Menu Foods, Inc., a private-label pet food manufacturer based in Canada, is recalling all its "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food produced at its facility in Emporia, Kansas between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products are sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
There has been a small number of reported instances of cats and dogs in the United States that developed kidney failure after eating the affected product, the FDA has stated. Ten pet deaths (one dog and nine cats) have been reported at this time. Testing has not revealed the source of the problem. The products are packaged in cans and pouches under numerous brand names and are marketed nationwide by many pet food retailers including Ahold USA Inc., Kroger Company, Safeway, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., and Pet Valu, Inc.
Menu Foods, Inc. has posted specific information about Affected Cat Food Products and Affected Dog Food Products. Consumers who have any of these products should immediately stop feeding them to their pets. Dogs or cats who have consumed the suspect feed and show signs of kidney failure (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting) should consult with their veterinarian.