Friday, March 23, 2007

to all pet owners out there

You probably already know about the recall of Menufoods' products, like Iams and Science Diet. You may not, however, have known this:
A Chicago woman sued Menu Foods on Tuesday, alleging the pet food manufacturer delayed announcing a recall of 60 million containers of dog and cat food despite knowing its products were contaminated and potentially deadly.

Dawn Majerczyk, 43, said her orange tabby, Phoenix, fell sick last week just two days after he ate a single package of Special Kitty. It is one of 95 cat and dog food brands recalled by Menu Foods of Canada. Friday's recall came two weeks after nine cats died during routine company taste tests of its products, the Food and Drug Administration said. [emphasis mine]

Kinda scary sometimes, the kind of people we trust to make things like food for our pets. The list of affected brands for cats, and for dogs, is astounding. How many cats and dogs in the US and Canada eat at least a can of Iams or the generics for chains like Meijer, Winn Dixie, and Food Lion in an average two week period, I wonder?

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