The Company took this voluntary recall action immediately after learning this morning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Del Monte Pet Products from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine--from their website.
Ok, they must have known a couple of weeks ago that they shared the same supplier, and they use wheat gluten. Why wasn't this done as a precautionary measure THEN, instead of waiting to find melamine in the same supplier's wheat gluten? Wasn't another chemical that was rodenticide, found first in the same wheat gluten a few weeks ago?
I'm sweating this out, as 9 Lives canned (what I feed my cats) is manufactured by DelMonte. And I just started feeding it to them again Friday, feeling all was ok. It doesn't use wheat gluten, but does use wheat flour, though.
I do not trust any pet food manufacturer now--Purina just issued another recall of dog food the other day, and contradicted themselves--at first, they said only Mighty Dog pouches were the ONLY product affected; then I got an email yesterday stating that "(XXX brand is our ONLY product affected." (Can't remember the name, but it was not Mighty Dog).