2014

Eight Sensible Choice Dry Dog Food Products, Seven Kasco Dry Dog and Cat Food Products Recalled Nationwide by Royal Canin USA Effective Today Trace amounts of a melamine derivative identified in limited number of

recalled products



    ST. CHARLES, Mo., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Canin USA is announcing
 today the voluntary nationwide recall of eight Sensible Choice dry dog food
 products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products.
     This announcement is based on the company's ongoing extensive review of
 its manufacturing and quality assurance testing procedures, which
 identified trace amounts of a melamine derivative from tainted Chinese rice
 protein concentrate provided to the company by domestic ingredient supplier
 Cereal Byproducts, headquartered in Illinois.
     "We deeply regret the concern and anxiety this announcement today will
 cause our loyal customers and the entire pet community," Olivier Amice,
 President and CEO of Royal Canin USA, said. "While a very limited number of
 Sensible Choice and Kasco products in this recall tested positive for trace
 levels of a melamine derivative, Royal Canin USA is voluntarily withdrawing
 these products out of an abundance of caution and because we are fully
 committed to the welfare of our customers' pets."
     Royal Canin USA has no confirmed cases of melamine related illness in
 pets eating Sensible Choice and Kasco products affected by this recall.
 Last month, Royal Canin USA announced it will no longer use any Chinese
 vegetable protein suppliers.
     The following eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven
 Kasco dry dog and cat food products with Best By date codes between July
 28, 2006 to April 30, 2007 are being voluntarily recalled:
     SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Adult (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Lamb and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Adult (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Senior (Dry Dog Food)
     -- SENSIBLE CHOICE(R) NATURAL BLEND Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
 
     KASCO(R) (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)
     -- KASCO(R) Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
     -- KASCO(R) Hi Energy (Dry Dog Food)
     -- KASCO(R) Maintenance (Dry Dog Food)
     -- KASCO(R) Mealettes (Dry Dog Food)
     -- KASCO(R) Mini Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
     -- KASCO(R) Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
     -- KASCO(R) Cat (Dry Cat Food)
     Based on today's announcement, pet owners should stop feeding their
 pets the eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products, seven Kasco dry dog
 and dry cat food products listed. Pet owners should consult with a
 veterinarian if they are concerned about the health of their pet.
     The safety and nutritional quality of Royal Canin USA pet food is our
 company's top priority because we understand that the health of pets comes
 first. Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of Sensible
 Choice and Kasco dry pet food products and other Royal Canin USA products
 should call 1-800-513-0041 or visit our web site at
 http://www.royalcanin.us.
     All Sensible Choice and Kasco products have a satisfaction guarantee
 and the company will refund or replace the diets that are part of this
 recall announcement.
 
 

SOURCE Royal Canin USA

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