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post #31 of 41
A question that I have also! My boys only eat dry food. Hills RX C/D with a bit of Iams hairball mixed in to keep down the yakking. I had read that Iams processed their own dry in their own plant and out-sourced the wet food. Now I'm worried, though I've seen no problems. A local puppy passed this week from consuming a small amount of the tainted food. We need better quality control on pet food!!!!!!!!!!
post #32 of 41
If you check the Health and Nutrition forum, there are a few threads about the latest recall.
post #33 of 41
...then Hills.... then Purina.... then ???

Is it possible that every company that uses wheat and wheat gluten are buying from the same source and we won't know until it is too late?

Just how paranoid should I be about this?

(just re-read my post, and it sounds more like a rant. But that's how I'm feeling right now about pet foods.)
post #34 of 41
Bikeman, that's my fear, too. And with today's report about China, reversing the reversals of previous reports that were themselves reversed a couple of times before, I've finally lost my cool -- I'm no longer just worried and trying to find out what to do for my kitties, I'm also OUTRAGED at the complete lack of control and accountability this crisis has revealed. I've been trying to stay calm, but... I don't know, I just can't imagine how this can be allowed to happen. The origin of every ingredient in every food item that comes into this country should be clearly marked on the label -- both for pet food and for human food. Drugs, too. Then at least we'd have a chance to decide for ourselves whether we trust ingredients from particular sources.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Bikeman, that's my fear, too. And with today's report about China, reversing the reversals of previous reports that were themselves reversed a couple of times before, I've finally lost my cool -- I'm no longer just worried and trying to find out what to do for my kitties, I'm also OUTRAGED at the complete lack of control and accountability this crisis has revealed. I've been trying to stay calm, but... I don't know, I just can't imagine how this can be allowed to happen. The origin of every ingredient in every food item that comes into this country should be clearly marked on the label -- both for pet food and for human food. Drugs, too. Then at least we'd have a chance to decide for ourselves whether we trust ingredients from particular sources.
I agree with you 100% I buy what I thought was the best food for my boys and it turns out the same stuff that is in cheap food is in the premium food!
Luckily, after checking the bag I see no wheat gluten in the Hills Rx c/d. So I guess that is safe. I'm going to stick with that on it's own, no mixing other food to keep down the yakking. I'd rather clean up puke than put my lovies at any risk. I can deal with a hairball or two.
I agree something needs to be done...quickly!!!!
post #36 of 41
I just stumbled across this while searching for homemade recipes for Karli. I haven't tried it but it's an interesting site.
I emailed them to see where I could purchase the food in PA.
Has anyone ever tried Feline's Pride food?? They certainly make it sound like I might enjoy it myself..lol. But if I don't find something soon I'm going to be feeding her crackers for the rest of her life.
I'm so skeptical after all the recalls.




http://www.felinespride.com/home/home.aspx
post #37 of 41
This just in...contrary to what Menu foods has been saying for weeks, a part of the contaminated shipment of wheat gluten did indeed cross the border into Canada. The Menu Foods Canadian facility is now involved in the pet food recall. Menu foods has updated their recall site with the particulars.

It has just gone beyond horrible.

http://menufoods.com/recall/
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
This just in...contrary to what Menu foods has been saying for weeks, a part of the contaminated shipment of wheat gluten did indeed cross the border into Canada. The Menu Foods Canadian facility is now involved in the pet food recall. Menu foods has updated their recall site with the particulars.

It has just gone beyond horrible.

http://menufoods.com/recall/
This I copied from Purina news page..... http://www.purina.com/company/press/2007/MightyDog.aspx
Note the date....and there was nothing after that.

Updated FAQ – April 6, 2007

The FDA announced April 5 that Menu Foods is expanding the dates of its recall of all chunk and gravy pet food products it produced. Has anything changed with regards to the range of Purina products affected?

