The FDA provided a brief statement regarding the agency’s investigation into Evangers Pet Food; the “investigation is ongoing”.
Questions sent to FDA regarding the death of one dog and illness of 4 others caused by Evangers Pet Food being contaminated with a lethal drug. The FDA responded with the following:
FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and the agency is committed to providing additional information as it becomes available. Please note that the press release that came out on Friday was drafted by the company, not the FDA. Consumers who suspect their dog has experienced adverse health effects as a result of consuming this product are encouraged to submit a report to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm.
I’ll be in touch when I am able to provide you with additional information.
The above message from FDA was copied exactly as it arrived. It is interesting (and perhaps telling) the FDA representative underlined (emphasized) the word ‘not’ – “Please note that the press release that came out on Friday was drafted by the company, not the FDA.” We can only speculate why FDA emphasized the recall press release was “not” their statement on the issue (my speculation is there will be much, much more to this story released by FDA).
TruthaboutPetFood.com’s correspondence with Evangers Pet Food
TruthaboutPetFood.com has exchanged multiple emails with Evangers Pet Food since the recall notice (communication was initiated by Evangers Pet Food). The following questions were sent 2/4/17 to Brett Sher of Evangers Pet Food:
In Evangers 2/3 update on your website you state “It was not until January 29th that we learned about the term, “pentobarbital.” I don’t mean to sound harsh here – but I find that hard to believe. Are you saying the FDA did not provide you with test results until 1/29 or even mention to you your food tested positive prior to 1/29?
You also stated in one of the updates that all of the suspect product was shipped to the Washington State area. Why did the recall notice include multiple other states?
When did FDA arrive at the Evangers plant for investigation into this issue? Is FDA still there?
Off topic, I want to say I am not out against any particular pet food – Evangers included. I protect pet owners – that’s it. Historically when any news is published about Evangers – there is a team of bullies that attacks anyone that reports any news. This is unlike any other pet food company. I don’t know if this is something arranged by you or if it just happens that way – but again, this happens with no other pet food company. It is quite concerning. The bullies attacked this pet owner viciously – and as it turns out, the pet owner was right. She was grieving the death of her dog and was verbally attacked by many, many people. That’s not right. Something needs to be done to stop this behavior – from Evangers.
To date Evangers Pet Food has not responded to my questions. When they do – if they do – it will be shared. Until then, we wait for information from FDA.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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