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Pet Food Safety
The Consumer Funded Pet Food TestThe Association for Truth in Pet Food http://truthaboutpetfood.com raised funds from concerned consumers, and has organized the first consumer funded scientific study of the contents of commercial pet food. You can read a brief overview of the results here: http://truthaboutpetfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PetFoodTestPrintable.pdf and a detailed report of the results here: http://truthaboutpetfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PetFoodTest1.pdf. The foods tested were purchased in the USA, but many of those brands/types are available in Canada. As concerned Canadian pet food consumers, we need to write to our MP's and MPP's to make them aware of this issue. Write to the chain stores that sell these products and express your concerns to them too! Look for our 'Pet Food Safety, Canadian Advocacy Group' page on Google+ and join the Pet Food Safety discussion!
Pet Food Recall Information ResourcesPet Food Recall http://www.petfoodrecall.org/
Pet Advisor on Pet Food Recalls - http://www.petsadviser.com/pet-food-recalls/
Pet MD on Pet Food Recalls - http://www.petmd.com/news/topics/alert-recalls
Information for Canadian Pet Food buyersFollow us on Google+ for regular updates: Pet Food Safety, Canadian Advocacy Group and join the Pet Food Safety discussion!
Canadian Food Inspection Agency... "The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) delivers all federal inspection services related to food, animal health, and plant protection." ...in theory they are responsible for pet food safety in Canada, although pet food made in Canada doesn't fall under their authority.
Guidelines for the labeling and advertising of Pet food:
Canadian Industry AssociationsPet Food Association of Canada - http://www.pfac.com/about/index.html
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council - http://www.pijaccanada.com/en/default.aspx
Information for USA Pet Food buyersRecall information from Truth About Pet Food: http://truthaboutpetfood.com/category/pet-food-recalls
AVMA List of pet food recalls and alerts: https://www.avma.org/news/issues/recalls-alerts/pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx
How to report a pet food concern to the FDA: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm
In the USA the CDC gets involved if pet food makes people sick: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/dog-food-05-12/vet-info.html
Pet Food Safety Advocacy GroupsAssociation for Truth in Pet Food - http://associationfortruthinpetfood.com/
Poisoned Pets - http://www.poisonedpets.com/
Worms and Germs - http://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/articles/animals/cats/
Media about the pet food recall scandals of recent yearsMenu Foods 2007 Recalls - http://salempress.com/store/samples/great_events_from_history_scandals/gefh_scandals_fda.htm
Wikipedia on the 2007 recalls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_pet_food_recalls
Diamond Pet food recall of 2012:
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