Update - Nutro Dry Pet Foods Do Not Contain the Ingredient Wheat Gluten



    
    The FDA and Menu Foods Tie Wheat Gluten to the Menu Foods Recall
    

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 30 /CNW/ -- As the Food and Drug
Administration today reiterated that it has no intention at this time of
expanding the Menu Foods recall to include dry food, Nutro Products wants
consumers to know:

    
    *  Nutro's dry pet foods do NOT contain wheat gluten.
    *  Nutro's dry pet foods do NOT contain imported grains.
    *  Nutro's dry pet foods are NOT produced by Menu Foods.
    *  NONE of Nutro's dry pet foods are subject to the Menu Foods recall.
    *  Pet owners should feel safe and confident feeding Nutro dry pet foods
       to their pets.
    

    "Even prior to this extremely disturbing incident at Menu Foods, our dry
dog and cat foods were not produced using wheat gluten," said Dave Kravis
President and CEO of Nutro Products.  "We know that there is confusion among
consumers about what foods are safe to feed their pets right now.  We can
categorically say that Nutro's dry pet foods do not contain the ingredient
wheat gluten or any imported grains, they are unaffected by the Menu Foods
recall, and it is absolutely safe to continue feeding these products to your
pets."
    According to Kim Noetzel, vice president of marketing and community
relations for the Arizona Humane Society: "We are reassuring pet owners that
based on the information we have, dry food products, including those from
Nutro, are safe to continue feeding.  We are in contact with Nutro and have
complete confidence in their products and in the information and resources
they have been providing us.  We will absolutely continue working with them
throughout this situation."
    Nutro's products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be
refunded.
    Nutro customers may check Nutro's website (www.nutroproducts.com) or
contact Nutro's Consumer Hotline (800) 833-5330 for further information about
its products.  Nutro's website will be updated as more information becomes
available.  Additionally, general information about Menu Foods' recall is
available at www.menufoods.com/recall/

    
    Media Contact:
    David A. Herbst
    MWW Group
    213.486.6560, ext. 314
    




For further information:

For further information: David A. Herbst of MWW Group, +1-213-486-6560, 
ext. 314, for Nutro Products Web Site: http://www.menufoods.com/recall       
          http://www.nutroproducts.com

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