Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products in the United States

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April 6, 2007—As a precautionary measure, Del Monte Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select product codes of its pet treat products sold under the Jerky Treats®, Gravy Train® Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels® brands as well as select dog snack and wet dog food products sold under private label brands. A complete list of affected brands and products is below.

No other Del Monte Pet Products treats, biscuits or wet dog food products are impacted by this recall, and no Del Monte dry cat food, dry dog food, wet cat food or pouched pet foods are subject to this voluntary recall.

The Company took this voluntary recall action immediately after learning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Del Monte Pet Products from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall. Del Monte Pet Products has proactively engaged and fully cooperated with the FDA since the start of its investigation.

Del Monte Pet Products has not used wheat gluten from this manufacturing facility in China in any other pet products except those described below. The adulterated ingredients were used in a limited production quantity over the last three months for those items identified by specific product codes below. This recall removes all Del Monte Pet Products with wheat gluten procured from this manufacturing facility from retail shelves. Del Monte did not use product from this supplier prior to the recall period in question and has since discontinued sourcing product from this manufacturing facility.

Consumers should discontinue feeding the products with the Product Codes detailed below to their pets.

Del Monte Pet Products are 100% guaranteed and all voluntarily recalled products will be refunded.

Del Monte Pet Products customers can contact our Consumer Hotline at (800) 949-3799 for further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining a product refund. Consumers can also click on the "Contact Us" button and submit the Contact Us form, including UPC number, product name, Best By Date, and manufacturing code information (located under the Best By date). Consumers may also write to us at:
Del Monte
P.O. Box 80
Pittsburgh PA 15230-0080

Following is a COMPLETE and UPDATED list of Del Monte Pet Products and Best Buy Dates that have been voluntarily recalled in the United States.

BRANDED Production Code/Best By Date
Jerky Treats Beef Flavor Dog Snacks*
* Jerky Treats No Wheat Beef (production code TP7B06) is not
   part of the recall
Code:
Best By:
TP7B06
Aug 06 08
TP7B07
Aug 07 08
TP7B08
Aug 08 08
TP7B09
Aug 09 08
TP7B10
Aug 10 08
Code:
Best By:
TP7B15
Aug 15 08
TP7B16
Aug 16 08
TP7CO5
Sep 02 08
TP7C06
Sep 03 08
Gravy Train Beef Sticks Dog Snacks Code:
Best By:
TP7B19
Aug 19 08
TP7B20
Aug 20 08
Pounce Meaty Morsels Moist Chicken Flavor Cat Treats Code:
Best By:
TP7C12
Sep 09 08


PRIVATE LABEL Production Code/Best By Date
Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Jerky Strips Dog Treats Code:
Best By:
TP7B06
Aug 06 08
TP7B07
Aug 07 08
TP7B08
Aug 08 08
TP7C05
Sep 02 08
TP7C06
Sep 03 08
Code:
Best By:
TP7C07
Sep 04 08
TP7C08
Sep 05 08
Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Snack Sticks Dog Treats Code:
Best By:
TP7B19
Aug 19 08
TP7B20
Aug 20 08
TP7B21
Aug 21 08
TP7C08
Sep 05 08
TP7C09
Sep 06 08
Code:
Best By:
TP7C10
Sep 07 08
Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Cuts in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By:
BC6M21
Dec 21 09
Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Strips in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By:
BC7A19
Jan 19 10
Ol' Roy Country Stew Hearty Cuts in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By:
BC6M15
Dec 15 09
 
Dollar General Beef Flavored Jerky Strips Dog Treats Code:
Best By:
TP7CO5
Sep 02 08
TP7C06
Sep 03 08
TP7C07
Sep 04 08
TP7C08
Sep 05 08
Dollar General Beef Flavored Beef Sticks Dog Treats Code:
Best By:
TP7B20
Aug 20 08
TP7B21
Aug 21 08
TP7C08
Sep 05 08
TP7C09
Sep 06 08
TP7C10
Sep 07 08
Happy Tails Beef Flavor Jerky Strips Code:
Best By:
TP7B08
Aug 08 08
TP7B09
Aug 09 08
Happy Tails Meaty Cuts with Beef in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By:
BC7A29
Jan 29 10
Happy Tails Beef Flavor Beef Sticks Code:
Best By:
TP7C08
Sep 05 08
TP7C09
Sep 06 08

Recalled Products in Canada

DLM Foods Canada Corp. Voluntarily Withdraws Jerky Treats Dog Snacks Beef Flavour with the Best Before Date of 16.08.08

TORONTO, April 2, 2007 - As a precautionary measure, DLM Foods Canada Corp. is voluntarily withdrawing Jerky Treats® Dog Treats Beef Flavour with the best before date of 16.08.08. Consumers should discontinue feeding this product and return affected products to their store for a refund. No other DLM Foods Canada Corp. products are subject to this voluntary withdrawal.

The Company took this voluntary withdrawal action after learning from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that wheat gluten supplied to DLM Foods Canada Corp. from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food in the United States. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall in the United States. DLM Foods Canada Corp. conferred with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency today to coordinate the details of this voluntary withdrawal as it applied to the Canadian market.

The adulteration occurred in a limited production quantity indicated by the one best before date of Jerky Treats Dog Treats Beef Flavour product line mentioned above. This withdrawal removes all DLM Foods Canada Corp. pet products with wheat gluten procured from this manufacturing facility from retail shelves.

No other DLM Foods Canada Corp. products are subject to this voluntary withdrawal. The affected products comprise less than one-tenth of one percent of DLM Foods Canada Corp. annual pet food and pet treat production.

DLM Foods Canada Corp. has not used wheat gluten from this manufacturing facility in China in any other pet products except those described above.

DLM Foods Canada Corp. products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded. For further information about DLM Foods Canada Corp. consumers can contact our Consumer Affairs at 1-866-657-6929.

As part of the pet community, we value the health and well-being of pets, and we deeply regret this situation. We will continue to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

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