One of the biggest problems for all pet food producers is contamination. Unfortunately this is extremely widespread and the consequences can be disastrous. Usually the manufacturer will recall the product, but often not before illnesses and even deaths have occurred. Some recent examples are:
- in 2007 a large number of pet foods were contaminated with melamine sourced from China. Thousands of dogs and cats were believed to have died as a result of eating these foods
- Orijen withdrew from the Australian market in 2009 after its irradiation treatment process was linked with paralysis in cats.
- in 2010 Eukanuba and Iams withdrew their products due to salmonella contamination.
Sadly, there seems to be an ever-increasing flow of product recalls due to contamination. Salmonella bacteria is becoming one of the most common. This is a concern because the bacteria can be passed on to humans from handling infected food. This can cause health problems such as severe nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea that can last for several months.
But now for some good news…..
There is ONE (and ONLY one) company that has NEVER had a single case of salmonella contamination of its pet foods.
In fact, this is the ONLY company has never had a SINGLE food recall for ANY contamination of ANY kind.
That company is Midwestern Petfoods, producers of Pro Pac Superpremium and Earthborn Holistic.
It’s an incredible record, especially as the company has been producing pet food for more than twenty-five years!
The reason of this astounding safety record is to be found in the company’s quality control systems, which, due to the difficulty and cost, are used by very few pet food producers.
Essentially, EVERY batch of Pro Pac and Earthborn Holistic are tested by the laboratory for a wide range of possible contaminants. No batch is ever released until the test results are obtained. This is referred to as “Positive Release”. VERY few other manufacturers go to this trouble to ensure every bag of food is in perfect condition.
Pro Pac and Earthborn Holistic are the envy of the industry for their perfect safety record. You can feed your dog or cat these foods with absolute confidence that not only are they getting the best in nutrition (no by-products, fillers or artificial ingredients) but they are the safest foods on the market.
Pro Pac Superpremium and Earthborn Holistic Grain Free dog and cat foods are sold in New Zealand by Petfood Direct, with free nationwide delivery. To purchase, visit www.petfooddirect.co.nz or call toll free on 0800 DOG FOOD (0800 364 366)