This is bad – real bad. Canadian authorities told me there is no place/no one to report a pet food adverse event to within Canada. The conversation I had with the Canadian national manager for Pet Food Imports wasn’t pretty, but it doesn’t deter determined petsumers.
Through several phone calls to Canadian authorities, I learned the bad news from Mr. Pierre Stang – National Manager for Pet Food Imports. Canada does not regulate pet food/treats; they are “not a controlled commodity”. Even if thousands of pets became ill believed to be linked to a pet food, there is no government authority in Canada to turn to.
Pet food in Canada is taxed, as well import taxes on pet foods coming into Canada provide the government money. So the Canadian government earns money from pet food – but does nothing to support the citizens who purchase it.
Friend and Canadian pet food safety advocate Rodney Habib (who has agreed to be drafted as Association for Truth in Pet Food Canada leader) is taking up the fight to change this. We will keep everyone posted on progress (and we’ll need some Canadian volunteers to help – please email me and I’ll direct you to Rodney or connect with him through his website linked above). Rodney knows his ‘stuff’ – and I’m confident we can work together to provide Canadian pet food consumers some options soon.
For now, the FDA has stated that Canadian citizens whose pet became ill linked to an U.S. made food or treat can file a report with FDA. As soon as we know more – a Report It! Canada poster will be provided.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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