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OT:FDA Finds Melamine in Wheat Gluten Hill's m/d

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    *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* P07-57 March 30, 2007 *Media Inquiries:* Michael Herndon Catherine McDermott 301-827-6242 *Consumer Inquiries:* 888-INFO-FDA FDA Finds
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      *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
      P07-57
      March 30, 2007

      *Media Inquiries:*
      Michael Herndon
      Catherine McDermott
      301-827-6242
      *Consumer Inquiries:*
      888-INFO-FDA

      FDA Finds Melamine in Wheat Gluten used by Hill's Pet Nutrition
      *Company Initiates Recall of Dry Cat Food*

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today notified Hill's Pet Nutrition,
      Inc., of Topeka, Kansas, that FDA testing has detected melamine and melamine
      byproducts in wheat gluten received by the company to make dry cat food. FDA
      is conducting an investigation into pet food products made with wheat gluten
      that contains melamine and their association with reports of injury and
      deaths in cats and dogs.

      Because the cat food is sold exclusively through veterinarians, Hill's has
      notified veterinarians, and is voluntarily recalling the pet food containing
      the wheat gluten and will conduct its own testing.

      Consumers who have any bags of Prescription Diet m/d Feline should
      discontinue use. They should speak with their veterinarian if their pet
      shows any signs of kidney/renal illness. Such signs include loss of
      appetite, lethargy and vomiting.

      "FDA recognizes that pets are very important to the American people and our
      sympathies go out to those who have lost their beloved pets," said Stephen
      Sundlof, D.V.M., director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and
      Drug Administration.

      During two months in early 2007, Hill's Pet Nutrition manufactured
      Prescription Diet m/d Feline using wheat gluten from the same company that
      has supplied wheat gluten to Menu Foods, Inc. Menu Foods, Inc. (
      menufoods.com/recall <http://www.menufoods.com/recall>) has also voluntarily
      recalled products potentially contaminated with melamine. See
      http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html for more information on
      the pet food recall.

      The Hill's cat food now being recalled is labeled Prescription Diet m/d
      Feline dry food. The products are:

      - 4 lb. bag, U.S. & Canada UPC code 52742 42770
      - 10 lb. bag, U.S. & Canada UPC code 52742 42790

      The agency is continuing to work with Menu Foods, Inc., and Hill's Pet
      Nutrition, Inc., to ensure the effectiveness of their recalls.

      For more information, consumers may contact Hills Pet Nutrition at
      1-800-445-5777 or visit www.HillsPet.com <http://www.hillspet.com/>.


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