Kroger Recalls Pet Foods

Press release on Kroger Pet Food recall:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 18, 2010 - The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling
select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may
contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. 

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Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall:  Alabama, Arkansas,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North
Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  
 
The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's
stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago
area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana. (continue reading for a detailed list)    

Kroger is recalling the following items: 
  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 Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT
23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559
  Kroger Value 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:1111000108

Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the
fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops. If your pet shows any symptoms of
illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish
tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your
veterinarian immediately. 
 
The safety of our customers and their pets is important to Kroger. The company is using
its Customer Recall Notification system to alert customers who may have purchased
these recalled products through register receipt tape messages and automated phone
calls.  Customers who have purchased a recalled item should not use it and should
return it to a store for a full refund or replacement. Questions at,  Kroger toll-free at (800)
632-6900 or online here.

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