Menu Foods, Inc., a private label pet food manufacturer based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada announced a recall of its “cuts and gravy” style dog and cat food produced at its facility in Emporia, Kansas between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007. The products are sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
(Information on Eukanuba, Hill’s Science Diet, Iams and Nestlé Purina recalled items can be found below).
Consumer complaints received by the manufacturer and tasting trials conducted by the manufacturer prompted the recall. A small number of reported instances of cats and dogs in the United States developing kidney failure after eating the affected product have been reported. To date, 1 dog and 9 cats have died after eating the affected products. Extensive testing of the products in question is being conducted, but to date they’ve been unable to find the source of the problem.
Menu Foods, Inc. has identified the potentially contaminated products on the Internet at http://www.menufoods.com/recall. Consumers who have any of these products should immediately stop feeding them to their pets. Dogs or cats who have consumed the suspect food and show signs of kidney failure (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting) should consult with their veterinarian.