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Stories in this section are Significant and will be kept here for quite a while
Susan Thixton, from TruthAboutPetFood.com, has just released another important story: "Staffing shortages or shutdown of slaughter facilities related to COVID 19 is causing some livestock producers to euthanize animals. The concern is where those euthanized animals will end up – and what health consequences pets could suffer consuming pet food that contains an euthanized animal." Read this story here.
7/2/20 Guess who’s promoting a drug in social media and on their website? [The] FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine... sent out [a] tweet on July 1,2020 [, and] when you click on the FDA link (go.usa.gov/xwuvm) provided in the Tweet, you are taken to [a page that is an] entire FDA CVM post... about one single drug. Actually, the entire FDA CVM post is promoting one single drug. Read more here
6/30/20 "All too often pet owners get the blame for spreading false information about pet food. A recent article published on VeterinaryPracticeNews.com is another one of those instances where pet owners get the blame when in truth the veterinarian is the guilty party for spreading pet food misinformation." Read more here
6/26/20 Obtained through FOIA request are some concerning incident reports of FDA inspections of pet food. From October 1, 2018 through October 1, 2019 the FDA performed inspections and found 7,841 “incidents” at manufacturers of human food. ‘Incidents’ are a found during an FDA inspection, and the incidents are recorded by the agency if FDA believes the manufacturer violated law. Most manufacturers had multiple incidents. Some incidents were serious, some resulted in a recall or FDA Warning Letter and some were minor paperwork infractions. Read more here
6/22/20 Did FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine unjustifiably alarm millions of pet owners without fully investigating the DCM problem? It appears so.
The FDA first announced to pet owners there is a potential link to canine heart disease with grain-free pet foods in July 2018. In this first announcement from FDA, the agency did not share how many reports of sick pets they had received. But FDA did set off alarms with pet owners and veterinarians stating “Diets in cases reported to the FDA frequently list potatoes or multiple legumes such as peas, lentils, other “pulses” (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients.” Read more here
6/17/20 A new lawsuit has been filed against Nestle Purina challenging the company’s ‘Natural’ and ‘No Preservatives’ claims. The FDA or any State Department of Agriculture rarely (if ever) bothers to validate pet food marketing claims. But thankfully, lawsuits have become a means for consumers to see some type of regulation over pet food. In this lawsuit, two Non-Profit organizations are challenging Nestle Purina’s labeling claims of “Natural” and “No Preservatives“. - Read more here
6/15/20 A new study published June 12, 2020 found two of ten dog chews were not ‘rawhide free’. Published in the Journal of Histotechnology, titled “Microscopic examination of dog chews: correlation of histological findings to product labeling” – this new study of dog chews is concerning for pet owners wishing to avoid rawhide treats. The study is not published for public view, thus we cannot share it with pet owners.." Read more here
6/11/20 The pet food industry thinks pet owners are confused about by-products. The problem is lack of transparency, not confusion.
A recent post on the pet food/animal feed industry website PetFoodIndustry.com states “for years, there’s been a disconnect between the pet food industry and consumers about the value of byproducts.” The industry feels the bad sentiment from pet owners against byproducts is “wasting the potential of human food stream leftovers.”
If they are listening (and if they care about consumers they should be), here’s the truth about how most pet owners feel about byproducts… Read more here
6/9/20 Do you know about this common pet food preservative? You should.
My personal history with ethoxyquin:
In 1991 I was a typical pet owner, giving my dogs the most popular pet food sold. Almost overnight a tumor appeared on my dog’s pelvic bone. With a trip to the vet, we learned the worst news – bone cancer. My vet – who knew more about pet food in 1991 than most vets do today – told me her cancer was probably caused by a chemical preservative used in the pet food. Read more here
6/5/20 Two make false statements about human grade pet food, one says nothing.
