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17 March 2007 @ 01:47 am
Pet deaths prompt recall of pet food

WASHINGTON - A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods said in announcing the North American recall. Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.

"At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer. However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source, spokeswoman Sarah Tuite said. Wheat gluten is a source of protein.

The recall covers the company's "cuts and gravy" style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6 throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The pet food was sold by stores operated by the Kroger Company, Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and PetSmart Inc., among others, Henderson said.

Menu Foods did not immediately provide a full list of brand names and lot numbers covered by the recall, saying they would be posted on its Web site — http://www.menufoods.com/recall — early Saturday. Consumers with questions can call (866) 463-6738.

The company said it manufacturers for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers. It is also a contract manufacturer for the top branded pet food companies, including Procter & Gamble Co.

P&G announced Friday the recall of specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods but sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. The recalled products bear the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, P&G said.

Menu Foods' three U.S. and one Canadian factory produce more than 1 billion containers of wet pet food a year. The recall covers pet food made at company plants in Emporia, Kan., and Pennsauken, N.J., Henderson said.

Henderson said the company received an undisclosed number of owner complaints of vomiting and kidney failure in dogs and cats after they had been fed its products. It has tested its products but not found a cause for the sickness.

"To date, the tests have not indicated any problems with the product," Henderson said.

The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration, which already has inspectors in one of the two plants, Henderson said. The FDA was working to nail down brand names covered by the recall, agency spokesman Mike Herndon said.

Menu Foods is majority owned by the Menu Foods Income Fund, based in Ontario, Canada.

Henderson said the recall would cost the company the Canadian equivalent of $26 million to $34 million.


Oh no! I would be devastated if that had happened to Monti. Hope it doesn't affect any more pets. :(
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15 March 2007 @ 09:23 am


Hope you have a perfect day!
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Current Mood: chipperchipper
04 March 2007 @ 01:21 pm
I still can't see certain images. I d/led Firefox and I upgraded to Explorer 7 but I still can't see them. I just figured out something though...I think all the images I can't see have the word banner in their file name. My FO banner that I'm using now had the name elizabanner but when I changed it to 5million it immediately showed up.

On the newest voting at angel_stillness I can't see #1 & 2 entries. I wonder if those have the word banner in their file name? Actually now that I think of it, there have been two entries in every challenge voting at angel_stillness that I haven't been able to see since this problem started.

Lulu, if you see this post, can you check and let me know what the file names are for #1 & 2 of this weeks voting, please? I won't vote this week.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
14 February 2007 @ 09:26 am
I don't get it. My SMG colorbar disappeared on my info page. I have all my stuff uploaded to my photobucket account and that's the only one that's gone. I renamed it and uploaded it again and it's still not showing up. I just added a friends only banner to my info page and it's not showing up either. I typed it all in correctly so what the fuck?!?

Edit: I got the SMG colorbar to work. I had to open a new file in PS and copy/paste it in there. Now it works. I did that with the FO banner but it's still not working. It's giving me an error on photobucket...but why?!?

Testing...(do you see a Eliza FO banner below? I don't! I don't see anything, not even a red x.)

When I click on the link I see it.

Could there be something wrong with my computer? I stopped saving it as elizafobanner.png and saved it as 5million.png and now it finally shows up on photobucket and I can see it here. So what's the deal?!
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12 February 2007 @ 11:09 am
Whoa! I'm at work right now and my new header looks so dark and not as good as it does on my monitor at home. :( Okay....so is my monitor at work too dark or is my monitor at home too light??

Weather - We are suppose to get 1 to 3 inches today then another 3 to 6 inches tomorrow. I really don't mind as long as the roads get cleared quickly because there's alot of idiot drivers around here.

Grammys - I only watched the beginning to see The Police. I'm kinda bummed I missed The Red Hot Chili Peppers though. I did catch some of the red carpet on E! and saw Alyson Hannigan. She looked so good! Pretty dress, glowing skin, killer legs...so different from her Willow days.
Current Location: work
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
11 February 2007 @ 03:35 pm
plumcheeks plumcheeks

This is the second header I've ever made. I definitely like it better than the first one I made. *g*
I think I'm happy with the layout colors. I don't want to spend too much time on it. I might change the little images of the edit, mems and such with red_sunflower's instructions.

I've made three posts in one day...I think that's a record for me!
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Current Music: Audioslave
20 January 2007 @ 12:31 pm
snagged from cool_rush
Go to Wikipedia.
In the search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
Post this in your journal.

1929 - The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
1958 - The Belgian cartoonist Peyo introduced a new set of comic strip characters The Smurfs.
2001 - Apple Computer releases the first iPod.

1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, American musical parodist
1976 - Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor

2003 - Soong May-Ling, wife of Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Shakira
19 January 2007 @ 11:26 pm
SMG, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, SPN, HIMYM, Tru Calling

It's been forever and a day since I posted an icon batch. These are all challenge entries. There's a few failed experiments and I'm not too happy with them but I'll post them anyways.

. . .

42 icons...Collapse )
Current Mood: productiveproductive
24 December 2006 @ 08:43 pm

*hugs flist*
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
20 December 2006 @ 10:09 pm
Iconage to do list:
-enter two challenges a week
-post old icons
-finish Darla set
-finish Eliza set
-finish SMG set
-finish Illyria set
-finish Getting Away with Murder set
-Buffy S2 caps from mouthfullofdust
-make S2 set
-organize fonts
-organize brushes
-make textures out of stock
-post textures

It's probably more of a wish list.


BTW...I'm Bill Pardy o_o
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