufacturers and every other store that sells pet food doing the same thing? Do they think we won't act with our wallets? I for one am paying very close attention to how every company is handling this, and I will not give a single dollar - ever again - to any company risking a pets life by their actions (or lack of action).
KROGER ELECTS TO SUSPEND THE SALE OF PET FOOD MANUFACTURED BY MENU FOODS IN CANS AND POUCHES
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 23, 2007 - The Kroger Co. has elected to remove from sale pet food manufactured by Menu Foods that is sold in pouches and cans, including Pet Pride and IAMS brands in pouches and cans, Mighty Dog pouches and All Natural Life brand cans.
Kroger's action goes beyond products recalled in the past week. We are taking this step as an added precautionary measure until we are satisfied that Menu Foods, the manufacturer of the products, can assure Kroger that these specific products are safe for consumption by our customers' pets. This elective recall does not include dry dog food products.
Customers who have products included in Kroger's elective recall may return them to one of our stores for a full refund. They may also call Kroger's Customer Center at 1-800-697-2448.
And here's what Pet Food Express says (the new gold standard in my opinion).
March 23, 2007 1:00 P.M.
UPDATE ON MENU FOODS RECALL
The NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced earlier today that a rat poison, aminopterin, was found in the Menu Foods-produced foods that have been recalled. Aminopterin is not approved for use in the U.S. for rodent control but is used in other countries. It is possible that the wheat used in the tainted foods may have been imported from such a country although state officials did not say how it got into the food.
We welcome this new finding and hope that it will allow us to get fully back into business soon but we are still waiting for more definitive word before we release all non-recalled foods for sale. We are monitoring the situation closely and will act as soon as we believe that it is safe.
Thursday, March 22, 2007- 1:30 p.m.
The latest update on Pet Food Express and the Menu Foods recall…
PFE’s current sales policy on wet dog and cat food is as follows:
NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are not selling:
- Any item that has been recalled.
- Any wet foods, recalled or not, from brands that were made by Menu Foods and that had a significant number of recalled products
- The brands affected are: Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Nutro
AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON A RESTRICTED BASIS
These are brands that are produced in whole or in part by Menu Foods but for which we have spoken to the manufacturer and been assured that:
- Their products are not produced in the suspected plants.
- None of their products are being recalled
- They have had no reports of sick, dying, or dead pets.
- Their products do not contain wheat gluten.
We are selling these brands only if a client is fully aware of the recall and the potential risk posed by feeding a product made by Menu Foods. Although we have been assured that there is no problem with these foods, we cannot and do not vouch that they are safe.
- The brands included are: Nature's Variety, Wellness, Castor & Pollux, Newman’s Own Organics, Wysong, Innova