Royal Canin Recalls Pet Food in South Africa

Royal Canin has recalled a product in South Africa due to signs of contamination — we do not know if it’s related to the wheat gluten. 19 cases of acute renal failure was reported there.

Vets Choice, manufactured by Royal Canin, is a premium dog food product sold only at veterinarian’s offices and pet shops.

According to South African Veterinary Association’s Gerhard Steenkamp, Royal Canin decided to recall all Vets Choice products after there were signs of contamination in the food.

Recently, there were confirmed cases of 19 dogs in Cape Town and Johannesburg who’d presented with acute renal failure, all of whom appeared to have been fed Vets choice products. According to a statement sent out to veterinary surgeons across the country and in the possession of News24, it wasn’t clear what had caused the condition.

5 Responses to “Royal Canin Recalls Pet Food in South Africa”

  1. CathyA says:

    S. Africa had an ongoing problem with antifreeze in their dry food about the same time frame as the US debacle. A collection of articles:
    http://www.wikio.com/news/AquaNutro

  2. CathyA says:

    It appears the probem in S Af is still ethylene glycol. Now THAT is getting a bit suspicious.
    http://www.businessday.co.za/a.....BD4A436466
    Posted to the web on: 13 April 2007
    Killer pet food gets vets, industry talking
    Nicola Mawson
    Royal Canin withdrew the food as it was a common factor in all the dogs reported ill. Steenkamp said one dog on a Vets Choice diet had died, and a postmortem found ethylene-glycol.

  3. Ann says:

    “Hill’s said their precautionary withdrawal had nothing to do with to the Vets Choice recall or with the ethylene glycol-contaminated food produced by Malmesbury-based Aquanutro and marketed by Woolworths. ”

    If Hill’s said their recall had nothing to do with the Vets Choice recall, are they implying that melamine is NOT the issue in this Royal Canin recall??

    Royal Canin has indicated that as soon as there is news or results from testing, they would issue a statement on their products.

    Aminopterin, melamine, Vitamin D, salmonella, ethylene glycol - Hmm, somebody needs to add the PFI, and other industry organizations to the lawsuits. That sure doesn’t sound like self-regulation, effective regulation, or sufficient regulation by the pet food lobbyists, err, pet food industry…

    Ann

  4. lezel says:

    I have a miniature schnautzer of two years. She is currently on the Schnautzer formula of Royal Canin. She is my baby so please let me know if there is any more recalls. Thanx

  5. SANDRA RUTHERFORD says:

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANY MORE RECALLS I HAVE ALREADY LOST MY DOG AND ARE NOW WORRIED ABOUT MY CAT.
    I DONT KNOW WHO TO TRUST ANYMORE


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