Major Pet Food Recall Underway

Union, N.J. (AP) - Pet owners are really worried. Millions of containers of dog and cat food sold at major retailers across North America have been recalled.

Menu Foods says it's recalling dog food sold under 48 brands and cat food sold under 40 brands, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.

One New Jersey woman became concerned when the four types of Iams products she buys for her cat, Smokey, had vanished from shelves. She says smokey is very sick and hasn't been eating for days. In Nebraska, another woman says she sometimes feeds her five cats packets of sliced meat and gravy sold by one of the brands affected. She says her cat, Boots, seems to have lost its appetite in the last few days.

The company says an unknown number of animals have suffered kidney failure and about ten died after eating the affected pet food.

A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates was available from the Menu Foods web site, Consumers with questions can also call (866) 895–2708.