• WASHINGTON - An industrial chemical that led to a nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog foods has been found to contaminate a second pet food ingredient, expanding the recall further.

    The chemical, melamine, is believed to have contaminated rice protein concentrate used to make a variety of Natural Balance Pet Foods products for both dogs and cats, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Previously, the chemical was found to contaminate another ingredient, wheat gluten, used by at least six other pet food and treat manufacturers.

    Natural Balance said it was recalling all its Venison and Brown Rice canned and bagged dog foods, its Venison and Brown Rice dog treats and its Venison and Green Pea dry cat food.

  • Thank you for the update. It seems the recalls are growing faster than we can keep up with them. I find it very worrisome to imagine these dangerous chemicals in our pet's food - in which we should supposedly trust - and I'm wondering if something like this won't one day show up on our own dinner tables soon!

  • Yes indeed! Thank you for the update. I use natural balance, but the sweet pot and fish formula for the boxenji.

  • I just took Juma to the vet and she asked what we feed her. We feed Pro plan, but she told us that the costco brand food has just been added to the recall list. F.Y.I.

  • Thanks for the info I use the Natural Balance Ultra (the dark blue one) dry. I have been really happy with N.B. for years and even though I dont use the venison and brown rice… I'm starting to question useing ANY of their stuff just to be safe. ARrrrrrr this recall thing is so frustrating.

  • Yes it is very fustrating… and then you have to wonder about our food sources... There are many filliers put into things these days... anyone ever read packages and notice how many things have High Fructose Corn Syrup in it??? Even Raisin Bran..... sigh....

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