Nutro to Voluntarily Withdraw Certain 'Wet' Cat & Dog Foods in Response to Menu Foods Recall

    No dry Nutro pet foods, biscuits or treats are impacted

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 17 /CNW/ -- As a result of the Menu Foods
North American recall of specific canned and small foil pouch 'wet' cat and
dog food, Nutro Products, along with many other pet food companies, has
announced a voluntary recall on specific pet food products manufactured for it
by Menu Foods. This recall applies to certain wet food only. No dry Nutro pet
foods, biscuits or treats are impacted by this matter and no other canned or
pouched Nutro products are subject to this recall.
    While Menu Foods has indicated that none of the products that may have
given rise to pet illness or death were Nutro's products, there have been a
very small number of reported cases of pets becoming sick and developing signs
of kidney failure from ingestion of products tied to Menu Foods. Signs of
kidney failure include loss of appetite, vomiting and lethargy. Consumers
should immediately stop using the involved products and consult with a
veterinarian if their pet shows any signs of these symptoms.
    Nutro Products has engaged in this pro-active action out of an over
abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our customers' pets.

    The only Nutro products involved in this recall are:

    (*) Cat Pouch Products (Best by dates: December 03, 2008 through
    March 7, 2009);

    (*) Dog Pouch Products (Best by dates: December 03, 2008 through
    March 07, 2009);

    (*) Certain Dog 12.5 oz Canned Products (Best by dates: December 02, 2009
      through March 07, 2010).

    Consumers should immediately discontinue feeding these products to their
    For a detailed list of specific products please go to and click on "Menu Foods Recall Information."
    Menu Foods is a contract manufacturer that makes a portion of canned and
small pouch foods for Nutro Products and many other pet food manufacturers in
North America. Similar such voluntary recalls are being conducted by other
involved pet food manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
    This voluntary product recall involves the immediate discontinuation of
all sales of the involved products, removal of these products from retail
stores and the isolation of product in warehouses and distribution centers.
    Nutro's products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be
refunded. Nutro regrets any inconvenience caused by Menu Foods' recall.
    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 x314


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For further information: David A. Herbst, of MWW Group for Nutro, 
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