Kroger Recalls Several Pet Food Varieties
Story Date: 12/20/2010

Kroger Co. recalls 10 varieties of pet foods sold in 19 states

December 19, 2010

The Kroger Co. has issued a recall for certain pet foods sold in their grocery stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

The food is being recalled because of the potential for contamination with aflatoxin, a toxin produced by Aspergillus molds. Illness from ingesting aflatoxin is called aflatoxicosis, and signs of illness can include lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, jaundice and severe or bloody diarrhea. Liver disease and damage can occur.

According to the statements, the company has established a Customer Recall Notification System to help customers determine if they are affected by the recall. The following products are affected:

  • 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

Affected products have an expiration date of October 23 and 24, 2011. Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products should return them to the store for a full refund. Customers with questions should contact Kroger Co. at (800) 632-6900.

Read the press release on the Kroger Co. website.

news item courtesy AVMA Animal Health





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