Gerbes stores involved in Kroger pet food recall
Monday, December 20, 2010
Kitten, cat and dog food sold in Kroger Co. stores, including Gerbes supermarkets, has been recalled because of the possible presence of aflatoxin, a toxic substance, in the products.
The brands are Pet Pride, Old Yeller and Kroger Value food sold in packages ranging in weight from 3 pounds to as much as 50 pounds, according to a statement from Kroger, the largest U.S. grocery-store chain.
Aflatoxin is a toxic substance created by a fungus on corn and other crops that can result in sluggishness, lethargy, severe and bloody diarrhea in animals that eat the tainted food, Kroger said.
Baker’s, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Gerbes, Hilander, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska are affected, the company said.
Besides Missouri, the recall affects Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, the company said.