Nearly a month has passed since the initial Menu Foods recall cleared 60 million pet food items from store shelves, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today that some of the affected products remain in stores.
Since the recall, the FDA said it has conducted 400 checks of nationwide retail stores to determine whether the recalled pet food products were removed from the stores’ shelves. Most retailers are complying, the FDA said, but not all of them.
The FDA, the government agency charged with leading the investigation into the recall that has affected nearly 100 pet food brands, called on both pet owners and retailers to remain vigilant as more items were recalled as recently as yesterday.
“[The] FDA’s priority is to make sure that cats and dogs have safe food to eat,” said Stephen Sundlof, DVM, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. “Many of us are pet owners and animal lovers, and we want pet owners to feel assured that we are doing everything we can to make sure that all contaminated food is off the shelves.”
To see the FDA’s full list of the recalled pet food products, click here. It contains 5,511 individual entries.