EUROPE? Since when is there a recall list for Europe?! Um. Since March 22nd. Didn't hear about it? Neither had we. Found it over at http://www.felinecrf.org/food_recall.htm#europe (thanks!)
On Saturday, 24 March 2007, I was alerted by a Dutch friend to a press release from a Belgian goverment agency, the FAVV (Federal Food Standards Agency) which reports on the import of affected Nutro products into Europe. Translated from Dutch, the relevant part of the press release reads:
"Belgium has imported 40 boxes each containing 24 items. The Food Agency is trying to find out where these products have been sold but has not received any information from the USA supplier as yet. It is also possible that there is more than this amount on the Belgian market, possibly through import from other EU countries. Europe has imported a total of 3440 boxes".
In a later press release dated 27 March, FAVV stated that it had been told by the European Union that Belgium did not need to be concerned because only 160 boxes in total have been imported into Europe, and none of these have been distributed apart from a few to southern Italy. Be that as it may, I have heard of one person buying affected food in Holland and two buying affected foods in Germany. Based on the limited information available to date, I advise people in Europe to follow the suggestions on this page, because there is no absolute guarantee that affected foods are not in Europe.
A friend called Nutro in the UK on Monday 26 March, and was told that Nutro UK did not believe any affected foods were in the UK. My contact has informed DEFRA, who were going to inform the British Food Standards Agency.
Here's the Dutch link:
So, what are the 7 new 'varieties' sold in Europe? Since I haven't seen the original list I couldn't even being to guess. If I can find it I'll do a Pet Food Tracker Europe edition.
**Added Monday: Pulling this out of the comments - thanks Paige!** Anyone else have more information?
I don't know if you found this beforere, but there are 7 varieties of Choice Complete Care cat and kitten food that have been recalled in Europe. The lab breeder in Belgium and dalmation breeder in Holland have not heard of any dog food being recalled, just the cat foods. Hope this helps