Massive Pet Food Recall Shakes Owners
Ten pet deaths-one dog and nine cats-have been linked to a massive recall of canned food sold in North America.
The recall covers 60 million containers under 51 brands of dog food and 40 brands of cat food, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.
"A small number" of cats and dogs have developed kidney failure after eating the affected products, said the Food and Drug Administration.
An investigation has focused on wheat gluten as the contaminated source, said Stephen F. Sundlog, an FDA veterinarian.
Menu Foods, an Emporia, Kan.-based company, said through a spokesperson it recalled the "cuts and gravy" products when reports of sick pets surfaced. The announcement is the largest recall for pet foods, said Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.