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Recalled pet foodsPulled from DeCA shelves:Del Monte:nJerky Dog Treats Beef Strips 7.5 oz. (“Best By” dates of Aug. 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, and Sept. 2 and 3, 2008)nJerky Dog Treats Beef 11.25 oz. (“Best By” dates of Aug. 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, and Sept. 2 and 3, 2008)nPounce Cat Meaty Morsels Chicken 2.3 oz. (“Best By” dates of Sept. 4 and 9, 2008)Nestlé Purina:nPrime cuts-beef (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-beef and liver (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-chicken (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-turkey and bacon (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-gourmet dinner (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-beef, bacon and cheese (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-London grill (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-beef and gravy (12/22 ounces)nPrime cuts-beef and rice (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-lamb and rice (24/13.2 ounces)nPrime cuts-lamb and rice (12/22 ounces)nPrime entrée beef (24/13.2 ounces)The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce Alpo Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can Alpo Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009” date. This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of the multipack cartons.Source: Defense Commissary AgencyThe Defense Commissary Agency has directed more pet foods be pulled from store shelves following voluntary recalls from two manufacturers.

Del Monte and Nestlé Purina PetCare issued separate announcements late last week to recall products that may contain melamine, which the Food and Drug Administration identified as the cause of some recent pet deaths and illnesses in the United States.

DeCA had stocked a dozen Nestlé Purina products and three of the Del Monte products covered by the recalls.

On Friday, Nestlé Purina announced its recall of all sizes and varieties of Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009” date, according to a DeCA news release. (Check out www.stripes. com for a full list of items DeCA withdrew).

This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of Alpo Prime Cuts Variety Packs, according to DeCA.

The three Del Monte products withdrawn from commissary shelves include 7.5- and 11.25- ounce sizes of Jerky Dog Treats with eight different “Best By” dates and 2.3-ounce packages of Pounce Cat Meaty Morsels Chicken with “Best By” dates of Sept. 4 and Sept. 9, 2008.

“Any commissary customers who have this product at home are asked to return it to the store from which they purchased it for a full refund,” according to DeCA.

The FDA has identified wheat gluten from a particular manufacturer in China as the source of the melamine found in contaminated pet food. Del Monte and Nestlé Purina products were added to the recall after the FDA alerted the companies of the contamination source.

About two dozen varieties of pet food sold at commissaries in Europe were pulled in March.

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