It was only 5 years ago that, the USA and Canada suffered the largest pet food recall in history due to the use of Melamine. This additive is used for the purpose of increasing protein levels when added to vegetable proteins such as corn, soy and wheat. Subsequently, melamine is lethal to cats and dogs yet it is still being used! In fact, it was the primary reason for import refusal for numerous products including Jerky Treats all within the last several months.
Recently, the FDA released a pet food safety video which according to expert, Susan Thixton, is full of misleading statements. Susan also researched the entire list of imported foods, both human and for pets which were rejected due to melamine. She has pleaded to no avail with major retailers who continue to sell these products to remove them from the shelves until there is solid proof that these pet products are not harmful. In support of Susan's efforts, The Organic View left an invitation to Walmart's public relations voicemail on Thursday to join the conversation during this interview.
Susan is taking action! She has now waged a campaign for pet parents to take action to protect our pets. In a letter to the FDA, she wrote, “our pleas to retailers to pull the treats are not helping. Any advice the FDA can share would be helpful.”
If the imported pet food contains ingredients that are toxic to our pets, what can we do about it if there is no cooperation from the regulatory agencies, the manufacturer or the retailers? Can pet parents do something to protect their animal companions from consuming these potentially toxic treats and foods? Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Susan Thixton, Founder of Truth About Pet Food about how you can take action! Stay tuned!