http://omhpet.com/wellness/aboutus_philosophy.html I just found this on the Wellness site I was just issued today 4/13/07
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4/13/07 at 5:24pm
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! : )
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.
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 â€˜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.