Sunday, April 1, 2007
Article in the Washington Post -- Alpo Dog Food Removed From Store Shelves, by Jerry Markon. Here's an excerpt:
The recall of contaminated pet food expanded as stores removed from their shelves a limited number of cans of Alpo dog food, the latest high-profile brand to be caught up in the investigation of what has sickened or killed an unknown number of cats and dogs.
Nestle Purina PetCare Co., which manufactures the 71-year-old brand, announced Friday that it was voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food that are marked with specific date codes. The company acted after learning that wheat gluten containing melamine -- a toxin suspected of causing the pet illnesses -- had contaminated cans at one of Purina's 17 pet-food manufacturing facilities.