|The *It's a Dog's Life* Network is not currently active and cannot accept new posts|
|FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center||Views: 984|
|Jun 20, 2008 1:46 pm||FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center||#|
|Hello my fellow dog/cat animal lovers!!! |
Please take a moment to read this, ESPECIALLY if you live in:
Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. This FDA Seize effects your pet Food Product supplies.
"Today, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Marshals seized various animal food products stored under unsanitary conditions at the PETCO Animal Supplies Distribution Center located in Joliet, Ill., pursuant to a warrant issued by the United States District Court in Chicago.
U.S. Marshals seized all FDA-regulated animal food susceptible to rodent and pest contamination. The seized products violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because it was alleged in a case filed by the United States Attorney that they were being held under unsanitary conditions. (The Act uses the term "insanitary" to describe such conditions).
During an FDA inspection of a PETCO distribution center in April, widespread and active rodent and bird infestation was found. The FDA inspected the facility again in May and found continuing and widespread infestation.
"We simply will not allow a company to store foods under filthy and unsanitary conditions that occur as a direct result of the company's failure to adequately control and prevent pests in its facility," said Margaret O'K. Glavin, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. "Consumers expect that such safeguards will be in place not only for human food, but for pet food as well."
The distribution center in Joliet, Ill., provides pet food products and supplies to PETCO retail stores in 16 states including Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin."
The complete FDA issued annoucement can be found at:
This is unfortunate for Petco, however another eye opener for those who haven't embraced home delivery companies like HealthyPetNet, etc....
Our pets are our family, and require our best.
School is out, and our Kindergartner has "graduated" !!! I will be offline the rest of today planning her celebration w/her friends & Dutchess. Enjoy your weekend
Sincerely, your friend,
K9 Confections....Treating Your Dog Right is Never Wrong!!
A Proud Healthy Pet Net Representative!
Visit my website http://www.trilogyonline.com/jenniferwilner
Private Reply to Jennifer Wilner
|Jun 20, 2008 5:18 pm||re: FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center||#|
|Jennifer, hi, |
Thank you for mentioning HealthyPetNet. People generally don't think about the quality of the distribution system when they consider the quality of the products they choose for their pets. It truly is one of the factors that contributes to the quality of a pet product. What happens to perishable products, even some of the best, if they are left sitting without temperature control for weeks or even months? It absolutely does happen and the recent episode with Petco proves how very bad it can be.
By the way -- for anyone who is reading this post, Jennifer send my dog some of her treats and they are wonderful -- Zimmie LOVES them and they are beautifully presented and packaged.
Warm regards, Ann
Private Reply to Ann Rader