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Dog Biscuits Made in Alabama Added to Recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - The recall of pet foods and treats contaminated with an industrial chemical was expanded to include dog biscuits made by an Alabama company and sold by Wal-Mart under the Ol'Roy brand.

The Food and Drug Administration said the manufacturer, Red Bay-based Sunshine Mills, is recalling dog biscuits made with imported Chinese wheat gluten. Testing has revealed the wheat gluten was contaminated with melamine used to make plastics and other industrial products.

Also Thursday, Menu Foods expanded its original recall to include a broader range of dates and varieties. Menu Foods was the first of at least six companies to recall the now more than 100 brands of pet foods and treats made with the contaminated ingredient.

The recall now covers "cuts and gravy"-style products made between November 8th and March 6th.

Sunshine sells pet foods and treats under its own brands as well as private labels sold by grocery, mass merchant and dollar stores, according to its Web site.

FDA officials said they know of no other pet product companies planning recalls.

Sunshine Mills has posted a complete list of the recalled dog biscuits on its Web site, http://www.sunshinemills.com

On the Net:
Sunshine Mills Inc.: http://www.sunshinemills.com/
FDA pet food recall: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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