A new organization and the driving force behind the massive recall, The Coalition for the Recall of All Petfoods (also known as C.R.A.P.), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that a vast majority of dog food and treats being imported from China contained high levels of potentially dangerous chemicals, were produced with poor quality ingredients, and were often mislabeled as “healthy” to feed. Investigators have still not determined a specific reason Chinese imported food and treats have been making thousands of pets sick, but decided to err on the side of caution and recall them after thousands of pet owning US citizens reported illnesses.
Dr. Ima Frodd, a research investigator working for the C.R.A.P. told Dogington Post, “Our government has been ignoring consumer complaints about the quality and safety of China-made food and treats for years, but can no longer continue sweeping consumer concerns under the rug.”
Frodd says social media has been vital in C.R.A.P.’s success. “We found that by repeatedly demanding better quality food and treats from manufacturers through various social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, that those companies that choose poor ingredients over the health and safety of our pets were so irritated and flustered by our online presence that they had no choice but to finally cave in to our demands.”
The massive recall is expected to improve the lives of the millions of household pets, though there will be a problem of supply and demand for big box stores, grocery chains, and the big pet retailers that have repeatedly chosen to stock their shelves with the low quality food.
More than a million tons of the tainted foods and treats will immediately be pulled from shelves and returned to China. An insider reports that the food will be fed to officials in the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture who still insist that the recalled products are perfectly safe for our pet’s consumption.
If you’re currently feeding any dog food or treats either made in China or made with ingredients sourced from China, you should immediately discontinue feeding them to your dog. Look for premium food and treats from manufacturers that are based in the US or Canada.
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