Royal Canin Adds Product to the Dog Food Recall

14 Royal Canin products are being added to the list of recalled dog food.

Posted: May 15, 2007, 8 p.m. EST

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Royal Canin USA is voluntarily recalling eight of its Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products due to the detection of trace amounts of the harmful industrial plastic melamine.

The company’s announcement is based on an ongoing review of its manufacturing and quality assurance testing procedures, which identified trace amounts of a melamine derivative from tainted Chinese rice protein concentrate provided to the company by the Illinois-based ingredient supplier Cereal Byproducts.

“While a very limited number of Sensible Choice and Kasco products in this recall tested positive for trace levels of a melamine derivative, Royal Canin USA is voluntarily withdrawing these products out of an abundance of caution,” said Royal Canin USA President and CEO Olivier Amice.

As of May 15, Royal Canin USA has no confirmed cases of melamine-related illness in dogs or cats who have eaten Sensible Choice and Kasco products affected by this recall.

The 15 dog and cat food products with date codes between July 28, 2006 and April 30, 2007 that are being voluntarily recalled are:

  • KASCO Cat (dry cat food).
  • KASCO Chunks (dry dog food).
  • KASCO Hi Energy (dry dog food).
  • KASCO Maintenance (dry dog food).
  • KASCO Mealettes (dry dog food).
  • KASCO Mini Chunks (dry dog food).
  • KASCO Puppy (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE Chicken and Rice Adult (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE Chicken and Rice Reduced (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE Lamb and Rice Reduced (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE Chicken and Rice Puppy (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE NATURAL BLEND Adult (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE NATURAL BLEND Senior (dry dog food).
  • SENSIBLE CHOICE NATURAL BLEND Puppy (dry dog food).

Pet owners should stop feeding the products listed and consult with a veterinarian if they are concerned about their dogs’ health. Dog owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of Sensible Choice and Kasco dry pet food products and other Royal Canin USA products should call (800) 513-0041 or visit www.royalcanin.us.

All the recalled products have a satisfaction guarantee and the company says it will refund or replace the diets that are part of this recall announcement.

On April 19, Royal Canin voluntarily recalled five cat and dog foods due to melamine contamination.

For a complete list of cat and dog foods currently under recall, click here. To read more DogChannel articles on the dog food recall, visit www.dogchannel.com/dog-news/dog-food-recall-updates.aspx.

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Brigitte   Sierra Vista, AZ

6/19/2008 11:43:03 AM

Thank God that at least this company is taking actions on there own. Pet owners are getting more aware of what these ruthless and emoral companys put in the pet food. I would love to see all of the responsible manufactures held responsible for their actions. Is there a gov. food regulation for what side products and fillers can be used in dog food?? It is more than sick what you find out about ingridients in dog food when you do a little research. I educated myself when I lost my dear Grizzly (dog) due to cancer, melignant melenoma, and it did have to do with the dog food he was eating. I spend a lot of money on food for my dogs trying to get the best of the best and still it is never what it claims to be. Why cant someone manufacture good dog food?? A lot of pet owners are willing to pay more for a good and SAFE product.Instead we are slowly poisening our pets and feeding them there own deseased.

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martha   topsham, ME

5/29/2008 8:27:21 AM

i feed my llasa apso royal canin so because he has allergies and had also had surgery for bladder stones. he has tolerated royal canin so the best of several brands of dry food i've tried. i'm very concerned about the recall. does royal canin so contain gluten??????????? is it safe???????? please let me know asap @ mellenm@ link75.org. thank you.

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