Media Contacts: Keith Schopp

Nestlé Purina


Lori Willis



April 3, 2007

Nestle Purina Expands Alpo Recall On Canned Dog Food

Product may contain wheat gluten with melamine

ST. LOUIS - Nestle Purina, of St. Louis, Mo., has expanded a nationwide voluntary recall of Alpo Canned Dog Food in 13.2-oz cans to include Alpo Prime Slices as well as Alpo Prime Cuts. 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 products in the 13.2-oz can and the Alpo 12-count Variety Pack of Prime Slices:

Alpo 12-count Variety Prime Slices

UPC: 1113236940

Alpo Prime Slices Beef

UPC: 1113252147

Alpo Prime Slices Chicken

UPC: 1113289632

Alpo Prime Slices Chicken and Rice

UPC: 1113212120

Alpo Prime Slices w/ Lamb

UPC: 1113202815

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 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 1-800-551-7392 or the Schnucks Consumers Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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