Originally Posted by ut0pia
does that mean the rocky mountain feline formula with roasted venison and smoked salmon is safe to feed??
Currently based on online evidence only, yes it is. I think I've read of 2 people having problems with the feline food... but there could be a number of reasons for that. The recall is for the dog food only.
IMO: I'll continue to feed TOTW, as my kitties are fine on it....but I am keeping an eye out for any digestive upset.
As for why do I continue feeding a food from a company that has had recalls? Same reason I still eat Maple Leaf foods. ( http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/...0080819e.shtml
) and yes, people died from it.
Cat food, you "generally" have 2 choices...... Menu foods or Diamond foods. I didn't actually know that TOTW was made by Diamond, and the fact that it is doesn't sway me at all. My cats have not had an issue with it, I've never had a bag that smelled off, etc.
Do I think I'm asking for trouble: No. Eating anything, human or cat, has its risks (even raw has risks).
Is there a cat food company that has never had a recall and produces a good food for reasonable cost? ( if there is, I'd seriously love to know)
Another response posted re: the dogfood
|The food was made in Gaston (not Galveston), South Carolina. ONLY the TDP0701 with a best before date of July 1st, 2010 from Gaston was pulled back from retailers. There is not a manufacturing facility in Galveston.
Many customers have been feeding this to their dogs without any ill effects.
Iowa is not affected by this. Your food comes solely from the Meta, Missouri facility.
Again, there is nothing toxic or poisonous in the food. It had low moisture, which led to the feed refusal complaints. It had slightly higher than normal protein, which simply could have been because of the low moisture but there was a concern that possibly another protein source was introduced into the food. Since this is a limited ingredient diet, that would explain the few reports of mild digestive upset that we received (and I really mean only a few).
And another post regarding the dog food:
|I spoke to TOTW this morning. It's not just higher protein (IF that's even the cause). There seems to be three main problems JUST with the Pacific Stream (not including the other formulas). Those problems are:
1. Possible machine malfunction
2. Wrong protein source added (really bad for those dogs who cannot tolerate whatever protein they added)
3. Problem with South Carolina distribution plant
Now, those are all three VERY different problems. It all starts and ends with quality control. If you don't have that...you have Diamond.