Del Monte has announced that their Ol’Roy brand wet food, as well as the other brands have been made using the tainted wheat gluten also used by Menu Foods. The other brands are: Jerky Treats, Gravy Train Beef Sticks, Pounce Meaty Morsels, Dollar General, and Happy Tails. They are now recalling their food.
UPDATE: Del Monte is another major manufacturer of “private label” wet foods and a competitor to Menu Foods. This tainted wheat gluten is
beginning to look like an industry-wide problem.
UPDATE 2: SUPERVALU recalls their Happy Tails brand from the following stores: Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shawâ€™s and Star Markets Stores because of the Del Monte recall. (Thanks everyone for your tips.)
March 31, 2007 07:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a precautionary measure, Del Monte Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select product codes of its pet treat products sold under the Jerky TreatsÂ®, Gravy TrainÂ® Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty MorselsÂ® 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.
The Company took this voluntary recall action immediately after learning this morning 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.
The adulteration occurred in a limited production quantity on select product codes of the brands below. This recall removes all Del Monte pet products with wheat gluten procured from this manufacturing facility from retail shelves.
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 affected products comprise less than one-tenth of one percent of Del Monte Pet Productsâ€™ annual pet food and pet treat production.
Del Monte Pet Products has proactively engaged and fully cooperated with the FDA since the start of its investigation. The adulterated ingredients were used in limited production over the last three months for those items identified by specific product codes. Del Monte Pet Products has not used wheat gluten from this manufacturing facility in China in any other pet products except those described below.
Consumers should discontinue feeding the products with the Product Codes detailed below to their pets.
Del Monte Pet Products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded.
Del Monte Pet Products customers can visit our website (www.delmonte.com) or contact our Consumer Hotline at (800) 949-3799 for further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining a product refund.
Following is a list of the Products and Best Buy Dates that have been voluntarily recalled:
Production Code/Best By Date
Jerky Treats Beef Flavor Code: TP7C05 TP7B07 TP7B08 TP7B09 TP6B10
Dog Snacks Best By: Aug 05 Aug 07 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 10
08 08 08 08 08
Code: TP7B15 TP7C05 TP7C06
Best By: Aug 15 Sep 02 Sep 03
08 08 08
Gravy Train Beef Sticks Code: TP7B19 TP7B20 TP7B21
Dog Snacks Best By: Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21
08 08 08
Pounce Meaty Morsels Code: TP7C07 TP7C12
Chicken Flavor Cat Treats Best By: Sep 04 Sep 09
Ol’ Roy Beef Flavor Jerky Code: TP7B06 TP7B07 TP7C05 TP7C06 TP7C07
Dog Treats Best By: Aug 06 Aug 07 Sep 02 Sep 03 Sep 04
08 08 08 08 08
Best By: Sep 05
Ol’ Roy Beef Flavor Snack Code: TP7B19 TP7B20 TP7B21 TP7C08 TP7C09
Sticks Dog Treats Best By: Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Sep 05 Sep 06
08 08 08 08 08
Ol’ Roy Bark’n Bac’n Beef Code: TP7C14
Bacon Flavor Dog Treats Best By: Sep 11
Ol’ Roy with Beef Hearty Code: BC6M21
in Gravy Dog Food Best By: Dec 21
Ol’ Roy with Beef Hearty Code: BC7A19
in Gravy Dog Food Best By: Jan 19
Ol’ Roy Country Stew Code: BC6M15
Cuts in Gravy Dog Food Best By: Dec 15
Dollar General Beef Code: TP7C06
Jerky Strips Dog Treats Best By: Sep 03
Dollar General Beef Code: TP7B20 TP7B21
Beef Sticks Dog Treats Best By: Aug 20 Aug 21
Happy Tails Beef Flavor Code: TPY7B08 TP7B09
Jerky Strips Best By: Aug 08 Aug 09
Happy Tails Meaty Cuts Code: BC7A29
in Gravy Dog Food Best By: Jan 29
As part of the pet community, we value the health and well-being of pets, and we deeply regret this unfortunate situation. We will continue to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.
Del Monte Foods
Mary Sestric, 412-222-8091
Melissa Murphy-Brown, 412-222-8713