Orijen/Champion Pet Food has provided consumers a statement confirming counterfeit Orijen cat and dog food is being sold in China.
From the Orijen website:
Dear Pet Lovers,
We write to inform you about counterfeit ORIJEN dog and cat foods in China.
We recently received inquiries from concerned pet lovers in China questioning the authenticity of their ORIJEN food. While our investigation is ongoing, we can confirm counterfeit ORIJEN dog and cat food is being sold in China.
OUR FIRST PRIORITY IS FOR THE SAFETY OF DOGS, CATS AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM.
We believe that fraudulent ORIJEN food is only in Mainland China. We are in the process of determining who is responsible and will update you through our website and social media as we uncover more details.
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE COUNTERFEIT FOOD STOP FEEDING THIS FOOD TO YOUR PET AND CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY.
Pet lovers, if you have friends or family in China, help us inform them that their ORIJEN food may be counterfeit and unsafe. Details on the differences between real ORIJEN and counterfeit bags can be found in the FAQ below.
Thank you for helping us to inform pet lovers in China of this urgent message and for your continued support. Our Customer Care Team is available to answer your questions.
Toll free: 1.877.939.0006
Chief Brand Officer
Champion Petfoods LP
In a Frequently Asked Questions section Champion Pet Foods tells consumers this problem is only in “mainland China”. And the company provides the following link for consumers to determine if their product is counterfeit: http://www.championpetfoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/ORIJEN-Bag-Comparison-Chart.jpg
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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