Del Monte, Nestle Purina Recall Dog Food

Due to concerns about tainted wheat gluten, Del Monte and Nestle Purina have chosen to recall dog food.

Posted: April 3, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

The cases of pet food recalls continue to expand, with two more companies saying they’re recalling some pet food products that contain possibly contaminated wheat gluten.

The recalls, by Del Monte Pet Products and Nestle Purina, are in addition to other brands recalled in March by Canada-based pet food manufacturer Menu Foods.

Del Monte has announced that it’s recalling dog snacks sold under the Jerky Treats, Gravy Train Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels brands, as well as some dog snack and wet dog food products sold under private label brands.

Meanwhile, Nestle Purina PetCare Co. said it was recalling all sizes and varieties of its Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. No dry Alpo products are being recalled.

The companies took the action after learning that wheat gluten supplied to them by a manufacturing facility in China contained melamine, a plastic substance not approved for use in food.

The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent Menu Foods pet food recall. On March 16, Menu Foods recalled 60 million containers of “cuts and gravy” style wet dog and cat food manufactured under 100 brand names.

The recall removes all Del Monte pet products with wheat gluten from retail shelves. However, no other Del Monte Pet Products treats, biscuits or wet dog food products are impacted by this recall and no Del Monte dry cat food, dry dog food, wet cat food or pouched pet foods are subject to the recall.

The adulterated ingredients were used in limited production over the last three months, Del Monte says.

Del Monte Pet Products customers can visit the company’s website, http://www.delmonte.com/petfoodrecall.html, for a full list of recalled brands, or contact the company’s consumer hotline at (800) 949-3799 for further information about the recall and instructions on obtaining a full product refund.

Alpo customers can visit http://www.purina.com/Company/Press/2007/MightyDog.aspx for more information, including product codes of recalled dog food containers.

For all the latest updates regarding the dog food recall, visit www.dogchannel.com/dog-news/dog-food-recall-updates.aspx


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Carla   Pulaski, New York

11/24/2012 8:26:52 AM

Our daughter had 3 healthy 4 month old springer spaniel pups and bought a bag of Purina Puppy Chow last Sat., 11/17/2012. By Mon. all 3 were sick but one was worse than the others so she took it to the Vet. The vet could not find anything wrong after $450 of tests. One wasn't very sick and is OK now as well as the one taken to the vet. The 3rd one seemed to be doing better yesterday but died last night. This was the bag with the red morsels in it. I know of other pups that have gotten sick after being fed this food. One other pup died that I know of. That vet said it was the dog food.

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Sheila   Lebec, CA

11/26/2011 12:52:00 PM

I have 3 Pomerians and put them on Beneful based on there rating on tv. My smallest one, who's been kinda sickly most of her life and she recently got pancreatitus and passed. She's always been a very loving dog and I spent days and about $1000 to save her and she died within 5 days. My dogs have been itching horribly and after seeing the recent articles I will never buy this horrible product again.

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Michele   Hazleton, PA

11/19/2011 9:19:37 AM

I haven't heard anything about Purina One puppy food beiing recalled but after just purchasing a bag of Healthy puppy every dog and pup I fed it to came down very sick. The dogs that have not eaten it are still fine so I dont think its viral. All the dogs are vaccinated as well.

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PAM   BUTLER, PA

11/2/2011 6:49:12 PM

I JUST HEARD TODAY ABOUT THE PURINA
RECALL,
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE PURINA ONE CANNED ADULT
GROUND
DOG FOOD WAS
RECALLED?
I JUST BOUGHT A COUPLE OF CANS A WEEK AGO FOR MY TWO DOGS, I DID NOT SEE WHEAT GLUTEN LISTED ON THE CAN

ALTHOUGH I MIGHT THROW WHAT I HAVE LEFT AWAY.

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