Some recall info

Postby mnp13 » April 20th, 2007, 1:25 pm

From the Canidae website:
It appears from the latest news within our industry that all recalls are from Glutens imported from China, a protein source that is extracted from Wheat or Rice. The wheat or rice is not the issue, but the glutens extracted, stored, and then imported from China. Again, CANIDAE does not use Glutens in any form, and we do not import any ingredients from China or overseas.

CANIDAE Pet Foods also does not produce cuts and gravies, pouches, and does not contain corn, wheat or soybeans in any of our products or formulations, and all ingredients are of US origin, meaning proudly raised and grown in the USA.

It looks to me like the problem is imported ingredients, as the Merrick website has similar information.

Innova is made by Natura, who has this information on their website:
Furthermore, Natura’s canned foods are made exclusively in a Menu Foods South Dakota plant, rather than in the affected Kansas and New Jersey plants.

Personally, I don't trust that, which sucks because my cats love EVO

Timberwolf Organics (which, by the way, is not organic) says they are not part of the recall, but that's it - no other info.

Wellness does use imported rice, but they don't specify from where and they don't say what company's factories make the food.

Chicken Soup brand does not use wheat, wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate however, they make Natural Balance and that was recalled. they claim they have no cross-contamination
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 20th, 2007, 4:35 pm

Chicken Soup makes Natural balance? That means that Diamond makes Natural Balance because they make Chicken Soup. :?
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Postby tradewind » April 20th, 2007, 8:19 pm

On April 20 2007, cheekymunkee wrote:Chicken Soup makes Natural balance? That means that Diamond makes Natural Balance because they make Chicken Soup. :?



Some info. to show the Diamond/Natural Balance relationship.


>
>
> BREAKING NEWS: Natural Balance Recall Expands to Canned Food and
> Treats
> April 17th, 2007
> Itchmo has confirmed with Natural Balance that their recall has
> expanded and now covers the following items for all dates:
>
> Venison and Brown Rice Treats for Dogs (New today)
> Venison and Brown Rice Canned Formula for Dogs (New today)
> Venison and Brown Rice Dry Food for Dogs (Reported Sunday)
> Venison and Green Pea Dry Food for Cats (Reported Sunday)
> The problem stems from melamine found in the rice protein
> concentrate (described by the company as rice gluten) used by
> Natural Balance. They confirmed that FDA testing has found melamine
> in the rice protein concentrate. The ingredient was produced by a
US
> vendor, according to Natural Balance. Natural Balance recommends
> avoiding all rice protein in their products.
>
> They have also confirmed that customers are reporting "a few cases"
> of kidney failures, which their original announcement described
> as "kidney problems".
>
> The items recalled are packaged (but not manufactured) by Diamond
> Pet Foods. The problem was discovered Friday and the FDA is testing
> all other ingredients and formulas. In the packaging process, the
> final food is run through Diamond Pet Foods machinery, but are
> overseen by Natural Balance quality assurance staff.
>
> Natural Balance says it will reimburse the pet parents for medical
> expenses related to the melamine toxin.
>
> NOTE: The recall expansion has not made it out to the mainstream
> media, but we expect it to do so shortly.
>
> UPDATE: Natural Balance is not yet releasing the name of the US
> supplier. We'll let you know as soon as we know.
>
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 20th, 2007, 8:46 pm

Awwww ok. That confused the crap out of me!
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Postby iluvk9 » April 21st, 2007, 8:29 am

On April 20 2007, cheekymunkee wrote:Awwww ok. That confused the crap out of me!


It means kibble feeders are screwed any way you look at it.

The companies use other facilities to "finish their products". So, basically my dogs Natural Balance went through Diamonds processing/packaging plant. Great.
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Postby mnp13 » April 21st, 2007, 10:04 am

On April 21 2007, 08:29, iluvk9 wrote:It means kibble feeders are screwed any way you look at it.

The companies use other facilities to "finish their products". So, basically my dogs Natural Balance went through Diamonds processing/packaging plant. Great.


Exactly. And my damn cats refuse to touch raw.
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