Originally Posted by caterpillar
From what I understand, the two processing plants involved with the poisoned pet food make gravy pouch products and cans of savory sauce or gravy with meat and fish cuts. But it is interesting that all of these companies rely on those two plants to process their food.
I actually didn't find it all that unusual. Many companies now, regardless of what they produce, will rely on a 3rd party to manufacture the final product. It's a cost control measure. Instead of all of them having their own canning facilities, they outsource it to a 3rd party that specializes in just canning. It is my understanding that Innova has their own dry food plant, which has different equipment than a canning plant, but didn't have their own canning plant. They are now in the process of either obtaining an existing canning facility, or building one. I can't speak for Wellness.
My own personal theory is that the one Menu plant that was contaminated is the facility that makes the medium to lesser grade foods - in terms of ingredients. The other plant, which is used by Wellness, Innova, etc, has a different ingredient stock, and was not contaminated. I could very well be wrong.
I know it's been over a month since this thread has been posted to, but for anyone who's interested - my cat's have been eating Innova products for over a year and are fine. They've also eaten Wellness lately with no ill effects.