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Author Topic: Iams and Eukanuba underperformering  (Read 5608 times)
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« on: October 02, 2007, 11:57:54 AM »



This is so sad: Grin

The Business Courier in May reported that Procter had identified its pet food, coffee and snack lines as underperformers. That includes Folgers, Millstone, Pringles, Iams and Eukanuba. Executives at the consumer products maker meet in June for an annual review of the company's full brand portfolio, during which time they decide if any brands should be sold.


http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2007/10/01/daily24.html?jst=b_ln_hl

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 12:42:01 PM »

Mal, you made my day!  Grin Grin Grin

I carry my Proctor & Gamble products list with me.  I can keep track of what products NOT to buy.  I even gave up my Bounty paper towels. 

Remember the IAMS Savory Sauce that just seemed to disappear from store shelves although there was no formal recall?  Stores said they were just told to pull it along with the other IAMS/Eukanuba products.

I emailed IAMS about the Savory Sauce just to see what kind of story I would hear.  The IAMS customer service reps just said (took 3 weeks to respond - guess they were busy handling a lot of pet death and pet illness questions) that maybe stores just didn't have the room to stock it.  Yeah, right!  How lame. 

The shelves were full of it before the recalls.  Now, someone else can buy the brands and try to repackage them.  Be on the lookout, folks, and report the new brands and new packaging under the "NEW FOODS SINCE THE RECALLS" threads, under the major headings of "Dog Foods by Brand" and "Cat Foods by Brand."  There is a separate thread for dogs and cats.

IAMS & Eukanuba: YOU WILL NEVER GET YOUR HANDS AROUND THE THROATS OF ANY MORE OF MY PETS!  I jist ain't az stoooopid any more!  I hope all of your brands take a steep nose dive!

Thanks for the good news, mal!  I'm so sad, too.   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 12:43:02 PM »

ya... I have tears in my eyes too   Cheesy

My cats were on Eukenuba before the Big recalls in March... fortunately, the cans I had were not among the tainted batch. But I still feel like bloody murder when I think on what could easily have happened to my kitties...  Angry  I HATE Eukenuba (and Nutro and Iams and Science Diet and MenuFoods).  
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 03:43:06 PM »

How very very tragic. I'm so upset.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 04:18:07 PM »

This is very upsetting news! And yet strangely I feel cheerful.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 07:03:03 PM »

We have to see who they sell Iams and Eukanuba to and then avoid that company too. So sad but they made their bed with dirty linens so what do they expect? More of our money for your bank accounts? I think not.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 08:11:18 PM »

HA..HA...ROFLMAO Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Eukanuba kibble is what my puppy was raised on.  He didn't like it after he came to us, his forever home, forever family.  His breeder liked it, so we tried to stick it out but did add samples that our local Nature's Pet generously gave us of other brands.  We began to purchase small bags of another brand, rotating "flavors" but still using Eukanuba (sorry, must've been slow learners, because by now he was on Eukanuba Adult kibble, along w/ the new brand.)  So even 'tho the kibble was not part of the recall, when that news hit, we gave our full, new bag along w/ Eukanuba biscuits to one of our local shelters.  After all, they needed food.  It was not recalled. 

We never once since then have purchased any product associated w/ this company, nor with their parent company.  Every one of us who participates makes a difference, even just our small family adds to the others!

Yeah, so sad!  TEE HEE!  I hope they have to cut back production to the point jobs are lost high and low.  Maybe before leaving they can take some of the pet food w/ them and eat it themselves while unemployed!  Do you think they're really clueless as to the uhhhhh..."stuff" that goes into these bags and cans???

We will all need to keep following this story.  Don't want to put my money on it ever again, no matter who owns it, what possible name changes it might go thru.  Don't want to support and parent company involved in it's future.

What no "bread?" (as in profits)  Let them eat cake (in the form of kibbles and canned pet food products)
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2007, 08:52:10 PM »

     I am as unhappy as anyone else about the whole pet food recall fiasco.  However, I cannot bring myself to wish that innocent people lose their jobs.  They have families to feed the same as any one of us. These workers do their jobs every day and I have no reason to believe that they are evil and ever had any intention of doing harm to our pets. 
     Wasn't it Iams who first brought the problem to the forefront?  I'm sure that when they did they realized that doing so was not going to do much for their bottom line.  But they did it anyway.  I'm sure that at the time they did not realize the extent of the problem or how far-reaching the fallout would be.  I do, however, give them credit for their actions at the time.  I have never used their products and, recall or not, probably never would have.  I hope that in the future they will be more careful and produce a better product, but I don't wish bad things for their employees who had no part in the decisions made about the production of their food.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 03:46:46 AM »

I don't wish bad things for their employees who had no part in the decisions made about the production of their food.

I agree with you.  Too often it is the blue collar workers who lose their jobs and suffer, not the executives.  They just go work somewhere else.   
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 08:19:58 AM »

I have never tried nor fed any of my pets the Iams nor the Eukanuba not even the free samples.     I don't drink coffee, hate Pringles as they are full  of salt & don't purchase many snack foods either.   If  these companys had to rely on my $$$$$$$$$$$, they would not be in business.    That said, sorry if people may lose their employment but hopefully, they have  a good recommendation to be hired elsewhere.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007, 08:44:47 AM »

I don't wish job loss on anyone except the executives at the pf co's. But realistically it's always the average worker who had no control over the cost cutting decisions who will be out of work.I would prefer to see these co's stay in business & make a more nutritious & safer product.I'm not holding my breath waiting though.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2007, 11:41:47 AM »

What became of the smell coming from the Nutro Factory in California?HuhHuh
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2007, 02:40:16 PM »

Folgers is cheap in making their coffee and is basically what I consider "generic" in today's time. They use the cheapest beans just like world famous Starbucks and their nasty tasting coffee. There are much better coffee out there. Even Community Coffee is better than folgers.
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2007, 10:58:58 PM »

Maybe if the big corporations were more concerned with a healthy, safe product then they would not be losing market share and peoples business. Hopefully they people working for these places losing their jobs will be smart and maybe open up a company of their own with a quality, safe, non-toxic pet product. They would have a lot of busines if they were reputable and not liars.
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 07:07:18 AM »

Call me "hard of heart" if you like, but I simply will not support a product that has been known to harm living creatures it is supposed to nourish simply becuase I feel sorry for people in that company who might lose their jobs if I do not buy their product.  I feel the same about gun manufacturers and unethical companies. But that's just me. 
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