I'm confused -- so have 2 companies already issued recalls, or only one?
A Consumer Affairs article I read leads me to believe that 2 companies have issued recalls. We know Royal Canin is one. They say another one issued a recall around April 19th (maybe Blue Buffalo?).
Excerpt from Consumer Affairs article (May 9):
In a written statement, Cereal Byproducts said it shipped the tainted ingredient to three customers in the Midwest between July 19, 2006 and March 14, 2007. The company, however, said only two companies recalled the contaminated products around April 19, 2007. The FDA said more pet foods could be recalled in the wake of this action by Cereal Byproducts. The company said it has not received any confirmed reports of pet deaths linked to the tainted ingredient.
(See full Consumer Affairs article
In a different article than the one referenced earlier in the thread, the Chicago Tribune says something else.
Excerpt from Chicago Tribune article (May11):
A congressional source familiar with the pet food contamination issue said that Cereal Byproducts shipped tainted rice protein to Royal Canine, which issued a its own dog food recall on April 19.
A second customer, the source said, used the Cereal Byproducts rice protein to make a mixture of pet food ingredients, but those products sustained water damage and were discarded, making a recall unnecessary. A third company, the source said, hasn't been identified by the FDA.
(See full Chicago Tribune article
Anyone done any sleuthing and found out more about the mystery companies? Since the Royal Canin recall was for dry food, I wonder if the unknown companies make dry food as well.