USA Today reports that Menu Food will stop using Chinese ingredients until they and “the ‘world community’ are assured that they are safe.” Two other companies are taking similar measures:
Pet food maker Royal Canin USA has also said it won’t use vegetable proteins from China. Pet food maker C.J. Foods has said it’ll nix protein sources from “exotic” locations.
The industry as a whole is not taking this stance:
Rather than “shut the door” on China ingredients, Pet Food Institute President Duane Ekedahl says better procedures are needed to ensure quality. Many pet food makers, including the USA’s biggest, Nestle Purina PetCare, now screen for melamine.