Archive for April 26th, 2007

Apr 26 2007

American Nutrition added to recall List

Published by pet under Life

American Nutrition is finally recalling their foods containing rice protein concentrate. The recall covers Costco’s Kirkland Signature Super Premium Canned Food, item # 38436, best buy dates of Aug. 21 08 to April 15 of 09.

UPDATE: Itchmo has learned that the recall covers two formulations sold in a single case:

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Chicken and Rice Canned food for Dogs
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Lamb and Rice Canned food for Dogs
American Nutrition says that their products were tested by them, FDA and state officials and melamine was found by one group.

Chenango Valley is adding one more product to the recall list in addition to SmartPak and Drs. Fosters & Smith products:

Lick Your Chops Lamb Meal, Rice & Egg Cat Food in packages with a net weight of 4 lbs. and a code date best used by April 29, 2008.

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Apr 26 2007

Foster and Smith~Recall

Published by pet under Poisoned Pet Food

U.S. health officials are now looking at whether humans may have consumed food containing a chemical linked to a recall of pet foods and livestock feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.

FDA officials said they would inspect imports of six grain products used in foods ranging from bread to baby formula for traces of melamine, a chemical thought to have killed and sickened cats and dogs.

Those six grain products are wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, rice bran and rice protein. As many as 39,000 dogs and cats may have been sickened or killed due to melamine contamination.

Doctors Foster and Smith of Rhinelander,Made by Chenango Valley Foods is recalling its Adult Dry Lite Dog and Adult Dry Lite Cat food after another company - Wilbur-Ellis recalled rice protein concentrate.Rice protein gluten.

Companies that received Wilbur-Ellis rice protein so far: Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Diamond Pet Food, Royal Canin, and SmartPak. FDA has not yet announced all companies.
Senators claim a second source of tainted rice protein. FDA has yet to name this other company.

A second company likely imported rice protein from China that was contaminated with a chemical linked to a major pet food recall, two U.S. lawmakers said on Monday.

Rice protein tainted with the chemical melamine was used in pet foods from at least five manufacturers who obtained the protein from one supplier, U.S. officials have said. It also made its way into feed used at a California hog farm.

Now, another company is suspected of importing rice protein from China, Democratic Sens. Richard Durbin of Illinois and Maria Cantwell of Washington said in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“We have learned that in addition to Wilbur-Ellis, a second United States company imported a shipment of rice protein from China that is also likely to be contaminated with melamine,” the senators wrote. “We request the FDA identify this second importer as well as those manufacturers to which it may have sold the contaminated product.”

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