Kroger announced on Tuesday that it is voluntarily recalling many of its Kroger, Old Yeller and Pet Pride dry dog and cat food varieties because they could contain aflatoxin.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring chemical by-product that is toxic. Aflatoxin grows from the fungus Aspergillus Flavus found in corn and other crop foods used in pet food production.

Pet foods have a sell by date of Oct. 23-24, 2011. Visit the FDA website ( for specific UPC code details. Pet foods included in the Kroger recall are:

Pet Pride Cat Food – 3.5 # package
Pet Pride Cat Food – 18 # package
Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry and Seafood Cat Food – 3.5 # package
Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry and Seafood Cat Food – 18 # package
Pet Pride Kitten Formula – 3.5 # package
Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food – 22# and 50# packages
Kroger Value Cat Food – 3 # package
Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food – 15# and 50# packages

If you have purchased any of the Kroger pet foods included in the recall, or store brand pet food from any of the stores listed, stop feeding it to your pets. Remove and discard uneaten portions. You should contact Kroger immediately, either by phone at (800) 632-6900 or on the Kroger Pet Food recall assistance website here:

Kroger stores are located in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Other stores within the Kroger food network that are affected by the pet food recall include: Dillons and Gerbes stores (Kansas and Missouri): Baker’s stores (Nebraska); Food 4 Less stores (Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana and the Chicago area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores located in Illinois and Indiana.

Kroger affiliate stores
not affected by the pet food recall include: Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Fry’s, Smith’s, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Ralph’s and Food 4 Less stores in California and Nevada.

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