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Old 09-19-2008, 12:04 PM
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Default Alert: Consumer Scrutiny on Nutro Pet Food (in the USA)

Dear All

I came across this article at ms fanny syufy's blog at www.cats.about.com. ms syufy is the about.com guide on cats and cats related matters.

i want to share with all, if you wish to know more (and you should), please visit www.cats.about.com or this link:http://cats.about.com/b/2008/04/25/n...r-scrutiny.htm and the various informational links she has put up at her blog.

i'm just sharing this article and this is not a "personal condemnation" of nutro pet food. they have issued a press statement on this issue, press statement is included in ms syufy's article.

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Nutro Pet Food Under Consumer Scrutiny
Friday April 25, 2008

Update September 14, 2008:

Mars Petcare US announces the recall of a number of cat and dog dry foods, due to the risk of potential contamination with Salmonella serotype Schwarzengrund. Although Nutro pet food products were not on the list, the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning (diarrhea, vomiting, inappetance, lethargy) were disturbingly familiar. I'm sure we will all be watching for further information about this recall. . .read more

For some time now, I've seen random complaints of sickness in cats and dogs after eating Nutro Pet Food, in email lists, forums, and blogs. These are not related to the Pet Food Recall of 2007, which involved certain Nutro Pet Food Products, but new concerns. All of them are anecdotal, and I have not yet seen any confirmation by lab tests, nor has the FDA acknowledged them. Recently, ConsumerAffairs.com picked up the gauntlet. It's report says in part:

Scores of pets from California to South Carolina have experienced sudden and recurring bouts of diarrhea, vomiting, and other digestive problems.

Through an examination of reports submitted by readers, ConsumerAffairs.com has uncovered a common link among these pets: They all ate the same brand of food: NUTRO pet food.

The report goes on to say that a Nutro spokesperson denied these allegations when contacted by ConsumerAffairs.com. Nutro Pet Food management is certainly already well aware of the complaints. Its public announcement says:

100% Safe NUTRO™ Pet Food Products

Q: Are NUTRO™ products safe?
A: Yes. All NUTRO™ products are 100% safe and conform to the standards set by the FDA, USDA and AAFCO.

Q: Why is the quality and safety of NUTRO™ products being addressed?
A: We have received recent isolated reports of inaccurate information posted online regarding the quality and safety of NUTRO™ pet foods products. Many blogs and internet sites can be a repository for misinformation and hearsay regarding many topics—we are working to clarify the issue.

I've observed, that although this article includes a lengthy list of allegations by pet owners, only two of them have mentioned cats specifically. I'll only mention that my own cats have occasionally eaten Nutro foods since the products were reformulated after last year's recall. They have suffered no visible ill effects.

I'd be interested to read my readers' own recent personal experience with Nutro products, since I've listed it in my own picks of both canned and dry cat foods.
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Hi, Thanks your update, Malaysia have carry those brand? If have need contact the company for recall.
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Default Re: Alert: Consumer Scrutiny on Nutro Pet Food (in the USA)

this article says that nutro pet food is not on the recall list (look at another thread on Mars product)

however ms syufy wishes to compile the recent concerns by pet owners concerning nutro pet food. this is what her article is about. she has provided links in her articles for those who wishes to seek more information (however the link doesn't come up when i reposted her article), all can go and read more on this at www.cats.about.com or just do a search on the internet.
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nutro is available in msia, but how widely i'm not sure. i've received sample from their booth during the march 08 cat show at mdvalley.

as a rule, which i made and sticks to it invariably, i do not feed my cats with products containing ingredients such as gluten, grains, lots of carbohydrates. i only buy from reputable manufacturers that upheld and practices Corporate social responsibility.
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