When a pet owner sees the words “Human Grade” on a pet food label, it means that all ingredients are human grade or edible and the pet food was manufactured per the same safety standards as human food. This is a significant difference because most pet foods (unfortunately) are feed grade. Feed grade pet foods are allowed by all regulatory authorities to include inedible (even condemned) ingredients and allowed to be manufactured under far lesser safety standards than human grade. Read more here
6/3/20 Little to nothing. Thirteen years later, after tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of pets died in 2007 – today pet owners face the very same challenges.
On March 16, 2007 the deadliest pet food recall in history began. Because this pet food crisis was so deadly – Congress held a special hearing specifically about the existing regulation of pet food in April 2007. Below are two excerpts from that hearing... Read more here
5/26/20 A new DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) study - published May 15, 2020 from multiple scientists at University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is concerning, but probably not in the way you think. Why was the study criteria set up in the way it was? But most importantly, why did the researchers miss a HUGE error? Read more here
5/22/20 Only 10 of 27 pet products tested were close to label claims of CBD, several contained heavy metals. The study – “Cannabinoid, Terpene, and Heavy Metal Analysis of 29 Over-the-Counter Commercial Veterinary Hemp Supplements” – was a joint effort between Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and ElleVet Sciences, a manufacturer of pet CBD products. Putting the potential bias of one CBD pet product manufacturer testing the products of its competition aside, the results of this study are concerning for pet owners. Read more here
5/19/20 Take a guess…how many pounds of pet chews were imported into the U.S. from China in just six weeks?
Import records show, in just six weeks – from 4/1/20 through 5/15/20 – the US (and a few to Canada) received 7,072,807 lbs. of “pet chews” from China. That’s equal to the weight of the Brooklyn Bridge (14,680 tons)…times 235.
The import classification of ‘pet chews’ does not include raw hide treats. This category appears to be mainly jerky treats, with some jerky and rawhide combination treats. Read more here
5/14/20 China, Thailand, India,… Import records tell us what ingredients and foods are being imported, but the pet food industry succeeds at hiding most of the manufacturers names that are sourcing ingredients outside of the US.
Few pet food manufacturers are transparent with consumers regarding the country of origin of all ingredients. Some manufacturers have provided pet owners their ‘Pledge’ to ingredient quality and country of origin (Click Here), but in most cases pet owners are forced to become a private detective to learn where the ingredients in their pet’s food are sourced from or forced to trust the pet food with no country of origin information. Read more here
5/11/20 Attention all freeze dried and dehydrated pet food manufacturers: do the right thing…put an alert on your label.
There is a serious concern with dehydrated or freeze dried pet foods that needs to be openly addressed. These are great pet food options, but ONLY IF the pet food is properly hydrated before feeding it to your pet. A pet owner brought this issue to our attention, her cats suffered blockages from eating some dehydrated food before water was added. Read more here
5/7/20 The FDA recently sent out promotional material on part of its pet food adverse event system. Does this benefit pet owners?..." "This system can be effective at holding manufacturers accountable for a risk pet food, and certainly more pet owners need to report all pet food suspect illnesses to FDA. But there are a few drawbacks pet owners need to be aware of." Read more here
5/4/20 On Friday May 1, 2020, Blue Bell Ice Cream plead guilty "to two misdemeanor counts of distributing adulterated ice cream products and pay a criminal fine and forfeiture amount totaling $17.25 million.” What does criminal charges against an ice cream company have to do with pet food? It’s undeniable evidence that regulatory authorities hold food and feed to two completely different standards. Read more here
4/29/20 "Pet owners are often led to believe owning a pet is like owning a bacterial time bomb – especially if you feed raw pet food. Now we have scientific evidence to the contrary. For years the FDA has issued warnings about the health risk to pet owners of raw pet food. FDA's concern: "Owners who feed their pet a raw diet may have a higher risk of getting infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.” FDA offers "Safe Handling" instructions for pet owners feeding all types of pet food, but raw pet food has been their biggest concern; “If you choose to feed raw pet food, you should be aware of the risks.” A new study is proving that pet owners actually do wash their hands and/or the FDA warnings were knee-jerk, unscientifically based reactions. Read more here
4/23/20 Another selective enforcement issue allowed by FDA that misleads pet owners.
