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FDA issues Alert to Potential Presence of Thyroid Hormones in Pet Foods and Treats

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  1. Karyn Zoldan

    Is livestock gullet listed as an ingredient or is it something else? Can you list the ingredients of these two products?

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      It could be listed as meat (beef or whatever species source) or included in meat meal (beef meal and again whatever species source). It could also be included in meat by-products.

      1. Christine

        That blend had “Beef, Beef Broth, Turkey, Lamb,”. Perhaps the turkey was necks?

  2. Hannie

    Great……like every pet food has meat or meat meal listed. Talk about a decision for pet parents……but nobody is going to be sure what to base that decision on. If we wind up feeding something that kills our babies or makes them sick, we have to live w/that, not these damn pet food manufacturers. As long as the money keeps pouring in, what do they care…….I still wonder how they sleep at night in their million dollar mansions.

  3. Reader

    Some is any news I suppose. But it’s a little frustrating when the FDA identified a problem, and no solution. All they’d have to do is require manufacturers to list it (specifically). And then, by the order of additions listed, would help us to know the relative percentage. Obviously, it’s seriously enough of an issue or Wellness and BB wouldn’t have “voluntarily” recalled. But at what point, are these meat suppliers EVER going to be held accountable themselves??

  4. Karen Peterson

    Thank you

  5. Chris Bowers

    I know you’re a bit busy now but are you going to add this to your criteria on your yearly “List”?

  6. Reader

    That would sure be a nice piece of additional criteria. Probably more so, concerning PF that’s not on the list though. Like in the Petsumer Report. Because it shouldn’t be a factor in food fit for (or nearly fit for) human consumption. And there IS a difference between ingredients fit for human consumption, without going the extra step of processing in a facility certified for human food consumption. Which is a distinction, that I “believe” only The Honest Kitchen and Just Food For Dogs, have so far.

    I’m wondering how much of this accountability falls back on the suppliers of protein. Can they “jam” in all kinds of parts and pieces. Or can ethical PF manufacturers contract with suppliers to keep “livestock gullets” to a safe minimum?

    Just one more secret of the Pet Food Industry (*sigh*)

  7. Debra harrison

    Concerned for all our fur babies . Pet food manufacturers need to held accountable for their actions. Our pets are our family.

  8. Shirley

    I emailed All Provide yesterday & asked if they used livestock gullets (& referenced the FDA announcement) in their food. They emailed me this morning & said – “I am pleased to confirm that we do NOT use gullets or thyroid in any of our products.” I’ve been feeding their “gently cooked” food for the last several months & have been pleased with it. I like it when the company responds quickly & with the answer I like to hear!

    1. Christine

      Looks good – Interesting that they’re able to print Human Grade on the front of the label

    1. Reader

      I would CALL them and ask. And if the primary customer representative can’t answer a simple question, then work your way up the line. Every consumer has a right to know what they’re paying for! It would be nice to share your response here.

      please call (800) 919-2833

  9. Kitty

    Would chicken necks or turkey necks be ingredients we should avoid then?

  10. Janice

    And what about fish? They have thyroids and manufacturers often use whole fish.

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