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Author Topic: Recall Companies IAMS and EUKANUBA Receive Good Housekeeping Seal  (Read 5140 times)
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5CatMom
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« on: January 14, 2008, 09:08:00 AM »

Itchmo reported that IAMS and EUKANUBA received the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Please contact Good Housekeeping and let them know what you think:

Nathan Christopher, Hearst Magazines
212-649-2582
email: nchristopher@hearst.com


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sharky
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 09:40:05 AM »

I researched the goodhousekeeping seal and the requirements many yrs ago it is a complete joke IMHO....
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5CatMom
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 12:24:31 PM »

More contact info posted by 2CatMom:

Good Housekeeping Magazine
300 West 57th St.
28th Fl.
New York, NY 10019.

Or email us at GHKLetters@hearst.com.

or by phone at 212-649-2419.

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5CatMom
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 04:26:20 PM »

Thanks, Klondike.

Me too.

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menusux
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 08:06:34 PM »

Washington Post published an article about GH and the Seal on January 2 of this year.  They also allow you to comment on the article at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/01/AR2008010100642_pf.html
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MarleysMom
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 09:36:51 PM »

I sure would like to know what kind of scientific background and what kind of testing did GH do in order to give IAMs and Eukanuba a gold seal. They should post exactly what kind of testing they conducted and results.

Why would any pet owner believe them and not Expertox's test results?

IMO, the couldn't buy Expertox but P&G did buy a gold seal. Just to fool people into thinking their product is safe. Lots of PR crap just like their food. Big business as usual.

Excuse me while I get sick.......

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kaffe
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 10:12:24 PM »

Exactly what I was thinking MarleysMom:  they bought the seal!  Hah!
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sharky
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 11:28:40 PM »

Quite possible ... why I dont put stock in that seal... I found it on a "natural cleaner" that had more chemicals and Warnings than the chemical/ traditional counterpart with no seal....
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kaffe
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 01:04:41 AM »

Quite possible ... why I dont put stock in that seal... I found it on a "natural cleaner" that had more chemicals and Warnings than the chemical/ traditional counterpart with no seal....

  CheesyGrin

that says a lot!
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Carol
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 05:06:02 AM »

If you read this you will see (IMO) that it is really not worth anything.  They will refund the product price for any defect found in a product for 2 years. Blah-blah-blah.... I wonder how they would replace or refund our furkids?

http://www.goodhousekeepingseal.com/r5/display.asp?file=seal.asp
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Carol
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 05:48:26 AM »

I suggest Good Housekeeping read this from the AAVLD Annual Conference in October 2007 (page 29) and then make sure all of those US pet parents affected by IAMS have had their vet bills taken care of by IAMS and if not, maybe they could do it as they must believe in this company for they did give it their seal!  I will email this link!

http://data.memberclicks.com/site/aavld/2007%20AAVLD%20Procdngs%20book%20(2).pdf

Of the 347 cases that met the criteria, 235 (68%) were cats and 112 (32%) were dogs. The sex of 8
cats was not identified, but of the remaining 227 cats, 48% were male and 52% were female. Fifty nine
of the dogs (53%) were male and 47% were female. The age range for cats was 0.17-19 years and for
dogs it was 0.33- 19 years. Of all the cases, 98% were reported from the US, with the remaining 2%
reported from Canada. From North America as a whole, the majority of cases were reported from Texas,
California, Ontario, Illinois and Michigan in descending order of frequency. It was interesting to note
that of all the cat and dog cases, 61% and 74% respectively were dead and the rest were either ill or had
recovered at the time of reporting.
Among US cats, the top 2 foods responsible for illness were Iams and
Special Kitty US in descending order of frequency
. The top 2 food products most responsible for illness
among dogs in the US were Alpo Prime foods followed by Ol’ Roy US. In Canada, 20 of 27 cases
reported were cats, and Special Kitty Canada and President’s Choice were the 2 foods most frequently
associated with illness. Another interesting finding was that of all the dog and cat cases, an equal
proportion (18%) used 3 or more of the 8 diagnostic criteria used to confirm pet-food-induced
nephrotoxicity. These criteria were as follows: a history of having ingested recalled food; finding
characteristic crystals in urine; gross findings of characteristic yellow crystals in the kidneys; histologic
findings of distinct crystals in the kidneys; analytical confirmation of melamine in urine; analytical
confirmation of melamine in tissues; analytical confirmation of melamine in food; and analytical
confirmation of cyanuric acid, ammelide, or ammeline in tissues, urine, or food.
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

United we stand     Divided we fall....
JanC
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 07:06:10 AM »

The only thing about this that makes me smile is that it appears to me that they are desperate & trying whatever it takes to get their food selling again.  I never saw so much about them in the media as I have since the recalls.....which tells me that their profits must be down & they are trying everything to get those profits back up again.  Won't be doing it through me or most of us here on Itchmo.  We're wiser now.

A seal doesn't mean jacks**t to me......what means something is a company that is open & honest when questioned by their consumers & also uses healthy ingredients in their food, not toxins, fillers, cheap grains & chemicals.  Not to mention any company that does inhumane testing on animals.....they won't get my dollars.

As I've said before & I'll say again:

Fool me once, shame on you.......fool me twice, shame on me.

Won't get me to buy your crud again no matter how many seals you get..... Undecided
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onlooker
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 12:34:39 PM »

NO  Iams nor Euk. for my buddies either.   Even if it were FREE..    The Good Housekeeping seal means diddly to me to.     
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