Itchmo Forums Collecting Names of Food With Rice Protein

Please post the name of the specific food and ingredients list in this thread in our Forums.

We want to:

  1. Record any changes in ingredients lists (like we found with Natural Balance)
  2. Find out any connections between companies and potential future recalls (since the Menu Foods recall information was released over several weeks)

Itchmo readers, thanks for all your help.

(Bumped. Original timestamp 4/17)

39 Responses to “Itchmo Forums Collecting Names of Food With Rice Protein”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Nutro has several formulas with rice gluten. They have so many formulas that it is probably best to check their website.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Castor & Pollux : Indoor Feline Adult Formula has Rice Protien concentrate.

    I returned a bag last night :(

  3. Julie Kilbride says:

    Blue Spa hairball control forumula contains rice protein concentrate.

    I’ve called their customer service to ask about possible contamination, but got an “all operators are busy” message. I left a message - I’ll post more if I hear back.

  4. Julie Kilbride says:

    I should specify - that’s the dry forumula. The canned forumla appears to be rice protein concentrate free.

  5. Bridget says:

    Blue Buffalo’s Spa Select Kitten Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe from their website (bluebuff.com):

    Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Rice Protein Concentrate, Rye, Whole Cranberries, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Whole Carrots, Herring Oil, Menhaden Fish Meal, Alfalfa, Ground Flax Seed, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Sea Salt, Barley Grass, Whole Eggs, Natural Flavors, Calcium Phosphate, Taurine, Dried Kelp, Lecithin, Parsley, Spirulina*, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum, Enterococcus Faecium, Choline Chloride, Turmeric, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Vitamin E Supplement, Argenine, Lysine, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Beta Carotene, Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (sources of Vitamin C), Calcium Pentothenate, Rosemary Extract, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite

  6. CL says:

    Thanks for doing this. It would also be helpful to compile a list of which companies have explicitly stated that their rice protein is not affected. Some companies have posted these announcements, while most have ambiguous announcements that do not mention rice protein, or no announcements at all.

    Based on the info that Blue 1) contains rice protein, and 2) is keeping quiet, I stopped feeding this product immediately. I feel like that’s all we can do until they release more information.

  7. Steve says:

    Get The Facts:
    What’s Really in Pet Food

    http://www.api4animals.org/facts?p=359&more=1

  8. Stephanie says:

    Wellness has some treats with rice protein concentrate.

  9. Jenny says:

    FYI - both Canidae and Solid Gold have specific statements on their web page saying they do NOT use these products. Might be good to collect these as well:

    http://www.canidae.com/index.html
    http://solidgoldhealth.com/news/

  10. Stephanie says:

    CL,

    Sites that I have seen that mention that they are not affected so far are Natura, Solid Gold, Diamonds products (Diamond, Chicken Soup, Premium Edge), and Canidae. Those are a few off the top of my head. I am pretty sure there are some other companies that have statements that I have seen so far today.

    The ones that I have seen that use rice protein and have no statement yet are Nutro and Wellness.

  11. Steve says:

    I’m not interested in feeding my pets “Bio Technology” from China.

    You can forget it.

  12. menusux says:

    Not sure if having this javascript code will help or not with this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W.....s_tutorial

    You also should check when the website was last updated. To do this, first go to the website in question. Then, copy “javascript:alert(document.lastModified)”(no quotes) into your address bar and push enter. If the time that comes up is only a few seconds old, it is probably the time the server sent it to you. Otherwise, it is the time the author updated it.

