Dennis J. Bobita
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 26, 2007 -- Chenango Valley Pet Foods is
working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and voluntarily recalling
pet foods manufactured with a certain shipment of rice protein concentrate.
The company was informed by Wilbur-Ellis that the rice protein concentrate
shipped to Chenango Valley Pet Foods may be contaminated with melamine, and
instructed Chenango Valley Pet Foods to recall any pet foods manufactured with
the rice protein concentrate. Melamine is an industrial chemical used to make
plastics and fertilizers that may lead to illness or fatalities in animals if
The pet foods were sold to customers in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and
Pennsylvania, who further sold the products to their customers through catalog
mail-orders or retail outlets.
Only the following dry pet foods are involved in the recall:
DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD, NET
WT. 5 LBS., 12.5 LBS, and 25 LBS; Code dates: Best Used By Jan 24, 09; Best
Used By Feb 8, 09; Best Used By Feb 26, 09; Best Used By April 10, 09; Best
Used By April 17, 09;
DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE CAT FOOD, NET
WT. 3 LBS. and 7 LBS.; Code date: Best Used By March 13, 09;
LICK YOUR CHOPS LAMB MEAL, RICE & EGG CAT FOOD, 4 LBS. packages,
Code date: Best Used By April 29, 08;
Bulk CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD sold to one consignee
(SmartPak) in a 2000 lbs. tote, Ship date: Feb 9, 2007.
No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.
Pet owners who purchased the pet foods should immediately discontinue using
the products and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Pet
owners should consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns
with their pet. Consumers with questions may contact the company at
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