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Details for Specific Pet Food Brands Involved in the 2007 Pet Food Recalls

This A+ FRR Pet Nutrition FAQ discusses the voluntary recall for more than 60 million containers of wet dog food and moist cat food made by Menu Foods and sold under top pet food brands such as Iams, Eukanuba, Hill's Science Diet, and Nutro after thousands of pets suffered kidney failure.
A voluntary pet food recall of more than 100 brands of dog food and cat food was initiated by Menu Foods on March 16th, 2007, following the deaths of at least 9 cats and 1 dog and many more reports of kidney failure in pets after having eaten contaminated pet foods made by Menu Foods.

The Menu Foods recall has since expanded to include additional recalls from at least ten pet food manufacturers. We have complete details for each of these pet food brands (found below) as well as up-to-date information on the Menu Foods recall on our Menu Food recall news alert page.


Purina Dog Food Recall - Mighty Dog Brand and ALPO Prime Cuts

Nestle Purina PetCare (Purina) has issued a "proactive" recall for all 5.3 ounce Mighty Dog brand dog food pouch products manufactured by Menu Foods during the period of Dec. 3, 2006 through March 14, 2007. The Mighty Dog pouch products and pouches in multi-pack cartons have code dates of 6337 through 7073, followed by the plant code 1798.

Pet owners who have purchased any of the recalled Purina products should stop feeding them to their dogs or other pets. Customers can receive the replacement value of the recalled dog food products by calling 1-800-551-7392.

No Mighty Dog canned products, or any other Purina products (see new exception below), are affected by Menu's recall, according to Purina.

3/31/07 Update: On March 31st, Nestle Purina PetCare issued a voluntary recall for all sizes and varieties of its ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food. The Purina ALPO dog food formula includes wheat gluten containing melamine that was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods.

Additional information on the Purina Dog Food recall is available from the U.S. FDA site.


Science Diet Pet Food Recall

Hill's Pet Nutrition has issued a "voluntary precautionary" recall for the following Science Diet cat foods: Science Diet Kitten Savory Cuts Ocean Fish (3 oz. and 5.5 oz. sizes); Science Diet Feline Adult Savory Cuts Beef - 5.5 oz.; Science Diet Feline Adult Savory Cuts Chicken - 5.5 oz.; Science Diet Feline Adult Savory Cuts Ocean Fish - 5.5 oz., and Science Diet Feline Senior Savory Cuts Chicken - 5.5 oz.

Update: On March 30th, Hill's Pet Nutrition's Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry cat food formula became the first dry pet food to be involved in the pet food recall. This formula contains wheat gluten from the same supplier that Menu Foods used, but is the only Prescription Diet formula to do so, according to Hill's.

Additionally, no other Hill's products are affected by Menu's recall, according to the company. Additional information on the Science Diet Cat Food recall is available from the U.S. FDA and the Hill's Pet Nutrition sites.


P&G Pet Care (Eukanuba and Iams) Pet Food Recall

P&G Pet Care (a division of Proctor & Gamble) has issued a voluntary recall in the United States and Canada on specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch "wet" cat and dog food products manufactured by Menu Foods and sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. Products with the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197 are included in the recall. Consumers can receive a full refund for recalled products by calling 1-800-882-1591.

No Iams and Eukanuba "dry" dog foods are affected by the recall, nor are any Iams / Eukanuba biscuits, treats and sauces. Additionally, all other canned and small foil wet pouch products produced at other plants are not affected, according to P&G Pet Care. Additional information on the Iams and Eukanuba Dog Food recall is available from the U.S. FDA, Iams, and Eukanuba sites.

Note: There is a separate, pre-existing issue with several of the Eukanuba Veterinary Diets dry dog food formulas containing a substance, chromium tripicolinate, that is not an approved food supplement. The U.S. FDA considers chromium tripicolinate to be genotoxic, which means it can potentially damage DNA and cause mutations and tumors. These foods are not under recall, but a warning has been issued to the Iams Company and Eukanuba. Additional information is available on our Eukanuba Vet Diets Warning FAQ page.


