Archive for Friday, June 20, 2008

FDA seizes food at Petco center

June 20, 2008


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized various animal food products Thursday from a Petco Animal Supplies Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill.

During an FDA inspection of the Petco distribution center in April, widespread and active rodent and bird infestation was found. The FDA inspected the facility again in May and found continuing and widespread infestation. U.S. marshals seized all FDA-regulated food susceptible to rodent and pest contamination.

The distribution center in Joliet, Ill., provides pet food products and supplies to Petco retail stores in 16 states, including Kansas.

The seized products were in permeable packages and held under conditions that could affect the food's integrity and quality. So far, the FDA has received no reports of pet illness or death associated with the Petco food products. If a pet has become ill after eating these food products, owners should contact their veterinarian and report illnesses to FDA state consumer complaint coordinators at


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