Menu Foods Tests Killed at Least 7 Animals Before Issuing Recall


Cute_catThe horrible story of pets dying because of contaminated food from Menu Foods has disgusted many of our readers and we have had many comments from people who have lost their pets in the past few weeks. Our hearts go out to all of you.

What makes this case even more mortifying is that the manufacturer of the pet food, Menu Foods, knew that there was something horribly wrong with their foods before they issued the recall but they did not alert the public until it was too late for many of you to save your pets. Menu Foods started a test on February 20th after reports came in about cats having kidney failure after eating their product, but failed to issue the recall until last week.

According to the FDA, Menu Foods received the first of six complaints about kidney failure in pets on February 20. Seven days later, the company began an internal taste test of its food. A cat in the study exhibited signs of kidney failure and died on March 2.

The FDA said at least seven, and perhaps all, of the 10 deaths, were linked to this tasting trial.Those trial-related deaths were out of a larger group of between 40 and 50 animals who were fed the product, Sundlof said.

The FDA has a list of telephone numbers for your state to contact them about this and other help issues. If your pet was affected, please call them. Thanks Katablog for posting the list in our comments of a previous post. Also, go visit Katablogs site as it has some more information on the Menu Foods Problems.

Unfortunately, pet deaths are expected to rise in the coming weeks as the damage has been done and many have not realized that the food they are giving their pets is contaminated. So spread the word and let others know.


Posted March 20, 2007 by
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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Menu Foods Tests Killed at Least 7 Animals Before Issuing Recall”

    1. Bodo on March 20th, 2007 10:34 am


      Menu Foods – 905-826-3870
      8 Falconer Dr
      Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1B1

      Menu Foods
      6851 River Road
      Pennsauken, New Jersey 08110

      Menu Foods
      1400 East Logan Avenue
      Emporia, Kansas 66801

      Menu Foods
      630 North Derby Lane
      North Sioux City, South Dakota 57049

      The FDA is inspecting the Pennsauken, New Jersey and Emporia, Kansas plants. It’s reported that the contaminated foods was produced at those plant locations.

    2. tuyvnsurviror on March 20th, 2007 11:20 am

      Guess it was a little over 2 years ago during the Diamond dog food poisoning, I lost my greatest friend and 5 yr old Rott dog. One of the incredible athelte type Rotts, and some may be surprised to know they can be amoung the fastest runners of dogs, that he was. Could jump a barbed wire fence without touching it, loved to play frizbee taking his turn with my girl border collie adopted and formerly dumped-out-here dog. The Rott could occassionally do a single spinning and full summersault while catching the disk.

      I fed him Diamond dog food, had always worked good, kept him trim, as I had fed that Diamond maintenance for years. There came in his last month that he would vomit his food, and he lost a little weight. My good friend and vet saw him, did blood work, found nothing. My Rott got worse, I bought new bags of the same dog food. My pal Rott (Gus) began kidney failure, still no proper diagnosis, and quite possibly I still do not know. He went down to a horrible state of existance, passing blood and unpleasant things to mention. I had to put him down.

      He was the pride of our place. Anyone who came here admired that dog. He spent his life within a few feet of my side. You could lay so much as a leaf on my arm and he would go nuts to get it off of me. Not only was he my great friend, he was a marvel athelete and the smartest dog I ever had. Unusual Rott personality and extremely easy to dicipline.

      Diamond took a defenssive nature with me when I reported his death, as did the feed store I bought dog food. Turned out my dog died just a couple of months before the Diamond recall lots that were eventually to surface. My lots were not there, mine were earlier. Diamond did not help me, but how could they…he was a star and I love him dearly, no value could have been set.

      I fault myself a great deal over his loss. He was vomitting, and I got new bags of the same dog food. I criticized him for eatting leaves, sticks and munching things I thinned out of my garden…he knew his food was bad. When he went into kidney failure, I being interested in medical issues anyway, might have helped save other folks dogs. Should have had my dog tested more thouroughly, even if it took sending him off to Texas A&M to do it. As it is, it is totally unproven that dog food killed my dog…I make no such claim, only add cautions about vomitting and a friend looking for other things to eat.

    3. Bodo on March 20th, 2007 7:11 pm

      I wonder why the FDA has not yet named the wheat gluten supplier? That wheat gluten manufacturer is surely supplier to some pet food producers other than Menu Foods and I think the FDA should rush to identify the wheat gluten manufacturer and vendor as soon as they are sure that the gluten is the source of the contamination. I have been expecting another round of recalls from other pet food producers as soon as the FDA publicly identifies the gluten vendor.

    4. Pam Williams on March 21st, 2007 1:03 pm

      I have had it! Americans have dealt with their tainted spinach, peanut butter, and NOW OUR PET FOOD! For me this has to be the bottom line. We must stand together, and we must demand to know how this contamination has taken place. They must tell us everything.

      How can we band together to get answers? How can we tell the Corporations: we have had enough!? We must get to the bottom of this, and we must boycott the parent company or companies. We simply cannot allow this to go on!

    5. Stacey Miears on April 21st, 2007 7:26 pm

      I lost my Boston Terrier on March 16th, due to the tainted dog food. Those that have or had a dog as a best friend can relate to the sadness my family feels. Our pet trust us to feed and care for there needs. In turn we trust that what we purchase on the store shelfs of America are safe. This is crazy. Where does it stop. Next will it be baby food, prescription drugs for the elderly. I am so angry and want to do something productive to change this kinda of fear.

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