Insider information shared with TruthaboutPetFood.com tells us something significant; answers to our questions are not always honest. Did someone say “You can’t handle the truth!”
For setting the stage…the famous line by Jack Nicholson from the movie A Few Good Men…
An email received by TruthaboutPetFood.com – pet food name removed…
“I just want to let you know, in confidence, that (Pet Food Company) did everything they could to get you off their back when you inquired about their products. I know because I was one of the ones responsible for helping to “formulate” an answer.”
And this is not the first time I’ve heard stories like this. Big Pet Food is desperately holding on to antiquated methods of don’t tell – they can’t handle the truth.
For decades, pet food manufacturers have gotten away with anything and everything. They didn’t have to tell the petsumer what was in their food, they never had to admit the grade or quality of ingredients, and country of origin was never shared. But today, things are different. Educated petsumers ask the tough questions, and most of pet food can’t wrap their little minds around that.
I’m sorry I can’t tell you the name of this particular manufacturer – in protection of this employee the name cannot be stated. But in reality, the name of this manufacturer doesn’t matter. Because most of them do the same thing to all of us. They “formulate” their responses to our questions.
Are your meat and vegetable ingredients USDA inspected and approved?
‘All our meats are sourced from USDA inspected facilities.’
Formulated response – did not answer the question. Meats ingredients can be rejected ‘from a USDA inspected facility’.
What is the country of origin of all ingredients?
‘Most ingredients are sourced locally.’ or ‘Most ingredients are sourced in the US, lamb from New Zealand, all ingredients are thoroughly tested.’
Formulated response – did not answer the question. It is typical to never mention vitamins and minerals – many of which are sourced from China.
It boils down to this…because of FDA Compliance Policies that allow any waste to become pet food, because of AAFCO vague and misleading pet food ingredient definitions, the only way to know for certain what your pet food is actually made from is The Pledge or a signed promise from the CEO of the pet food company stating the country of origin of each ingredient, each additive within an ingredient (such as ‘natural flavoring’), and the signed promise of the CEO that each ingredient has been USDA inspected and approved.
Please don’t accept anything less for your pet. If they won’t sign the Pledge, then ask them to give you a written statement signed by the President or CEO of the company stating that all meat and vegetable ingredients are USDA inspected and approved, and stating country of origin of all ingredients. Again, accept nothing less.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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