~Unaligned News For The Dog Fancy Established 2002~

 

 

DOG FOOD INFORMATION PROVIDED BY TheDogPress.com, America's first digital dog news.Pet Food Recalls, Canine Nutrition, Ingredients Analysis

 

Death Drug Allowed in Dog Food

 

ABC news and independent testing revealed pentobarbital in THESE BRANDS had sickened or killed dogs, causing FDA and CVM to update their pages!

 

June 5, 2018 | TheDogPress.com

Nel Liquorman, Investigative Reporter

 

 

Problems in the dog food chain appear to be caused by bad actions, or lack of actions on the part of the food safety agencies! Recalls started for Evanger’s but then four other dog food brands tested positive for Pentobarbital. List of contaminated foods below but first, see how this happened so you are forewarned next time you buy pet foods.

 

This death drug discovery set off a firestorm of updating and testing, complete with the dog food recall of 4 brands because the tests indicated a "presence of pentobarbital."

 

The Food and Drug Administration/Center for Veterinary Medicine indicated that they believed that their decision in the report of 2002 was correct: that their own testing proved that it was safe to render food animals that had been put to death with pentobarbital and to make those rendered animals available as a dog food ingredient. *Euthanasia {Ref #1}

 

The FDA experts said that even "contaminated foods" would not have enough of the poison in the food to cause harm to dogs! To intelligent dog owners, that decision seems like a really bad one!

 

Evanger’s has filed a lawsuit against the company that supplied the meat (required in ii The Carnivores Diet) which was apparently not beef but horse meat, and it appears to be from animals put down with pentobarbital. See Evangers $20 million lawsuit {Ref #2} against the meat supplier.

 

 

On Feb. 16, 2018, the FDA and Center For Veterinary Medicine changed its stance on the Pentobarbital issue, despite the fact that they had approved a deadly dog food ingredient since 2002 without telling consumers that it was allowed in dog food.

 

The FDA/CVM pages now state that “any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act – simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food.” See the new pentobarbitol statement. {Ref #3}

 

While we would hope that CVM veterinarians actually know the FFDCA (or FD&C Act) and understand it, we must question why they added pentobarbital to the diets of some poor test dogs to see if it did them harm. Why would they make a decision that contradicts the law for which their agency exists?

 

Apparently, the FDA/CVM group has gone looking for pentobarbital in dog food recently, and it appears that they knew where to start as evidenced by this announcement:

FDA Alerts Pet Owners About Potential Pentobarbital Contamination in Canned Dog Food Manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company, Including Certain Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy Products.{Ref #4}

 

Problems in those dog food brands may have stemmed from negligence or criminal activity but no matter how you cut it, the FDA/CVM must take credit for allowing the pentobarbital-tainted rendered animals in the J. M. Smucker’s brands - and we have no way of knowing how many other brands of dog food!

Copyright © NetPlaces Network 1806r20S07 http://www.thedogpress.com/dogfood/death-drug-allowed-in-dog-food-n18l06.asp

 

{1} Euthanasia Drugs In Food Supply  {2} Evanger's $20 Million Lawsuit  {3} FDA/CVM Event  {4} Recalled Food List

SSI

 

Subscribe for FREE HEADlines, no-strings, no-forms, and privacy-protected

Just enter your email address and it's done! We never share or sell personal information.

 

~ ii NetPlaces Network

SSI

 

TheDogPress.com is the world's first digital dog news (2002).

The Insider Section offers decades of AKC Research, Records, Salaries, PRIME for Puppy Mills, SUSPENDED files, Stud Book Fraud, Litigation, Petland Contract and the story behind the story!

 

Subscribe Today!

 

The world’s 1st dog-site (TheDogPlace.org) from canine health to vaccines, (TheDogPress.com) 1st online dog-news, AKC history, records, etc. plus (TheJudgesPlace.com) the 1st site by and for dog show judges.

 

Mission Statement   ~   Privacy Policy   ~   Disclaimer   ~   Advertising