If you were at a restaurant, and ordered mashed potatoes and gravy, but they delivered to you mashed potatoes and water… You’d probably send the mashed potatoes and water back to the kitchen or demand a refund. After all, water is NOT gravy. Except in pet food. Read more here
4/21/20 Somebody who regulates pet food did the right thing; prohibited is prohibited.
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite is a commonly used pet food supplement – a synthetic source of vitamin K. This supplement has been used for years in cat and dog foods…as it turns out…illegally.
The supplement Menadione Sodium Bisulfite is ONLY approved for use in poultry feed. Menadione Sodium Bisulfite has NEVER been proven safe for use in cat foods or dog foods. No supplement supplier has ever bothered to provide regulatory authorities scientific evidence to the safety of this supplement for pets, no pet food manufacturer that uses this supplement has ever bothered to provide regulatory authorities scientific evidence to the safety of this supplement in cat and dog foods. For years (and years) regulatory authorities have just looked the other way, allowing this supplement to be used in pet food when it had never been proven safe for cats and dogs. Read more here
4/20/20 Millions of pounds of illegal pet foods are allowed to be sold to unknowing consumers each day. How can government regulatory authorities allow law to be violated? They are paid to. When U.S. federal law says one thing: "The term “food” means (1) articles used for food or drink for man or other animals“... and "A food shall be deemed to be adulterated” (in part) “(5) if it is, in whole or in part, the product of a diseased animal or of an animal which has died otherwise than by slaughter”… Read more here
4/14/20 False information on the AAFCO website is misleading pet owners. Is it intentional?
When a pet owner visits the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) website, there is a menu item titled "Consumers". When you visit the Consumers page, there is a category listed titled “AAFCO Talks Pet Food“, explained as “The AAFCO Talks Pet Food site contains a treasure-trove of information for consumers.” Read more here
4/13/2020 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are two different federal agencies with very different perspectives of what is safe for pets to consume. Both agencies regulate food, but each has its own jurisdiction. The FDA regulates products that contain 3% or less raw meat and the USDA regulates products that contain 3% or more raw meat. But, for some unknown reason, the FDA regulates pet food (even though most products contain more than 3% raw meat). It’s very unfortunate that the FDA has been given jurisdiction over pet food. Read more here
4/7/2020 The FDA’s 2020 FDA Investigations Operations Manual confirms pet food is allowed to violate law.
Each year the FDA compiles a “Investigations Operations Manual”. Per the 2020 manual’s foreword (bold added) “The Investigations Operations Manual (IOM) is the primary operational guide for FDA employees who perform field investigational activities in support of the agency’s public health mission. Accordingly, it directs the conduct of all fundamental field investigational activities. Adherence to this manual is paramount to assure quality, consistency, and efficiency in field operations.” In other words, this manual is the FDA’s official guide for it’s employees on how to properly handle investigations, how to regulate pet food/animal feed. Read more here
4/3/2020 Having a little fun with the crazy world of pet food…
The FDA commonly uses acronyms. As example, Agency representatives refer to the Food Safety Modernization Act (laws) as: FSMA pronounced fiz-ma. We thought it might be fun to come up with a few acronyms of our own. Read more here
3/31/2020 Especially when they don’t want to give you the information. A real life example of FDA’s stall tactics.
