Balance Pet Foods,® Inc. Recalls Products in Response to American
Nutrition Inc. Pet Food Recall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Pacoima, CA -- April 27, 2007--
Because of the pet food recall initiated today by American Nutrition
Inc., Natural Balance Pet Foods has announced it is issuing a nationwide
recall of a number of canned products manufactured by American Nutrition.
This action is limited to four specific Natural Balance canned formulas:
Chicken Canned Dog Formula 13 oz , Beef Canned Dog Formula
13 oz, Lamb Canned Dog Formula 13 oz, and the 3oz and 6 oz Ocean
Fish Canned Cat Formulas.
Balance Pet Foods is taking this voluntary action after learning
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed rice protein concentrate
used by American Nutrition contained melamine, a substance not approved
for use in food. These products are being recalled in addition to
our previously recalled Venison and Brown Rice canned and bagged
dog foods, Venison and Brown Rice dog treats, and Venison and Green
Pea dry cat food.
Balance Pet Foods has not received any indication of quality or
safety issues, including pet illness, with the four withdrawn formulas.
However, because American Nutrition informed the company that these
four specific products may include rice protein concentrate, Natural
Balance Pet Foods felt this action was necessary for the protection
of its customers and their pets.
should be noted that the products being recalled were not formulated
or labeled to contain rice protein concentrate. While the FDA is
investigating this, current information indicates this error is
a result of a manufacturing deviation by American Nutrition. Natural
Balance is working with the FDA in this matter.
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