In a previous post Therese posted -
'Do not use Menu Foods. Cans are manufactured by Evangerís in Wheeling, IL'
On this one, Therese is misinformed. Evanger's is a small pet food company in ILL that produces food under their label and other companies labels (aka a manufacturer/supplier). I feed Evanger's 100% meat to my dogs and have had no problems. The only fillers in their 100% meat is water for processing. In addition, their web site states 'Evanger's assures our loyal customers that our food is safe and not involved in any recall.' http://www.evangersdogfood.com/
I just didn't want folks to be misinformed. Evangers appears to be a small reputable company - I don't feed their dry dog food because of the synthetic K vitamin additives, but my dogs are doing very well on their canned food.
With so many companies affected by this recall I would hate to see the reputable ones suffer. We need to support the companies that share our concerns when it comes to the safe nutrition of our pets (family members).
Re-reading this post I sound like an Evanger's employee, but I'm not - just a consumer. My fear is that as broad spread and serious as this recall is that the smaller companies maybe swept up in this chaos and destroyed. The lawsuits and class actions are being filed, and the smaller companies won't be able to weather the storm. If that happens we will be left with the mega-companies - P&G, Purina, and so on - who are more concerned with profits than safe nutrition.
As scared and concerned as we all are - we have to be cautious and continue our support of the reputable suppliers who share our concerns. And yes I support the recent efforts to further regulate the pet food industry.
For those who haven't kept current on 'other recalls', here are links to recalls due to Salmonella that pre-date the Melamine issue:
Wild Kitty Foods:
Petrapport Pig Ears 3/23/07:http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls...port03_07.html
Berkley and Jensen Pig Ears 3/9/07:http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bj03_07.html
Dingo Treats 3/30/07:http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls...none03_07.html
American Bullie A.B. Pet Chews 4/5/07:http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01600.html