One of the most important things that pet owners (and veterinarians) need to know – but don’t have access to – is the definitions of pet food ingredients. FDA has access to those definitions, in fact they co-author the definitions and utilize them in regulating pet food. In 2017 we filed a Freedom of Information Act request with FDA for those definitions. The Agency still hasn’t provided the information they are legally required to provide; here’s how they have stalled for twenty-eight months. Read more here
3/26/2020 Following a recall and a FDA consumer warning, FDA issues a Warning Letter to Bravo Packing on March 16, 2020. Bravo Packing – not the same company as Bravo Pet Food – recalled their Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, in September 2018. A year later, September 2019, the FDA issued a consumer warning regarding Performance Dog Food; “cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets any Performance Dog frozen raw pet food after a sample tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono).“ Read more here
3/24/2020 Pet owners can take comfort that there are no expected shortages from human grade ingredient pet food manufacturers, AND that independent pet food stores are taking measures to keep their clients safe and pets well fed. It could vary from state to state, but U.S. Homeland Security has issued guidance declaring pet food stores and pet food manufacturers as “essential” businesses that will remain open during the many COVID-19 business closures. Read more here
3/22/2020 The differences between these two categories of pet food can be dramatic. The documented differences between feed grade and human grade. All pet foods (and treats) fall into one of two categories – feed grade or human grade. Most human grade pet foods are clearly marked on the pet food label (raw pet foods are not allowed to make the human grade label claim). No feed grade pet foods are marked. In fact, the entire feed grade category is intentionally hidden from pet owners. Read more here
3/19/2020 A personal message to pet owners. - Science has shown that our pets mirror our stress. From a Swedish study: "Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs.” The same can be said for our cats – they mirror our emotions.." "In these very challenging times, the last thing we need is for our pets to absorb our stress and potentially suffer health consequences from it." Read more here
11/13/2019 I had the tremendous honor to speak at the 2019 Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS) annual Conference this past weekend in Bristol, UK (my first international speech, first trip to Europe). To be surrounded by so many forward thinking veterinarians was beyond words. RFVS is an international organization of veterinarians that fully understand minimally processed pet food (not excessively processed feed) is of significant importance for the health of pets. Once a year they gather together, inviting like minded individuals to share their science and knowledge. It was my honor to be included this year. Read more here
3/16/2020 "The most commonly used pet food ingredient – by almost a million tons (almost 2 billion pounds) is: Corn." [Doug's note: And you wonder why your cats are sick ????????]
"The Institute for Feed Education and Research, the North American Renderers Association, and the Pet Food Institute recently published an interesting report; “Pet Food Production and Ingredient Analysis“. The report brags the pet food industry stimulates “the overall agricultural economy through the purchase of ingredients, labor and services from related industries“. Read more here
3/9/2020 "…you have no option but to sue them. Documentary film producer Kohl Harrington has filed a lawsuit against the FDA. Federal law requires government agencies to provide documents to those who request them through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Often, FOIA requests are sent due to someone wanting to learn the facts behind an FDA investigation or inspection or recall. Kohl Harrington – the producer of the well known pet food documentary Pet Fooled – has devoted himself to learning the facts about the pet food industry. His devotion has not been well received by some." Read more here
3/7/2020 The Smuckers recall notice never told consumers the cause of the recall, but FDA Enforcement reports have finally given pet owners an answer. On December 5, 2019, the J.M. Smucker company announced a recall of Special Kitty canned pet foods. The recall notice gave pet owners no cause for the recall, the company only stated “due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards.” Read more here
3/4/2020 A cat diet study discovered something unexpected; they found that commercial cat foods did not consistently use the ingredients listed on the label or in consistent amounts.
If you’ve ever baked a cake from a recipe, you’ve probably learned that should you vary the recipe even slightly your cake doesn’t turn out as you planned. The recipe called for 3 eggs, and you only had 2. It will be ok, right? Wrong. Your cake didn’t rise and certainly didn’t taste like it should.
