my boy boris wrote:i hear ya, but there are companies that never needed to learn from such extreme mistakes.
True - not YET anyway. The melamine incident was a huge wake-up call about not knowing what is in the food even when you think you know.
ANY company can have something bad happen, vigilance is the best option, and never totally trust the label. Its shocking how things can get cross-contaminated. Even companies who produce food from local ingredients are susceptible to salmonella etc. I even saw a pet a few months ago that we were heavily suspicious had salmonella from its raw diet. It was deathly ill and we started antibiotics before we were able to get permission from the owner to test though, so its just a heavy suspicion.
I feed TOTW because my dogs look amazing on it and its price allows me enough money in my doggie budget to afford rawhides etc. If you read back to posts when Diamond first came out with TOTW, I was extremely skeptical and not very nice about TOTW (how could it possibly be good at that price??), but time and seeing how many dog do so well on it has changed my opinion.
To be more helpful in regards to your question, I've never been a fan of EVO. They were the first to attempt to put too much protein into a dry food, and I've seen a lot of dogs have problems on it. Its on my do-not-recommend list right along with 'Ol Roy and Pedigree to be perfectly honest.
I have not tried Orijen or Acana, but so far have not seen any patients doing poorly on it either, or at least none that I can remember.