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Monday, December 20, 2010 - 4:50am

Kroger Recalls Some Pet Food Brands

Grocery store chain Kroger is recalling select packages of pet food in Georgia and 18 other states. Officials say the products might contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets.

A statement from Kroger Saturday states it’s recalling select bags of Pet Pride Cat Food, Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food, Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food, as well as Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food and Kroger Value Cat Food. The products carry expiration dates of Oct. 23 and 24, 2011.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger says it is using a customer recall notification system in an effort to help customers determine if they purchased the affected pet food.

States with Kroger-affiliated stores included in the recall are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Select bags of Pet Pride and Kroger Value dog and cat food may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Kroger officials say they’re using a customer recall system that helps to determine if customers bought the affected pet food.