Pet foods have specific recipes too. However, pet foods have recipes for much more important reasons than taste. Pet food recipes are necessary to make certain the pet food is as the label claims – “Complete and Balanced” – providing all of the required nutrients a cat or dog needs and in the proper levels. Thus when a pet food manufacturer doesn’t follow their recipe, nutritional failures can happen that can adversely effect the pet consuming the food. Read more here
3/2/2020 Information provided in a FDA FOIA request raises some questions about the Agency’s investigation of DCM in dogs. More than 1,000 pages of documents were provided in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding FDA’s investigation of grain-free pet food potentially linked to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. Documents provided ranged from a slide presentation FDA provided industry, to test results of pet foods, to email communications between the trade association that represents Big Pet Food (Pet Food Institute) and FDA. Read more here
2/26/2020 Federal funding is provided to AAFCO, yet AAFCO denies pet owners the work your tax dollars paid for. In 2020 – theU.S. government will pay the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) $72,500.00. Over the past ten years, the U.S. government (via the Food and Drug Administration) has paid AAFCO $315,174.00. What was the money for? Read more here
2/18/2020 A not so clinical (but evidenced) diagnosis: the FDA suffers from raw pet food phobia. In the late afternoon on Friday February 14, 2020 the FDA issued another warning to pet owners about a raw pet food. These FDA consumer warnings on raw pet food have become quite common. Since May 16, 2016 the FDA has issued 18 consumer alerts regarding pet products. Nine of those alerts – or 50% – were regarding raw pet food. Another vital statistic that needs to be considered is that raw pet food only consists of "about 1.3 percent of all sales" (all pet food sales).
So…why would 50% of all FDA pet product consumer warnings be specific to ONLY 1.3% of the pet food market? Read more here
2/13/2020 The FDA has been silent on their investigation into a potential link between pet food and canine heart disease for almost 8 months. Why? The FDA issued their first notice the Agency was investigating a possible link between canine heart disease and pet food in July 2018. The next FDA notice about DCM came about 7 months later in February 2019. And then in late June 2019, FDA issued a third update on their investigation of DCM’s possible link to pet food. Read more here
2/7/2020 We asked the Agency to enforce law in pet food and they stated enforcing law would not be in the public interest or in the interest of justice. We asked the Agency to stop allowing illegal ingredients sourced from diseased animals and animals that have died other than by slaughter in pet food – and they stated that would not be in the public interest or in the interest of justice. And we asked FDA to properly label pet foods so that consumers can easily know if they are buying lesser quality feed or higher quality food – and again, FDA stated this would not be in the public interest or in the interest of justice. Read more here
2/4/2020 Everyday pet foods and treats are sold to unknowing consumers that include illegal ingredients made from bloody dead animal carcass slurry, transported in an open trailer, dumped onto a bloody parking lot…with a picture of a grilled steak or roasted chicken on the pet food label. No consumer is informed because the FDA decided we don’t deserve to know. Red more here
1/27/2020 Researchers at the University of Helsinki have released a study regarding arsenic exposure to dogs consuming a food containing rice (high on the ingredient list). "Hair arsenic level in rice-based diet-fed Staffordshire bull terriers" compared the arsenic levels in hair analysis of dogs fed a diet high in rice (rice listed as the first or second ingredient) to dogs fed a diet with no rice. The hair arsenic analysis “was significantly higher in dogs fed a rice-based diet.” “The results suggest that eating a rice-based diet for long periods of time represents a risk for chronic iAs (inorganic arsenic) exposure in dogs.” Read more here
1/29/2020 Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is providing VERY misleading information to pet owners. In the February 2020 Tufts Veterinary School newsletter “Catnip“, there is a feature article titled "Food Labeling Terms with More Sizzle Than Substance". The story includes the subtitle “Don’t be fooled by these words when choosing your cat’s food“. However, it appears that Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is actually the one doing the fooling. Read more here
1/24/2020 After being allowed to attend the AAFCO meeting just 4 days before it began, it was a scramble to get to Albuquerque on Monday January 20, 2020. Coming into the meeting the first day, few regulatory authorities made eye contact. The atmosphere was chilly to say the least. But on day two, several went out of their way to tell me personally they were glad I am here. It was clear to me, that not all at AAFCO believed it was the right thing to do to ban consumers and advocates. I want to thank those that at AAFCO who shared their feelings with me.. Read more here
1/8/2020 New lawsuit challenges Blue Buffalo’s claims of “protein-rich” stating a “small bowl” of Blue Buffalo dog food “contains more carbohydrate than a wild grey wolf is likely to consume in an entire lifetime.” Filed in New York, Blue Buffalo is facing a class action lawsuit regarding the pet food’s marketing and challenging the high carbohydrate levels of kibble. - Read more here.
