If you did not think it could get any worst than five dogs being drugged and becoming serious ill while eating their food on New Year’s Eve and one of those dogs dying; think again!
I read the news release on the expanded recall yesterday for the Evanger Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc. but it was the FDA Inspection Report that made me sick to my stomach. I took overnight to get my thoughts together and how I wanted to comment on the inspection report. I would encourage you to read the entire inspection report that four FDA inspectors completed during the month of February 2017. It also bothers me that no name has been mentioned for the supplier of this tainted meat (beef and horse). Evanger’s is not the only company purchasing this meat from one supplier. What other brands are using this supplier?? That really should be our next question of Evanger’s and the FDA.
As you read through the information below from the FDA inspectors, think about this question; ‘Does the family whom owns this company and makes decisions in producing these brands of dog food, really VALUE my family or is it just the almighty dollar?’ I know my answer is “no”!
Here is what the FDA press release had to say about the on-site inspections at both Evanger’s Illinois processing facilities.
The below snips are from the FDA Inspection Report dated February 14, 2017:
This is what we originally heard during the initial voluntary recall.
We should be appalled that their building is in such poor condition since their food is not a cheap brand.
I would be interested in knowing how much maintenance they have done on their two processing plants over the years. It does not sound like much if the entire structure needs major repair.
Would we feed moldy food to our family members? If there were flies in the processing facility and they laid eggs in the meat, then we are talking worms here after being eaten. I know this first hand when we rescued our Winston and he lived on the Texas streets and eating out of the garbage cans. I do not feel anyone should have to pay to give worms and treatment to their beloved dog.
These next two sections speak for themselves. Appalling on so many levels!!
Unacceptable processing procedure and/or timeline for processing. I have always been under the impression that when “hand packing” in a processing facility, the entire area of processing was refrigerated. Guess NOT!
Pass this along on social media. Maybe we can get all pet food manufacturers to be more transparent in their processing facilities and value our trust when purchasing their product.