August 27, 2007

Walmart Kills Pets For Profit

Walmart is more concerned with making a profit then it is in the health of your pet.

Yesterday we posted about Sheri McComber, an Alabama cat owner, who bought recalled Special Kitty cat food from a Wal-Mart store. She claims that four of her cats are sick from eating the recalled cat food.

This was not just an isolated incident in one Wal-Mart store. 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.

Yes, you read that correctly. Walmart is restickering recalled food and re-selling 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.”

Walmart's answer for everything, deny, deny, deny

And in case you thought maybe Walmart is a victim in this ...

She bought the pouch cat food at the Ann Street Wal-Mart. When she tried to purchase it, McComber said there was a warning sign. One of the pouches wouldn’t scan and it said “item not to be sold.” Instead of putting the item to the side, she said the cashier just picked up another pouch and scanned it twice.

When all of her four cats became sick, she checked the labels on the cat food. She pulled back the sticker on the back and read the UPC code. The numbers on her cat food matched the ones on the recall list.

They sold the food even though the scanner told them not to.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 27, 2007 07:39 AM | TrackBack

I cannot believe these people! And what's really scary is that YD buys Special Kitty from Wal-Mart for her cat. Luckily, I've been buying Innova Evo dry for her as well.

I hate Wal-Mart.

Posted by: pam at August 27, 2007 08:32 AM