Tuesday, April 10, 2007

NUTRO cans not part of recall test POSITIVE for Melamine

See itchmo.com for breaking news on 3 Nutro cans that are NOT part of the recall but have tested positive for melamine. I'll have these files updated again today.
  • Chicken Cacciatore, UPC 79105352055
  • California Chicken Supreme, UPC 79105300117
  • Lamb & Turkey Cutlets, UPC 79105300148
Marin Independant Journal broke the story last night

Itchmo includes other information about the same products, and howl911.com gets my psychic award of the day as they had posted this earlier. (Nutro Max Cat California Chicken Supreme, 3 oz cans, "use by" date 05-16-09. (not on Menu Foods official recall list, but is suspected of causing same symptoms as the recalled food, resulting in death.)

In other 'how-much-more-did-they-know-news', petconnection.com reports Menu Foods CFO sold half his shares 2 weeks prior to recall. Note - I'm psychic, he's not. He's a liar and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of pets.

I've said it before and I'll say it again (in fact I just said it on Friday, but updated the post yesterday and removed it.)

Don't feed your pets ANYTHING that's on the recall lists - regardless of the dates! (That's not advice, just my personal opinion, I know nothing, no legal whatever, don't hold me to it, blah blah blah. )

Because here's the thing. Do you trust any of these companies now? With so many companies with food NOT on the recall list (see that list here thanks to http://www.thepetfoodlist.com/ , why would you keep feeding your pets any other food now?

This story is not over. There will be more foods reported by independent labs as 'tainted'. And more pets will die.

And Nutro's website says they'll be releasing a press release today. 10pm is my cynical guess...

1 comment:

Jason & Holly said...

My unending thanks again for keeping everyone updated so marvelously. :-)

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