No. Purina previously directed that all Mighty Dog 5.3-oz. pouch products were to be removed from shelf, regardless of date code. Because Menu Foods produced Mighty Dog pouch wet dog foods, the date range of recalled Mighty Dog pouch items now includes products produced between November 8, 2006, and March 14, 2007. Consumers should not feed products within these affected date codes. ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy canned dog food, which was recalled by Purina on March 30, were produced at a Purina facility and are not affected by the Menu Foods announcement.

No other Purina products are affected by the recall. No other Purina dog food products, no Purina wet or dry cat foods and no Purina treats are included in this recall nor have been impacted by the contaminated wheat gluten.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
Two threads on this subject have been merged, and can be found in the Health & Nutrition forum: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=119446 Many brands have been recalled, as they might pose a lethal threat to your pet's health. Please read the thread for further information.
Dear Jamie Cat:

I don't know how the Big Cat and Mods want this presented, but I wanted everyone to be able to see this latest update I received via Yahoo's Senior Cat Rescue group:
Royal Canin Canada proactively recalls Feline Dissolution Formula (canned)







GUELPH, ON, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - As a result
of new information
received from Menu Foods late yesterday, Royal Canin Canada is recalling
Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula canned diet because one production
lot
(January 08 2009) contains contaminated wheat gluten. This product is
produced
for Royal Canin Canada by the Menu Foods Ontario plant. Medi-Cal Feline
Dissolution Formula canned diet is Royal Canin's only wheat
gluten-containing
canned product. This is the only Royal Canin or Medi-Cal product being
recalled.
Royal Canin Canada has informed all Canadian
veterinary clinics that
Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula canned diet, prescribed exclusively
through veterinary clinics, should not be fed to cats. Although only one
production lot was affected, to eliminate any risks to cats, Royal Canin
Canada is proactively advising veterinary clinics to remove all of the
Feline
Dissolution Formula canned date codes.

This product is not available through retail outlets.

"After being repeatedly reassured by Menu Foods,
as reinforced by FDA
public statements, that none of the contaminated wheat gluten had made
its way
to Canada, we were completely shocked to learn yesterday that this was
not the
case, and that this wheat gluten had been used in the Feline Dissolution
Formula canned product" said Xavier Unkovic, CEO Royal Canin
Canada. "Once
Melamine was identified as a contaminant by the FDA on March 30, we
immediately implemented a screening program for raw materials and
finished
goods including Feline Dissolution. Feline Dissolution canned product in
our
warehouse tested negative for Melamine. Unfortunately, the one code lot
of
Feline Dissolution Formula canned that was affected had already been
shipped."
"As animal health professionals and pet owners
ourselves, we know this
recall will cause concern for our customers as it has for our entire
Medi-Cal/Royal Canin team," said Dr. Brent Matthew, Veterinary
Division
Director. "We deeply regret that this has occurred."
To date, Medi-Cal/Royal Canin Veterinary Diet has not
received any
reports of illness in cats eating this product. Royal Canin Canada has
advised
veterinary clinics that it will provide financial reimbursement for
veterinary
costs to ensure the health and wellbeing of cats eating Feline
Dissolution
formula canned diets. Medi-Cal / Royal Canin's veterinary experts and
representatives are available to support the veterinary clinics and pet
owners.
Pet owners who are feeding the recalled product to
their cats and have
questions related to the recall should contact Royal Canin at
1-866-494-6844.

post #40 of 41
I just want to let Canadian members know about this petition on the Laws4Paws website:
http://www.laws4paws.ca/petition.html
I just watched this on the news and it seems our Ag MP is taking this recall very seriously and considering regulating the industry. I most definitely think it's high time the industry was better regulated!!!
post #41 of 41
Dear Pushylady:

Though as a denizen of a land considerably to the south of Canada I am unable to sign this worthy petition, I thank you for putting it up onsite (and, again, for letting me admire your adorable avatar and "logo" -- it takes one to know one, and I, too, am a cat squeezer par excellence! )
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