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May 18 2007

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Recall Continues~Chenango Valley Pet Foods

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Chenango Valley Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Pet Foods
Dennis J. Bobita
(610) 821-0608

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 17, 2007 — Chenango Valley Pet Foods previously recalled dry pet foods manufactured with a shipment of rice protein concentrate supplied by Wilbur-Ellis that possibly contained melamine contamination. Chenango Valley Pet Foods is now expanding the recall action to include those pet foods that do not contain rice protein concentrate but were manufactured during periods when rice protein concentrate formulas were processed. The recall of these products is precautionary due to the possibility of cross-contamination.

The following dry pet foods are involved in this recall action:

a.. DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH LAMB & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT DOG FOOD, NET WT. 6 LBS. (UPC 25141 28244), 15 LBS. (25141 30074), and 30 LBS. (UPC 25141 06043); Date Codes: Best By Feb 09 09 and Best By Feb 26 09;

b.. SHOP RITE REDI-MIXT DOG FOOD FOR DOGS, NET WT. 25 LB. (UPC 41190 00555), Date Code: Code C7107;

c.. LICK YOUR CHOPS KITTEN & CAT FOOD, NET WEIGHT 4 LBS. (UPC 32976 25915), and 18 LBS. (UPC 32976 25925); Date Code: Best Used By April 29 08;

d.. SHEP chunk style dog food, NET WT. 20 LBS. (UPC 41498 14142); Date Code: Best By March 14 08;

e.. 8 in 1 Ferret ULTRA-BLEND ADVANCED NUTRITION DIET, NET WT. 20 LBS, UPC 26851 00413, Code: C7072;

f.. Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food, Date Code: Feb 09, 08, sold to one consignee SmartPak.

g.. Health Diet Cat Food Chicken & Rice Dinner NET WT. 1.81 kg/4 LB (UPC 78198 01594), 4 kg/8.8 LB (UPC 78198 01599), and 8 kg/17.6 LB (UPC 78198 01585); Code C7072;

h.. EVOLVE KITTEN FORMULA, NET WT. 3 LBS. (UPC 73657 00250) and 7 LBS. (UPC 73657 00251); Date Code: Best Used By Sept 13 08.
Evolve has recovered 99.5% of the product from its distributors and is working with dealers to recover the remaining inventory.
No illnesses or injuries related to these products have been reported to date.

Pet owners who have purchased the pet foods listed above should immediately discontinue using the products and return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-610-821-0608.

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May 18 2007

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Recall Evolve Kitten Food

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Itchmo reports:
NOTICE To All Concerned Pet Owners:

In the on-going FDA investigation of contaminated rice protein concentrate, the FDA has attempted to link other brands that might have possibly been affected due to potential cross contamination of ingredients. Evolve Kitten Food made on March 12, 2007 has now been included in this group.

As of today, 99.4% of the 27,560 lbs. of product made on March 12, 2007 (Best Used By Sep 13 08) has been accounted for and removed from sale. Currently there is 168 lbs. that has not been accounted for. The above 168 lbs. is a total of 9 units in 3# and 7# sizes. Based on the date of manufacture, retail information, consumer contact and expected daily consumption, we strongly believe ALL remaining products from this date have been safely consumed with no adverse effects.

The Evolve formulae do NOT contain any wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate, and the FDA tests confirmed that no melamine was present.

As a valuable Evolve customer, we want you to be aware of this situation despite the fact no melamine have been found by independent testing. This action is a precautionary measure only, as there is no evidence to suggest these products in any way pose a health hazard.

This action effects the March 12, 2007 manufacture date and product only. No other Evolve products have been or will be involved. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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May 18 2007

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Another Recall~More Questions

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It’s being called the dilution effect, The FDA would have you believe
that if you dilute melamine or cyanuric acid far enough they become a harmless poison.

It’s still a poison mind you, but it becomes a safe for humans to ingest poison.

Although the Lick Your Chops Kitten & Cat food does not contain any Wheat, Rice or Corn Gluten protein, it was produced around the same time there may have been other products manufactured that contained rice gluten, even though tests on these products did not indicate any presence of contamination. Although all equipment is thoroughly cleaned at our manufacturer between production runs, to be on the safe side we are initiating this recall with your cat’s best interest at heart. There have been no occurrences of cats getting sick from this product.

How much more dilution can there be, if no melamine or cyanuric acid is found in food?
That simply the risk of cross contamination is enough to trigger yet another recall?

Just what part of ignorant and gullible are we to be? It’s too early in the day for me to truly be as snarky as Id like to be.

The FDA has produced a list of veterinarians, carefully handpicked to side with them as to the safety of eating animals that were fed melamine contaminated foods. These include: FDA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Sure makes me want to trust all the information we have been fed for the last 3 months.

I’d personally like some assurances from the CDC that this contaminated food is safe, has no long term accumulation effects, and wont be found to create some weird disease in humans in 5 or 10 years.

Fussy us, we’d rather have our food be free of the poisons melamine and cyanuric acid.
And we would like to believe that when we buy a product, what’s listed is actually what’s in it.

Duane Ekedahl (president of the Pet Food Institute [PFI]) stated: There were specific articles that were troublesome and bloggers who were off the charts. But in total, I came away with a respect for the probing nature and overall honesty of the questions.

The FDA keeps citing this report as a valuable source of information.
Release No. 0129.07
USDA Press Office (202) 720-4623


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