Pet Food Recall 2010: Kroger Co. Recalls Dog and Cat Foods In 20 States Due To Possible Health Risk

By on Dec 22, 2010 in Animals, United States, World Comments

Kroger Co. released a statement on Tuesday to inform the public that they are recalling some pet food products sold in some of its retail stores in 20 American states. The pet food recall is due to some products that may have come into contact with aflatoxin, which can harm dogs and cats.

Cat Dog Eating Pet Food
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According to reports, the pet food recall affects 20 American states which include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

“Aflatoxin is a a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops,” as quoted in Kroger‘s official statement.

Reports said that the aflatoxin substance may harm pets to sometime show sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat. Pets could have a yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea. Owners are encouraged to consult a veterinarian as soon as the pets show any signs mentioned earlier.

The affected pet food products with a sell date of Oct. 23-24, 2011 are as follows:

  • Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128
  • Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071357
  • Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152
  • Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580
  • Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903
  • Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566
  • Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563
  • Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018
  • Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559
  • Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code:1111000108

For more information about the pet food recall, pet owners may contact Kroger’s hotline number at (800) 632-6900.



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