Saturday, December 17, 2011

What's the difference??? Recall v PULL

   You all know what a product recall is.  The FDA has issued tons of recalls on dog foods, and treats.  Last one is for Chicken jerky  treats made in China which have been linked to death of as many as 92 dogs. But that is not the whole story...

There is another type of "recall" which never gets public attention because it is rarely "leaked" out. and there is NO requirement to disclose it.  It is technically called in the industry as a "product pull".   Seriously.... a product pull....

Really it's a silent  recall.  A product pull occurs when a pet food manufacturer  discovers a problem with a food -[Problem could be ...anything from toxicity levels to mislabeling] and the manufacturer quietly.... alerts  retail outlets to 'pull' the product from store shelves and return to  them.
And if your dog had consumed the product... ???? Well it's a pull. You will never know... And if your dog had the worst pancreatitis ever caused by that pulled food... YOU WILL NEVER KNOW.

I am just a white, fluffy, curly cute dog. Maybe my brain power is not as awesome as ...say... Einstein, but what the hey is the difference between a recall and a pull???  Ohhhh wait... Corporations have found a way to safeguard that nasty dirty practices without sullying their names...They PULL the product before a recall ... and the misdeed goes away.... ewwww... I just threw up a little... 

Disgusting. And I would like to know who in the FDA benefited from this abominable practice. Who got what to allow this caca to happen???? Where is the grift?

To all the mommas out there: YOU cannot trust this industry. Get your pots and pans out and cook for your babies. They deserve better than corporate greed.
If you do not buy their crap, they will cease to exist. Do not enable such horrid practices...

Ok, you can cook or you can try this :

My momma cooks and we like it that way... she can eat what we eat. It is safe, healthy and delish. 

Oh, the last "leaked" product pull?

three foods tested with "elevated aflatoxin levels" ...
Iams Original with Chicken Cat Food
UPC 1901403915
Lot Number 12794177D3
Size 6.8 lbs.

Iams Original with Chicken Cat Food
UPC 1901410504
Lot Number 12794177I5
Size 4 lbs.

Iams Lamb Meal with Rice Dog Food
UPC 1901403735
Lot Number 12794177J4
Size 15 lbs.  

Aflatoxin are "commonly  found in corn, peanuts, cottonseed, milk, and tree nuts.  After  ingestion, aflatoxins are absorbed and carried to the liver via the  circulatory system.  They are then converted by the liver into toxic  reactive epoxides which bind covalently to intracellular macromolecules  such as DNA, RNA and protein enzymes, resulting in damage to liver  cells.  In addition to their hepatotoxic properties, aflatoxins are also  carcinogenic. Mycotoxin contamination in pet food poses a serious  health threat to pets."
Price Chopper, thank you for warning your consumers.


Kolchak Puggle said...

Great post 'Vie - sharing it on our FB page :0)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing....I am passing this on to all of my family and friends. I am cooking more and more for my dogs...I can't trust the manufactures. I think they could be made to eat it and see how it affects their body.

Sharon Gilbert

silvieon4 said...

Sharon, that would be wonderful. Require them to eat what they manufacture for at least a month. :)

silvieon4 said...

Wait... two leggeds eat chicken mac nuggets... Have you see how those are made???

Marshmallow said...

I agree. Two leggeds eat some pretty nasty looking/smelling food. Their ability or willingness to eat something may not be the best measure of whether it's good enough for us to eat.