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Author Topic: Another discussion of Frequent Pet Food Recalls  (Read 1933 times)
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« on: August 06, 2010, 04:00:49 AM »

"Is the Increasing Frequency of Pet-Food Recalls a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Discuss ...

Unless you've been hiding far from the pet media over the past week, you've doubtless heard tell of the ongoing Iams/Eukanuba salmonella recall."

Dr. Khuly invites your comments.

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2010/aug/pet_food_recalls

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 05:48:17 AM »

Thanks for posting the link I just went and commented. I am sick to death of voluntary recalls where PFCs' make no effort to get recalled product off the shelf. This happened here in 2008 when Orijen paralysed and killed our cats, no doubt happened in 2007 with the melamine contamination in the US and is happening again with the P & G recall & from memory has happened with every recall I have heard about in between. How many pets have to die before governments get off their backsides and slap a compulsory recall on contaminated/dangerous foods that make companies actively remove them from shelves.

 
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 07:30:50 AM »

One question that was asked in the comments is would a person be willing to pay more for food if you had information at your fingertips if the food was involved in a recall. Wonder if that would drive people just about able to afford some of the other premium foods back to the lower priced ones..
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 02:43:48 AM »

Well we were paying premium price for the Orijen that killed and paralysed our cats - it was one of the most expensive products available here - it certainly didn't make them anymore proactive about getting their product off the shelf. How much more would you have to pay for companies to do the right thing? and what proof (auditing by an independent body etc) would be supplied to prove that they are doing the right thing. Would I pay more? given what we have been through and our trust in the honesty of PFC's being at an all time low I am afraid I would see it as a bigger profit grab and that's all unless there was end of line testing by an independent body that was trustworthy. All very well to talk the talk lets see some of them walk the walk.

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 12:54:01 PM »

raggiesrule yes it always comes down to the money and how much more we can squeeze out of the person. Some will just up and say no thanks and home cook if their pet is accepting of that. Agree that already pay a premium price for the organic pet food and could not afford to pay more. The places need to walk the talk for a change as you said.
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