The US Food and Drug Administration and Merrick Pet Care announced they are investigating a California, USA, pet owner's complaint that mold was found in Merrick cat food cans.
The moldy cat food cans were first reported on TruthAboutPetFood.com, which said the cans came from two cases and did not appear to be sealed properly because they did not make a vacuum-seal noise when they were opened. The cat food associated with the complaint is Merrick BG Chicken Grain Free Cat Food, sold in 5.5-ounce cans, with a "best by" date of March 14 and lot number 12074 CL2 20473 1203.
“We take pet health very seriously, and our number one priority is to ensure that we are doing everything we can to help in the care and well-being of pet family members,” a Merrick spokesman said. “We are aware of this report regarding the cat cans and have been in touch with this customer, with the common goal of obtaining the necessary information to investigate this matter more fully as well as ensure their pet’s continued good health. As you may know, there are a number of ways cans can be compromised and we are working diligently to understand more about this particular situation.”
The most recent theory is that feline idiopathic cystitis is caused by stress
This book takes a decidedly different turn from the usual consumer-oriented petfood fodder
The top 10 petfood manufacturers continue to feel the effects of the global economic meltdown
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Precise Pet Products, from Texas Farm Products Co., has a canned variety in its Precise Holistic Complete line for dogs and cats.
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. Indoor Ultra cat formula offers lower fat levels and increased fiber to support the less active lifestyle of indoor cats.
Original Pet Food Co.'s line of dog meals are made from US Department of Agriculture certified organic, grass-fed beef, high in omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid, according to the company.
--- Thank you for your patience ----
If you have any issues logging in or any other need feel free to contact us.