    What you would enter into the address bar would be:

    javascript:alert(document.lastModified)

    Did this with the NB pages for the recalled products:

    http://naturalbalanceinc.com/d.....enDog.html

    Venison & Brown Rice Dry
    4/17/2007 9:59.37

    http://naturalbalanceinc.com/d.....#VenAnchor

    Venison & Brown Rice Canned

    Venison, Venison Broth, Venison Liver, Brown Rice, Rice Flour, Rice Protein, Venison Meal, Rice Bran, Canola Oil, Guar Gum, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, Kelp, Parsley, Rosemary Extract, Carrageenan, Methionine, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Abscorbic Acid (Vitamin C Supplement), Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Vitamin K1 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

    Note it says “rice protein”–not rice protein concentrate–
    10/25/2006 15:00.14

    http://www.naturalbalanceinc.c.....enCat.html

    Venison & Green Pea Dry
    4/18/2007 15:46.29

    http://www.naturalbalanceinc.c.....reats.html

    Venison & Brown Rice Treats

    Rice Flour, Venison, Brown Rice, Venison Meal, Molasses, Rice Protein, Canola Oil, Lecithin, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid.

    Note that this ALSO says “rice protein”–not rice protein concentrate–

    1/09/2007 17:52.15

    Looks like in their haste to make the first two recalled products look as if the info re: rice protein concentrate had been on them all along, they completely forgot do the same on the pages for Venison & Brown Rice Canned and the Venison & Brown Rice Treats…..

    From Breaking News on Tuesday April 17, 2007—this site:

    UPDATE at 7:37pm Eastern: Natural Balance updates their site. Full release after the jump.

    They started changing web pages just before 10AM–Venison & Brown Rice Dry–, did Vension & Green Pea just after 3:45, finally got around to making an official announcement as above, then completely forgot they’d recalled 2 additional products–the Venison & Brown Rice Canned and the Venison & Brown Rice Treats–and didn’t “catch” them when they were scurrying to change things. They’ll know they blew it if/when they read this here–wonder how long it will take for them to alter those other 2 pages now that their timeframe is known?

  13. Stephanie says:

    Please keep in mind that during the wheat gluten recall, companies were reassuring us that their food was safe, only to be recalled weeks later.

    I am keeping a very close eye on my boys and watching the forums for people talking of illnesses from foods that are not recalled yet. There seems to be a trend when it comes to a lot of the complaints. If people mention the same thing over and over, I will stay away from it.

  14. Bonnie says:

    Karma Organic
    Ingredients
    Organic Free Range Chicken, Organic Kamut, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Rice Protein, Organic Whole Wheat, Organic Quinoa, Organic Sunflower Seed Meal, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Butter, Inulin, Organic Red Beets, Organic Spinach, Organic Carrots, Organic Broccoli, Organic Blueberries, Organic Rosemary, Green Tea Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors, Mixed Tocopherols Taurine, Beta Carotene

  15. Sharon says:

    Wellness Venison Dry Food Formula

    Product Ingredients | Ingredient Index | Vitamins/Minerals
    Ground Brown Rice, Venison, Brown Rice Protein, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Venison Flavor, Taurine, MINERALS: [Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of zinc), Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of copper), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of manganese), Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], VITAMINS: [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin K Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement].

  16. Heidi says:

    just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to itchmo and the people on this site who leave comments… you all are incredibly helpful. tremendous gratitude, thanks, and blessings to everyone’s pets.

  17. Sandy says:

    WELLNESS Simple DUCK
    (for dogs with allergies)
    Ground Brown Rice, Duck, **Brown Rice Protein**, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Duck Flavor, Taurine, MINERALS: [Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of zinc), Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of copper), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of manganese), Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], VITAMINS: [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin K Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement].

  18. Elena says:

    I called Castor and Pollux and asked outright if they had used Wilber Ellis and was told “No”.I was also told that the Organic ingredients are all tested before and after production.

  19. Julia says:

    Excellent job, menusux!

  20. Sandy says:

    WELLNESS Simple DUCK
    (for dogs with allergies)
    Ground Brown Rice, Duck, *Brown Rice Protein*, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Duck Flavor, Taurine, MINERALS: [Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of zinc), Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of copper), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of manganese), Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], VITAMINS: [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin K Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement].

