Sunday, April 22, 2007

Max Cat Food Recalled?

We have been loyal users of the Max Cat Food brand for our beloved cat Riley since he was a kitten. We just went onto the manufacturer's site to see if they have had any problems with the pet food recall. The site seems wholly misleading to me. It leaves you with the impression that none of their food is being recalled when in fact some are.

This is what they said on their site:

(1) It has been reported that the recall is focused on products containing rice protein concentrate (also referred to as rice gluten) provided by Wilbur-Ellis Company.

(2) Nutro has never purchased or used rice protein concentrate from Wilbur-Ellis Company in any of our pet foods.

(3) Nutro uses rice protein concentrate in some of its products because it provides an important alternative source of protein for pets, especially for those with sensitivities to certain proteins.

(4) Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. is not in any way affiliated with Nutro Products nor Nutro’s Natural Choice®, MAX® or Ultra® brands.

To check the list of the food that is being recalled I used I don't trust the government anymore and I, most certainly, don't trust industry on this issue. They are lying to us or at least misleading us. Right now they are saying that only the canned and pouched (wet) food is affected but I'm seeing some articles that suspect dry food as well. I'm not sure what we are going to do. I think we are going to check with our vet to see what they suggest.


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