Nutro Products Reassures Consumers: Our Dry Pet Food Products Are Safe

    Menu Foods Does Not Manufacture Any Nutro Dry Food Products

    Pasadena Humane Society says: "we have complete confidence in Nutro"

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 29 /CNW/ -- As The Food and Drug
Administration and other health agencies continue to work to determine the
cause of Menu Foods' wet pet food recall, Nutro Products is reassuring its
customers that Nutro's dry pet foods, biscuits and treats -- over 90% of the
pet food Nutro sells -- are not involved in the recall and remain safe for
pets to eat.
    "My family and I, along with other Nutro executives and our employees,
are continuing to feed these dry products to our own pets because we are
confident in their safety," said Dave Kravis President and CEO of Nutro
Products.  "None of our dry products are manufactured by Menu Foods and are
therefore unaffected by the Menu Foods recall."
    The FDA has made it clear that the Menu Foods wet pet food recall does
not include any dry pet food products.  Dr. Steven Sundloff of The FDA has
said, "Pet owners should continue to buy products outside the recall." 
Sundloff went on to say that pet owners should "feel confident" in feeding
these products to their pets.  According to the Pet Food Institute, the wet
pet food recall involves about one percent of pet food sold in the U.S.
    "We have been feeding Nutro's dry foods to the animals at our shelter and
we have absolutely no plans to change that," said Ricky Whitman, vice
president of community resources, Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA.  "We have
been feeding Nutro foods to our animals for years and we have complete
confidence in Nutro when they tell us their dry food products are 100 percent
safe to feed pets."
    Nutro's products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be
    Nutro customers may check Nutro's website ( 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

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

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For further information: David A. Herbst of MWW Group, +1-213-486-6560, 
ext. 314, for Nutro Web Site:

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