Select packages of dog and cat food have been recalled by The Kroger Co. in 19 states because the products pose a health risk to pets.
According to the company, the recall involves some bags of Pet Pride Cat food, Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food and Pet Pride Kitten Formula. As well as Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food, Kroger Value Cat Food and Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food.
The recall was issued because some of the products may contain aflatoxin, a fungus-produced carcinogen found in some corn.
The Kroger Co. urges customers to immediately consult with their veterinarian if their animals show any signs of sluggishness or lethargy combined with any reluctance to eat. A yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, severe blood or diarrhea is also a warning sign, the company said.
Kroger has established a Customer Recall Notification system to help customers identify if they have any of the recalled products. Most of the recalled items have an expiration date of October 23 and 24, 2011.