What does an FDA compliance policy mean to you? Do you think FDA compliance policies are in the best interest of dog and cat health?
It's quite shocking to learn that the FDA isn't always enforcing or even following the LAW!
FDA uses Compliance policies to skew enforcement of law
CPG Sec. 690.300 Canned Pet Food
Pet food consisting of material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, which is in violation of 402(a)(5) will not ordinarily be actionable, if it is not otherwise in violation of the law. It will be considered fit for animal consumption.
According to the above law, it's illegal as per 402(a)(5) of US law to use material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter.
The law is clear.
The FDA uses a "compliance policy" to say that their "current thinking" is to NOT take action when companies break this particular law. Companies can actually use law breaking ingredients and with the help of a "compliance policy", FDA ensures to companies that they won't come after them.
Sounds twisted, right?
The FDA was contacted and Juli Putnam of the FDA confirms that this compliance policy is still "up-to-date".
Thanks for helping companies break the law, FDA. It's always nice to confirm what your true interests potentially are in such a heavily questionable industry.
Colorado Department Of Agriculture Public Records Request For All Pet Food And Treats Tested in The Month Of June 2017
Below is the sole record supplied by the Colorado Department Of Agriculture for all pet foods and treats tested in the month of June 2017.
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Do you know if your canned dog or cat food is made by Evanger's? This is often a well kept secret by both brands and manufactures themselves. Many consumers may have thought that "Party Animal" was "Family Owned & Thoughtfully Crafted!" in California. After all, this is what "Party Animal" appears to allude to in their claims.
Truth Of Family Owned
That all came to a crashing reality when Evanger's included tainted horse meat in their own products along with "Party Animal" products. To make matters worse, "Party Animal" had a USDA Organic label on their products and the sad reality was that is was euthanized horse inside.
Why does "family owned" matter if someone else is potentially sourcing and making your product for you? Why isn't the marketing or website FAQ stating the actual detailed reality of how the product is manufactuered?
How Much Has Changed?
The above is a screen capture from the "Party Animal" website. Where the food is manufactured still appears to be very...evasive.
An E-mail To the Family Owned Owner himself, Daryl
In effort to try and understand if "Party Animal" has changed to be more transparent, an e-mail was sent to Daryl at an assumed e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and their known e-mail address email@example.com.
I'm looking to confirm if Party Animal is still made by or manufactured by Evanger's? Are you still made at their facility?
If not, can you please confirm where you moved your manufacturing to?
Updates will be reported on regarding "Party Animal's" response or lack of response.
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