The Associated Press reported on April 18, 2007 that Natural Balance Pet Foods has recalled 2 types of their pet food after receiving reports that animals were vomiting and experiencing kidney problems.
The recall includes all Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food.
The company announced that it is working with the FDA to investigate the matter and is urging consumers not to feed either one of these products to their pets. Just last month Menu Foods recalled 60 million cans of dog and cat food after the deaths of 16 animals (mostly cats) that ate their products. The FDA stated that tests indicated this particular food was contaminated with an industrial chemical known as melamine.
At least 6 pet food companies have recalled products which were made with imported Chinese wheat gluten tainted with melamine.
FDA spokeswoman, Julie Zawisza, stated that the FDA had no reason to believe that the Natural Balance case was related to the problem with melamine.