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19 March 2007 @ 07:54 pm
The catch  
So there's a major pet food recall going on right now, of a large range of "cuts and gravy" varieties.

And it seems that when the FDA gets reports that a pet food is killing animals, it ... tests the food on animals to ... see if they die.

I get that they don't think there's a better way. I get that they can't yet find the actual problem with the suspect food. It's just ... it's just so fundamentally wrong. "Hmmm, this might be deadly ... let's see ... yep! Deadly!"

I need to go hug my cats.
Current Mood: nauseatedqueasy
E.T. Davidoffvettecat on March 20th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
That is scary... brrr. I'm so glad we feed her dry food...
Amy- ninja extraordinaire, bad monkeyninjamonkey73 on March 20th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
It's like the Dark Ages all over again.

"Jester, come taste this for His Royal Majesty!"
zoward on March 20th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
What's creepy is that this company no one had ever heard of supplies food to 17 of the top 20 retailers in the US. Did you see the list of companies whose pet food is affected by the recall? It's a page and a half long, and includes everything from Winn-Dixie to IAMS (which I feed my cats; fortunately the dry food isn't affected).

Also, the list expanded sometime after the recall, so it's worth double-checking to make sure the food you use is still not affected.
sings and wandersvioletcheetah on March 21st, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
it would be interesting if the FDA took the same approach to human food-related deaths: "I think the Tylenol is contaminated: bring me the new lab assistant."