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Old March 17th 07, 09:53 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Heads up folks - Problems with Supermarket Petfoods. This was
forwarded to me from another list.

The link to the AP story is given below. Cats & dogs have died after
eating store-brand food from Wal-Mart, Safeway, and some other places.

Here's the link:

http://tinyurl.com/2v2jfj

This also includes IAMS and EUKANEUBA pet food.

Helen M

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Old March 17th 07, 10:13 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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HRFLTiger wrote:
Heads up folks - Problems with Supermarket Petfoods.


It's not just supermarket foods...

A number of foods are being recalled because animals are getting sick
and dying; kidney failure is the most prevalent problem and they are
not sure what is causing it yet.

Here is the complete list of cat foods:

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_cat.html

Dog foods:

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_dog.html

PLEASE check the lists for any foods you may have and follow the
guidelines on the website:
http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Pres...l_03162007.pdf
Phone Number
1-866-895-2708

-L.

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Old March 17th 07, 06:29 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default !!! Problems with Supermarket Pet food, IAMS and Eukaneuba....

HRFLTiger wrote:

Heads up folks - Problems with Supermarket Petfoods. This was
forwarded to me from another list.


The link to the AP story is given below. Cats & dogs have died after
eating store-brand food from Wal-Mart, Safeway, and some other places.


Here's the link:


http://tinyurl.com/2v2jfj


I don't understand this list at all. What are all these names?
"America's Choice, Preferred Pets"? "Authority"? "Best Choice"?
Are these cat food brands, or pet food *stores*? If they're food
brands, I've never heard of any of them. What about Friskies,,
Whiskas, 9Lives, etc? Why are they not on this list? Is that because
those brands are not affected? Or because this is a different kind
of list?

Can someone help? I still don't know whether to feed my cats their
canned Friskies or not, so for now, they're just getting dry food.

Joyce
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Old March 17th 07, 07:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default !!! Problems with Supermarket Pet food, IAMS and Eukaneuba....

On 17 Mar 2007 17:29:10 GMT, wrote:

HRFLTiger wrote:

Heads up folks - Problems with Supermarket Petfoods. This was
forwarded to me from another list.


The link to the AP story is given below. Cats & dogs have died after
eating store-brand food from Wal-Mart, Safeway, and some other places.


Here's the link:


http://tinyurl.com/2v2jfj

I don't understand this list at all. What are all these names?
"America's Choice, Preferred Pets"? "Authority"? "Best Choice"?
Are these cat food brands, or pet food *stores*?


Those are brands.

A lot of products, from cat food to ketchup to automobiles (and many
many other things) are made on the same assembly line, differing only
in the brand label stuck on them. For example, the old Geo/Chevy
Prizm and the old Toyota Corolla used to come off the same assembly
line (they still may, my info is several years old) - same car,
different manufacturers. The only differences were brand emblems and
trim parts (my brother used to work in the auto industry).

In this case, the same assembly line makes lots of different brands of
cat food. It's the same food, the only difference is the label. When
they make it for Wal-Mart they stick the "America's Choice" label on
it, or a "Winn Dixie" label for sales at Winn Dixie stores, or "Nutro
Max Gourmet Classics" for places that sell that or "Eukanuba" for
Proctor & Gamble to sell to places who buy product from them.

If they're food
brands, I've never heard of any of them. What about Friskies,,
Whiskas, 9Lives, etc? Why are they not on this list? Is that because
those brands are not affected? Or because this is a different kind
of list?


They're still trying to figure out all the brands involved. I just
posted in another thread that right now they know that 17 of the top
20 North American retailers sell products made by Menu Foods, the
people who are making the cat food. Menu Foods is also a contract
manufacturer for "the top branded pet food companies, including
Procter & Gamble Co.".


There's a website, www.menufoods.com and a customer information number
1-866-895-2708.



Jeanne Hedge

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Old March 17th 07, 07:52 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 13:40:40 -0500, Jeanne Hedge
wrote:

On 17 Mar 2007 17:29:10 GMT, wrote:


I don't understand this list at all. What are all these names?
"America's Choice, Preferred Pets"? "Authority"? "Best Choice"?
Are these cat food brands, or pet food *stores*?


Those are brands.

A lot of products, from cat food to ketchup to automobiles (and many
many other things) are made on the same assembly line, differing only
in the brand label stuck on them. For example, the old Geo/Chevy
Prizm and the old Toyota Corolla used to come off the same assembly
line (they still may, my info is several years old) - same car,
different manufacturers. The only differences were brand emblems and
trim parts (my brother used to work in the auto industry).


make that "same car, different brand"


In this case, the same assembly line makes lots of different brands of
cat food. It's the same food, the only difference is the label. When


make that "it's apparently the same food"


Geez, if Natasha (RB) was still with me I'd be very very glad right
now that I didn't feed her wet food, else I'd be going crazy with
worry myself.



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Old March 17th 07, 09:37 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Jeanne Hedge wrote:

[snipped]


Thanks for the explanation - makes a lot of sense. I did understand
that it was a manufacturer that sells their stuff to different brands.
But the list on menufoods.com seems to be of both stores and brands.

There's a website, www.menufoods.com and a customer information number
1-866-895-2708.


Their information isn't very helpful. That's what I was posting about,
actually!

I'll just keep my kitties off canned food until it's all figured out.

Joyce
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Old March 17th 07, 10:23 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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Default !!! Problems with Supermarket Pet food, IAMS and Eukaneuba....


"HRFLTiger" wrote in message
ps.com...
Heads up folks - Problems with Supermarket Petfoods. This was
forwarded to me from another list.

The link to the AP story is given below. Cats & dogs have died after
eating store-brand food from Wal-Mart, Safeway, and some other places.

Here's the link:

http://tinyurl.com/2v2jfj

This also includes IAMS and EUKANEUBA pet food.


Is this global? Do I need to worry about my cat food in the UK as well as
how much my American friends are now worried?

Tweed



 




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