Recalled pet food may be in Louisiana

Recalled pet food may be in Louisiana
Consumer Alert

POSTED: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 12:44am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 1:30pm

BATON ROUGE (LDAF) -- Feed regulatory officials with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF) Office of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have identified Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food as product listed in a feed recall that includes Louisiana.

The Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food in both the 15 and 50-pound sizes with “sell by” dates of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the UPC codes 1111071559 and 1111000108 are products that are being recalled by Kroger. These products have been registered to be sold in Louisiana.

The 15 and 50-pound sizes, along with eight other cat and dog food products sold by Kroger are being recalled because the products may contain aflatoxin, a fungus contaminant that poses a health risk to pets.

Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops.

Pets that consumed the contaminated food may exhibit symptoms of sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums and severe or bloody diarrhea.

Pet owners whose pets show these symptoms are advised by Kroger officials to consult immediately with their veterinarians.

Kroger customers who have questions about the recall should contact Kroger toll-free at 800-632-6900 or visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

Other products that may be found in some Louisiana Kroger stores are:

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 advised customers who bought the pet food to not use the product and return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.

In addition to Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia stores are included in the recall.

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