Recalled Pet Food Might Remain on Shelves

The FDA warns that not all stores are complying with the pet food recall.

Posted: April 13, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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The FDA cautions pet owners that some recalled pet foods might be on stores' shelves still. (Stock photo)
Nearly a month has passed since the initial Menu Foods recall cleared 60 million pet food items from store shelves, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today that some of the affected products remain in stores.

Since the recall, the FDA said it has conducted 400 checks of nationwide retail stores to determine whether the recalled pet food products were removed from the stores’ shelves. Most retailers are complying, the FDA said, but not all of them.

The FDA, the government agency charged with leading the investigation into the recall that has affected nearly 100 pet food brands, called on both pet owners and retailers to remain vigilant as more items were recalled as recently as yesterday.

“[The] FDA’s priority is to make sure that cats and dogs have safe food to eat,” said Stephen Sundlof, DVM, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. “Many of us are pet owners and animal lovers, and we want pet owners to feel assured that we are doing everything we can to make sure that all contaminated food is off the shelves.”

To see the FDA’s full list of the recalled pet food products, click here. It contains 5,511 individual entries.

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Barbara    Atlanta, GA

7/13/2010 7:57:51 AM

Lets all be proactive & take responsibility for keeping these stores accountable for our pets' safety. Whoever finds the recalled pet food should immediately speak with the store manager, explain the recall & ask them to remove the recalled items. Then, if they don't take the food off the shelves...then, report the store to the FDA. Thank you for advocating for all of our pets!!

Pyrrh    Dawsonville, GA

4/18/2007 4:44:39 PM

I work for a company that assists in pulling recalled product off of the shelves. Today we were shocked at Ingles stores not having pulled some Alpo and Mighty Dog UPCs at Purina's request, whereas Publix, Target, and WalMart were really on the ball with it.

samamtha    edmonton, AL

4/14/2007 1:50:12 AM

this is just disgraceful that some places are not pulling the recalled food there should be a fine for this

Kathy    Centreville, VA

4/13/2007 12:58:42 PM

I hope everyone is being diligent and reading labels and not assuming that what they are buying is safe.

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