I work with Evanger's and hope some of this blog's readers would be interested in the company's response to the FDA statement, which company President and Co-Owner Holly Sher released Friday afternoon. All ingredients in Evangerâ€™s products are sourced in the United States and all manufacturing is done in its suburban Chicago facility.
If any of your readers have questions or concerns, they may send them to me and I'll make sure that Holly Sher and her husband, Evanger's co-owner Joel Sher, receive the information. Below is the statement:
Wheeling, Ill., Friday, April 25, 2008 â€“ As a result of a routine inspection of the Evangerâ€™s Dog & Cat Food Company manufacturing facilities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA recently raised questions regarding recordkeeping and other issues at the pet food producerâ€™s facilities.
Contrary to a news release issued by the FDA Thursday, April 24, 2008, Evangerâ€™s continues to make and distribute its products with FDA approval. Evangerâ€™s is working closely with the FDA and already has addressed many of the FDAâ€™s questions. Evangerâ€™s expects to have the few remaining FDA queries fully satisfied shortly.
No Evangerâ€™s product has been recalled, nor is there any indication that any Evangerâ€™s product is under-processed, unsafe, or contaminated in any way.
â€œAs our customers, retailers and distributors know, Evangerâ€™s takes the quality and safety of its pet foods very seriously,â€ said Holly Sher, president of Evangerâ€™s. â€œEvangerâ€™s has a long history of using only human-grade ingredients in our products. The FDA has not called into question the wholesomeness of any ingredient we use. We are confident Evangerâ€™s products continue to be safe, wholesome and natural, so confident that we continue to feed them daily to our own pets.â€
All ingredients in Evangerâ€™s products are sourced in the United States and all manufacturing is done in its suburban Chicago facility. The routine FDA inspection was related only to Evangerâ€™s canned foods and did not cover production of its dry pet food products.
As the United Statesâ€™ oldest natural pet food company, Evangerâ€™s products are known for their human-grade ingredients, including hand-packed meats, fish and poultry, and 100% meat and organic meals.
Consumers and distributors may contact Evangerâ€™s customer service department at (800) 288-6796 for further information. In addition, all new or updated information will be immediately posted to the companyâ€™s Website, www.evangersdogfood.com