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hills-prescription-science-diet-dog-food-recall

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by ghggp, Feb 1, 2019.

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  1. Caro

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    I agree. The recall here by Black Hawk was also supposedly due to 'supplier issues'. Quite frankly, if they cannot tighten up their supply chain then they shouldn't be asking us to pay a premium for quality food. They are responsible for quality assurance of their supply.
     
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  2. RikyR

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    Bravo's response:

    It is our understanding that many of the foods are being recalled because of higher than normal levels of added Vitamin D were found. While we cannot speak for other companies, we can tell you that the majority of our foods are formulated to be simple by design, as this allows pet parents to customize their dog or cat's diet by adding their own supplements.

    We do add the needed vitamins and minerals required to meet the AAFCO standard for complete nutrition right out of the package to two our our product lines - our fresh-frozen Bravo! Balance and our freeze-dried Bravo Homestyle Complete. In both cases, we follow the guidelines mandated by AAFCO for those vitamin and mineral levels. We use a nationally-recognized, best-of-class source for those items, so that safe levels are maintained at every step. We also adhere to a stringent set of sourcing and manufacturing guidelines. In addition, we own our manufacturing facility, so we’re hands-on day in and day out which allows us to react quickly in isolating anything that may be a potential issue and also allows us to consistently produce a quality product.

    I also got a name and phone number in case I wanted more info. That's a plus.
     
  3. ghggp

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    Thanks so much for the post... I suspect many companies are back pedaling their history in regards to these additional Vitamin D!

    The science Diet recall even made the national news!

     
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  4. Caro

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    I'm sure Hills could say exactly the same thing. Still like to hear how these companies are ensuring suppliers are quality controlled, sick of hearing it was the suppliers fault
     
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    I am not sure, but was it the FDA that found the Vit D. first? Shouldn't Hills be testing their own foods routinely also? Have lost confidence in Hills.
     
  6. RikyR

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    When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

    Hills says that it was a supplier error. You may ask why didn't they check the supplier? Because they have "agreements" with suppliers that they promise to check every shipment to ensure that it is safe. Hills may occasionally check a shipment, but as you see, mistakes happen. This is not limited to dog food. The company I work for has these types of agreements, and we have the same issues with suppliers. When it works, it is a great time saver, but when someone does not hold up their end of the bargain, it can be disastrous.
     
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