Mar 23rd, 2007
Yesterday my boss at work was telling me about a friend of hers who’s dog had to be put to sleep two weeks ago due to renal failure. This was before the recall happened and the vet did not have an explanation for it. I have read about these sad stories being repeated in the news over the past few days. I had no idea that one company made so many brands of pet food, this in itself seems to be a problem as there is a single point of failure (as evidenced by this recall). Unfortunately, our pets do not get to escape the industrial food system either.
This article from Reuters discusses possible advantages for organic and natural foods for pets. It is still unknown what ingredient in the recalled food is causing pets to die, but organics and natural food may be worth looking into. To see if your pet’s food is on the recall list, click this link
TORONTO (Reuters) - Organic pet food makers and retailers across North America may be the winners as the fallout settles from the recall of nearly 100 brands of pet food manufactured by Canada’s Menu Foods Inc..
"I just want to find something that won’t kill my dog," said Adriana Pierce as she watched her four-year-old border collie, Tango, race around a downtown Toronto dog park. "I’m so afraid of him getting sick that I’ve been feeding him table scraps for three days."
Natural and organic products may provide the alternative, analysts say.
"I’d say this is an in for the organic manufacturers and retailers," said Vivian Ma, a senior retail analyst at CIBC World Markets in New York. "At this point, consumers see them as an option that represents a source of comfort."
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