Kroger Recalls Cat, Dog Foods Due to Toxin

Major grocery chain issues alert on pet foods possibly tainted by the chemical aflatoxin.

Posted: December 21, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

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Kroger issues dog food recallThe Kroger Co. issued a recall of select varieties of dog and cat food sold in some of its stores, mostly in the South and Midwest, because the products may contain the toxic chemical aflatoxin.

The affected product includes certain Pet Pride, Old Yeller and Kroger Value brands with Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011 sell-by dates.

Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana; and Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana.

The recalled pet food products may contain aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops.

The Kroger Co. manufactured the recalled pet food items at its own facility in Springfield, Tenn., according to company spokeswoman Denise Osterhues. No other manufacturers are included in this recall.

Pet owners are advised to contact their veterinarian if their dog or cat shows any signs of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy, combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums and severe or bloody diarrhea.

Kroger reported that it is using its Customer Recall Notification system to alert customers who many have purchased a recalled item. Customers who have purchased a recalled item should stop using the product and return it to a store for a full refund or replacement. The following is a complete list of the recalled items:

Recalled Dog Foods

  • Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111074566

  • Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111074563

  • Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell-by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111000018

  • Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111071559

  • Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111000108


Recalled Cat Foods

  • Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111088128

  • Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111071357

  • Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111088152

  • Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111074580

  • Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell-by date of Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011, UPC code 1111071903

For more information call 800-632-6900 or visit www.kroger.com/recall

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

12/22/2010 6:46:58 PM

Yikes!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

12/21/2010 11:20:53 PM

More scary recalls.

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