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Did Nutro dog food get recalled?

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As of March 2015, Nutro has been part of two major recalls for dog food. In 2009, Nutro recalled dog food for potential contamination by non-edible plastic. In 2007, Nutro was involved in the Menu Foods recall for contaminated wheat gluten that caused renal failure in hundreds of pets.

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The 2007 recall affected hundreds of products and dozens of brands, including dog foods from Nutro's Basic, Natural Choice, Max and Ultra lines. The affected foods included Chinese-sourced wheat gluten, which was contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid. The 2009 recall occurred when a worker's hard hat made its way into the manufacturing line, causing melted plastic to contaminate specific batches of Ultra and Natural Choice dog food.

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