Do You Have Pets & Shop At Kroger??? If yes, please read...

@LadyMarissa (12161)
United States
December 21, 2010 3:31pm CST
http://www.wyff4.com/news/26192442/detail.html http://www.kroger.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Recalls/pet_food.pdf If you buy your pet food at Kroger & live in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia, do NOT buy Pet Pride Cat Food, Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food, Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food, as well as Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food or Kroger Value Cat Food as they ALL have been recalled!!! I don't understand why we have soooo many freakin recalls, but these are added to the long list of previously recalled pet foods. The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana; and Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana. . Also some stores in the Chicago area are affected. The problem is with Aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by mold that can damage the liver and may lead to liver cancer. Aflatoxins can cause cancer in some animals. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin produced by two types of mold. One is Aspergillus flavus which is common and widespread in nature and is most often found when certain grains are grown under stressful conditions such as drought. So, can "human" food be far behind??? I live in one of these states, but don't shop at Kroger Thank God!!! Have you bought any of these pet foods & will you just throw it out or take a chance on harming your furbaby??? What are your thoughts on recall after recall where it concerns us or our pets???
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
11 Feb 11
Sorry I'm a bit late getting to this discussion. Just now noticed it when BR was posted. Pet food is one of my main interests and I rant about it every chance I get. Thanks for your awareness and concern too.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
11 Feb 11
That's OK...better late than never!!! I have 3 dogs & 2 cats, so I keep up with the recalls as I don't have a lot of extra money for vet bills!!! I don't know if you noticed, I posted a "make your own" pet food site above...just in case you're interested. They have recipes for both dog & cat food plus dog & cat treats. I feed my dogs Alpo as I don't think I've ever seen Alpo on a recall list & they ALL love it!!!
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
22 Dec 10
Don't forget the tainted peanut butter and peanut butter products, like dog treats. Yeah, I agree about there being waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many pet food recalls. I think a lot of it has to do with falling standards in almost every industry these days. Some will do anything for higher profits, including reducing quality, side-stepping sterilization/cleanup procedures, paying employees less which sometimes results in disgruntled employees who can be unscrupulous, etc. It says a lot about our society as a whole these days. I would LOVE to see PRIDE IN WORKMANSHIP come back to industries and the employees who work for them. Love of money and/or pure laziness has caused most of today's problems, including all these recalls. I also live in one of those states but don't shop at Kroger's. If I did and I bought one of the affected foods, I wouldn't care if I couldn't afford to throw out what I already have, I'd throw it out. I'd feed my pet home cooked food until I could afford more pet food. When the peanut butter recall was in full swing, I started making my dogs peanut butter treats myself because the peanut butter in jars was not affected by the recall. Not only was it safe but it was a LOT cheaper and my dogs like them more than the store-bought treats. So, now, I make their treats all the time and never buy them. I use as much care in making my dogs' treats as I do making my own food so I know it's good. Maybe I'll see if I can find a dog food recipe and start making that, too. You know, this is not the first time something specifically at Kroger has been recalled. It's worth checking into for anyone who shops at Kroger on a regular basis. I'd rather drive a few more miles to shop at a different store from now on if I shopped at Kroger's.
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
22 Dec 10
I no longer shop at any store that have products recalled more than once either. Fortunately, the store where I do most of my shopping seldom sells a recalled product. They did get caught up in the peanut butter recall, but they stopped carrying the recalled items immediately...giving refunds to any that was bought before we were told about it. I agree that lack of pride in our work has lead to a lot of the downfall in the quality of products available to buy. I don't think it so much the fault of the worker as it is of the management. On my last job, I insisted on quality over quantity & my supervisor was constantly telling me to stop & lower my standards. Not being able to do that, I found another job that appreciated the quality I put into my work!!! Sadly, many give in to the pressure of their supervisors. With the job market like it is, I can understand why they do. I was lucky that my situation happened before things got so bad!!! Since you prefer to make your own food for your dog, you might want to check out the link I gave Dragon back up in #1. There are links to Dog Treat Recipes & Dog Food Recipes & even a link to educate you on the dangers of feeding certain human foods to dogs. I didn't look at that site real close, but it looks like it has a lot of interesting information!!!
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Dec 10
Thanks for the update. I don't think we are buying those brands right now, but it is good to know. Recalls can be a good thing, and they are necessary because people make mistakes and no process is perfect. Want to read more about aflatoxin.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
21 Dec 10
I think a lot of that food is made in China and they fill it with God knows what--anything their people can't eat, I guess. I'll be taking back my Dog Gone Deli bag of food even though it's not on the list because it's Pet Pride. My dogs love it and it has no "animal digest" (a disgusting substance) in it like most dog foods. I'm wondering how to make nutritious food at home for my dogs. I might look up some recipes and do that, at least I'd know what was going into their little bellies!
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
21 Dec 10
http://www.suite101.com/content/homemade-dog-food-recipes-a17176 Check out this site. Making your own will be a pain, but as you say you will know what's going into it. The first one calls for eggs which makes me nervous as our home grown eggs have been recalled not that long ago. I do think that homemade should be safer than the store bought crap!!!