Costco Kirkland Brand and Lick Your Chops Recalls

Two recalls in one post:

American Nutrition is finally recalling their foods containing rice protein concentrate. The recall covers Costco’s Kirkland Signature Super Premium Canned Food, item # 38436, best buy dates of Aug. 21 08 to April 15 of 09.

UPDATE: The ingredient is listed as “rice flour”. Pet Connection has details on how Costco’s recall started.

Itchmo has learned that the recall covers two formulations sold in a single case:

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Chicken and Rice Canned food for Dogs
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Lamb and Rice Canned food for Dogs

American Nutrition says that their products were tested by them, FDA and state officials and melamine was found by one group.

Chenango Valley is adding one more product to the recall list in addition to SmartPak and Drs. Fosters & Smith products:

  • Lick Your Chops Lamb Meal, Rice & Egg Cat Food in packages with a net weight of 4 lbs. and a code date best used by April 29, 2008.

For all recent recalls, check our Recall Update: Thursday.

NOTE: FDA claims they were unaware of either of theses recalls. It’s amazing that after more than a month of recall after recall, that the FDA still can’t get a handle on the information before the blogs do.

(Thanks to PetSitUSA, SusanUnPC and PetConnection)

25 Responses to “Costco Kirkland Brand and Lick Your Chops Recalls”

  1. susanUnPC says:

    Thanks, Ben!

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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/4/26/174253/489

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  2. Carol says:

    FDA claims they were unaware of either of theses recalls. It’s amazing that after more than a month of recall after recall, that the FDA still can’t get a handle on the information before the blogs do

    Well ain’t that friggin typical

  3. Steve says:

    The FDA isn’t looking out for the people. They are looking out for big business.

  4. Ann says:

    Steve, maybe big business just keeps making it a habit to remind the FDA who is really in control - the PFI.

    Ann

  5. peggy says:

    Will this ever end?

  6. 5CatMom says:

    Natural Balance Breaking News:

    “Breaking Recall News: Thursday, April 26th, 2007
    Our canned manufacturer, American Nutrition, from Ogden Utah just informed us that they are recalling all canned products made in their plant that contain rice protein concentrate. American Nutrition continued by telling us that they added this ingredient to four of our canned products without informing us. The four products involved are:

    Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Beef Formula Canned Dog Food 13 oz
    Ocean Fish Formula Canned Cat Food 3 oz & 6 oz

    http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/

  7. Kiki says:

    Does the FDA have a plan in the near future to make a public statement to the American people and to get everyone up to date on wtf is going on and maybe make a few recommendations?

    Do you think maybe the whitehouse could make a comment. I think that having a food recall expand for over a 2 month period with nary a public comment is insane…

  8. Kiki says:

    not EVERYONE in the USA HAS INTERNET and not everyone knows about these wonderful websites, you sons of bitches. AND THE MEDIA SURE ISN’T STAYING ON TOP OF THINGS….

    FDA, do you think maybe you can do your job????????

    AAARRRRGGGGHHHHH……..

  9. Gracie says:

    Natural Balance Venison and Brown Rice canned dog food is also made at same American Nutrition plant and was recalled April 17. The rest of these recalls are 9 days later. Why the long delay?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I see why they delayed on recalling the other foods… they switched the rice flour in the newest recalled foods with the poison rice protein concentrate. The Natural Balance Venison and Brown Rice canned dog food was labeled with rice protein concentrate. These newest recalls are NOT. Hmmm…. so just what the heck IS in our pet food?

    Interchanging of the different glutens is now on the record!

  11. maddy says:

    What about the rest of the products from Natural Balance with rice flour?
    Turkey and Giblets has it - I fed it to my precious one, after the recall.

  12. Katie Smith says:

    Interesting that despite the recalls, as of April 27th American Nutrition’s website still has the following on its home page:

    AMERICAN NUTRITION AND ITS PRODUCTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECENT NATIONWIDE PET FOOD RECALL! The safety of products not involved in the recall has been validated by the FDA. The FDA web site states that “Using products from companies that are not on the recall list will enable you to continue to provide safe, wholesome nutrition for your pets.”

    I’m so glad we feed our dogs Flint River Ranch pet foods — the all natural, USDA certified ingredients have meant no recalls (fingers crossed, of course).

