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FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses

Postby barefootxen » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:01 pm

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2 ... _foia.html

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.

Until now, the FDA has been mum about whether it was actively investigating the company. Today, the FDA’s Division of Freedom of Information confirmed the agency has an ongoing investigation into NUTRO — and said that investigation could be criminal or civil in nature. The office did not elaborate on the nature or focus of that investigation.

The investigation came to light when the FDA denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by ConsumerAffairs.com seeking a list of complaints and lab results the agency has collected regarding NUTRO pet food. The agency denied the request and said that releasing the information could hamper “prospective or ongoingâ€

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Postby MikeInTacoma » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:27 am

Hmm, I think I'll migrate this over to the Health Issues forum. Please post any follow-ups there, kthx.

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Postby abman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:10 pm

I liked nutro at one point in time but theres been too much stuff involved with them so i refuse to buy them now.

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Postby The Fate » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:04 pm

So my question is, ALL of their food is bad ?
What about Nutro Dog Treats ? I currently feed TOTW but use the Nutro dog treats should I stop ?

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