Menu Pet Foods- the main company behind the Pet Food Recall, isstill operating, and has yet to settle thousands of claims.
Overall, several major companies have recalled more than 5300 pet food products, with most of the recalls coming from Menu Foods. The contamination was caused by in the affected foods. The Chinese company behind the contaminated wheat gluten has initially denied any involvement in the contamination, but is cooperating with Chinese and American investigators.
This Menu Foods poisoning is a travesty any way you look at it. I am sure there are more losses than we have heard of, many people who for one reason or another have missed the news, and even more who cannot afford the expense of life and death veterinary regimens and just have to sit back and watch their pets die slow, painful deaths.
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Officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday said they are "still very early" into their investigation of as many as nine domestic cats and one dog died within a few days of consuming moist pet food made by a Canadian company. "So far, we have not identified any causes of kidney failure," Dr. Stephen F. Sundlof, director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA, stressed in a press conference. "These could include mold and heavy metals. It appears that some of the food may have been contaminated from an outside source." Menu Foods has confirmed the deaths of 15 cats and one dogTwenty-six additional products are being added to the list of pet food products that have been recalled because of concerns about potentially contaminated wheat gluten, Menu Foods of Ontario, Canada announced today. They include: Americas Choice, Preferred Pet, Your Pet, Pet Pride, Laura Lynn, Nutriplan, Price Chopper, Publix, Stop & Shop Companion, Winn Dixie, and Nutro Products. Also, FDA Stephen Sundlof said on Friday that "somebody may have added melamine to the wheat gluten in order to increase what appears to be the protein level. Wheat gluten is a high-protein substance and by trying to artificially inflate the protein level, it could command a higher price".Rat Poison has been found in 2 of 3 samples of pet food by Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The toxin, Aminopterin is in the pet food samples at a level of at least 40 parts per million. Aminopterin, a derivative of folic acid, can cause cancer and birth defects in humans and can cause kidney damage in dogs and cats. Aminopterin is not approved for use in the United States. Menu Foods expanded the recall — which initially covered only cans and pouches of food packaged from Dec. 3 through March 6 — after the FDA alerted it that some products remained on store shelves. TORONTO (Reuters) - Menu Foods Income Fund, maker of the tainted pet foods at the center of this month's massive recall, said on Friday it is no longer using a Chinese supplier of wheat gluten after U.S. officials found the chemical melamine in some of the recalled products.