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OT:IAMS & EUKANUBA WET FOOD RECALL-P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods' Nationwide U.S. and Canadian Recall of Specific Canned and Small Foil Pouch 'Wet' Cat and Dog Foods

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    ... From: FDA Recalls Date: Mar 16, 2007 5:43 PM Subject: P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods Nationwide U.S.
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      From: FDA Recalls <FDA.Recalls@...>
      Date: Mar 16, 2007 5:43 PM
      Subject: P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods'
      Nationwide U.S. and Canadian Recall of Specific Canned and Small Foil Pouch
      'Wet' Cat and Dog Foods
      To: FDA-RECALLS-L@...

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      P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods' Nationwide U.S.
      and Canadian Recall of Specific Canned and Small Foil Pouch 'Wet' Cat and
      Dog Foods

      *Contact:*
      Kurt Weingand, D.V.M., Ph.D.
      937-264-7676

      *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* -- Dayton, OH -- March 16, 2007 -- In response to
      the recent Menu Foods, Inc. nationwide recall of wet pet foods, P&G Pet Care
      has announced a voluntary recall in the United States and Canada on specific
      3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch
      "wet" cat and dog food products manufactured by Menu Foods Inc. Emporia,
      Kansas plant with the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant
      code 4197. This voluntary recall is part of a larger product recall by Menu
      Foods Inc., a contract manufacturer that makes a small portion of canned and
      foil pouch 'wet' cat foods for Iams and Eukanuba as well as other non-P&G
      brands. There have been a small number of reported cases of cats from the US
      (none in Canada) becoming sick and developing signs of kidney failure. The
      signs of kidney failure include loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy.
      P&G Pet Care has received no case reports involving dogs.

      This voluntary product recall involves discontinuation of all retail sales
      and product retrieval from consumers. *Consumers should stop using the
      affected products immediately, and consult with a veterinarian if any
      symptoms are present in their pet*. All Iams and Eukanuba products carry a
      100 percent guarantee, and consumers can receive a refund for recalled
      products. For more information, consumers can contact the company at
      1-800-882-1591 or visit www.Iams.com <http://www.iams.com/> and
      www.Eukanuba.com <http://www.eukanuba.com/> for details.

      To read can product codes, refer to the bottom of the can. The first four
      numbers of the second line of numbers are the date code, and the following
      four numbers indicate the plant code. For example, if the second line begins
      with four numbers from 6339 to 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, then
      the can should be recalled. For foil pouches, the code numbers are located
      at the lower left hand corner on the back of the pouch. The date and plant
      codes appear in the third group of numbers, beginning an 11-digit sequence.
      See www.Iams.com <http://www.iams.com/> and
      www.Eukanuba.com<http://www.eukanuba.com/>for illustrated details.

      P&G Pet Care is taking this proactive step out of an abundance of caution,
      because the health and well-being of pets is paramount in the mission of
      Iams and Eukanuba. Tests of some affected product have not revealed the
      cause of sickness, and testing will continue until a better understanding of
      the facts has been achieved. *All other canned and small foil wet pouch
      products produced at other plants are not affected by this issue. Iams and
      Eukanuba "dry" products are not manufactured at Menu Foods and not affected
      by this issue. Iams and Eukanuba biscuits, treats and sauces are not
      affected by this issue. *

      P&G Pet Care has informed the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian
      Food Inspection Agency on this issue. The company regrets any inconvenience
      to its consumers and retail customers.

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