Should Consumers Band Together To Further Test Acana & Orijen Concerning Heavy Metal Claims? Would Consumers Do This? VOICES NEEDED NOW!
Before reading blow, be sure to read this article as well as the class action lawsuit associated.
For Consumers That Want To Know More About Acana or Orijen
Here's the question...
Is further consumer testing a possibility?
Is it something that Acana or Orijen customers want to band together and see through?
Further Testing Can be Done To Ensure Consumer Clarity On The Issue
Midwest Labs can conduct heavy metals testing for $150 per sample.
It will test Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury.
Why Is This Important?
For complete consumer transparency, it is important for consumers to take this issue into their own hands and not trust either the company or Ellipse Analytics. If more testing can be conducted and analyzed concerning the products in question, more clarity and peace of mind can be given to the consumers that purchase these products.
Do Consumers Want This?
$150 per sample is what the test costs. This doesn't include the purchasing of the food or the shipping of the food. (The lab says "We will need approximately 50g of product and 5 business days to complete the testing.")
HOW TO DO THIS?
One quick thought is to compile a small crowd funding campaign to cover the food purchases, shipping, and testing. There are other ways to go about doing this. Champion Pet Foods could see to it that food costs are covered and 3rd party testing is covered, away from their handling.
This can all be public, transparent, and reported.
The goal here is to take the collection and testing out of both party's hands, away from the lawsuit and allegations, and into the hands of 3rd party testers and concerned consumers.
What thoughts do you have as a consumer? Please chime in.