Nutro Recalls Puppy Food Because of Plastic Hat

Postby Marinepits » September 30th, 2009, 9:33 pm

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2 ... y_mix.html

NUTRO Pulls Some Puppy Food from Shelves
Workers hard hat was sucked into machinery, company rep says

By Lisa Wade McCormick
ConsumerAffairs.com

September 30, 2009

Nutro Products is pulling some of its puppy food off store shelves because of a production error, ConsumerAffairs.com has learned.

A Nutro customer representative said the company is taking this action because a worker’s plastic hard hat was “sucked” into some machinery on Monday and the bags of puppy food may have plastic in them.

Nutro’s representative said the puppy food involved in this action -- distributed to PETCO and PetSmart stores in California and Arizona -- are:

• The 5 pound bags of Nutro Natural Choice Small Bites (Chicken Meal, Rice, and Oatmeal formula) puppy food with a best buy date of 9/10/10 and a UPC of 079105230506;

• The 4.5 pound bags of Nutro Ultra puppy food with a best buy date of 9/10/10 and a UPC of 079105513135;

• The 30 pound bags of Nutro Ultra puppy food with a best buy date of 9/10/10 and a UPC of 079105513159

Nutro’s representative said there are no problems with the puppy food. The company, she said, is removing the puppy food from store shelves as a precaution.

ConsumerAffairs.com contacted Nutro’s public relations office this morning, but did not receive an immediate reply. We also checked the company’s Web site earlier today, but did not find any mention of this action.

A customer service representative with PetSmart, however, told us that Nutro had issued a “voluntary product withdrawal” of the puppy food. The representative listed the same flavors of puppy food, but did not have the UPC codes or the best buy dates. PetSmart’s representative also said the company has not received any reports of illnesses or injuries linked to the puppy food involved in this action.

Customers with any of the puppy food involved in this action should not feed it to their pets, according to PetSmart’s representative. Pet owners can return the puppy food to the store for a full refund or exchange.
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Postby iluvk9 » October 1st, 2009, 6:48 am

Okay....trying to visualize this accident...

A workers HARD HAT comes off and flies into the machine. The worker NO LONGER has a hat on, so they just keep working and not press the "STOP" button? Or yell out; "HEY! MY HAT JUST WENT INTO THIS BATCH OF FOOD!!"

I am thinking a lot of money could have been saved BEFORE a recall.
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Postby Marinepits » October 1st, 2009, 10:30 am

:lol3: Yup.
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