  13. Anonymous says:

    Just checked the Pet Food List. Note the information provided (no rice protein concentrate, all American, etc.) is apparently not true.

    Kirkland Signature Brand Pet Food (information provided by manufacturer 4/23/07)

    * SOME CANNED PRODUCTS RECALLED 4/26/07. Will have more information soon.
    * Dry food manufactured by Diamond, sold by Costco
    * None of these foods contain rice protein concentrate and they are not involved in any current recall.
    * All the grains and meats are from North America.
    * Some ingredients we cannot get from the US (such as flax seed). We get it from Canada, through a US supplier.
    * No glutens of any kind are used.

  14. Beth says:

    Am very curious……………….Does anyone know what the President’s animals eat??????

    They probably have their food cooked for them, but am just wondering if anyone knows what they are eating???

  15. Dogster For The Love of Dog Blog » Archive » Costco Recalls Kirkland Super Premium Canned Food Made by American Nutrition says:

    […] #2: Itchmo found out that the recall covers two formulations sold in a single […]

  16. Kim says:

    Its very sad… but its about time. There has never been anyone checking the ingredients on pet food or regulating it.. they put whatever they want in there… and they’ve no right to do that.. and who’s been checkign the label all along? No one. thats why these greedy fools do this stuff.
    i just hope that the dry kirkland signature has no problems.. I feed many ferals with that.. i cant afford raw organic food for 15 strays.. like i can for my two kitty kids.
    Every stay Safe!

  17. Kim says:

    for those of you who fed natural balance.. which i did the indoor formula as well..
    try newmans, they are unaffected, and suppoedly usda certified organic…

    www.newmansownorganics.com

  18. Karin Stenius says:

    Please, let me know of all recalls
    thanks
    Karin

  19. Nansi says:

    Called Blue Buffalo yesterday evening, and got a call back this a.m. Wonderful conversation. Regarding Kim’s question of who does anybody test, the woman at BB said they test every batch of their food for toxins, pesticides, etc. , and anything else they know would be harmful, but who knew to test for melanine. She really was heart sick. As a health professional I understand that you don’t test for what you don’t know….how many of you have been tested for Sjogren-Larsson syndrome?

  20. For The Love of the Dog » Blog Archive » Recall Update - Let’s Add a Couple More to the List - Blue Buffalo and Costco Brand Kirkland Super Premium Canned says:

    […] we have an additional update confirmation from Itchmo American Nutrition is finally recalling their foods containing rice protein concentrate. The recall […]

  21. Chris says:

    I’m shocked, shocked, that http://costco.com doesn’t mention the pet food recall.

  22. Kitsu says:

    I also am disgusted and saddened that Costco, who pretends to treat its members like “family,” can’t be bothered to respond to this. Our local warehouse has nothing posted, except a copy of the email, behind the customer service counter. How many people are still feeding the dogfood, not realizing it is dangerous. The manager of our store told me that Costco sent out letters to members. I didn’t get one. Did anyone? And if so, how flipping long did they wait? Costco has lost my business.

  23. B says:

    My english bulldog passed away 3 days after I started blending Kirkland brand Lamb and rice formula into her food in October of 2006. At the time of her passing she was not even receiving half of a can. The vet claimed that due to her rapid renal failure she appeared to have been poisoned. This may shed light on why my dog who was deemed perfectly healthy went from happy and playful in a matter of three hours to blind, lethargic, incontinent, and dead by morning.

  24. Gayle says:

    I was soo glad to realize that the food that was tainted wasn’t one of the one’s I feed my 12 year old miniature dachshund, however, today I received in the mail a recall concerning Kirkland Brand Dog food that I have fed my dog. Interesting enough, my dog has lost over 5 1/2 pounds in the last month and does not have an appetite etc. He has been to two doctors with no definite answer to why he has lost so much weight. They say cancer but now I wonder if I have been slowing posioning my dog the last month. He sees a specialist on thursday for the last consultation to find out if surgery is an option but I now wonder if the damage is done. My heart goes out to all who have lost their loved ones and hope something can be done about this.

  25. login says:

    Thank you. You have helped someone more than you could know.


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