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A Philosophical Look at the Pet Food Recalls

By May 7, 2012

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First the bad news...there have been even more pet food recalls!

For updates, please see these FDA links:

And, now, for some good news!

Melody McKinnon, founder of AllNaturalPetCare.com, which does not sell any brand of dog or cat food, put things into more logical perspective with the following post on Linkedin.

"Precautionary voluntary recalls are also very common in human foods. It's a positive step for pet food brands to be proactive in these matters in spite of the bad PR that may be entirely undeserved. It demonstrates progress in the level of corporate responsibility and full disclosure. It isn't a matter of there being more pet food recalls, but rather an increase in companies taking action instead of waiting and hoping their food is fine."

"Nobody likes to see recalls on any product, but when it happens, it's nice to know that a company will make every effort to notify us. (I am not associated with any pet food brand.)"

Interestingly, AllNaturalPetCare.com is an informational resource (based in British Columbia, Canada) for holistic pet care, which supports home cooked meals for companion animals. So it was most diplomatic of Melody to provide this observation.

Indeed, this is the silver lining in this cloud.

As scary as this is, these otherwise highly respected pet food companies have done the right thing. And that's a good thing...

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