Wednesday, April 4, 2007

NEW: Pet Food Tracker of all Brands Recalled

This is a “Master List” Summary (PDF file) of all the Pet Food Brands that have had at least one food recalled. This includes store brands!

It also shows whether the food is:

  • Dog food and/or Cat food
  • National Brand or Store Brand (and what store it’s sold at, though a few are missing)
  • Cans or Pouches or Dry Food or Snacks & Treats

Individual foods/flavors are not included, some are already listed on the original Recalled PFT National Brands (identified by an *), the rest you can access via the links included.

This includes recalls by:

  • Menu Foods (3-16)
  • Alpo Prime Cuts (3-30)
  • Hill’s Prescription Dry Food (3-30)
  • Del Monte (3-31)
  • 8 in 1 Pet Products (3-31)
Accessing the File:

http://localhostr.com/files/178b417f2cd832301d32.pdf

Clicking on the link will open the file for easy printing, right click on the link to open it in a new window. Click here to download Adobe Reader . If you have a MAC, you can use the default PDF viewer (Preview)

If you cannot view the above file, go to http://www.menufoods.com/recall/ for the same information - in the original format as provided by Menu Foods. And to the FDA site here http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html

*Added Wed night: I know I'm behind on responding to emails and comments - putting this together took longer than expected, and was more depressing than expected too. I intended to also provide links to each store's website with their information about the recall, and was stunned to find some of them don't even mention it on their site. Inexcusable.

On the other end of the scale - hats off to PetSmart. They're the only retailer to provide a separate and usable list of recalled foods that they sold. I've used their link on this instead of the ones by Menu Foods for that reason - it's USABLE. Should I find myself needing to buy something at a pet 'superstore' - it will be PetSmart.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My 11 month old Pug died and I called the number given by Menu foods. They told me that dry food wasn't in recall and no mention of treats was included. He ate at least three of the treats listed and Nutro puppy food. He had all the symptoms you have given. I now find out that dry food was affected. He was healthy one day, sick and at the vet the next and died! What do we do now? I am heartbroken.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's just heartbreaking.

When did you call Menu foods?

The only Dry food recalled so far has been Hills Prescription m/d cat food, and that didn't happen until midnight on Friday March 30th. And the dog treats were just recalled by Del Monte this past Saturday night the 31st.

Quite a few people have reported that their pets became ill from other dry foods, but so far it's all anecdotal reports. Some people have reported being told by the FDA that they are now testing more dry foods... I guess time will tell on that one.

I wish I could help ease your pain. Having been through it though I know there's nothing I could say that would help. Except, maybe, please - know that it wasn't your fault. Not in any way. It's the fault of companies and suppliers that lied to us all.

And we'll make them pay.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
Understand and can relate to the anger many have. My issue is possibly related to my dog's food of Iams Weight Control Dry. I have noticed Iams has not recalled any of their dry food. Do you have any further info on this product yet? I was told by Peta.org to remove any Iams including the dry. My dog has been in testing and treatment since March 3rd, now going next week to a specialist. The cause is unknown at this time. He gradually became weaker and weaker and his appetite slowed down gradually as well. My dog is having immune supplements everyday plus meds from the vet. This doesn't seem related to the renal as in almost all of the posts. It seems related to the Liver, his ALP is off the charts. So far they have ruled out Cushing's, tested even though he didn't have the symptoms, cancer of the liver has been ruled out as well. Toxin is not suspected at this time, yet so far no known cause can be found. Best news is that my dog is feeling better though he is not as strong as he used to be. I cook for him and also am giving him the vet recommended food, Hill's Prescription Diet L/D both canned and dry. I am concerned about the melamine possibly in his previous dry food as well as the new food. I noted there is corn gluten in the Hill's. Can you ask owners out there if anyone is having any of these issues please? Thanks so much!
Enjoying my best companion and sending heartfelt prayers to those with pets affected.

Shirley

The Purse Diva said...

Kim, your work on this is tremendous - thank you so much for all you've done to help everyone.

Candy said...

Finally an answer....no Friskies canned on the list.....but Special Kitty Canned is there...my Dakota only eats the Special Kitty Dry but now I'm afraid to give him that...how soon will it be before the SK Dry will be on the list. I got your website from Kim Thorton..wanted to thank her for that...I've called no help and other websites not much help either...Thanks

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