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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  • by Karen Location: Buffalo, NY on Apr 10, 2007 at 10:05 AM
    The toll-free line supplied for dog food recall information is of no help whatsoever; I have been calling repeatedly for days; busy, busy, busy ! Some help they are giving consumers !
  • by Tania Location: CA on Apr 9, 2007 at 08:16 AM
    I feed my dogs ol Roy biscuits and cans, how will i know if they are sick or not? what symptoms should i look for?
  • by Animal lover Location: usa on Apr 7, 2007 at 01:43 PM
    Why send jobs overseas when you have no control over what goes in food or anything else that is done over there ? What will be next ?
  • by Bonnie Location: Quignon on Apr 6, 2007 at 08:30 PM
    Are Ol' Roy Jerky Strips OK for my dog. They also contain wheat gluten. I don't see them listed, but I would rather be safe then sorry.
  • by MARLA RITCH Location: GASTONIA,NC on Apr 6, 2007 at 02:34 PM
    I HAVE FED MY DOGS OL ROY FOR YEARS.DRY,CANNED,AND BISCUITS.I LOVE MY DOGS VERY MUCH.I HAVE TO KNOW WORRY ABOUT FEEDING THEM.HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT DRY DOG FOOD YET.I NEED TO KNOW FROM THE OL ROY PEOPLE WHAT IS SAFE TO FEED MY DOGS.
  • by evelyncopeland Location: knoxville,tn on Apr 6, 2007 at 04:31 AM
    It is pretty bad you cant even feed you loved ones without worry. What food is safe to feed them?
  • by Teresa B. Wicker Location: Meadville, Ms. on Apr 6, 2007 at 02:44 AM
    This thing with the dog food has me worried. I was feeding my dog dry food called Beneful and I began to see some changes in his bowell movements. I stopped the food and have seen no more mucus in his stool. Is it on the recall list?
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