Tuesday, April 24, 2007

4 of 5 Poisoned Pet Food Makers Now Identified

PetConnection reports that another pet food maker has VOLUNTARILY recalled their food.

They are SmartPac and the recalled food is their LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food.

The particular lot of food recalled included rice protein concentrate that was supplied by Wilbur-Ellis, the same company that supplied rice protein concentrate contaminated with Melamine to Natural Balance. This was the first time that our supplier purchased and used rice protein concentrate from Wilbur-Ellis. No previous lots were affected, nor do we use rice protein concentrate in any other formulas of LiveSmart dog or cat foods.

Thankfully, the product was just produced, and only a very limited amount of product had left our facility prior to the recall (less than 1200 pounds). We have notified every affected pet owner via both phone and email.
There is still another company that used tainted rice protein and hasn't yet been VOLUNTARILY identified.