Nutro Pet Food Recall

Nutro Products has issued a voluntary recall for its Nutro Max Cat Gourmet Classics (six varieties) and Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care (13 varieties) cat food pouch products; its Nutro Natural Choice (six varieties) dog food pouch products; and its Nutro Max Large Breed (two varieties), Nutro Natural Choice (eight varieties), and Nutro Ultra (six varieties) canned dog food products.

No Nutro dry pet foods, biscuits, or treats are affected by the recall. Additional information on the Nutro Cat Food and Dog Food recall is available from the Nutro Pet Foods site.


Natural Balance Pet Food Recall

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall for its Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Food formulas after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems. The issue has since been traced to a rice protein concentrate ingredient that had been contaminated by melamine, a chemical used in the production of plasticware and also used as a long-acting nitrogen source for fertilizer. Melamine is toxic to cats and dogs and has sparked the international pet food recall that has claimed thousands of pets' lives.

The recall initially included only two formulas — Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food (all date codes) — but was expanded on April 20, 2007, to include all date codes of Natural Balance Venison and Brown Rice Canned Dog Food and Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice Formula Baked Dog Treats.

On April 26th, 2007, Natural Balanced added four additional formulas to the recall list following American Nutrition's recall of all of its canned food products that contained rice protein concentrate that had potentially been contaminated by melamine. The four new formulas recalled are:

  • Natural Balance Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food (13 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food (13 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Beef Formula Canned Dog Food (13 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Ocean Fish Formula Canned Cat Food (3 oz. and 6 oz. cans)

No other Natural Balance pet foods or treats are affected by the recall, according to the company. Additional information on the Natural Balance dog food and cat food recall is available from the Natural Balance Pet Foods site.


Royal Canin Dog Food and Cat Food Recall

ROYAL CANIN USA on April 20, 2007, recalled seven canine dry dog foods and one dry cat food due to the presence of cyanuric acid, a contaminant chemically related to, but distinct from, melamine, in the rice protein concentrate, or rice gluten, ingredient of these foods supplied by Wilbur-Ellis.

On May 11, 2007, the company added eight additional dry dog foods and seven new Kasco brand dry dog foods and cat foods to the recall due to the products containing trace amounds of a melamine derivative (cyanuric acid?) from contaminated rice protein concentrate that was provided to the company by Cereal Byproducts.

The Royal Canin Sensible Choice dog foods recalled are:

April 20, 2007:

  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Senior Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Puppy Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Senior Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Rice & Catfish Meal Formula Adult Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Early Cardiac EC 22 Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Canine Skin Support SS21 Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Hypoallergenic HP23 Dry Cat Food
May 11, 2007:
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice Reduced Calorie Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Lamb and Rice Reduced Calorie Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice NATURAL BLEND Adult Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice NATURAL BLEND Senior Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Sensible Choice NATURAL BLEND Puppy Dry Dog Food

The Royal Canin Kasco pet foods recalled are:

  • 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
  • Kasco Cat Dry Cat Food

Royal Canin urges pet owners using the dry pet food products listed above to immediately stop feeding their pets the foods and to consult with a veterinarian if they have any immediate concerns about the health of their pet.

Royal Canin has pledged to no longer use any Chinese suppliers for any of its vegetable proteins.

No other Royal Canin USA pet foods are affected by the recall, according to the company. Additional information on the Royal Canin recall is available from our Royal Canin recall page.


American Nutrition Canned Pet Foods Recall

American Nutrition initiated a recall on April 26, 2007, for all canned products made in its plant that contain rice protein concentrate due to potential melamine contamination.

American Nutrition now has a press release available with details on the recall. According to the release, no American Nutrition brands are affected by the recall — only American Nutrition products sold through other companies.

Pet owners who purchased any of the recalled pet foods or treats should immediately discontinue using the products and return unused portions to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Canned dog foods, cat foods, and pet treats currently recalled include the following brands and formulas:

Diamond Pet Foods

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Kitten Formula (5.5 oz. cans)
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Puppy Formula (13 oz. cans)
  • Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs (13 oz. cans)

Natural Balance

  • Natural Balance Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food (13 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food (13 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Beef Formula Canned Dog Food (13 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Ocean Fish Formula Canned Cat Food (3 oz. and 6 oz. cans)
  • Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice Baked Dog Treats (14 oz.)

