Kroger Pet Food Recall

Kroger company is recalling select pet food

If you shop at Kroger, please CHECK your pet’s food!

The Kroger Co. is recalling select pet food packages from stores in 19 states fearing some of these products may contain aflatoxin, a toxic chemical byproduct that could be harmful to animals.

The recall involves certain bags of Pet Pride Cat Food, Pet Pride Kitten Food, Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food, Kroger Value Cat Food and Kroger Value Chunk Food.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Aflatoxin is a fungal toxin that contaminates maize and other types of crops during production, harvest storage or processing.

A yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, severe blood or diarrhea, sluggishness, and reluctance to eat are all signs that an animal may be infected from the toxin, so immediately consult a veterinarian if your pet displays ANY of these signs.

The company has set up a Customer Recall Notification system to help customers determine whether they have purchased any of the contaminated products. Most of recalled products have an expiration date of October 23 and 24, 2011.

The states included in the recall are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

We hope your pet will be okay, but definitely don’t hesitate to get it checked out if you suspect contamination.

[Image via AP Images.]

Dec 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT

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