Another company has discovered melamine tainted ingredients were used to manufacture their pet food. Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd was notified that some of their canned dog and cat food and dog treats were made with rice protein that was tainted with melamine. Over 100 brands of dog and cat food have been recalled due to the melamine which has been causing kidney failure and death.
It should be noted the “Blue” canned dog and cat food products were not formulated or labeled to contain rice protein concentrate, and that the manufacturer, American Nutrition, Inc. added the rice protein concentrate to these products without Blue Buffalo Company’s knowledge or consent. For this reason, Blue Buffalo Company is concerned that it can not have any faith in the integrity, or the accuracy of the ingredient labels of any of its products manufactured by American Nutrition. Therefore Blue Buffalo is withdrawing all products manufactured by American Nutrition, including products that American Nutrition claims do not contain rice protein. The FDA investigation into the inclusion of the rice protein by American Nutrition in Blue Buffalo’s products is ongoing.
Recalled food can be returned to the store they were purchased at for a full refund. Pet owners should observe their dogs and cats for signs of kidney failue which include decreased appetite, vomitting, and increased thirst. Contact your veterinarian with questions or concerns.