Features June 2007 Issue

Ongoing Pet Food Recalls

The pet food recalls seem to expand daily; what are dog owners to do?

The latest twist in the pet food recall involves foods that contain contaminated ingredients – ingredients that don’t appear on the list of ingredients that are listed by law on the product label. We’re frustrated, given that we’ve spent 10 years telling our subscribers to read product labels – and make purchasing decisions based on the ingredients that are on the labels. Now, it seems to be developing that “what’s in the bag” (or can or pouch) is accurately described by the product labels only sometimes. The industry owes consumers some solutions; how can we ever trust that what’s in the package is what the label says it is?

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