A dog and cat food recall affecting 60 million units of pet food and over 90 brands is underway in the United States. The food is possibly contaminated and can cause kidney failure and death in dogs and cats. The recall includes canned and foil packed pet food that is produced by Menu Foods.
The FDA so far has confirmed the deaths of 13 cats and one dog that had reportedly eaten the company’s “cuts and gravy” style pet food.
The wet food was sold throughout North America under store brands carried by Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers, as well as private labels like Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.
FDA has sent inspectors to company plants in New Jersey and Kansas. Most complaints stem from products made at the latter factory, though both received shipments of wheat gluten, identified as a likely source of contamination, from the same supplier, said Stephen F. Sundlof, the FDA’s chief veterinarian. The ingredient is a protein source used to thicken the pet food gravy. The FDA is screening pet food samples for substances known to be toxic to the kidneys, like toxins produced by molds.
More information on the recalled pet food can be found here: http://www.menufoods.com/recall. If you believe that your dog or cat has been affected, contact your veterinarian immediately. If you would like to speak with an attorney, please use the form to the right.