Here’s the latest in recall news.
Be in on the ground floor. It’s brand new, and probably overdue, but we have added a discussion board for you to talk about the recall, pet nutrition, safety and more. (If you see a security warning, ignore it.)
Senate Pet Food Safety Hearing is scheduled to be shown live here (under Webcasts) on Thursday 2pm Eastern, Thursday, April 12. They are also checking into a C-SPAN broadcast.
Senate hearing witnesses released. Lack of industry “outsiders” is disappointing. Of the 2 witnesses who are not working for the industry, both worked for Hills, but one is now an advocate for cat health — Dr. Hodgkins. The other, well, you can Google for yourself: Dr. Claudia Kirk. We just called Sen. Durbin’s office, and it looks like this is the final list. They will focus on the FDA’s actions, not so much on the pet food industry itself. (Thanks Howl911) Post edited.
Vet network confirms deaths in thousands: Pet Connection has a story on the Veterinary Information Network’s estimates on the number of potential deaths and a financial toll up to $20 million.
New Jersey is blazing the trail on making pet food makers pay for their mistakes.
Another pet site investigates dry food death reports — this time Purina’s Beneful.
USA Today Op-Ed: A national centralized system is needed and treating pets as property won’t change the industry.
More and more people and groups question pet food ingredients.
Pet food is in short supply in some shelters. (Seattle) Please donate any non-recalled food you can spare.
Forbes takes a look at the bumbling of customer relations by the major recalled food manufacturers.
(Thanks to many readers for your tips.)