MENU FOODS ISSUES STATEMENT CONFIRMING EXPANSION OF PET FOOD RECALL 03/24/07
A rumor began popping up on blogs today stating that Menu Foods denied the numerous news reports from yesterday that their CEO expanded the recall.
Breitbart.com seems to have dispelled this rumor in a news release late today (3/24/07). The report quotes a statement from Menu Foods, issued today (Saturday), and offers, in part, the following:
The Canadian company that sold tainted pet food blamed for at least 14 pet deaths expanded its product recall Saturday, saying it worried consumers could still find the products on store shelves.
Toronto-based Menu Foods said some of its pet foods, possibly tainted with a toxin used as rat poison, were still being sold.
The company said store owners should remove all of its products, regardless of the production date.
“As a result of reports from the FDA (US Federal Drug Administration) and various media outlets that some recalled lots of ‘cuts and gravy’ style wet pet food remain on store shelves, Menu Foods has asked all retail outlets to immediately remove all impacted varieties of wet pet food posted at http://www.menufoods.com, regardless of the date code,” the company said in a statement.
“Menu Foods remains concerned that consumers are able to purchase recalled items,” it said.