DLM Foods Canada Corp. Voluntarily Withdraws Jerky Treats Dog Snacks Beef Flavour with the Best Before Date of 16.08.08



    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - As a precautionary measure, DLM Foods Canada
Corp. is voluntarily withdrawing Jerky Treats(R) Dog Treats Beef Flavour with
the best before date of 16.08.08. Consumers should discontinue feeding this
product and return affected products to their store for a refund. No other DLM
Foods Canada Corp. products are subject to this voluntary withdrawal.

    The Company took this voluntary withdrawal action after learning from the
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that wheat gluten supplied to DLM Foods
Canada Corp. from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained
melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food in the United
States. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into
the recent pet food recall in the United States. DLM Foods Canada Corp.
conferred with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency today to coordinate the
details of this voluntary withdrawal as it applied to the Canadian market.

    The adulteration occurred in a limited production quantity indicated by
the one best before date of Jerky Treats Dog Treats Beef Flavour product line
mentioned above. This withdrawal removes all DLM Foods Canada Corp. pet
products with wheat gluten procured from this manufacturing facility from
retail shelves.

    No other DLM Foods Canada Corp. products are subject to this voluntary
withdrawal. The affected products comprise less than one-tenth of one percent
of DLM Foods Canada Corp. annual pet food and pet treat production.

    DLM Foods Canada Corp. has not used wheat gluten from this manufacturing
facility in China in any other pet products except those described above.

    DLM Foods Canada Corp. products are 100% guaranteed and all returned
product will be refunded. For further information about DLM Foods Canada Corp.
consumers can contact our Consumer Affairs at 1-866-657-6929.

    As part of the pet community, we value the health and well-being of pets,
and we deeply regret this situation. We will continue to take any and all
actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.




For further information:

For further information: Media: Del Monte Foods Mary Sestric,
412-222-8091 or Melissa Murphy-Brown, 412-222-8713

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