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In a news conference, FDA officials said that the apparently melamine-contaminated wheat gluten also was shipped to a company that manufactures dry pet food, but they would not name the company.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17870750/

I have a bag left from last litter I can feed my pups but what do I recommend to my puppy parents???
 
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OMG!
Right now it looks like this is the only recall issued of dry food so far:
Hill's Pet Nutrition Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry Cat Food

Hill's Pet Nutrition recalled its Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry cat food. The food included wheat gluten from the same supplier that Menu Foods used. The recall didn't involve any other Prescription Diet or Science Diet products, said the company, a division of Colgate-Palmolive Co.
 
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They won't name the company that sold and shipped the contaminated wheat gluten to Menu Foods and Science Diet. Why not?
And why it it taking weeks before the recall occurs? The FDA knows what company shipped the bad gluten.....they must know what companies received and used the wheat gluten!!!! How many more received and used the contaminated wheat gluten? And how do you call and ask if your company uses this supplier of wheat gluten if you don't know the company name? Shame on the FDA!!!!!!!! Shame on these pet food manufacturers!!!!!! They had to know they had the same supplier of wheat gluten as Menu Foods, right???? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 
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http://hillspet.com/menu_foods/Menu_Foo ... _en_US.htm

Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Single Product, Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food, Only Product Containing Wheat Gluten
Topeka, KS (March 30, 2007) - In accordance with its over-riding commitment to pet health and well-being, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food from the market. Hill's is taking this precautionary action because during a two-month period in early 2007, wheat gluten for this product was provided by a company that also supplied wheat gluten to Menu Foods. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests of wheat gluten samples from this period show the presence of a small amount of melamine. Prescription Diet m/d Feline Dry represents less than one half of one percent of all Hill's products.

This is the only product Hill's currently sells in the United States and Canada that contains wheat gluten from any supplier. No other Hill's Prescription Diet® or Science Diet® products are affected by this voluntary recall. Hill's Science Diet Savory Cuts Feline canned cat foods, manufactured by Menu Foods, were previously withdrawn from the market as a precaution. Together with this earlier withdrawal, less than 1% of all Hill's products have been affected.

The voluntary recall of Hill's Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food involves discontinuation of all retail sales and product retrieval from sellers. This recall does not include Prescription Diet m/d Feline canned food which contains no wheat gluten.

Consumers should stop using this product and return it for a refund. All Hill's products carry a 100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a refund for recalled product.

Hill's expects to resume shipment shortly of a reformulated version of this highly beneficial product that will not contain wheat gluten. Please check with your veterinarian for an alternative Prescription Diet until m/d Feline dry is reformulated and made available again.

Following is a list of Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry products included in this recall:

Recalled product U.S. & Canada UPC* Size
Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline dry food 52742 42770
(all lot numbers) 4 lb. bag
Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline dry food 52742 42790
(all lot numbers) 10 lb. bag

Hill's has been fully cooperating with the FDA since the outset of its investigation and made the decision to voluntarily recall these products in consultation with the FDA. We deeply regret any concern that this has caused our valued customers.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-445-5777 or visit www.HillsPet.com for details.

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Kansas Company Not Current Wheat Gluten Supplier to Menu Foods