  21. Sandy says:

    WELLNESS SIMPLE DUCK DOG FOOD FOR ALLERGIES….DRY HAS BROWN RICE PROTEIN ALSO ..SORRY if I have 3 posts but mine was not showing when I added all the ingredience

  22. Sandy says:

    WELLNESS Simple DUCK
    (for dogs with allergies)
    Ground Brown Rice, Duck, Brown Rice Protein, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Duck Flavor, Taurine, MINERALS: [Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of zinc), Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of copper), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of manganese), Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], VITAMINS: [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin K Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement].

  23. E P says:

    Made in china.com
    Connects buyers to Chinese suppliers

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2wdfb3

    This is the url for wheat gluten search results, but try putting in rice protein, ground brown rice, whey protein, or even potassium chloride. I was planning to email them directly and ask if they traded with American companies, but there’s just so many!

  24. otherlisa says:

    The wellness brands cited are the dry food, correct? Thanks!

  25. Steve says:

    The only issue with Wellness is they do use Menu Foods and their plants for some of their wet food. If they continue to do so we’ll no longer be a customer. That I can guarantee them.

  26. Kelly says:

    We now use Flint River Ranch food. Our dogs are wonderful on it. They are healthy and happy. Our 15 year old dachshund is so full of energy and playful it’s great! For years we fed a homemade diet that was a result of hundreds of hours of research. The dogs do just as well on the Flint River Ranch food as the homemade food. This has never been the case with any other commercial food. I swore I would never feed commercial food again when I went to Homemade, but I really like this Flint River food. It’s baked and has no gluten or rice protein. I only used their Lamb, millet and rice formula. I can’t say if their other formulas are just as good or not. For anyone interested here is their site. www.frrco.com
    Click on “order now” and then when you get to the store you can look at the ingredients. They also ship for free to your home. I searched the internet for recalls before using them and I can’t find that they have ever had any recalls.

  27. Jenny says:

    Steve - I hope they stop too. My cats only eat a tiny little bit from Wellness (canned) but they love it. The one they are eating says ‘grain free’ - I hope it really is.

  28. Brigitte says:

    This site has a list of all dog food ingredients, as well as links to many food makers: http://www.doberdogs.com/foodcht4.html

  29. R says:

    Kelly,

    I’ve seen Flint River and wondered about them. Anyone else know anything about them? Anyone heard anything negative?

    Thanks for the rec.

  30. susanUnPC says:

    I have an empty package of Wellness “Complete Health” for Cats (the salmon, salmon meal and deboned turkey recipe).

    It contains rice, ground barley, and ground rice.

    I recorded it in the forum list.

  31. Tracy says:

    Flint River Ranch has way toooo much wheat. Listed once maybe ok.

    But that much??

  32. Sarah says:

    susanUnPC–

    I don’t think that one would count since it doesn’t have “rice protein/rice concentrate” in it.

    I was feeding the Natural Balance Venison & Green Pea, and switched to that same brand of Wellness yesterday. I got a tiny bag of Innova EVO to try as well. Those two foods do not have rice protein or rice concentrate in them… at least, according to the packaging they do not have any.

  33. Kelly says:

    Like I said I use the Flint River Ranch Lamb rice and millet. It has no wheat. There are a couple different choices. I prefer the lamb based one.

  34. susanUnPC says:

    Sarah, I’m not so sure. I have a “human” rice protein that I use for smoothies. It is made by grinding up rice to create a concentrated rice protein, as described on the container.

    So, rice concentrate could be simply ground-up rice.

  35. Sarah says:

    It could be.. I just don’t know.

    I did get the Innova EVO to try, which doesn’t seem to have ANY rice in it. I am at a total loss as to what to feed my three cats now. Nothing seems safe and everyone is as confused as I am. I hope I made the right choice with those foods and the canned Merrick I got last night. :/

  36. Pet Connection Blog » Pet food recall: Wilbur-Ellis recalls rice protein, urges pet food manufacturers to do the same says:

    […] Update 3, Gina has Christie’s password edition: Itchmo is collecting the names of pet-foods with rice protein in them on his pet-food forum, and is asking for help from pet-owners. […]

  37. susanUnPC says:

    Sarah, I’m feeding my cats the wet food that contains zero grains. My kitties’ favorites are the fishy types from Merrick, AvoDerm, and Fromm. They LOVE all three brands (but only the “fish” types). I’m really trying to give them more wet food since Dr. Hodgkins and other nutrition-hip veterinarians are adamant that cats must get wet food.

