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Author Topic: FDA Suspends Temporary Emergency Permit of Pet Food Maker Evanger's  (Read 134908 times)
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2008, 09:04:51 AM »

Bridgett, I'm afraid to recommend a brand because I'm not as scientifically oriented
as some of the folks on here. But just do a google search, and I guarantee you'll
find brands. Also talk to local pharmacies and health food stores.These concerns
I believe are spreading with consumer awareness and some local people carry them.
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2008, 09:05:37 AM »

I am wondering if I shouldn't haul Daisy to the vet...
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2008, 09:23:03 AM »

Has Daisy's diarrhea stopped? Are you seeing any other symptoms of weakness or
anything unusual? We've all had the trots from food. It would kind of be similar for
Daisy.
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Dennis
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2008, 09:45:09 AM »

I asked our local pet food provider and they hadn't yet seen the Evangers FDA emergency order.

They will be contacting Evangers immediately. Perhaps others might want to show the FDA notice
to their retailer store owner/manager if they stock Evangers?

I don't know how this affects existing shelf stock or already purchased food and that would be a
valid consumer/retailer question.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2008, 10:01:16 AM »

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Hi all, I just saw this statement on the Evanger's website.  In my opinion Evanger's was doing the right thing and following FDA regulations.  I know I am certainly going to continue to feed my dogs Evanger's because I have seen huge benefits in their coat and energy since I put them on the food.

April 25, 2008


To Our Valued Customers:

The US Food & Drug Administration conducted a routine inspection of Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc. during February & March of 2008.  As a result of the inspection, the FDA raised questions regarding recordkeeping.  Neither Evanger’s nor FDA has received ANY customer complaints questioning the safety of Evanger’s products relating to this minor recordkeeping issue.

The FDA has not raised any questions as to the safety of any of Evanger’s products.

Although FDA has raised these questions, Evanger’s continues to make and distribute its products with FDA approval.  Evanger’s is working closely with expert process consultants, TechniCal Inc., which has already fully addressed many of FDA’s inquiries, and we expect to have all FDA concerns fully satisfied shortly.

Evanger’s is committed to providing high quality, safe, and nutritious all-natural and organic pet food, as it has done since 1935.

Respectfully,


Joel Sher
Vice President
Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc.
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Arlo
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2008, 10:13:23 AM »

If the paperwork is screwed up I wonder how can the appropriate temperature at the appropriate pressure for the appropriate time be proven?  We're not talking about a belly ache here.  Botulism is often fatal.  If the last case was thirty years ago, I wouldn't be concerned.  Me, I think I'll wait for Evangers quality issues to get straightened out.
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2008, 10:57:37 AM »

Can I claim that buck?  Sorry Martin, just a concerned pet owner.  Of course I saw red flags when I read the release, but I'm completely confident in the company because my dog has thrived off of their food.  We saw what happened with Menu Foods when the recall happened, they were getting ingredients from China!  If you read your dog food label, everything is completely sourced in the United States.  The company has been in business for a long time, and if there was a problem they would have been shut down a long time ago, so I will still strongly believe that this is a recordkeeping problem and there is nothing wrong with the food.
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Offy
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2008, 11:02:39 AM »

Shhhheeesh.

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Neither Evanger’s nor FDA has received ANY customer complaints questioning the safety of Evanger’s products relating to this minor recordkeeping issue.

I will never in this lifetime try again to get mine to eat this Brand .

Right, no customers have complained about their record keeping issue that might cause/has caused a problem the Feds think might foster botulism!!!!!!!!

They complained about the frigging pet food you idiot!!!!

How about the high level of copper in the  Pheasant?

QC issues?

Recordkeeping!!!!!!..

treat us like fools and your pet food looks really dangerous!!!!!

 Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

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Arlo
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2008, 11:06:28 AM »

And the salmonella, the botulism, and the aflatoxin came from the US.  And many of us on this forum are suspicious of manufacturers' claims due to the PFI and the spin doctors.  There have been reports of quality issues; I will remain suspicious for awhile. Remember, last July people were seriously ill with botulism that originated in US canneries.  It wasn't imported from China.  GMP went into the garbage.
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2008, 11:08:35 AM »

Can I claim that buck?  Sorry Martin, just a concerned pet owner.  Of course I saw red flags when I read the release, but I'm completely confident in the company because my dog has thrived off of their food.  We saw what happened with Menu Foods when the recall happened, they were getting ingredients from China!  If you read your dog food label, everything is completely sourced in the United States.  The company has been in business for a long time, and if there was a problem they would have been shut down a long time ago, so I will still strongly believe that this is a recordkeeping problem and there is nothing wrong with the food.

Lovedogs, wonder if the recordkeeping issue is the one where they don't keep record of the consumer complaints??

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2008, 11:22:36 AM »

Has Daisy's diarrhea stopped? Are you seeing any other symptoms of weakness or
anything unusual? We've all had the trots from food. It would kind of be similar for
Daisy.

Yes, it has.  She is eating Origin dry kibble with green beans.  What makes me worried is she isn't keeping up with me on our walks.  I am not letting her stop and sniff like she wants too so she could be protesting but it could be muscle stiffness.  Would the runs have stopped if it was botulism?
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2008, 11:36:44 AM »

Maybe you should get Daisy checked out, Bridgett, if this fatigue has been going on for more than a day or two after the diarrhea stopped. 

She does speed up when she hears the prairie dogs but on the whole she doesn't seem very enthused to be walking.  At home she seems fine.  I haven't noticed anything with her eyesight. 

Just what I need.  I am gonna sue if my dog has botulism.
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2008, 11:54:27 AM »

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/botulism/page1.aspx

According to this Daisy would be paralyzed. 

I am going to see how she does tonight on our walk.  She just seems reluctant certainly not paralyzed.

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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2008, 12:36:47 PM »

Bridgett, JMHO here. But if she seems reluctant to walk and somewhat tired, I would have her checked by the vet. She could have picked up a bacteria or still have some sore tummy issues. Hopefully it wasn't the Evangers. It does sound good that the Origin and green beans are being eaten without a problem. Even just a CBC to check her white count -

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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2008, 05:50:08 PM »

http://www.evangersdogfood.com/about/statement_Joel.html

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company Responds to FDA News Release

April 25, 2008

To our valued customers:

As a result of a routine inspection of the Evanger’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 producer’s facilities.

Contrary to a news release issued by the FDA Thursday, April 24, 2008, Evanger’s continues to make and distribute its products with FDA approval. Evanger’s is working closely with the FDA and already has addressed many of the FDA’s questions. Evanger’s expects to have the few remaining FDA queries fully satisfied shortly.

No Evanger’s product has been recalled, nor is there any indication that any Evanger’s product is under-processed, unsafe, or contaminated in any way.

“As our customers, retailers and distributors know, Evanger’s takes the quality and safety of its pet foods very seriously,” said Holly Sher, president of Evanger’s. “Evanger’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 Evanger’s products continue to be safe, wholesome and natural, so confident that we continue to feed them daily to our own pets.”

All ingredients in Evanger’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 Evanger’s canned foods and is not affiliated with of production its dry pet food products.

As the United States’ oldest natural pet food company, Evanger’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 Evanger’s customer service department at US +1 8002886796 Call  for further information. In addition, all new or updated information will be immediately posted to our Website, www.evangersdogfood.com

ABOUT EVANGER’S DOG & CAT FOOD CO., INC.

Established in 1935, EVANGER’S Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc. is the oldest natural dog food company in the United States. Today, the suburban Chicago company is as innovative as when Fred Evanger first founded it, producing a wide array of human-grade dog and cat food dinners and supplements.


Respectfully,

Joel Sher
Vice President
Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc.
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