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Specialize quality dry pet food (dog, cat, ferret, koi)

Chenango Valley-General Info and Contact


Exporter
PO Box 720, Sherburne, NY 13460, United States
(607)674-2121, (607)674-2695 fax
WEBSITE:   http://cvpetfoods.com/

We specialize in quality dry pet food (dog, cat, ferret, koi) with all natural ingredients, meats, and vegetables. In addition to manufacturing pet foods, we offer product development expertise, distribution and warehousing services.

2008-12-22-M.I. Industries sues Chenango Valley Pet Foods


http://journalstar.com/business/article_cb7eb555-7aa8-5f01-9d5b-7e39093a7b98.html

M.I. Industries, a pet food manufacturer in Lincoln, is suing a New York supplier for more than $500,000 to recover damages caused by allegedly adulterated pet food.

In a lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court, M.I. Industries accused Chenango Valley Pet Foods of delivering substandard pet food that made animals sick and that M.I. said it had to recall.

The Food and Drug Administration’s Web site shows Chenango Valley voluntarily recalled a variety of pet foods in the spring of 2007 for suspected contamination with melamine-tainted rice protein.    But that contamination was not the basis of the M.I. recall, said David Domina, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of M.I.

M.I. Industries also does business as Nature’s Variety and sells pet food under that brand and others, including Instinct and Prairie.

The lawsuit says the Chenango product delivered to M.I. required a recall due to the “poor product quality.”

“Chenango had product involved in the FDA pet food recall in 2007 but the product it sold was not included in goods sold to M.I.,” Domina said in an email to the Journal Star. “M. I. voluntarily recalled products that proved to be unpalatable and met market resistance. But M . I. did not sell goods involved in the FDA action. M.I. was not ordered to make a recall; it acted on its own for the benefit if its customers.

“The M.I. claims against Chenango involve different diets and ingredients than those involved in the FDA action,” Domina said.

On the Nature’s Variety Web site, the company assured customers from March through May of 2007 that national pet food recalls from the winter and spring did not include any Nature’s Variety products.

In April of 2007, the company specifically reassured customers that none of its pet foods contained the suspect “rice protein concentrate” for which Chenango Valley recalled pet food.

The products identified as defective in the lawsuit were Instinct brand duck and lamb dog diets, and another “dog duck diet” product.

Chenango repeatedly acknowledged the products were defective and promised to compensate M.I. Industries, but has failed to do so, the lawsuit said.

M.I. is seeking $557,399.31, with interest.

Only after the products were sold to the public, the lawsuit said,  did M.I. discover they did not conform to specifications, and were “not healthy or safe for animals to ingest without substantial risk of illness and possible mortality.”

M.I. said it promptly removed the defective product from the market.

The recall required M.I. to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in credits, and more than $4,500 of customer claims paid directly, according to the lawsuit.

The events materially impaired M.I.’s reputation in the market and its sales, particularly in its kibbles products, the lawsuit said.

Neither M.I. Industries nor Chenango Valley executives could be reached for comment

2007-05-17-RECALL!Chenango Valley Foods-Expands Nationwide Recall of Certain Foods


Recall — Firm Press Release

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ArchiveRecalls/2007/ucm112200.htm

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

 

Chenango Valley Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Pet Foods

 

Contact:
Dennis J. Bobita
(610) 821-0608

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 17, 2007 — Chenango Valley Pet Foods previously recalled dry pet foods manufactured with a shipment of rice protein concentrate supplied by Wilbur-Ellis that possibly contained melamine contamination. Chenango Valley Pet Foods is now expanding the recall action to include those pet foods that do not contain rice protein concentrate but were manufactured during periods when rice protein concentrate formulas were processed. The recall of these products is precautionary due to the possibility of cross-contamination.

The following dry pet foods are involved in this recall action:

  • DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH LAMB & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT DOG FOOD, NET WT. 6 LBS. (UPC 25141 28244), 15 LBS. (25141 30074), and 30 LBS. (UPC 25141 06043); Date Codes: Best By Feb 09 09 and Best By Feb 26 09;
  • SHOP RITE REDI-MIXT DOG FOOD FOR DOGS, NET WT. 25 LB. (UPC 41190 00555), Date Code: Code C7107;
  • LICK YOUR CHOPS KITTEN & CAT FOOD, NET WEIGHT 4 LBS. (UPC 32976 25915), and 18 LBS. (UPC 32976 25925); Date Code: Best Used By April 29 08;
  • SHEP chunk style dog food, NET WT. 20 LBS. (UPC 41498 14142); Date Code: Best By March 14 08;
  • 8 in 1 Ferret ULTRA-BLEND ADVANCED NUTRITION DIET, NET WT. 20 LBS, UPC 26851 00413, Code: C7072;
  • Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food, Date Code: Feb 09, 08, sold to one consignee SmartPak.
  • Health Diet Cat Food Chicken & Rice Dinner NET WT. 1.81 kg/4 LB (UPC 78198 01594), 4 kg/8.8 LB (UPC 78198 01599), and 8 kg/17.6 LB (UPC 78198 01585); Code C7072;
  • EVOLVE KITTEN FORMULA, NET WT. 3 LBS. (UPC 73657 00250) and 7 LBS. (UPC 73657 00251); Date Code: Best Used By Sept 13 08. Evolve has recovered 99.5% of the product from its distributors and is working with dealers to recover the remaining inventory.

No illnesses or injuries related to these products have been reported to date.

Pet owners who have purchased the pet foods listed above should immediately discontinue using the products and return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-610-821-0608.

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2007-04-26-RECALL! Chenango Valley Pet Foods-Nationwide-Certain Pet Foods


Recall — Firm Press Release

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ArchiveRecalls/2007/ucm112180.htm

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

 

Chenango Valley Pet Foods Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of Certain Pet Foods

 

Contact:
Dennis J. Bobita
(610) 821-0608

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 26, 2007 — Chenango Valley Pet Foods is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and voluntarily recalling pet foods manufactured with a certain shipment of rice protein concentrate.  The company was informed by Wilbur-Ellis that the rice protein concentrate shipped to Chenango Valley Pet Foods may be contaminated with melamine, and instructed Chenango Valley Pet Foods to recall any pet foods manufactured with the rice protein concentrate. Melamine is an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizers that may lead to illness or fatalities in animals if consumed.

The pet foods were sold to customers in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, who further sold the products to their customers through catalog mail-orders or retail outlets.

Only the following dry pet foods are involved in the recall:

DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD, NET WT. 5 LBS., 12.5 LBS, and 25 LBS; Code dates: Best Used By Jan 24, 09; Best Used By Feb 8, 09; Best Used By Feb 26, 09; Best Used By April 10, 09; Best Used By April 17, 09;

DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE CAT FOOD, NET WT. 3 LBS. and 7 LBS.; Code date: Best Used By March 13, 09;

LICK YOUR CHOPS LAMB MEAL, RICE & EGG CAT FOOD, 4 LBS. packages,
Code date:  Best Used By April 29, 08;

Bulk CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD sold to one consignee (SmartPak) in a 2000 lbs. tote, Ship date: Feb 9, 2007.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.

Pet owners who purchased the pet foods should immediately discontinue using the products and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-610-821-0608.

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