Kirkland Signature (Costco brand)

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Dog 2-Flavor Variety Pack
    (Lamb and Rice Canned food for Dogs and Chicken and Rice Canned food for Dogs)

Blue Buffalo

  • Blue Buffalo Beef Dinner (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Chicken Dinner (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Heaty Venison Dinner (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Lamb Dinner (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Salmon Dinner (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf Dinner (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Spa Select Hairball Control Oven Roasted Chicken (3 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Spa Select Kitten Recipe Oven Roasted Chicken (3 oz. cans)
  • Blue Buffalo Health Bars Baked with Apples & Yogurt Dog Treats (20 oz. cans)
Important Note: Updated as of April 27, 2007, to include ALL Blue Buffalo canned dog and cat foods and dog biscuits (details here).

Harmony Farms

  • Harmony Fams Beef Canned Dog Food (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Harmony Fams Chicken Canned Dog Food (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Harmony Fams Lamb Canned Dog Food (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Harmony Fams Salmon Canned Dog Food (12.5 oz. cans)
  • Harmony Farms Country Chicken Entree Canned Cat Food (3 oz. cans)
Important Note: Updated as of April 27, 2007, to include ALL Harmony Farms canned dog and cat foods and dog biscuits (details here).

Canine Caviar

  • Canine Caviar Gourmet Beaver Canned Dog Food (13.2 oz. cans)
  • Canine Caviar Gourmet Turkey Canned Dog Food (13.2 oz. cans)

Mulligan Stew

  • Mulligan Stew Chicken Canned Dog Food (13.2 oz. cans)
  • Mulligan Stew Turkey Canned Dog Food (13.2 oz. cans)

Chenango Valley Pet Foods

Chenango Valley Pet Foods initiated a voluntary recall on April 26, 2007, for pet foods it manufactured for sale by three other companies. The pet foods have been recalled due to potential melamine contamination in the rice protein concentrate ingredient supplied by Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Additional foods were added to the recall list on May 3, 2007, due to possible cross-contamination — i.e. the foods did not include melamine-contaminated ingredients but were produced in the same pet food plants and using the same equipment as formulas that did contain melamine-contaminated ingredients.

Dog foods and cat foods recalled include the following brands and formulas:

Drs. Foster & Smith

  • Drs. Foster & Smith Chicken & Brown Rice Adult Dry Lite Cat Food (3lb and 7lb bags)
    (Best Used By Codes: Jan 24, 09; Feb 8, 09; Feb 26, 09; April 10, 09; and April 17, 09)
  • Drs. Foster & Smith Chicken & Brown Rice Adult Dry Lite Dog Food (5lb, 12.5lb, and 25lb bags)
    (Best Used By Codes: Jan 24, 09; Feb 8, 09; Feb 26, 09; April 10, 09; and April 17, 09)
  • Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Adult Dog Food Lamb & Brown Rice Formula (6lb, 15lb, and 30lb bags / case packs) - Added 5/3/07
    (Best Used By Codes: Feb 9, 09 and Feb 26, 09)
  • Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Dinners - Chicken Stew (canned cat food - 6lb, 15lb) - Added 5/3/07
    (Best Used By Codes: Feb 26, 09)

Lick Your Chops

  • Lick Your Chops Lamb Meal, Rice, and Egg Cat Food (4lb package - best by code of April 29, 2008)

SmartPak

  • SmartPak LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
  • SmartPak LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice Dog Food - Added 5/3/07

Del Monte Pet Products Pet Food Recall

Del Monte Pet Products issued a voluntarily recal on March 31st, 2007, for select product codes of its pet treat products sold under the Jerky Treats, Gravy Train Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels brands as well as select dog snack and wet dog food products sold under private label brands, including Ol' Roy Dog Treats, Dollar General Dog Treats, and Happy Tails pet products.

As part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall, the U.S. FDA alerted Del Monte to the fact that the company had been supplied wheat gluten from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine.

