Pet food maker Menu Foods Income FundHere's a good list of the new products added to the recall.
recalled additional products made with tainted wheat gluten at its
Canadian plant, the company said late on Tuesday.
The move was prompted by reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration identifying the presence of the industrial chemical melamine in "cuts and gravy" style pet food produced in Menu Foods' Mississauga, Ontario, facility.
Menu Foods said it "undertook an accounting of all recalled wheat gluten supplied by ChemNutra Inc. to Menu Foods in the United States."
Based on that review, Menu Foods said it identified a "single interplant transfer" of the wheat gluten, shipped from Menu Foods' plant in Emporia, Kansas, to its plant in Mississauga.
This wheat gluten was subsequently used in the production of pet food in December 2006 and January 2007, which is now being recalled. "Menu Foods transfers ingredients among its four plants," company spokesman Sam Bornstein wrote in an e-mail. "The adulterated wheat gluten was moved during one such transfer."
Menu Foods' recall list was originally announced on March 16. It was updated late last week to cover foods produced between Nov. 8 to March 6. The latest update -- the first to involve its Ontario plant -- comes amid news that the the chief financial officer of Menu Foods Income Fund
sold nearly half his units in the pet food maker less than three weeks before it announced its massive product recall, according to insider trading reports.
The new varieties in the United States and Canada have been added to the recall list. The latest recall group is listed below, and a complete list of recalled products, including the new items can be reviewed at http://www.menufoods.com.
Any one think it's a coincidence that this happened today, just after the news about melamine found in Nutro cans in California was made public?
And isn't it amazing that Menu just happened to have all this information handy, when it's taken them days to get the information together in the past?
My question to Menu Foods - how long have you really known?
And, why would we believe the South Dakota plant is also not affected?
And yes, I'll be updating the Pet Food Trackers for the 3rd time in 2 days .