Thursday, June 4, 2009

nutro recall!

nutro has issued a recall of some of its dry food, affecting the dry cat food lines natural choice and maxcat. the specific products being recalled have one of two "best if used by" dates May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. the issue is the pre-made mineral mix being added to the food is too high in zinc and too low in potassium. though nutro assures there is no real health risk, some people are linking the food to their pet's sudden illnesses. while this is all unfounded in the fda's eyes, it is something to consider.

if you have an affected bag of food, bring it in and we'll exchange it out for something better. remember, your kitty can't chose for his or herself what to eat, but we're sure they would sleep better knowing they were eating the best-tasting and safest foods out there.

in other recall news...remember the huge menu foods recall of 2007? it seems so long ago now, but path to justice is just now starting to get somewhere. the owner and president of nutrachem, the company that supplied the tainted food that caused the illness and deaths of thousands of animals, have agreed to a plea deal. they will plead guilty to the combined 26 misdemeanor charges against them on june 16. it will still be awhile before we know what punishments they will be up for. stay tuned for more info.

1 comment:

Deb said...

I thought you might be interested in a follow-up to this story. Food from the recalled Nutro Max Cat lots was tested by a non-profit pet food safety organization and came up with toxic zinc levels. See http://www.pfpsa.org/news.html

Bad news!