A complete list of products included in the recall is available from the Del Monte recall web site. 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 voluntary recall, according to the company.

Concerned customers can contact Del Monte's consumer hotline at (800) 949-3799 for further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining a product refund.


Diamond Pet Foods Recall

Diamond Pet Foods issued a recall on April 26, 2007, for three canned pet food products due to potential melamine contamination. The foods were made in an Amercian Nutrition plant that contained rice protein concentrate suspected of being tainted by melamine.

The three pet foods recalled (with size and "best by" information) are:

  • Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs (13 oz. cans - Aug. 21, 2009 to April 15, 2010)
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Kitten Formula (5.5 oz. cans - Aug. 15, 2008 to April 15, 2009)
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Puppy Formula (13 oz. cans - Aug. 21, 2008 to April 15, 2009)

On May 22, 2007 Diamond Pet Foods expanded its recall to include Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal and Rice Dry Formula for Dogs with "Best Buy" dates of October 9-10, 2008, due to melamine cross-contamination resulting from the food being produced with other pet foods made for Natural Balance.

The Nutra Nuggets dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and has tested positive for melamine and caused kidney problems in at least four dogs in California.

Additional information on the Diamond Pet Foods recall is available from our Diamond Pet Foods recall page.


Blue Buffalo Canned Pet Foods and Treats Recall

Blue Buffalo issued a voluntary recall for all of its Blue Buffalo canned foods and dog biscuits on April 26, 2007, due to "product tampering" from American Nutrition, according to the company.

Pet food products recalled include all Blue Buffalo brand canned dog foods, all Spa Select brand canned cat foods, and all Blue Buffalo Health Bar treats for dogs. No Blue Buffalo dry dog foods or cat foods have been recalled, and there have been no reported illness of any dog or cat as a result of consuming Blue Buffalo foods, according to the company.

Consumers who have unused or partially used packages of any of these products should return them to their place of purchase for a complete refund.

Additional details are available on the Blue Buffalo recall web site.


Harmony Farms Canned Pet Foods and Treats Recall

Sierra Pet Products issued a voluntary recall for all of its Harmony Farms canned foods and dog biscuits on April 26, 2007, due to "product tampering" from American Nutrition, according to the company.

Products recalled include all Harmony Farms canned dog and cat foods and all Harmony Farms Health Bar biscuits. These items included "authorized" rice protein concentrate supplied by American Nutrition without Sierra Pet Products' knowledge. No dry dog foods or cat foods have been recalled, and there have been no reported illness of any dog or cat as a result of consuming Harmony Farms, according to Sierra Pet Products.

The company expects to re-introduce its canned pet food products and dog biscuits "as soon as we can obtain a manufacturing partner who shares our values of honesty and integrity."

Additional details are available on the Harmony Farms recall web site.

(Editor's Note: If the Blue Buffalo and Harmony Farms recall releases and reactions to American Nutrition sound similar, it's because Sierra Pet Products is actually a subsidiary of Blue Buffalo.)


Sunshine Mills Pet Food Recall

Sunshine Mills, Inc. issued a voluntarily recall on April 5th, 2007, for a portion of its branded dog biscuits made at its Red Bay, Alabama, biscuit plant during part of March 2007 after learning from the U.S. FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Sunshine from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine.

Recalled brands include: Nurture Chicken & Rice, Nurture Lamb & Rice, Pet Life Large, Pet Life Extra Large, Pet Life Large Variety, Pet Life Large Peanut Butter, Lassie Lamb and Rice, and Pet Life People Pleasers Dog Treats.

The recalled dog biscuits are marketed nationwide by many pet food retailers including traditional grocery and pet specialty stores.

A complete list of products included in the recall is available from the Sunshine Mills recall web site. No other Sunshine Mills pet biscuit treats, dry dog foods, or dry cat foods are impacted by included in this recall, according to the company.


Archived Pet Food Recall News Updates and Links

The archived pet food recall news updates and the pet food recall news links have moved to a separate page in order to keep this page from growing too large. You can find the news updates and link page here:

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