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Procter & Gamble Announces Voluntary Recall of Some Iams Canned Cat Food Over Thiamine Concerns

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cat food, recall )

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The Procter & Gamble Co., which owns the Iams pet food brand, announced a voluntary recall of canned Iams ProActive Health cat and kitten foods Wednesday

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gail dair (0)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 6:16 am
Thanks Cher

Victoria B (36)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 10:39 am
Thank you for telling us this Cher, it is such a concern having to rely on the integrity of canned food, but thank goodness P&G are on the ball.

Erin R (181)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 12:38 pm
Thank you, Cher!

Kristen Campbell (82)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 1:43 pm
Thanks Cher for keeping us updated. I can't believe that people would even their dogs this sh*t, especially after the first recall and the amount of cats and dogs that died.

Anne K (139)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 5:52 pm
If everyone recalls, IAMS cat food used to be a reasonably decent product until P&G bought it. It is now mostly junk food. P&G is notorious for animal testing, subjecting animals to the Draize and LD50 tests. If you care about animals, boycott P&G.

Anne P (174)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 7:40 pm
Another Procter & Gamble product that I will never buy. Boycott P&G!

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 7:44 pm
Noted, thanks.

Valerie H (133)
Friday June 11, 2010, 2:41 am
NO Iams OR ANY Proctor & Gamble products ever in our home!

Jane Parker (70)
Friday June 11, 2010, 4:14 am
Says a lot about their testing don't you think?

Terry W (3)
Friday June 11, 2010, 6:56 am
serious lapse on quality assurance

Jen S (121)
Friday June 11, 2010, 6:57 am
What testing? While a voluntary recall is preferable to continuing to sell and perhaps kill a few more pets in the name of profit is an improvement over past practices, it isn't remotely adequate. Note that the recall is voluntary-the FDA lacks the power to order a pet food recall. The standards are laughably low, AAFCO, which sets these, is ostensibley an arm of the pet food manufacturing lobbly, the standards themselves are written in cautiously constructed euphemisms written by corporate attorneys, the regulations so limited and riddled with loopholes that they are virtually useless, the FDA was eviscerated and essentially de-funded under Bush, and pet foods are only marginally safer than before the melamine-poisoned pet food killed outright or left literally thousands of pets with chronic and ultimately fatal renal failure. Iams/Eukanuba were indeed good pet foods before P & G; when thesewere still made in Dayton, the quality control was outstanding; so, I believed was Nutro. Their record during and SINCE the melamine poisoning-shave a few cents on an ingredient in the name of profit- is appalling. I don't believe in handing P & G or anyone else making bad pet food a gold star for recalling a defective product after the fact. They need to be held accountable, the FDA must have enforcement powers reinforced and extended and science rather than political pandering should guide the FDA. Now, you feed your pets at your own risk.

In fairness, I should tell you all that I lost one beloved cat to the melamine-tainted cat food, nearly lost one of my dogs, Annabelle-the-catfood-thief, to the same food, and am not objective, both six weeks BEFORE Nutro and Eukanuba hit the recall lists. I've spent three years educating myself as well as dealing with the aftermath. I wrote specific and detailed letters to both companies asking for their new ingredient standards and testing protocols. Nutro failed to respond and the response from P & G was from a consumer rep/corporate attorney who ignored the detailed questiosn and blithely assured me it wouldn't happen again. (And if I sprinkle on fairy dust and think happy thoughts, I can fly like Peter Pan.)
They were insulted that I would ask if they sourced anything from China. Thier ingredient sources are, of course, proprietary information. Beware of P & G in any context. And if you have pets, know that Nutro is equally dangerous; if they spent less money on advertising and more on quality control...

Peggy Peters (29)
Friday June 11, 2010, 7:10 am
Not again! It does not seem like that long ago, our pet food supply could not be trusted.....what is happening?????!!!!!

Dianne D (490)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 9:08 pm
I haven't bought a P & G produce for decades because they test on animals, which means their products are toxic. I used to feed my cats Iams until P & G brought the company. I've since found some natural cat food that my cats really like only to find out P & G has bought out that company. I refuse to buy from P & G so I'm on the search for new cat food.
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