Media Contacts:           Keith Schopp

                                    Nestlé Purina



                                    Lori Willis




March 31, 2007


Nestlé Purina Recalls Alpo® Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food

Product may contain wheat gluten with melamine


            ST. LOUISNestle Purina, of St. Louis, Mo., has announced a nationwide voluntary recall of Alpo® Brand Prime Cuts in Gravy Canned Dog in 13.2-oz cans.  The company is taking the voluntary action after learning that wheat gluten containing melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods.

            Schnucks and Logli stores carry a limited number of the affected products and are urging customers to check for the following Alpo Prime Cuts products with “Best Before Feb. 09” date, all in the 13.2-oz can:


Alpo Prime Cuts Chicken

UPC: 1113200362


Alpo Prime Cuts Turkey/Bacon

UPC: 1113200363


Alpo Prime Cuts Beef Stew

UPC: 1113200364


Alpo Prime Cuts Gourmet Dinner

UPC: 1113200365


Alpo Prime Cuts London Grill

UPC: 1113200368


Alpo Prime Cuts Lamb and Rice

UPC: 1113207032


Alpo Prime Cuts Beef Vegetable

UPC: 1113208440

            Schnucks and Logli customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi may return the specified products to their nearest store for a full refund.

            This recall includes other Alpo Prime Cuts products not carried by Schnucks and Logli stores.  Consumers are urged to check the Nestlé Purina site for additional affected products at

            Consumers with questions should contact Purina at 1-800-218-5898 or the Schnucks Consumers Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.


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