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Purina recall - fyi

February 23rd, 2005, 08:37 AM
Purina PetCare recalls pet food made in Venezuela
February 20, 2005
Knight-Ridder Tribune
Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A spokesman was cited as saying Friday that Nestle Purina PetCare Co. of St. Louis voluntarily has recalled all of the pet-food products made at its plant in Venezuela after discovering toxins in the food.
The story says that the problem is limited to Purina's La Encrucijada plant, its only facility in Venezuela and that none of the food was sold in the United States. The recall includes about 10 brands; all the products are dry pet foods.
The company was quoted as saying in a statement that, "All of us at Purina are deeply saddened by the situation in Venezuela. We are taking aggressive action, working with the appropriate Venezuelan government agencies, and are doing everything in our power to correct the problem and respond appropriately to consumers in Venezuela whose pets have been affected."
The story adds that Nestle Purina PetCare discovered the problem after veterinarians contacted the food maker and complained of sick animals. The company launched an internal investigation and confirmed the problem on Feb. 3.

March 8th, 2005, 10:46 AM
well i guess i should be grateful that our cats refuse to eat anything but 9 lives and meow mix