12/30/2019 "Many pets died in 2019 – because manufacturers and ingredient suppliers were negligent, because regulatory authorities failed to enforce law. 2019 was a devastating year of regulatory bias against pet owners. This was a bad pet food year." Read more here.
12/12/2019 Valley Proteins – one of the largest rendering companies – told FDA that pentobarbital is an “unavoidable contaminant.” The FDA issued a Warning Letter to Valley Proteins on November 18, 2019. Though the Warning is cryptic, it is evidence of several concerning problems in pet food AND apparently a new (bad) attitude from FDA. Read more here
11/13/2019 Why was one ingredient supplier prosecuted, when FDA and other regulators committing the same crime walk away penalty free? In a Missouri courtroom last week, a pet food ingredient supplier pleaded guilty to one count of “conspiracy to introduce adulterated and/or misbranded food into interstate commerce“. This plea was finalizing a pet food ingredient fraud issue that began with a lawsuit between Purina and Blue Buffalo in 2014. Read more here
10/23/2019 Pet owners stepped up in a BIG way, sending the FDA a strong message. Stop allowing waste to be dumped into pet foods, label products as feed or food. In October of 2016, we (Association for Truth in Pet Food – representing pet owners) sent the formal document to FDA requesting the Agency to stop allowing pet food to violate federal law and to properly label pet products as food or feed. Read more here
10/21/19 Based on the media stories, and without thinking it through, one might believe that raw pet food is a greater risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than other styles of pet food and a greater risk than even human food. Read more here
10/18/2019 Did the FDA intentionally list brand names to benefit Purina, Mars, and Hill’s? Should the Agency be investigated for bias? When FDA last updated the public on their investigation into dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases linked to pet food, they did an unprecedented thing: they named names. The June 2019 FDA update provided a chart of brands involved in their investigation; the FDA compiled a list of pet foods, “the most commonly reported pet food brands named in DCM reports submitted to the FDA.” Read more here
10/14/2019 Send them to pet feed; the illegal but allowed by FDA waste disposal resource. Off the coast of Newfoundland Canada are floating pens, home to millions of farmed salmon. In early September 2019, several million of those pen-raised fish unexpectedly died; reports range from two to eight million fish died. Reports also range from algae bloom to warm water as to the cause of the fish die off. Read more here
10/11/2019 FDA directly lied to us for 6 weeks, denied pet owners a voice. What is it going to take for pet owners to be provided with access to the legal requirements of pet food? What is it going to take for pet owners to be able to make informed pet food decisions? Read more here
3/8/2009 Jerry mentioned in his personal account that he didn’t know if all rendering facilities were like this; truth is, none of us know. All rendering facilities are overseen by the USDA; however there are no inspection reports or any other information on the USDA website regarding rendering facilities. Read more here.
11/18/2019 A Warning Letter discloses that Hill’s Pet Food received a vitamin premix with 2900% higher levels of vitamin D (than what was claimed on the product label). Even though both the premix supplier and Hill’s failed to test for safety concerns, FDA only issued a warning to the ingredient supplier. FDA issued NO warning to Hill’s. Read more here
With Thanks to Kohl Harrington, director
Visit the Pet Schooled Website
Also see Mr. Harrington's feature film Pet Fooled. It's an American independent documentary film exploring the pet food industry with interviews from veterinarians and pet owners whose pets have died, they allege, due to commercially packaged pet food. See the CatNewsNow.com link to Pet Fooled here.
3/11/2020 Kohl Harrington, director of the recently released media platform Pet Schooled, filed suit against the FDA (U.S. Food And Drug Administration) in federal court on Friday, March 6, 2020. A copy of the complaint can be read here: https://truthaboutpetfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Kohl-Harring-lawsuit-FDA.pdf
The lawsuit centers around a current film that Harrington is documenting for, and records that FDA have not turned over regarding a variety of claims relating to raw pet food and the pet food industry. Read more here
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