    Since they have been on dry food in the past, I’m transitioning them with Orijen dry cat food, which contains NO grain, and is 75% human-grade meat and 25% vegetable.

    You can read up on Orijen, and where to get it, here:
    http://www.championpetfoods.com/

    They also get “treats” of human deli turkey (no nitrate, low salt), which they adore. Since they need taurine, etc., which isn’t in cooked meat, I make sure they eat the wet foods listed above.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Fancy Feast canned: Friend of mine thought these were safe since not recalled. Now that glutens and protein concentrates are suspect – you may wish to avoid foods containing these even if NOT recalled. As far as I’m concerned, we do not really know how far back the problem went.

    IMO: It’s not the recalled foods, it’s the ingredients. If you fed any of their MINCED, CHUNKY ROASTED, FLAKED, SLICED, W/GRAVY, OR ELEGANT MEDLEYS, YOU FED WHEAT GLUTEN AND SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE! (see below)

    Only the ones labeled FEAST, like Ex. 1 do not have these. (look up ingredients at petfooddirect.com for many brands)

    SAFER EX 1 (w/o gluten or protein concentrate):
    Tender Liver & Chicken Feast LIVER, MEAT BROTH, MEAT BY-PRODUCTS, CHICKEN, POULTRY BY-PRODUCTS, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, GUAR GUM, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SALT, TAURINE, VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS (E, A, D3, B12), THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE.

    Chopped Grill Feast, Turkey & Giblets Feast, Gourmet Beef & Chicken Feast, Beef & Liver Feast DO NOT have gluten or protein concentrate.

    IMO UNSAFE: THE REST OF THESE FF VARIETIES ALL HAVE IT – SEE BELOW – CLUE: first word of label=minced, chunky, roasted, flaked, sliced, also anything with gravy or all the elegant medley varieties:

    Minced Turkey Feast POULTRY BROTH, TURKEY, LIVER, MEAT BY-PRODUCTS, WHEAT GLUTEN, CHICKEN, CORN STARCH-MODIFIED, SOY FLOUR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, …

    Roasted Chicken Feast POULTRY BROTH, CHICKEN, LIVER, MEAT BY-PRODUCTS, WHEAT GLUTEN, SOY FLOUR, POULTRY BY-PRODUCTS, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, …

    Sliced Turkey Feast Sufficient Water For Processing, Turkey, Animal Liver, Wheat Gluten, Meat By-Products, Chicken, Corn Starch-Modified, Soy Flour, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Soy Protein Concentrate,…

    Flaked Chicken & Tuna Feast POULTRY BROTH, CHICKEN, FISH, TUNA, LIVER, MEAT BY-PRODUCTS, WHEAT GLUTEN, TURKEY, SOY FLOUR, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, …

    Chunky Chicken Feast CHICKEN BROTH, CHICKEN, MEAT BY-PRODUCTS, LIVER, FISH, TURKEY, WHEAT GLUTEN, POULTRY BY-PRODUCTS, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SOY FLOUR, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE,…

    Elegant Medleys Shredded White Meat Chicken Fare with Garden Greens Poultry broth, chicken, wheat gluten, liver, meat by-products, turkey, spinach, corn starch-modified, artificial and natural flavors, calcium phosphate, soy protein concentrate,…

  39. bSc says:

    OMG…my kidz ate this for several months, almost consistently since it first came on the market, [wild salmon with garden greens] and thankfully show no symptoms of CRF still, are they safe? i didn’t hear of fancy feast on recall, but when the glueten was pinpointed, i took them off anything with wheat or corn gluten and rice protien concentrate. can an organic ingredient be listed as organic rpc and still be toxic? can someone please comment or answer? i had no idea FF was recalled.


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