Outrageous.

People should go to jail over this. I’m just going to quote Itchmo again:

There is still more recalled cat food on shelves in another Wal-Mart store. A TV news team in Alabama went to the Clanton Wal-Mart and found dozens of Special Kitty Pouches just like the ones McComber had purchased.

Initially, the product code checks out as safe, but if the sticker is peeled off, there is another product code underneath. The original UPC code underneath the sticker matches the ones on the pet food recall list.

Because the stickers are over the recalled product code, the items can be purchased by consumers. The news investigator left one of the stickers off of the packages. When the cashier scanned the label on the package, it said do not sell and the cashier would not let him purchase it.

Calls were made to Menu Foods and Wal-Mart in regards to the recalled cat food still on shelves. Wal-Mart issued a statement: “We have worked with our supplier to investigate the concerns raised by WSFA 12 News. Menu Foods, the manufacturer of Special Kitty products, assures us that the products currently available in Wal-Mart stores are, indeed, safe.”

A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart said the problem is with the packaging, and not the product. In regards to the packaging problems, she said Menu Foods would have to answer that question. There has been no comment from Menu Foods.

You know, it doesn’t matter how often you test a product for safety if your people don’t get it off the shelves after it’s been recalled. If pet safety were really a “top priority” at Wal-Mart, the company would do more than just pass the buck.

6 Responses to “Outrageous.”

  1. UncleBob says:

    I don’t really know, and I’m just guessing, but is this possible?:

    Several Stores know not to sell packages with a particular UPC code.
    Menu Foods has several hundred thousand (empty, unused) packages that were printed up before the recall.
    In order to save some money (especially after the recall, which probably cost them a lot of money), they opted to use these older packages, but print new UPC codes on labels so stores could tell the older, dangerous food from the newer, safer food.

    Again, I dunno if this is the case at all… it just sounds pretty reasonable…

  2. Jennifer says:

    Actually, that does sound reasonable.

  3. Jonathan Rees says:

    Uncle Bob nails the cover story:

    http://www.itchmo.com/menu-foods-and-wal-mart-placing-recalled-cat-food-back-on-shelves-2485

    The problem is, what about the sick cats that got this whole thing started?

  4. “stores could tell the older, dangerous food from the newer, safer food.”
    Please Take a Look At this video below and tell me how much safer Your pet food is! Did You Know Your Pet is eating other cats and dogs and RoadKill?? Watch the Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkyBv2wA8tU
    Now Dont You Feel your pet food is much safer?

  5. UncleBob says:

    Hey, now that sounds much safer than what the Chinese are putting in our human food…

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