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PETA asking for recall of dry food?

post #1 of 20
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Are they basing this on incidents of animals being sick after eating the dry foods, or as a precautionary measure. I animals were sick, what foods are they? I need to buy food this weekend and I am scared as hell.
post #2 of 20
i got this in my inbox this morning:

FDA has warned the Iams company in January against using an untested "dietary supplement" in its cat and dog weight control formula wet and dry foods. The FDA was not happy with Iams' argument that the ingredient would not cause tumors or genetic mutations. No word yet if Iams has complied with the warning to remove the ingredient chromium tripicolinate. We've read several posts concerning the removal of weight control formulas from stores. We are not sure if these are related.

More at:
http://www.itchmo.com/read/fda-issue...-iams_20070329


the link at the bottom as well as www.howl911.com have links to the actual letter.
post #3 of 20
The roller coaster ride continues.

This article about Menu Foods was posted on a Toranto site this morning.

http://www.680news.com/news/local/ar...30_074127_5288
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
Are they basing this on incidents of animals being sick after eating the dry foods, or as a precautionary measure. I animals were sick, what foods are they? I need to buy food this weekend and I am scared as hell.
I wouldn't put too much stock in a request from PETA. To me it just seems like they (PETA) want to slam IAMS with as much as they can...with or without a reason.
post #5 of 20
Whenever PETA brings something up, I tend to ignore it.

Pretty unEthical Tyranous Airheads
post #6 of 20
Looks like the FDA did actually ask Iams/Eukanuba to remove a certain ingredient "chromium tripicolinate" from Eukanuba Veterinary Diets (prescription food) weight loss formulas. It has nothing to do with the recall, but of course PETA and the media are associating the two, creating even more confusion.

Story on CNN: http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/29/news...ion=2007032916
post #7 of 20
I read the Toronto article to read that PETA are asking Menu Foods to recall a product they don't make - am I missing something here or are PETA missing something?
post #8 of 20
So far I've seen nothing to substantiate their claims...are they trying to spread the panic?
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
I read the Toronto article to read that PETA are asking Menu Foods to recall a product they don't make - am I missing something here or are PETA missing something?
just what I was thinking
post #10 of 20
Sounds like it. Very irresponsible. But I guess if you don't want people to own pets, attacking the pet food industry and causing panic and confusion is something you aspire to.
post #11 of 20
I don't listen to PETA. I think they love the "idea" of animals far more than the furbabies themselves.
post #12 of 20
PETA's request to Menu Foods may be a little odd but there is something to the dry food issue. The FDA announced this morning that the contaminated wheat gluten was apparently shipped to an unnamed manufacturer of dry pet food. They are refusing to name the company until they are sure the wheat was actually used in pet food. Here's a link to an article on the subject.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D8O6N1KO0.html
post #13 of 20
The local tv news here said Menu Foods was recalling dry food today....then I go to the Menu Foods website and there is nothing about dry food recall....I don't see any recall on dry cat food....grrrrrrrrrr
post #14 of 20
Cant recall what ya dont make ...

Also WHEAT GLUTEN is NOT a common ingrediant in dry food
post #15 of 20
PETA is against owning pets. The motives here have to be questioned
post #16 of 20
Javern its Hills that is recalling it....it does have the wheat gluten in it.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mia mouse View Post
Javern its Hills that is recalling it....it does have the wheat gluten in it.

OH ok,, thanks
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
Whenever PETA brings something up, I tend to ignore it.

Pretty unEthical Tyranous Airheads


Haha... I so agree with you. Im almost vegan and I HATE peta! They are hypocritical and just plain STUPID!
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
Whenever PETA brings something up, I tend to ignore it.

Pretty unEthical Tyranous Airheads
I love this one I have to agree as well.
post #20 of 20
This link was provided on another board I visit:

http://www.itchmo.com/read/voluntary...70328#more-239

Several dry cat foods on this list including Nutro, which I've been feeding Dusty for the past few weeks (she loves it). She also gets Fancy Feast which is not on the recall list. Should I be worried? Her stool has been quite soft, but not runny for the past 2 days. Otherwise, she seems fine.

I don't want to panic, but since they have changed their minds about what is causing the problem from rat poison to melamine, I'm not to trusting of what we are hearing.
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