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stori ... 949&EDATE=

MGP Ingredients' Wheat Gluten Not Linked to Major Pet Food Recall

ATCHISON, Kan., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tim Newkirk,
president and chief operating officer of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Nasdaq:
MGPI), a leading U.S. producer of wheat gluten, today issued a statement
emphasizing that the company has no link to the pet food recall involving
Canadian-based Menu Foods. Although tests are still underway, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration has reported that it suspects contaminated wheat
gluten to be the possible ingredient that has led to the recall.
"I want to assure pet owners, our customers, stockholders and employees
that the safety and quality of wheat gluten produced by MGP Ingredients is
not in question and that our product is not associated with this sad and
unfortunate situation," Newkirk said. "MGP Ingredients, which manufactures
wheat gluten at plants in Atchison, Kansas and Pekin, Illinois, is among a
small handful of domestic producers of gluten. This, combined with the fact
that the gluten supplier to Menu Foods has not yet been disclosed and
because certain media reports have fueled speculation and concern that a
'Kansas supplier' may be the source of the gluten in question, have caused
people to inquire whether MGPI is involved. The answer is a definite no."
Newkirk acknowledged that MGPI has done business with Menu Foods in the
past, noting that the company's last shipment of wheat gluten to Menu
occurred over 18 months ago. "We have gone through periods in recent times
where we have been forced to curtail our production and sales of wheat
gluten due to economic and trade factors that have not allowed us to
compete effectively with lower cost gluten imports," Newkirk said. "MGPI
has produced gluten since the 1950s and we pride ourselves in our expertise
and our high standards of quality," he added.
The company's wheat gluten is sold for use mainly as an ingredient for
improving the rising ability and textural qualities of bread and other
bakery products. MGPI has also pioneered the development of a number of
specialty wheat proteins and starches for use in multiple food systems, as
well as pet treats, biopolymers and personal care products. The company
additionally produces food grade alcohol for beverage and industrial
applications, as fuel grade alcohol, commonly known as ethanol.
 
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A partial List of dog foods containing wheat gluten (not recalled)...

http://www.itchmo.com/read/partial-list ... 0#more-268

« FDA Finds Other Toxin, Possibly Also in Dry FoodPics from itchmo Readers »Partial List of Dry (Mostly Dog) Foods That Contains Wheat Gluten
A partial, but long list after the jump. Email us if you have a cat food equivalent!

Pedigree dry food for dogs

Beggin Chews Dog Treats

White Bites Oral Care Dog Treats

Pill Pockets

Wysong Vegan Dry Dog Food

Wysong Vegan Dry Cat Food

(Thanks Howl911!)

From The Dog Food Project.

Health Nutrition MAXI - Boxer (Royal Canin) Dry Food Admin 05/16/05 10:09 PM
Health Nutrition MINI - Shih Tzu (Royal Canin) Dry Food Admin 05/16/05 09:54 PM
Health Nutrition MINI - Dachshund (Royal Canin) Dry Food Admin 05/16/05 09:53 PM
Three Dog Bakery - Adult Vegetarian Formula Dry Food Admin 01/29/05 02:05 AM
Three Dog Bakery - Reduced Calorie Formula Dry Food Admin 01/29/05 02:01 AM
Three Dog Bakery - Adult Formula Dry Food Admin 01/29/05 01:59 AM
Three Dog Bakery - Puppy Formula Dry Food Admin 01/29/05 01:57 AM
Kibbles 'n Bits - HomeStyle Dry Food Admin 01/08/04 01:49 AM
Pedigree - Healthy Maturity Real Chicken & Rice Flavor Food For Senior Dogs Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 02:20 AM
Pedigree - Lean Small Crunchy Bites Dry Food For Adult Dogs Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 02:15 AM
Pedigree - Performance Small Crunchy Bites Dry Food For Active Adult Dogs Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 02:11 AM
Pedigree - Pedigree Digestive Care With Real Lamb & Rice Dry Food For Adult Dogs Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 02:07 AM
Pedigree - Complete Nutrition Adult Small Crunchy Bites Meaty Chunks With Rice & Vegetables Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 02:03 AM
Pedigree - Complete Nutrition Adult Large/Small Crunchy Bites Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 02:00 AM
Pedigree - Healthy Start Dry Food For Puppies Dry Food Admin 12/13/03 01:43 AM

(Thanks Nadine!)
 
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SOME NUTRO DOG TREATS AND BISCUITS CONTAIN WHEAT GLUTEN

MAX® PUPPY DRUMSTICKS
Ingredients
Wheat Flour, Ground Whole Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Peanut Flour,
Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural
Vitamin E), Wheat Bran, Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Lamb Meal, Wheat
Gluten

http://www.nutroproducts.com/biscuitspu ... sticks.asp

Natural Choice Lamb & Rice Sticks
Ingredients
Lamb, Rice Flour, Lamb Meal, Soy Flour, Maple Syrup, Propylene Glycol,
Modified Food Starch, Wheat Gluten

http://www.nutroproducts.com/lrsticks.asp
 
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