Monday, December 20, 2010

DDF PSA ~ Dog Food Recall

Today is supposed to be a Black Dog Featured Rescue day but I thought I'd pass on this information first. I'll post a black dog another day this week instead. There is a Dog Food Recall in the USA as of December 18th. For those of you in the USA, please read the below info about the brands affected!




On December 18th, 2010, Kroger issued an official recall of many of its pet food products which are sold under a variety of brand names.




Why Is Kroger Issuing This Recall?

According to current information, Kroger initiated this recall due to the possibility that the recalled formulas were contaminated with Aflatoxin.




What is Aflatoxin?

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxin that is produced by a type of fungus. Aflatoxin may be present in grains while they are waiting to be processed into pet food products. Some of the crops that are routinely affected by aflatoxin include sorghum, rice, wheat, soybeans, corn and millet. Aflatoxins are one of the most carcinogenic substances known to scientists today.




What Are the Symptoms of Aflatoxin in my Pet?

Kroger has stated that there are a variety of symptoms that could signal that a pet has eaten food contaminated with aflatoxin. The symptoms are:

Lethargy/Sluggishness

Yellowish Eyes

Yellowish Gums

Lack of Interest in Food

Bloody Diarrhea

Severe Diarrhea

If your pet has any of these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately to schedule an emergency appointment. Aflatoxin can potentially cause serious health complications and may sometimes be fatal to pets.




List of Affected Brands

This pet food recall includes both dog food and cat food. The following brands have been included in the Kroger pet food recall (according to current information):



Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128

Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following 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 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152

Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580

Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903

Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566

Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563

Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018

Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559

Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code:1111000108




What States are Affected?

Kroger stores in the following states have currently been affected by the recall:

Alabama

Arkansas

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Louisiana

Michigan

Mississippi

Missouri

North Carolina

Ohio

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

West Virginia



Other Affected Stores

In addition to this, the following stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska should beware of these brands which are sold in the following stores:

Baker's

Dillons

Food 4 Less

Gerbes

Hilander

Jay C

Owen's

Pay Less

Scott's





This recall is brought to you by the Dog Food Reviews section of PetFoodTalk.com.

10 comments:

Kristine said...

Thanks for taking the time to mention these recalls. Even though this one doesn't affect me, it is good to know what is going on, just in case.

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

Thanks for sharing. I live in MO but don't use these brands. Will pass on.

Anonymous said...

i just changed from iams largebreed to ole yella just to change the routine...my rott and staff terr red nose and they have been throwin up everyday but otherwise seems to be ok ..im worried about the long term effect.. the staff is 9mos an is effected the most the rott is 11 in feb 2011 she has shown no vomitn like the young one....but urinates on the floof at the door without lrttin me no she wants out..whats up? i will follow up on this...thanks for the word up..sgt

sgtsplem@live.com said...

p.s. they both have dirria..so back to iams..sgt

GoLightly said...

OH, that scenario is one of my worst fears about pet food...

Good luck to the pets in the US:(

GoLightly said...

Merry Christmas, DDF!

All the best in 2011!

Connie said...

I had purchased a 50lb bag of Old Yeller from Krogers. Not knowing about the recall I continued to feed my dogs this food. Both dogs became sick, vomiting, diarrhea. After returning this contaminated food, I have made the choice of never purchasing Krogers dog food again!

bichonpawz said...

Just stopping by to say Happy Holidays to you!! Thank you for sharing this announcement....as much as I just hate to hear about another one...

ivon said...

happy new years my frind's...

Evan said...

Thank you for this information. I don't use these brands but it helps to know that there are recalls that are going on. I have a 6 y.o lab. Following you!