Animal deaths prompt pet food recall

An Ontario-based company that produces pet food recalled cat and dog food including Eukanuba, Iams and Nutro following 10 animal deaths and reports of kidney failure.

Menu Foods recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food including dog food sold under 48 brands and cat food sold under 40 brands. The products were sold since December at pet stores and major retailers such as Kroger, PetSmart, Safeway and Wal-Mart.

Dawn Parks, a pet care manager at PetSmart in Mount Juliet, told NewsChannel 5 Friday that her store wouldn't know the specific product numbers affected until Saturday morning.

On Saturday morning, many retailers expected to find out which containers should be pulled from store shelves once Menu Foods identified specific product numbers.

"If some people buy the food and we, when we find out, we'll take back any food," Parks said. "If the customers want to bring it back Friday, they can. If they want to wait until Saturday to find out exactly what SKUs are, we'll take back any food."

To review a list of potentially contaminated products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates, visit the Menu Foods Web site, http://www.menufoods.com/recall.

Pet owners may also call 866-463-6738 and 866-895-2708 for information.

In response to the nationwide recall of wet pet foods, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. announced Saturday that it would recall canned cat products co-manufactured by Menu. The recall affects the following Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts canned products: Science Diet Kitten Savory Cuts Ocean Fish 3 oz. and 5.5 oz.; 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.; Science Diet Feline Senior Savory Cuts Chicken 5.5 oz.

No other Hill's products are affected by this recall.

Purina also said it's recalling 5.3-ounce Mighty Dog brand pouch products produced by Menu Foods between Dec. 3 and Wednesday, March 14. Pet owners with the product should discard it. They can receive replacement value of the recalled products by calling 1-800-551-7392.

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