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Sickened Pets Prompt Dog And Cat Food Recall

Menu Foods has announced a precautionary recall of some dog and cat food it manufactured between Dec. 3, 2006, and March 6, 2007. The recall is limited to cuts and gravy-style pet food in cans and pouches that were manufactured at two facilities in the U.S.

The company said 60 million cans of pet food have been recalled.

The company has received consumer complaints on kidney failure in some dogs and cats. The Food and Drug Administration said one dog and nine cats have died.

Menu Foods conducted tests of its products and found nothing. However, it discovered that the company used a new supplier for one of its ingredients. The company discontinued using the ingredient.

The pet food is produced at a plant in Emporia, Kansas.

?We take these complaints very seriously, and while we are stilll looking for a specific cause, we are acting to err on the side of caution,? said Paul Henderson, CEO of Menu Foods. ?We will do whatever is necessary to ensure that our products maintain the very highest quality standards.

The company said if you have any of the affected brands, stop using it immediately.

You can find more information on the companys Web site at www.menufoods.com. Listed below are the recalled brands for dog and cat food.

Cat food
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Best Choice
Companion
Compliments
Demoulas Market Basket
Eukanuba
Fine Feline Cat
Food Lion
Foodtown
Giant Companion
Hannaford
Hill Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
Laura Lynn
Li'l Red
Loving Meals
Meijer's Main Choice
Nutriplan
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Paws
Pet Pride
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority
Save-A-Lot
Schnucks
Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
Sophistacat
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Total Pet
Wegmans
Western Family
White Rose
Winn Dixie

Dog food
Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Award
Best Choice
Big Bet
Big Red
Bloom
Bruiser
Cadillac
Companion
Demoulas Market Basket
Eukanuba
Food Lion
Giant Companion
Great Choice
Hannaford
Hill Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
Laura Lynn
Loving Meals
Meijers Main Choice
Mighty Dog Pouch
Mixables
Nutriplan
Nutro Max
Nutro Natural Choice
Nutro Ultra
Nutro
Ol'Roy Canada
Ol'Roy US
Paws
Pet Essentials
Pet Pride - Good n Meaty
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority
Publix
Roche Bros
Save-A-Lot
Schnucks
Shep Dog
Springsfield Prize
Sprout
Stater Bros
Total Pet
Western Family
White Rose
Winn Dixie
Your Pet