After the jump are two highlights and our commentary. (We don’t mean to make light of the situation, but after reading a lot of pet food company spin, it’s just gotten more absurd and offensive.)
“We have confirmed with our supplier that our Crete, Nebraska, plant was the only NestlÃ© Purina facility that received the contaminated wheat gluten. We have a sophisticated traceability system that enables us to track all ingredients from time of receipt at our plant through their inclusion in finished products and on to our customers to which the finished products were shipped.”
We are very happy to hear about your “sophisticated system”, but considering it took you 2 weeks to announce the recall, we highly suggest upgrading to Windows 95.
From their 3/28 FAQ (ironically listed just below their 3/30 info):
“Should I stop feeding all canned pet food products? No. The FDA has confirmed that Menu Food’s recall is limited to the specific brand products of canned “in gravy” style cat and dog foods in cans and pouches that are listed at www.menufoods.com/recall. None of Purina’s canned pet food products are affected by Menu Foods’ recall.”
YES. Did we also mention, Oui, Si, Uh Huh and the You Betcha?