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New Recall: Del Monte

post #1 of 19
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Sorry if this has already been posted... Del Monte issued a new recall of some of their products, including Pounce Meaty Morsels.

The press release is here: http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...ews_view_popup
post #2 of 19
Yep! My suspicion is that we're going to see this more until they get things cleaned up. I'm happy that at least the companies are taking things seriously and pulling stuff as soon as they get information instead of waiting for someone else's pets to die or get sick.
post #3 of 19
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).



MargeCat
post #4 of 19
Yep its bad, if your looking for safe food go to www.Naturapet.com
post #5 of 19
Oh no! My kitties had a few meaty morsels yesterday!!!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Nellers View Post
Oh no! My kitties had a few meaty morsels yesterday!!!
Mine too, but I just checked the codes, I am ok so far as that.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Nellers View Post
Oh no! My kitties had a few meaty morsels yesterday!!!
If you don't give them the Meaty Morsels on a regular basis, they probably are o.k., I would imagine. If you're not sure, ask your vet--mine told me if they haven't been feed the contaminated food regularly, most likely the pets are o.k., but just to keep an eye on them for any health changes.

MargeCat
post #8 of 19
Well that is comforting. I have a treat "container" with about 10 types in it so I hope it cannot contaminate the whole jar??

(because that is a lot of money down the garbage....sigh)
post #9 of 19
If you have ANYTHING in your house with any sort of grain fragment, I personally would not feed it until this is sorted out.

PetsitUSA has a comprehensive list of not only safe foods, but where certain brands manufacture, according to company reps. I believe the link is http://www.petsitusa.com but I'm going to google it and correct it if need be.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
If you have ANYTHING in your house with any sort of grain fragment, I personally would not feed it until this is sorted out.

PetsitUSA has a comprehensive list of not only safe foods, but where certain brands manufacture, according to company reps. I believe the link is http://www.petsitusa.com but I'm going to google it and correct it if need be.


I am still wondering where the rest of the wheat stalk is
post #11 of 19
Oh great I have the jerky treats with the numbers on it Thank God I don't give Zoie that many I'll dump the rest...This is begging to get out of hand we will be needing a book to take to animal shop and it will be an all day project I'd say
post #12 of 19
OMFG.

I'm sorry, but this is REALLY getting downright scary. Although we really can't afford it, I am about ready to hop to The Better Health Store and start getting that organic stuff.

I mean..think about it! They keep adding stuff to this recall list....will it end?

But is this only canned/moist food?? Not any dry, right???

We give Ashie Fancy Feast every so often as a 'treat', but I am about ready to stop that until things clear up!
post #13 of 19
Oh no!! I just realized my cats have been getting chicken Pounce treats.

But thankfully it looks like the codes/dates dont match!! But still arent going to give them any...
post #14 of 19
I've just gone through my girl's foods and checked, anything with wheat was separated and they won't be getting it.
post #15 of 19
Jesus...maybe someone should make a list of what is safe...
post #16 of 19
Since the recall I've been feeding my cat Meow Mix tuna and shrimp pouches every day, and dry food from Harmony Farms. The Meow Mix website says Meow Mix pouches and dry food are not affected by the Del Monte recall, but my cat is not herself today. Who knows, maybe soon the pouches will be recalled too, we've seen it happen before. If she does not look better tomorrow, I'll have to take her to the vet again. I am very scared.
post #17 of 19
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OMFG.

I'm sorry, but this is REALLY getting downright scary. Although we really can't afford it, I am about ready to hop to The Better Health Store and start getting that organic stuff.

I mean..think about it! They keep adding stuff to this recall list....will it end?

But is this only canned/moist food?? Not any dry, right???

We give Ashie Fancy Feast every so often as a 'treat', but I am about ready to stop that until things clear up!
Honestly, and this is coming from a college kid who also works in the not-for-profit sector and is also a musicians (triple whammy!)...I feed privately manufactured, locally made, gran and by-product free organic and I feel SO much more comfortable doing so. It's worth the extra 75 cents a day to not be freaking out over the recall or to have to bring my babies in so often. I honestly have noticed a difference since going all-wet, all-organic and I'm sure I'll notice a bigger difference when I have the space and storage to do a homecooked or raw. My IBD cat has been symptom-free since September, and also his chronic dental disease has not re-emerged either. My cat with allergies still has some minor issues, but they don't include a bald stomach and brown puss draining from his ears anymore. And my healthy young kitty...well, she's still healthy and young
post #18 of 19
I'm so glad my two stuck their noses up at the Pounce Meaty Morsels!! (not that I was thrilled at the time). When they did that, I looked at the ingredients and finding that they were far more wheat than meat, I threw them away. I guess the kitties knew something I didn't.

This is getting more frightening every day...
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
I feed privately manufactured, locally made, gran and by-product free organic and I feel SO much more comfortable doing so. It's worth the extra 75 cents a day to not be freaking out over the recall or to have to bring my babies in so often. I honestly have noticed a difference since going all-wet, all-organic and I'm sure I'll notice a bigger difference when I have the space and storage to do a homecooked or raw.


I too will sing the praises of all-wet / raw ...the benefits have been enormous, much more than I expected. I spend about a dollar a day to feed each cat, and it's well worth it. I could go on and on, but ...The most unexpected benefit? There's less sand to vacuum up as they don't spend their whole day in and out of the litterboxes pooping out all of that corn!!
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