Friday, April 6, 2007

Del Monte adds to recall and pulls more dates

Yup, end of day on a Friday, there's another press release announcing more dates.

No new products affected, just more dates of the products they recalled last Saturday at 7:15pm. Not that I'm keeping track or anything.

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070406005188&newsLang=en

As a precautionary measure and in continued cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Del Monte Pet Products modified its voluntary recall list today to include additional select code dates in the U.S. market only. No new brands are included in this update.

The following product codes and dates are in addition to the codes and dates previously identified in the Del Monte Pet Products voluntary recall:

Jerky Treats Beef Flavor

TP7B16

Aug 16 08


Dollar General Beef Flavored Jerky Strips

TP7C05 TP7C07 TP7C08

Sep 02 08 Sep 04 08 Sep 05 08

Ol Roy Beef Flavor Jerky Strips

TP7B08

Aug 08 08


Dollar General Beef Flavored Beef Sticks

TP7C08 TP7C09 TP7C10

Sep 05 08 Sep 06 08 Sep 07 08

Ol Roy Beef Flavor Snack Sticks

TP7C10

Sep 07 08


Happy Tails Beef Flavor Beef Sticks

TP7C08 TP7C09

Sep 05 08 Sep 06 08

The complete updated chart of voluntarily recalled product codes is below. Del Monte is confident that all contaminated product sourced with ingredients from the specific plant in China has been identified and is being removed from store shelves. In addition, since the beginning of the recall in mid-March, Del Monte has discontinued sourcing product from this plant.

Um. Anyone else notice it doesn't just say Wheat Gluten, but says "ingredients"? Plural!

See the above link for the rest of the release, which includes a list with all the dates, even the new ones. I'll give them credit for taking the time to include both sets of info, it's helpful. And will make it easier to update the Pet Food Tracker, which I will, soon.

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Volunteers Needed! Get food off shelves...

howl911.com, itchmo.com, thepetfoodlist.com, petconnection.com, petfoodtracker.com and spockosbrain.com have joined together to ask for your help.
Update 6-10: Recalled food was purchased from a
California store on 5-29th – this stuff is still out there!
We need Volunteers to help get recalled food off store shelves. Read this post at Spocko’s Brain for instructions. Print a list (or two) on this site. Visit stores, then report safe stores here at Itchmo.com.

Printing Information:
1. Print the main FDA Pet Food Recall page http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html – this will be handy to show retailers who haven’t heard anything about the recall. (3 pages)

2. Print the list of 14 Major National Brands - it includes flavors and date information where applicable so you can tell if specific products for these brands have been recalled. The brands are: Alpo Prime Cuts, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Doctors Foster and Smith, Eukanuba, Gravy Train, Hill’s Science Diet, Iams, Jerky Treats, Lick Your Chops, Mighty Dog Pouches, Natural Balance, Nutro, Pounce, Royal Canin. (It’s 7 pages and includes FDA contact information.)

3. Print the List of All Brands – it will remind you what products have been recalled - but it does not give you date and flavor information, there is just too much to put in one document. (7 pages, but the 7th page is links to more detailed information so you don’t need to print it)

If you want, and are going to a store that you know has store brands that have been recalled (such as Walmart), go to that recall information at the links on the summary or at the FDA site and print it out. Some of the information is formatted in ways that make it difficult to read (one of the main reasons for this site), but it’s better than nothing.

Note: The FDA is the official source for all recall information and recalled products. This is an unofficial volunteer effort to help get the word out and get recalled foods off of shelves. We’re doing the best we can but can’t guarantee these lists are completely accurate. Again, here is the official recall site: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html