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FDA is not looking into Nutro Dog Food

There’s an article at ConsumerAffairs.com that claims the FDA is looking into claims of several deaths and a lot of sick dogs over the last two years.

However, I went to the Nutro website and they deny that the FDA is looking into their foods. You can read the Nutro website here. I don’t know who’s telling the truth, but if you do feed Nutro, it would be a good idea to look into this. It’s always best to be informed! UPDATE: See video in this post, which says Nutro’s right, there is NO FDA investigation.

From the Nutro Web Site: “For the past year, ConsumerAffairs.com, an “independent Web-based consumer news and resource center,” not affiliated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or Consumer Reports, has been selectively posting consumer complaints and authoring its own statements that draw false links between isolated instances of illness and death among pets, and the consumption of NUTRO® pet food products.”

From the Consumer Affairs website on April 20:
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that the agency is investigating NUTRO pet food, following a series of unexplained illnesses and deaths. Consumers have been complaining for more than two years that their pets have become ill after eating NUTRO products; many have recovered when they were switched to other foods. The company has steadfastly denied that its food is to blame.”

FYI, Nutro was part of a recall in 2007 (FDA website). I’m a nervous nellie when it comes to feeding my dogs, so I only get products made in the USA or Canada, the closer to Seattle, the better.

UPDATE: I found this video from 4/24/09 of a tv news program that said the FDA denied any investigation when asked by CNN. So are those reports of sick dogs just made up, or is the FDA behind?


And a quote from the FDA from WXYZ news, Detroit: “Normally, we do not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation. In this situation, though, it’s unfair to the company to leave the implication out there, so I want to state that there is NO INVESTIGATION currently underway into NUTRO products.”