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post #91 of 110
http://omhpet.com/wellness/aboutus_philosophy.html I just found this on the Wellness site I was just issued today 4/13/07
post #92 of 110
Pretty words. But the killer toxin(s) have not been identified. Neither has the method of contamination. And the Emporia plant is far from the only one involved.

I will feed Wellness products to my furkids only if and when they break their ties with Menu Foods (as Natura is doing). Reassurances don't bring back the dead, so I say better safe than sorry. There are plenty of other high-quality foods out there unrelated to Menu. Solid Gold has two or three different flavors and Merrick and Natural Balance have a half dozen flavors or more apiece, to name only three. My kitties are currently eating about 13 or 14 different flavors a week - no getting bored here! : )
post #93 of 110
I just wanted to add, I'm happy with Wellness...and so are my cats.
post #94 of 110
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Originally Posted by Auntie Crazy View Post
Pretty words. But the killer toxin(s) have not been identified. Neither has the method of contamination. And the Emporia plant is far from the only one involved.

I will feed Wellness products to my furkids only if and when they break their ties with Menu Foods (as Natura is doing). Reassurances don't bring back the dead, so I say better safe than sorry. There are plenty of other high-quality foods out there unrelated to Menu. Solid Gold has two or three different flavors and Merrick and Natural Balance have a half dozen flavors or more apiece, to name only three. My kitties are currently eating about 13 or 14 different flavors a week - no getting bored here! : )
Nutro is breaking ties with menu? Good to hear. Is there a story about it or is it on their website?
post #95 of 110
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Nutro is breaking ties with menu? Good to hear. Is there a story about it or is it on their website?
Natura (makers of california natural/innova/evo) is looking into it. There's a video about it at www.naturapetcare.com
post #96 of 110
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Natura (makers of california natural/innova/evo) is looking into it. There's a video about it at www.naturapetcare.com
Ok so Nutra is different than Nutro right?
post #97 of 110
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Ok so Nutra is different than Nutro right?
Yes, it's different.
post #98 of 110
Natura is buildding there own plant ... they are the parent of Innova Cal natural, karma and healthwise

Nutro has there own plant but used menu since they didnt have the equipment for cut s and gravy...

Nuera is another company
post #99 of 110
Sharky, do you know if Nutro makes the pate canned foods in their own plant or do they use Menu for those too?
post #100 of 110
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Sharky, do you know if Nutro makes the pate canned foods in their own plant or do they use Menu for those too?
I am going to clarify this with my boss... but My papers from Nutro stated 90% of Nutro product is made BY NUTRO at the Nutros plants... My understanding is only the cuts n gravy are made by Menu... as that is about 10% of Nutros line...
post #101 of 110
Don't forget, Nutro's latest recall (after that CA woman paid for an independent lab testing of three of their products), involved 13 different flavors of the 3 ounce cans. I'm not sure, but it looks like many of those flavors are pate style and they are all (according to Nutro's website) made by Menu.
post #102 of 110
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Don't forget, Nutro's latest recall (after that CA woman paid for an independent lab testing of three of their products), involved 13 different flavors of the 3 ounce cans. I'm not sure, but it looks like many of those flavors are pate style and they are all (according to Nutro's website) made by Menu.
And all 13 of those contain wheat gluten.

The ones that are available do not.
post #103 of 110
ALL products that are on the shelf now NUTRO makes NOT MENU... I just got this from a boss today.... Nutro makes the dry and the other canned items ...
post #104 of 110
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
ALL products that are on the shelf now NUTRO makes NOT MENU... I just got this from a boss today.... Nutro makes the dry and the other canned items ...
that is good to know. i will remember that if anyone i know asks. my sister was interested in nutro before the recall hit.
post #105 of 110
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that is good to know. i will remember that if anyone i know asks. my sister was interested in nutro before the recall hit.
Yeah, since I feed alot of it ... also my Petco has signs that state all items on the shelf are NOT MENU made in the Nutro isle
post #106 of 110
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ALL products that are on the shelf now NUTRO makes NOT MENU... I just got this from a boss today.... Nutro makes the dry and the other canned items ...
What a relief to know this since I've been using the 5.5 oz cans along with other brands. You would think Nutro would advertise this on their website.
post #107 of 110
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No just intolerant was tested for celiac... i get to cheat without risking injury but it aint worth it ... and now I am on the blood type diet and WHEAT is on my AVOID list ...
Im sorry digestive issues are a pain! I know I have at least 4 present now and two others I once had no longer apply!
post #108 of 110
Sharky, now I'm confused. I copied the following from the Nutro website and it sounds like they have ALL of their canned foods manufactured by Menu. Can you find out why they told you the rest of the canned foods are manfactured at their own facility but their website says this:



Frequently Asked Questions

Does Nutro manufacture their pet foods?

Nutro manufactures our dry dog and cat kibble at our company owned manufacturing facilities. Our ‘wet' cans and pouches are contract manufactured.

Why does Nutro use Menu Foods as a contract manufacturer for production of wet foods?

Canned and foil pouch wet foods are a small part of Nutro's overall production. Our limited volume does not allow Nutro (and a great many other pet food companies), the economy of scale required to own a wet food facility.

We use a contract manufacturer because they provide wet food production capacity and expertise. Contract manufacturers are required to follow strict quality standards in the production of Nutro's wet products. Nutro is implementing additional guidelines that will ensure that the quality control measures used by our co-manufacturers and their suppliers are strengthened so that this deeply troubling situation never happens again.
post #109 of 110
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Originally Posted by ilovemy2cats View Post
Sharky, now I'm confused. I copied the following from the Nutro website and it sounds like they have ALL of their canned foods manufactured by Menu. Can you find out why they told you the rest of the canned foods are manfactured at their own facility but their website says this:



Frequently Asked Questions

Does Nutro manufacture their pet foods?

Nutro manufactures our dry dog and cat kibble at our company owned manufacturing facilities. Our ‘wet' cans and pouches are contract manufactured.

Why does Nutro use Menu Foods as a contract manufacturer for production of wet foods?

Canned and foil pouch wet foods are a small part of Nutro's overall production. Our limited volume does not allow Nutro (and a great many other pet food companies), the economy of scale required to own a wet food facility.

We use a contract manufacturer because they provide wet food production capacity and expertise. Contract manufacturers are required to follow strict quality standards in the production of Nutro's wet products. Nutro is implementing additional guidelines that will ensure that the quality control measures used by our co-manufacturers and their suppliers are strengthened so that this deeply troubling situation never happens again.

HUMMMM.... I will call the 800 number see if they have an answer.... Cause I have a paper here that states Nutro makes 90% of the line .... My boss pted to the sign at the Petco .... which stated not made at menu
post #110 of 110
all wet is contracted out and is made by Menu for Nutro but not all may be made at the plant in ?? is what I was told on the 800 number... The girl had to place me on hold and ask as her std answer is it is contracted out... I AM GOING to be questioning my bosses about this
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