Menu Foods Expands Recall

STREETSVILLE, Ontario -- Menu Foods here voluntarily expanded its pet food recall to include 20 additional cuts-and-gravy pet food products manufactured back to Nov. 8, 2006, it announced yesterday.

STREETSVILLE, Ontario -- Menu Foods here voluntarily expanded its pet food recall to include 20 additional cuts-and-gravy pet food products manufactured back to Nov. 8, 2006, it announced yesterday. Menu Foods‘ expanded recall followed an announcement made Tuesday by ChemNutra Inc., Las Vegas, Nev., that it was recalling all wheat gluten it had imported from one of its three Chinese wheat gluten suppliers: Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd. The expanded list includes all products manufactured by Menu Foods with wheat gluten purchased from ChemNutra. The wheat gluten was first used on Nov. 8, 2006 and last used on March 6, 2007 by Menu Foods. “As a result of actions previously taken by Menu Foods, the vast majority of the products affected by this expansion are already off retailers‘ shelves,” said Menu Foods in a statement. The 20 additional products added to the recall list include certain types of Authority, Nutro Max Cat Gourmet Classics, Pet Pride, Sophistacat and Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Can cat food and Great Choice, Pet Pride, Springfield Prize and Stater Bros. brand dog food. On Friday, March 30, the Food and Drug Administration announced it had found melamine in samples of the wheat gluten ChemNutra had imported from Xuzhou Anying. “ChemNutra is extremely concerned about the purity of all of its products,” ChemNutra said in a statement. “The company is particularly troubled that the certificates of analysis provided by the above-named supplier did not report the presence of melamine.”