Dog Food Contamination

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TheGoldenGoose PM TheGoldenGoose
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Posted: 5/9/2012 10:43:15 PM

Just four years ago, Diamond Pet Foods of South Carolina was fined $3.7m for violating safety production standards and allowing contaminated pet food to sicken and kill.

The fact that this nightmare is happening yet once again should be sufficient proof that these Corporate people simply don't care, period.

Regulations?  Bah, Humbug.  They will gladly pay a $3.7m fine in order to keep producing and profiting.  It's just a cost of doing business for these Corporate Crooks.

"No problem", you say?  You don't buy those cheap pet food products anyway?  Think again.  Diamond has negotiated many "Outsource Contracts" from premium brands like Taste of the Wild and Apex.  That's right, you're paying top dollar for the same salmonella garbage infecting the cheap brands.

Here's a list of contaminated products to date: LINK

Keep in mind that all of this is quite avoidable.  No cutting corners on production safety and attention to common sense regulations.  That's it.  It's no miracle recipe.

Killing and sickening our Pets in order to reap more profit.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:01:20 PM

Excellent link.  

I wasn't concerned because I don't buy Diamond products.

But little did I know that Taste of the Wild, person Van Patten's, and Solid Gold sub out some of their products to Diamond.

Henry-Lilly PM Henry-Lilly
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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:03:29 PM
Just friggin sickening. 
Henry-Lilly PM Henry-Lilly
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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:13:43 PM
Kirkland Signature is on the list.  That's Costco's "premium" dog food.  Seems almost everything is potentially poison these days.  May have to go hunting to get quality dog food.
jcjcjc24 PM jcjcjc24
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Posted: 5/11/2012 1:41:45 PM
We just put our dogs on a raw food diet. They love it. It is actually really good for them. Sometimes it is a little nasty watching chew on a turkey neck but much healthier than dog food
Nut_Flopper PM Nut_Flopper
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Posted: 5/11/2012 3:53:04 PM
Have had my new dog about 2 months now.

I saw this but didn't think it was an issue since I have been mixing Natural Balance (Van Patten's Food) and boiled chicken or beef since she doesn't like to eat it dry.

WTF person

May have to look into a home made raw diet but it says it can have some nutritional issues.


jcjcjc24 PM jcjcjc24
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Posted: 5/11/2012 4:08:08 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Nut_Flopper:

Have had my new dog about 2 months now.

I saw this but didn't think it was an issue since I have been mixing Natural Balance (Van Patten's Food) and boiled chicken or beef since she doesn't like to eat it dry.

WTF person

May have to look into a home made raw diet but it says it can have some nutritional issues.


You just have to mix up their diet to make sure they are getting everything. The lady we buy the stuff from broke it down for us.We have been doing it for a couple of months. It is pretty easy once you get it down. If you want PM me and I will have my wife forward me what they need for their diet

TheGoldenGoose PM TheGoldenGoose
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Posted: 5/21/2012 2:55:46 PM

The first FDA reports are coming out regarding the initial inspections at The Diamond Pet Foods South Carolina plant and they ARE NOT pretty.

Meanwhile, the Missouri production plant is undergoing voluntary recalls as some of the Missouri product is now suspected of causing pet illness.

LINK for updates
Nut_Flopper PM Nut_Flopper
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Posted: 5/21/2012 8:43:08 PM
The past two months I have been buying Natural Balance Duck and potato dry food and various cans of the NB wet food beef, chicken, liver etc. to mix with the dry thinking it was higher quality than the normal crap in the grocery store. A few people I know highly recommended it.

She loved it until this last bag I bought and barely touches it now. I live in LA and I read it wasn't effecting CA but strange that all of a sudden she doesn't like it anymore. Plus now that I think of it she had diarea a few days last week and has been a little lethargic so I just threw it all out.

The one thing I have been doing from the start is making snacks for her instead of buying them. My animal rescue friend told me about a recall from China so I said F that.

I boil chicken breasts and chop it up, plain ground beef, plain scrambled eggs and bake plain beef ribs as a treat. She will also eat a slice of apple, celery stick, carrot stick if I am eating it.

I guess it's time to go full raw. Any tips would be appreciated for nutritional balance. Any good info I come across will post here as well.










Nut_Flopper PM Nut_Flopper
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Posted: 5/23/2012 11:46:04 PM
I have seen this reported previously but it seems to be a continuing problem.

Dog treats made in China

Buyer beware


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