CINCINNATI — Kroger, Wegmans Food Markets, Schnuck Markets and other retailers are responding to the widened pet food investigation by notifying shoppers about newly recalled products — and allaying consumer fears about what to feed their pets.
Kroger here said it recognizes the situation has “concerned customers and has touched pet lovers everywhere” but gave assurance that dry food it sells under its Pet Pride label and other brands in its stores is safe.
“Kroger manufactures Pet Pride dry pet foods at our own plants, not at Menu Foods,” Kroger said, referring to the company that issued the recall. “We have talked with each of our other food suppliers, and they've assured us that their products continue to be safe for pets.”
The notification came after Kroger pulled all wet pet food manufactured by Menu Foods in cans and pouches.
Kroger is encouraging shoppers to contact its customer care center by phone or email with questions.
Wegmans and Schnuck's, meanwhile, both have a pet food recall link on their websites for up-to-date information on recalled products.
After the Food and Drug Administration announced last month that melamine was found in wheat gluten used in Menu Foods products, manufacturers including Del Monte Pet Products, Nestlé Purina PetCare and Colgate-Palmolive's Hill's Pet Nutrition recalled additional products as a precaution.